Watched you reel that fish in from downriver. I was thinking man this guy sure has lots of slack in his line, I would suggest stripping line when you have all that slack . Great job on catching you're first Steel on a fly. LOL at your buddy who said " Its bulldogging " it " Must be a Springer " :lol:
Hahah thanks.. yea I actually caught it on a completely blown cast my loop colapsed but figured "screw it, let just see what happens".... I seems like you can make a perfect cast and no fish cares to take, screw a cast up and its 'fish on' hahaha..
That was a fun trip. Eggs talked me in to coming down to be his witness. When I got to his house at 5am he showed me that fly. He had just made it the night before and I had to admit it was a good looking rig, especially with winters, summers and chinook as the target. We hit the river and were soon joined by Ninjia and Eastcoastborn. We were all swing flies on spey rods. A couple of fellows in a driftboat came by and we were shooting the breeze when one of the announced "hey your buudy has a fish on." We headed down towards Eggs to give him a hand if needed about then that steelhead came about three feet out of the water doing a couple of full cartwheels and making a downstreem run. Eastcoastborn gave Eggs a hand landing the fish while Ninjia and I sat on the bank offering sage advise like "nice fish don't lose him, and are you sure it's not a carp". I was something to see, a buddy catching his first steelhead on a fly, a fly he designed and tied the night before. Way to go Eggs.:clap::clap:
Was fun to watch for sure. I noticed you were swinging and letting your fly work in the current below you. Awesome looking fly. Should have some great days ahead if you can whip that thing out around our Floats and bait