Lucky half hitch

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steelhead1

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Hooked a couple of nice steelies today on the North(oops) south santiam. Both were taken with super long casts, on the opposite side of the river.I can't believe I landed the first one, as the jig was unhooked and the only thing keeping the fish on was a half hitch around the upper jaw!The second one wrapped me around a rock about 75 yds out,and I could feel the braided line see-sawing against it.I booked upriver and got him unsnagged,played him all the way in,when he made a huge cartwheeling jump, and spit the hook right in my face:lol:.Checking my line afterwards, I found it only took a tiny amount of pressure to snap it where it had rubbed:shock:. I love these santiam fish,they are so energetic an beautifully colored:D
 

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SantiamDrifter

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That theres a stray south santiam fish! Best to stick to that river if you want to catch fish!
 
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That theres a stray south santiam fish! Best to stick to that river if you want to catch fish!

:lol::lol: lucky halfhitch? you were lucky to hook a fish at all in the north that is. id stay away from the north. theres indians, and theyre not nice!!
 
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Beautiful fish! I love those fish from the North.... uhhhhh...... South Santiam too.
 
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nicely done :clap: beautiful colors
 
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Gotta love those colorful bucks. Nice fish.
 

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