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tnflyfisher
01-05-2015, 12:16 AM
With the holidays upon us it not only gives me an opportunity to get together with friends and family but I also now take advantage of the fact that my family lives extremely close to some of the best steelhead fishing around. Luckily I found some time to hop in one of my favorite Lake Erie tribs for a few hours on the drive home from Christmas in Rochester. It was a cold day on the stream but when you have the chance to hook up with a steelhead, it can sure make up for it. Not many bites at all really and so I was fortunate to have a couple fish for a photo session. Unfortunately I think I am done chasing NY fish until spring... good thing it is only three months away... :biggrin:



About as fresh as they come...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/f01b59b2-2964-4425-b91f-9c3780de6d36_zps75147ff3.jpg

Definitely a nice fish for the stream...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/6e18fd28-077a-4236-8226-a715b1140bb3_zps4e839d34.jpg



Tight Lines,

duckypaddler
01-05-2015, 09:34 AM
Nice report:biggrin:

I thought you should have a big grin in that last shot, maybe it was cold, but you look almost pissed off:eek:

tnflyfisher
01-05-2015, 08:32 PM
I thought you should have a big grin in that last shot, maybe it was cold, but you look almost pissed off:eek:

It's called being in the zone... :biggrin:

I will say that I am tired of the cold though as well... looking forward to hopefully some early season warm weather along with some nice hatches in the mountains. Keeping fingers crossed...


Tight Lines,

doghaircaddis
01-06-2015, 10:57 PM
Good stuff. Are you swinging flies? What kind of setup are you using?

I just got a 7 wt switch rod with a couple lines (Rio Skagit and Switch) and am obsessing over a return trip to Norcal/Oregon next month. I went for the first time last year and was undergunned in a major way with a 6 weight.

tnflyfisher
01-08-2015, 10:33 PM
Not swinging yet but soon... ;)
I'm currently putting together a 7wt skagit setup with wulff ambush for the upcoming season. Right now I'm primarily nymphing mostly with eggs. For the smaller Erie tribs I go fairly light with my 4/5wt trout switch. That rod makes the average fish a blast and the occasional bruiser a handful... :biggrin:


I went for the first time last year and was undergunned in a major way with a 6 weight.

I definitely hear you on this... no more messing around for me either. It will be standard issue 7/8wt switch/spey for me from here on out, especially in the heavier flows over on Ontario. Wish I was going to Norcal/Oregon next month! Make sure to post some pics if you can...


Tight Lines,

buzzmcmanus
01-21-2016, 05:16 PM
Shouldn't we have a 2016 update by now? :biggrin:

flyred06
01-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Yeah I would love to see a 2016 update. Love the Steele

tnflyfisher
01-23-2016, 08:16 PM
Shouldn't we have a 2016 update by now? :biggrin:

I hear you and was thinking the exact same thing... we most certainly should!! Should, being the key word here. Unfortunately, I did not make it this year so the best I can do is promises of spring... :biggrin:

I did dig up a couple pics of winter steel to try and help us make it through the dry spell...


A memorable release from last season...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/55459c44-f1e6-4917-9b4b-92bae406f24a_zpsgzeghfny.jpg

Sweet steel in your face...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/12086222-85d2-4e52-b591-cebc2fe970a2_zpsbp6m2dop.jpg



Tight Lines,

flyred06
01-23-2016, 11:40 PM
That top release photo is great. Man I am envious of you

elkhaircaddis
01-24-2016, 01:21 AM
Those are some monsters