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Postby Cutch » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:39 pm

I'm sure you're aware of the 2 bugs that are very frustrating:
1. Stuck jumping Steelhead that you can't do anything with but break off.
2. Trout swimming to the left and breaking your leaders.

I wasn't aware how serious these problems were until fishing the contest this week.

I had so many Steelies perform their "jumping in place" act, that I made another video of it.


After I finished a challenge this afternoon, I went it and did some testing.
Using the heaviest 12 wt. rod and 16 lb leader, I fished a few small streams and couple of the steelhead streams for trout, using a dry fly.
Nearly everyone of the trout that swam to my left, especially the ones that went out of sight, snapped the leaders. Many times I would just hold the rod steady and suddenly the pole would bend like "JAWS" grabbed the fly, and pow, the leaders snapped.
I hope I'm not the only experiencing this so often :?: :?
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Postby paul » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:33 pm

I obviously thought the last update would put the dancing steelhead to rest, but it clearly hasn't done that. Thanks for the detailed description. I'll try to get a new update out as soon as I can pin down what's going on with both of those issues.

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Postby Cutch » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:10 am

Thanks Paul, the small trout swimming to the left out of sight and snapping your leader, is annoying as the "stuck in place" Steelhead,...IMO.
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