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#1 AnglerAnonymous

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

I started fishing the river last year in Oct, Picking up a relatives retired Centerpin and sheffield rod. 

I had been out 15 times only leaving with the frustration on how to cast, and the question of whether my setup of my float and shot line was correct or not..

 

Today everything seemed  to come together, taking away an integral part of correctly fishing a river- SLOWING DOWN, slowing down allowed me to properly present my bait and track my float much more efficiently.. Ultimately being awared with 4 bites and 2 landed fish. 

 

rainbow.jpg rainbow2.jpg

 

Dont hate on the way the 2nd fish was landed, It was my first.. I tried not to land it in the mud but had no choice, I steered him in that way, took a pic and released without touching anything other than its tail..


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#2 FrequentFlyer

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

grats man! beauty colours in the first pic!


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#3 apz245

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

congrats man, thats a beautiful fish

 

and im happy im not the only one who's had so much frustration learning to pin 


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#4 NOTTA STEELER

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

I was a die hard spinning reel floater , being the last one in my group of friends to switch to a float reel . Trials of failed casts are part of the learning experience of mastering the art of float reel casting . Congrats on your successful catch and release of your first Steelies , it gets easier , with every new outing comes new challenges and more confidence . :cool:


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#5 FishingNoob

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

Nice fish! Well done! No longer a bass master, now a steelhead master! :D


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#6 troutddicted

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

Good stuff brother :cool:  Cherries popped on some fine looking fish, especially that first one with the red fins.


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#7 fishing89

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

gratz! Nice colour on the second pic


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#8 AnglerAnonymous

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

Thanks gents! Straight to the pin for me, Never even bothered trying with the spinning outfit lol 


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#9 Brian

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

NIce job and nice bows...


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#10 staffman

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

You think that you'll never forget but I can't remember my first steelhead. God it's awful to be old.


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#11 ALN

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

congrads!! :) very nice colours


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#12 AnglerAnonymous

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Cheers boys, picked up another nice coloured male today too
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#13 FISHCHRIS

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

congrats on the steels on the pin AA :cool:


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#14 iJay

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Congrats on the sucess and beautiful fish!


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#15 BackwoodsBassr

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

Beautiful fish man!

 

Congrats on the success...being tenatious often pays off!


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#16 christotheashto

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

great fish man, you'll never get tired of fishing with a pin, nothin like fighting a big angry bow mano et mano


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