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#331771 Any guides? Or super nice folks

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 25 March 2016 - 03:16 PM

I see some mention of roe bags and keeping hens.IMO, especially for a beginner, I would not bother killing a trout for its eggs and then messing around with them. If you need roe, buy it from fishheads . I personnally have never caught a trout on a roe bag, all of my confidence is now in artificials, beads, flies, jigs, etc. Even in dirty water.
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#330064 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 28 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

Some of the nicest fish of my fall/winter season...










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#329912 Hey Folks.

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 19 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

Welcome back noob. Better get some fishing in while you're in Ireland.
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#324482 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 30 May 2015 - 01:10 PM

Third outing in a row where I've hooked up on either the first or second drift.


Gave up my spot since no one was catching and did it ever pay off! Got my first laker on the second drift, plus it took my own jig that I tied up the night before. Though not on the same level of NADO's beauty.

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#323147 Coho eggs

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 18 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

I'm certainly no steelhead master (far from actually) but I seriously doubt a spring steelhead is gonna think 'that doesn't look like bow roe, I'm not touchin it'. Maybe the colour or size difference could make a difference, but an experienced steelheader last year told me he just uses chinook roe all year round.
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#318204 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 19 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

Had a good morning, landed a jack chinny which gave quite an acrobatic fight and then later a big big boot. Looked jammed with eggs but put both back. Those were my first salmon on the pin. I fought the big one for about 20 minutes, I just couldn't get it out of the current and then whenever I gained ground on it it would just fly back out. I actually thought I had a sturgeon or a 30 lb catfish for a while. The jack took a bead and the female took a wooly bugger.



Current 2014 salmon count at 9 which is a big improvement from last year's 1.
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#317937 Is this a pike or walleye?

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 13 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

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#316972 make salmon & steelhead section visible to members only?

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 30 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

IMO make the fishing reports, meetups and steelhead/salmon unavailable to post counts less than 100. Hopefully a mod or admin can chime in.
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#312363 Looking for a tidy stream rod combo

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 22 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

I have a 7ft sage 3 wt, best decision I ever made. You can feel the fish blink when you're fighting them, and it still turns over bigger flies. I fish the exceptional waters on the grand for smallmouth with it, and it does fine with long casts and a weighted (beadhead) wooly bugger. For trout, I have been pounding the brookies here on cape breton, the best fish was 13" and it was so much fun, I could actually feel the fish for once, and I still feel as if I could lean into the stick even more.

For the reel, I have an echo ion, it was around $100 and it's holding up great and looks very nice. You can set the drag really loose and that makes the smaller trout and bass a ton of fun. I have it loaded with rio gold trout line, very nice line, very durable, and it casts both long and short distances like a dream. Roll casts are very nice with it too, but when I have too much line out it doesn't turn over, but what can you expect, it's a 3wt line. It also drops the little trout flies with a dainty litte sploosh.

BTW, the rod is a sage flight, I think they might have discontinued it along with the other rods in it's year class, but it was $395, which I know is out of your price range, so I'm recommending the sage approach, I believe it's $295. What I'm trying to say is, save up and get a stick that will last a lifetime and you feel good about, it will be worth it. But if you want to stick strictly with the budget, i've seen some est. Croix imperials for around $130.

Hope this helps!
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#306352 2014 Opener! Lets See What You Got!

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 28 April 2014 - 08:21 PM

Holding a fifth from the gill plates doesn't harm the fish !! Your just assuming they are sticking there fingers into the gills

ya and when a 8 lb fish is hanging from its head it gets superpowers and a batmobile. I'd like to see you hold a human by the mouth and see how he/she feels
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#303334 White suckers?

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 23 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

Suckers cut into pieces are great catfish bait
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#303224 Great Day.

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 21 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

Nice feesh!
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#294991 My first steelhead (finally)

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 18 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

I will once i hide the background
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#293821 Red Hill was red hot.

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 08 November 2013 - 09:44 PM

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#287463 What Do You Consider a Successful Day for a Charter/Guide Trip?

Posted by NiagaraSteel on 24 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

They dont look like a good charter business. Spend a bit more money and get a real pro that knows the area really well.
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