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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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he one that got away

heres a bit of a video from one of the couple of fish i hooked during a week in gaspe.... still not over it yet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbvxsl2JVlM
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 07:58 AM
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Gah! What a heartbreaker.
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Great footage, sorry for the loss....
A couple obsevations:
1. Absolutley positively get a new net man, a net in the hands of one who does not know how to use it correctly , is a fabulous conservation tool ... nuff said


2. I noticed your drag was so tight that it rarely went out smoothly. Every time the rod bucks and the drag screetches and stops, it puts undue stress on the hook hold. Just food for thought-



Great film, Frigg'n heartbraker is right , looked like a toad of a fish- I have lost the two biggest steelhead Iv'e ever hooked , less one pig i did luck out and land. I remember the ones that got away the most, they stay with you, they drive you and keep you going back. I'm convinced thay are a blessing, not a curse- Now go get him in the net Good luck, looked foreward to the vid-



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Great footage, sorry for the loss....
A couple obsevations:
1. Absolutley positively get a new net man, a net in the hands of one who does not know how to use it correctly , is a fabulous conservation tool ... nuff said


2. I noticed your drag was so tight that it rarely went out smoothly. Every time the rod bucks and the drag screetches and stops, it puts undue stress on the hook hold. Just food for thought-



Great film, Frigg'n heartbraker is right , looked like a toad of a fish- I have lost the two biggest steelhead Iv'e ever hooked , less one pig i did luck out and land. I remember the ones that got away the most, they stay with you, they drive you and keep you going back. I'm convinced thay are a blessing, not a curse- Now go get him in the net Good luck, looked foreward to the vid-
It's not easy losing a big fish like that for sure, i may have been a tad hard on her but I believe it's better to fight them hard, get them in quick and release them quick..... I can't see how Jason did anything wrong with the net, we were trying to sneak her in before she was beat.... Jason's probably landed 1000s of fish over a long time on the river.... I'd trust him to land any fish I hook...
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I remember the ones that got away the most, they stay with you, they drive you and keep you going back. I'm convinced thay are a blessing, not a curse
R, I've always felt the same.. good observation.

pete, I've been in same shoes a few times. Leaves a big hollow empty space.. shell shocked. It happens. You did get her to take and play for a bit. She was even accommodating enough to come in, up close and personal, giving all a good look at her charms!

Curious what the cause was, fly pop out or leader faliure? Either way I still say well done. Thanks for posting the clip.. living vicariously for this summer.

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Unfortunately the hook hold gave way, your right it's better to hook the big one and lose her than not hook her at all..... As fishmhard says it keeps you going til the next one
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Great footage, sorry for the loss....
A couple obsevations:
1. Absolutley positively get a new net man, a net in the hands of one who does not know how to use it correctly , is a fabulous conservation tool ... nuff said


2. I noticed your drag was so tight that it rarely went out smoothly. Every time the rod bucks and the drag screeches and stops, it puts undue stress on the hook hold. Just food for thought-



Great film, Frigg'n heart braker is right , looked like a toad of a fish- I have lost the two biggest Steelhead Iv'e ever hooked , less one pig i did luck out and land. I remember the ones that got away the most, they stay with you, they drive you and keep you going back. I'm convinced they are a blessing, not a curse- Now go get him in the net Good luck, looked forward to the vid-
But not a heart breaker as you were going to turn him loose anyway. Number of 'slugs' I've landed on a fly rod can be counted on the fingers of one hand ... the one's I've lost would take both. Guess which one(s) I remember most?

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Pete, did not mean to be over critical of your buddy, more makeing a joke than anything , juss sayn his and my way of going after a fish with a net are very different... Never will i let the net man dance around 10 yds in front of me on a green fish, playing the limbo game with my line, and Iv'e never seen a guy come at a green fish that big, from the rear with the net already in the water, have any luck whatsoever . Maybe we just have a different aproach on landing a big fish.
I agree with you putting preasure on that fish for all the right reasons, very commendaBLE OF YOU , but for some reason, your rod is bucking bigtime everytime the fish surges, and several times in each short run... When a big fish wants to go, he's gonna go... Steady preasure will at the right time give you a much better chance of keepeing the hook in... I don't doubt you know this, this is for those who do not...
I'm not telling anyone what to do, just suggesting things for others to try especially newbies... I've been on the wroung end of a few big fish, these ideas have helped me get my mitts on a couple as I learned better ways to do things-
I'll gladly delete this post if you wish , just giving different perspective to other speypagers-

Again, great vid, keep up the good work, go get your paws on that big dog now and show us the video !!

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As was noted by fishmhard, your netman could use some practice. The longer it takes to land a fish the more likely you are to lose the fish.

Congratulations on hooking a good fish and thanks for posting the video.
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Hmmm video is blocked for me!?
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Blocked for me too.

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