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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Nice long fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqLt9WvM6Y

I didn't make this vid and feel a tad awkward posting it. Note the two-fly nymph rig at the end. I know this is not spey fishing in the traditional 2-step-swing approach, but in these small coastal streams, nymphing is more effective and doable. Its a long fight with a hot fish - exactly the kind of tug-of-war we all clamor for.
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Long fight

Nice buck for sure. Hope filming didn't extend the fight but think it did.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqLt9WvM6Y

I didn't make this vid and feel a tad awkward posting it. Note the two-fly nymph rig at the end. I know this is not spey fishing in the traditional 2-step-swing approach, but in these small coastal streams, nymphing is more effective and doable. Its a long fight with a hot fish - exactly the kind of tug-of-war we all clamor for.
I would really like to catch a fish like that this winter for sure. I would probably nymph that hole as well. I visit Brian's Orvis store because he's quite knowledgeable and I enjoy his stories. He's never afraid to teach or provide helpful information. I didn't see the date that was filmed but I stop targeting the north coast by February because the hatchery run is finished and the run rapidly becomes native only. The problem I have with the video is the distance between the bead and the hook, period, end of story. It does look like he's removing the hook from inside the mouth but that looks like a significant distance to the bead that's wrapped up in there and it just represents too much room for error, IMHO! Anyway, congrats on the fish and maybe I'm just jealous ( in fact I am definitely jealous).
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If you rod is bent to the cork and the fish doesn't move your rod is too light for the application.

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I have seen this guy on the water fishing for trout and steelhead around where I live... not the most ethical dude I have seen fish before....
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He sure spent a long time fondling that poor fish, I think he needs a girlfriend.

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If you rod is bent to the cork and the fish doesn't move your rod is too light for the application.
from the video you are fishing and 8wt, right Brian?

I'm critical of your fish fighting style. I've always found it best to keep the rod downstream and apply liberal pressure. It looks like you spent a lot of time pulling the fish upstream, which to me is useless.

a bobber and 2 bead rig with 3" between your bead and hook...?? come on....
I'm not trying to start a war here but I think that run and native fish deserve to be swung.

I think the general population and character of speypages is preventing you from being flamed. This may be why you've got a couple hundred view and a small handful of replies.

a long fight I don't think should be something to brag about. It's a nice fish, and I was thankful to see you keep it mostly in the water and have it swim away with some strength, but it may have been better off with a small hook in the corner of it's mouth and only 5 minutes on the end of your line. There were multiple times in the video where you were doing more moving around with a limp line than getting the fight over with one way or another.


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I have seen this guy on the water fishing for trout and steelhead around where I live... not the most ethical dude I have seen fish before....
Why's that?
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Why's that?
I guess that was pretty judgemental of me which i apoligies for. What someone says is unethical another maybe fine with...

For example in my personal opion over playing fish for the sake of posting a video on YouTube would be an unethical choice, especially on a colored up wild steelhead that could have easily been landed in half the time. Anyone with a lot of steelhead experience can agree that was not a hot fish in which case put the wood to them and get then in.
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All I needed to see was the bobber on the line. I wouldn't fish with that guy. Doing Battle? Why even post something like this here?
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You were right!

You were right to start with! Just my opinion but I would not have been proud to have it filmed or posted here.

Played correctly, that fish could have been landed and released in a quarter of the time you took, plus the fish was not revived right away and released.

Great fish but not much respect for such a wonderful creature

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Around 12:17 or so

Some epic fighting tactics can be seen a lil after the 12 min mark..

Angler turns fish out of tailout ...upstream it swims until the angler then changes pressure and swims it back to the tailout...briliant

That was painful to watch ..why here?

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Damn shame

Ya know some guys wanna touch a fish so bad they'll go through any means possible to do it! I hate to say it but if this fish survived the day I'd be suprised! It was prob half cooked from the lactic acid of the intentionally long battle! Why was this evn posted? What outcome was expected? I din't get the whole bead thing either? I'm not knockin it , just dnt get it! If they want the bead so bad put the offering on the hook! 35 yrs steelhead fishing Ive nvr seen or caught a steelhead gut hooked or evn close!! But to each his own. Sounds like this guy gets around fishes alot and catches alot of fish, sure hope they dnt all last that long!!
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Way to long for that fish! Some dudes should stick to the bar.

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The fish was really big and chunky; but from whats being offered the fight looked lousy to me. And holy cow it took forever to land.

For a few moments, I watched how that rod tip behaved and wondered if the fish was legitimately hooked. But all questions were laid to rest when the cameraman got right down there to see the angler with the hemos removing the fly from its mouth.






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