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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2018, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

New member, long time lurker though! This site has proven invaluable to the learning curve of all things Steelhead and Two Handed.

I've been fly fishing for about 20 years. First 12+ were all for trout on the Trinity river and the tribs to Lake Trinity out here in NorCal. I knew nothing of the magic of the steel back then.

After being enlightened, I chased them on the Trinity for a few years. Then another friend filled me in on the rest...... Told me to gear up to the two handed game and get ready for a BC trip. Check and Check.

Well, that ruined me. Now all I want to do is chase chrome on our Coastal Rivers with my two hander with the intruders and tube flies that I have tied. I recently got "hooked" on that too, tying flies..... The evolution continues!

Tight lines all!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2018, 11:34 PM
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Welcome to Spey Pages. Glad you've decided to join the forum. Sounds like you've caught the spey bug for sure. I look forward to more of your posts.

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Good morning J.K.
I was not aware of what a big part California played in transforming fly fishing to what we know it today. There is a great video out there called, "Rivers of a Lost Coast". Well worth the watch. The Russian River, Eel River, and I believe the Trinity River were all steelhead and king salmon hotspots until the areas were logged, dammed, and the grape arbors were planted. It's really sad to see what has happened to what was once a fisherman's heaven all along the west coast. I've attached the link to the video, It's about an hour and a half.

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Brian

https://www.snagfilms.com/films/titl...andard_edition
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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FlySlinger. I just saw this reply. Thanks for saying hi. I have a copy of this movie and it is great. Sad but great! California has a lot of history that is for sure. We used to have soooo many fish and in such a short amount of time we have endangered species.....

Pretty crazy how quickly this state developed into what it is now. I just finished reading a book titled Up and Down California 1860-1864 by William Brewer. He comes out to California from the East Coast to chart the state and discover what it has to offer. The book is all of his letters written to his brother back home. Paints a vivid picture of what it was like back then.
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