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Old 11-17-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default Winter Steelhead 101 - A compilation of great threads

With winter steelhead right around the corner, I've been using the search function all morning to put together a collection of some great threads to serve as a resource for helping newbies get started on catching steelhead. I'm sure I've missed some good ones, so please add to the collection if you find some.

Some general steelhead fishing tips

Proper handling of native fish

Top 3 steelhead setups

Steelhead plug selection

Tying yarnies

Yarnies vs. corkies

Side drifting setups

Steelhead go-tos

Bobber doggin

Bobber doggin #2 (from SalmonJeff)

Pink worms

Pink worms #2

Pink worms #3

What NOT to do

Bobber fishing tips from SalmonJeff

Some great examples of jigs

Drift weights

Drift weights #2

Fishing with spoons

Low water tactics from JDarr

Low water tactics from SalmonJeff

Spin n glo color selection

Deciding which fish to bonk

Amermans playbook

Book suggestions for further reading

I'm still looking for some good threads on reading water, tips on fighting and landing a fish, and other good info to help people out. Post em if you got em....

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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BTA thank you for posting. Newbie or not there will be tips in all those threads for everyone. I haven't read them yet but will be soon. Jeez maybe I will connect with some steel this winter...............

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Sooo looking forward to this season. I'll even tie leaders that hold this year, I promise...
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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thank you so much!!! I wish i had the knowledge to do this with all different topics... springers, crabbing, fall chinook, etc...
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Thanks very much for sharing,
its really nice to have all this info in one spot.




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Old 11-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Very Cool. This should be stickied so we dont have to keep searching for it
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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Thanks very cool!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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Thank you for your putting all this together.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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Bookmarked! This is going to be the year I get my first winter steel!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
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http://fishinshawn.wordpress.com/201...g-fishing-101/
http://fishinshawn.wordpress.com/201...ad-jig-review/

Those two are from my blog and should be helpful to new persons... Top link is a bobber and jig fishing 101 nottom one is a steelhead jig over view. Will be adding some more jig reviews soon.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #11
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Great post. Thanks for taking the time to compile the threads. Lots of good info for all levels of experience.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #12
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Holy crap, Pete! You must have been bored this morning. This is awesome! What a great resource, newbie or not. Well done my friend. I have had steel on the brain today too. I spent the afternoon sorting and organizing gear. I am so ready!
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Pete,
You forgot the 40 pound steelhead thread (or your biggest steelhead thread) otherwise it would cover the basics for beginners.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #14
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Pete,
You forgot the 40 pound steelhead thread (or your biggest steelhead thread) otherwise it would cover the basics for beginners.
Ha! I also "forgot" the 28 steelhead day, insanity on the Wilson, and a few other great threads from the last few years
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #15
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Hey BTA, Didn't Pink Boots have anything to add?

Great thread by the way TY !
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
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Im ready for it. Can't wait. Pete, we need to line up our schedule this year! Maybe a couple day road trip. I will shortly be transitioning from Hunter to steelhead bum
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Ha! I also "forgot" the 28 steelhead day, insanity on the Wilson, and a few other great threads from the last few years
What about the Kilchis Stalker? That was a classic.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #18
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Great Post ! Great Post for organized preparation!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #19
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Hey BTA, Didn't Pink Boots have anything to add?

Great thread by the way TY !
I'm just covering the basics. PinkBoots will handle the advanced topics and some of the finer points of catching these finicky fish.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:29 AM   #20
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Thanks so much for your work. I was just thinking about trying to find a post I know I saw awhile back on tying yarn balls. Then, I saw your post and thought I might it find the yb post there. Of course, you got it. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #21
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Very useful information, thanks again for sharing.
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Great post back to the top...
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Thanks for the thread. Great info. One thread I started. Learned a lot of good info. What this site is about. Thanks again. I'm sure ill be looking at em all when I get time.


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Old 11-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #24
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Ha! I also "forgot" the 28 steelhead day, insanity on the Wilson, and a few other great threads from the last few years
Your wifes intro video is certainly among the greats as well
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:36 AM   #25
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Great thread.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #26
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Agreed. Good compilation of info.

I really think the 'What NOT to do' is one of the best I've seen...sure it's good to have advice about sound approaches, but I think several posts in that thread are invaluable.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:41 AM   #27
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Wow. Thank you! I'm going to copy a copy of this thread to the keepers area.
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