How do I follow-up a skunky day on the water? Research.

3 Apr

As stated in yesterdays post – got skunked my first two outings chasing steelhead. Now what.

Research time, that’s what.

Deneki Outdoors – So I went to Deneki Outdoors website clicked on the Steelhead tag and there it was…. tonnes of articles on Steelhead.  Rigs, flies, and methods.

Gink and Gasoline – Great content and stunning photos of chrome. – Well I think the title speaks for itself.  There is plenty of content for those new to the steelhead game. The focus is Lake Erie steel.


So time to fill the boxes, build some leaders, find a location that is a bit closer to my house and do some visualisation for the next time I get to target these silver missiles.  Because I want to be ready for the take, whether it is tomorrow or a year from now.


One Response to “How do I follow-up a skunky day on the water? Research.”

  1. Steve Culton April 3, 2013 at 7:15 PM #

    I can still remember the first one I hooked. It was the day after my first skunky day, cold, dank, and raining. I was indicator nymphing, and I had just lost my rig on the bottom. Tied a new one on, and next cast, stuck on the freakin’ bottom again…until the bottom roared downstream 40 feet and blew up the water in friend Bert’s face, cartwheeled, then tore back upstream faster than I could gather line. Then downstream again. Then back up. Then down, another cartwheel, and off.

    Yup, I had it bad after that one. Still do. You’ve got it bad, too. My deepest regrets. 😉

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