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with all the rain we had I was just itching to go hit my "meat hole" get there its a good hike with 4 river i know the river is high..but I just need to i took the first crossing..high and fast..but crossable..2nd crossing had me worried..but i had a good strong wading way..made it too the was on fire..just as i hadnt rained all morning..then 11am it stArts to pour..i fish another hour and head out...damn
.water is a good 4" high..which aint much if it wasnt so high to begin with...first and second crossing were good..almost bailed on the third...current swept my feet out on the last crossing..threw the rod as i was being swept awAy..took me 40 feet down..until i managed to scramble to shore...soaked head to foot..waders filled up..scared me to death..i actually thought i was done....DO NOT CROSS swollen rivers alone !!

on the brighter side..landed 5..lost 4..too many hits to count..took home a 11lb the oven right day so far..different river tomorrow...tightlines.


Did u lose your rod?

nope..threw it to shore as i was going done..the only thing i lost is abit of pride.

Wow. If I were you, I should give up that fish first.

Happy Fishing, but thinking of saftey first.

I was wearing chest waders without the belt...lesson learned more high river crossings for me alone...I am learning the hard way on my first steelhead fall i will buy a pfd..the vest type..and a good solid colapsable wading staff.
sharphooks moderator

why wait until next year for the pfd?

i will probally only be fish a couple more weeks..then out on the boat for a fishing probally wont need one for awhile..and to be able to fish as much as i do i need to stick to my budget..I"ll slowly get this stuff together..need a decent center pin set up too..and a good switch damn this sport is pricey to get into....but first on my list will be a good solid ocean flyrod .....

none of that gear will be needed if you drown. You saying youre gonna be fishing from a boat soon? #1 rule of boating is always wear a pfd.

smokin and mod man are right mike. $100 will keep you alive .

9 hook ups.Nice!!Were they all on gear or did you get a few on the fly?
Glad you're no worse for wear

all on worms and pink wool...but today it was all about orange...landed 5 ..lost 1..kept 1 for the smoker...all on orange wool....took the flyrod today..swung for a couple luck..

yeah!!!my dad bought me a pfd!!

your dad is a good man !

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