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Thread: 42 inch wild Smith River Steelhead

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    Default 42 inch wild Smith River Steelhead

    OMG......

    This is why some hearty folks fish for winter Steelhead somewhere north of Sacramento.

    One of these on a fly would be enough for a lifetime.
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    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

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    Bill, do you have any details to go with the photo?

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    I heard it was a conventional tackle angler that caught this unbelievable specimen. I still can't get over the size of the shoulders on this buck ,what a stud!! The legendary Smith.... that there is what it's known for, still glad they exist!

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    Monster. Been going stir crazy waiting for the weather to cooperate for an outing. Might not happen this year.

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    Wondering if it was released? Would hate to lose this fishes genetic's.

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    Geez!! That beast is thick too!!

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    Hey jbird, welcome back aboard.
    Best,
    Larry S

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    [QUOTE=Larry S;173571]Hey jbird, welcome back aboard.
    Best,
    Larry S[/QUOTE

    This fish was caught and released by a woman. Think the guide's last name was Coopman and also saw a short video.
    Gordon Langenbeck
    Grants Pass, OR

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    Wow! glad it was released.

    However, looking at that fish I doubt I could have got it to the net with my 9' 8wt BVK.

    Regards,

    Tim C.

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    Largest US Steelhead come from the Smith River in the winter.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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