A semi-coherant collection of ramblings,misdealings, and Tom Foolery experienced in pursuit of Great Lakes Steelhead.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
While researching online for the Situk trip I ran across a well written article from a past issue of The Salmon and Steelhead Journal. The article centered around a couple of Fish Nerds traveling to Yakutat to validate all of the rumoured stories of the fabled Situk river. The guy went on to confirm run after run holding 30-40 steelhead while they floated the river daily. He also went on to state they struggled prolifically the first couple of days to turn any fish. It was not until a local guide instructed them to forego the temptation of fishing the seen and concentrate on the unseen fish that their fortunes turned. He then went on to instruct the diehard fly guys to run beads. They took his advice and found great success. The remainder of their trip produced quantities of steelhead on 8mm beads.
I have my beads packed...10 mm and 7 mm in various colours. I hope they fish as well as they did the first time I tired them.