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Tough tributary steelheading.

Posted on March 25th, 2016

I love to steelhead fish and try and take advantage of rainfall and rising tributary levels that normally draws fresh fish in. We recently received a full day of heavy rain and ventured off to some of the tributaries in Upper NY.

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To our surprise when we arrived, water levels were high with about 1′ visibility. Few anglers were out, probably discouraged by the cold wind-chill & high water.

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We decided to stick-it out and drift roe bags using a sensitive float. I chose to use the 15′ Magnum Drift Rod matched with the Rapala Classic Drift reel and 8 lb. Sufix Seige in the orange color.

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I was able to hook-up 4-steelhead which fought extremely hard.

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Our friend Stefan landed a chunky 5 lb. brown that was still holding over from last fall.

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Benjamin Reubeni was also able to join us to test some of his gear and had a great time. We were all wet, cold, but loved it….I guess you could say we are gluttons for fun!!

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