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Anyone have a good fish calculator I can use. The steel that I caught was about 37 inches long...no girth measurement. I used a calculator that I found online and it said it weighed 26 pounds, could that be right? If you want to see the fish it is posted under Hatrick in the Reports section region 2 (first fish).

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a standard size for steelhead of 38" x 20" is a 20lb fish. You can guess from there what size your fish was
 

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you could try this , I cant vouch for its accuracy , but its a starting point
and Yikes !! those are some very nice photo's Awsum
Dan
 

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A rough estimate (according to Art Lingren) is the length minus 20 rule. I recall reading this in the Westcoast Fly Fisher under Lingren's chapter on flyfishing for steelhead. Anyway, take the length in inches and subtract 20 and that should give you a rough estimate in weight for the "average" girth steelhead. So - 37 inches minus 20 gives you 17 pounds.

As an example, I landed a 35 inch hatchery buck last year and it weighed exactly 15 pounds. Also - 35 minus 20 = 15. Sounds pretty close to me... :)

Mind you - any steelhead is a beautiful fish no matter what the weight happens to be. I'm just as happy with a 5 - 7 pound fish as a 15 - 20 pound fish! So - a 37 inch fish is a beauty no matter how you look at it! Nice job! :)
 

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You're right on Fly fishin Magician. The minus 20 theory works really well.
The way we used to figure it in the "old days" was much the same-----25" steelhead is five lbs and add a pound an inch to guesstimate the weight.
Therefore using this way your 35" fish weighs 15 lbs. This is surpisingly accurate.
 
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