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Found my buddys 12 oz. weight sitting where he usually lays down, got my lucky bar rig set up back that I snagged up on 2 weeks ago, found a few agates too. Now for the report. Got to the river around 8 this morning, not a soul on our bar. Had 1 good ringer on a #2 blue tiger in close, fought like a smaller sized fish(coho ?) before it shook the hook. Of course I was a ways away looking for agates and never really got to set up. After we got my lucky rig back from the snag I mentioned before, I figured we'd bolt it onto Angelas' rod. She flicked it out about 40' into the faster current, you could hear the rod just humming big time in the holder. About 15 min. later the cowbell just started clunking and the rod was bucking wildly in the holder, she grabs the rod, points it at the river, and starts reeling in the slack til she feels resistance, gives the rod a huge stab and FISH ON!! I tell ya, when the clicker is on and that fish took an initial run of at least 100 yds straight out, we were howling! It was a stubborn fish hanging out in the faster current, then bringing her into the slower stuff for a few minutes, then doing another long spurt out. After about 10 min. she had it within 10' of the bar, then I see this large sguare tail. I tell her its a steelie, dont lose it. Worst thing to possibly say to someone, cause you know what's gonna happen, and it did. She starts walking closer to the river without really keeping the tension on and BING, her rod goes limp. The bugger shook the hook and gave a huge boil as a parting gift! We fished for about another hour until the super winds kicked in and threw in the towel, but what a morning, havn't hit a steel on the bar rod in a few years, they are something special!