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Decided to Go to the Island for a few days and hit some rivers I have never fished before, Was with a Friend of mine I was Spey FIshing he was gear fishing, we hit the Quatse River first yesterday and both of us were into a steely each, Mine was a good 18-20 pounds wich faught like a freight train and got it in close and popped the hook out right at the beach in front of me (First steely on the Spey Rod and on a Fly I tied myself I was pretty happy) , about 4 hours after that my buddy was into a nice 14-15 pounder and he to lost it as well, was pretty cool for both of us to hit a steely each.

Here is some pics of my Trip, Tommorow we will be out after some winter sprigs, I tied up myself soem nice needle fish patterns and gonna try for some on the spey rod , Would have some nice chrome fishy shots but thought i would share one of the nicest rivers (Nimpkish River) I had the pleasure of fishing on !!!

A few scenic areial shots of leaving Vancouver





A shot of us coming in for a landing into Port Hardy



Quatse River













Nimpkish River (We fished it on a Drift Boat)



















Maybe tomorrows fishing trip will have some fishy photos.

Merry Christmas Everyone !!!! Good Luck on the Vedder Steelhead Derby to all of you that enter
 

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My brother lives up in Port Hardy and I pay a visit there every summer...Now, I am gonna pay him a visit this WINTER....Great shots!...Good luck, tightlines and have a great Holiday Season.....Ortho 8)
 

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Best part about most of these rivers, is hardly know one fish's them, we were all over the place on the Nimpkish this morning and not a person to be found !!!

Found a Deer Skin on the beach with some really nice deer hair, I had thoughts of taking some of it and hanging it up to dry out but decided not to, better off to just buy some LOL !!!!
 

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That's right but with the new Island Freeway, the Internet, the complete collapse of the east coast steelhead fishery (which was one of the best in the Province 20 years ago), these rivers will become more crowded. We just need to make sure to protect and conserve! Nice pics by the way! They used to allow for retention of a hatchery fish on the Quatse, not sure if they do anymore.
 

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I was fishing strictly for C&R but from what i have read you are not allowed to keep any on the Nimpkish but not to sure what it is on the Quatse, I didnt read that far into the retention end of it as i wasnt gonna keep anything anyway. Nice rivers though
 

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Big Green Machine said:
hardly know one fish's them
That's right but with the new Island Freeway, the Internet, the complete collapse of the east coast steelhead fishery (which was one of the best in the Province 20 years ago), these rivers will become more crowded. We just need to make sure to protect and conserve! Nice pics by the way! They used to allow for retention of a hatchery fish on the Quatse, not sure if they do anymore.
Good Call BGM.............................. :-[
 

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I visited the Quatse today. A smaller river than I was expecting. I was a little over powered with a 15' #10. I worked it pretty hard and moved one fish, but I couldn't keep it on. A young guy hit one right when I arrived, but no one had much to report. I will definitely be going back, perhaps with a smaller rod, perhaps with drift gear.

It is weird to wade in such dark water.
 

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Be carefull when you wade in that water, it drops off really fast, Not sure where you were fihsing, but i was just off the road and there was a big swirly pool there with water running out of some pipes you can only go down river so far then it bends to the right, you can go up river from there some nice spots in there.

If you know where Im talking about the long deep stretch run your flies along the other side ;)
 

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I know exactly where you are talking about. ;D I think sometimes I was standing in better water than I was fishing, but I had a lot of fun practicing my aim beside logs and under branches. There were some people fishing that swirly pool with drift gear; it looked too slow for the fly, but I imagine if you mended down stream it could be fished. I walked up to where two rivers join, and the trail seems to end there. It was getting dark so I stopped exploring and headed to the ferry. But I hope to be back soon.
 
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