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I started the day off with 4 hours of sleep as our Canucks had to play 4 OT to finish the game. :thumbup: I decided to try Peach road first as my buddy Pat Av has been into some nice fish in the area in the last few days. I walked out of the parking lot to the first nice slick of water, i put on a juicy roe bag and 4 drifts into the day my float is gone, hook set and the first fish is on. Fish landed and it's a nice 12lbs hatchery. :thumbup: I quickly remove the hook and set it free to do the call of life and make 5000 more steelhead for us in 3 years to come. :yummy: I spent an hour walking the area and i didn't really see any water that was apealing to me so I decided to pack it in and head to Steelhead heaven.

I was pulling around the corner to the land of steel when a quick chill came across my skin as there were no cars in the area and i knew the fish make residence here for the winter. :confused:
As i near the trail to the great chrome yander i see a red ball cap ahead, (as i say to myself where is your car? to far to walk this area) As i approach the zone the other angler notices he has a little competition so he quickly grabs his napsack and starts to head it down the trail!! I finally catch up to who we can now call BENTRODS. I have never meet him before but i cant forget the face of an angler who holds up 20+ lbs of steel caught on jigs. I quickly introduce myself as Steelie 101 and Bentrods did the intro too. I quickly started chattin about his jigs that have been making alot of conversation between anglers. Bentrod pulls out a little cd case cover, unzipped it and then i seen the white light that was drawing me closer and closer. Right off the bat i made a comment that some people think that you place the jig in the fishes mouth to help the sales of your jig. FOR ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO THINKS BENTRODS PLACES JIGS IN FISHES MOUTHS FOR UPSALES IS SADLY MISTAKEN. :naughty:

I watched him fight and land 3 beauty fish today all on jigs and tipped with a pinkworm. Now this is kinda hard for me to say but...
Iam now converted over to fishing jigs, as Rod has now taught me how to fish them to get the best results.
We both caught hatchery fish and let them go for another angler or for nature to take its course. I had an awesome day fishing with Bentrods and i hope to be takento school again some day soon by the Father of Jigs. I learned alot about jig fishing today thanks to Bentrods and now iam gonna go out and get myself a booklet of Jigs

Here is a sample of the fish taken today!

Steelie



 

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So, the teacher has been taught a thing or two! Sounds like an exciting day to say the least....I think I'lll have to restock my jigs before next trip, I haven't tied one up in a few months!
 

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Roe Bags be gone! Great read Steelie...My guess is there'll be a few more jigs drifting under floats the next two weeks... ;)
 

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It was great meeting and fishing with you 101. :beerchug:
Always nice to fish with hardcore steelheaders, as this is where tips and tricks are obtained. Some of your techniques and ideas will surely be put to use by me at some point. I gonna try that Sturgeon thingy with the fake tentacles on this weekends trips :thumbup:.

Almost sad that steelie season is almost over and we have to move on to other fishies, those steelhead are just so exciting, and each encounter is special in it's own way. However, giant chrome Chinook can make the seasons pass quickly, until the chrome of winter are here again :thumbup:.
 

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so~ two masters're in one spot!!! ::) ;D :thumbup:

Great report!!! :thumbup:

two weeks are tooooo~ long to wait. :wallbash:
 

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I'm switching over to jigs now too. :thumbup: No just kidding. I have caught fish on jigs in the past, but I just can't shake the confidence that I have with bags. The effectiveness of jigs in dirty water is really good and the hook-ups are usually pretty solid, there is no chance of your bag covering your hook point. Looks like you guys had a great day on the river. :thumbup: Man I hate working for a living this time of year :pissed: :wallbash: :'(

Tight Lines, Wes Roffey
 

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Man I bought my jigs too late and hadn't had enough chance to use them,they look so purdy. Good
to hear more testimonials on the powers of jigs.......Cheers.....Marko...... :cheers:
 

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Great read. I have tried jigs more than just a few times this year, have come up empty, but I am going to keep at it until I get it figured out. ;) ;D
 

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Sounds like a school I could really bennifit from I really wanted the Jiggs to work for me this year but no luck ....turned out to be the 50/50 pink worm that worked for me.
 

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steelie 101
A good read, and a true sportsman letting the hatchery go. I bought a dozen of bent rods jigs, haven’t had the time to fish with them much, but they are sure a quality made jig.
 

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Steelie 101, I bet you go back to the "supersize" you diehard. :) Thanks for sharing your day with Rod. Did you rig the pink worm "wacky" style or what?
 

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Pink worms and jigs were not really part of my arsenal until this year. The key ingredients for the use of both of these highly productive set -ups, is to have them hooked up properly to begin with....Understand what a "dead drift" is, and use the proper rod and float.....There's plenty of info on this board on all these topics if you search. Both jigs and worms have a lot in common on they way they are fished, and they MUST be OFF the bottom!.............Ortho 8)
 
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