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Prince Takes A King 1 year, 2 months ago #33917

  • RogueGuiden
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Hooked and landed this Fall Chinook yesterday on the Rogue River while fly fishing for steelhead. Doesn't happen all the time, especially on such a fresh fish. Fish was hooked in the kype with the size #10 Brown Fork Tail Prince Nymph. All I felt at first was a solid stop, and then some hard head shaking. At first I thought "Large steelhead!", but I played him all the way to discover my mistake!

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Re: Prince Takes A King 1 year, 2 months ago #33921

  • kelkay
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Lovely fly, and fish!
Now just to get my flies to do what my mind imagines...
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Re: Prince Takes A King 1 year, 2 months ago #33935

Great fish! And I'm sure a very pleasant surprise.
See you on the water!

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Re: Prince Takes A King 1 year, 2 months ago #33938

  • RogueGuiden
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It was. This time of year a lot of guys mistakenly hook up old, faded 'nookies when fishing below spawning salmon for the steelhead egg eaters. I was so surprised to hook this fresh run 'nook in the middle of a medium run with the Brown Fork Tail Prince Nymph. I played him to the landing because near the end I thought it just might be a large Coho (silver) salmon. I even had a cheering crowd watching from the nearby bridge. For the release I pulled the nymph, steadied him, and he immediately took off in a big swirl!
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