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Fishing a Long Line

Swinging kebari on a long line

Swinging kebari on a long line

A few days ago I went out to check a local steelhead river and hit the upper part of my favorite run with my 11’6″ switch rod and a pretty small steelhead fly since the water was so low.   About three steps down the run I hooked into a fish which turned out to be a nice 14″ rainbow instead of a steelhead but hey, I hadn’t got skunked.   I had a few more trouty grabs on the way through the run so went back to the car, dumped the switch rod and grabbed my 13′ 6″ Amago.  I only had my 13′ line with me but I waded out a bit further and worked the run with a kebari and managed to get 2 trout and had about 5 hits, better than with the switch rod.

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