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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Summer Steelhead and Tiger Lily
10 pound Summer Steelhead
Tiger Lily or Lilium Columbianum named after
the mighty Columbia River
Here's a summer steelhead I caught two days ago on a 2/3 ounce Red-dotted Calf Tail Teardrop High Mountain Blaze-spoon with yellow hook feathers. It's a limited edition lure from Arkansas circa 1950, and that day it was the only thing in the entire universe steelhead shadows would bite. I was just lucky I found the lure at a yard sale near the river for a fish story and a quarter.