Got small steelhead blues? Get Strenk.

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Out of Area, Salmon, Trout & Steelhead
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One thing our new endorsed reel and rod repair technician, John Strenk, does not have is small steelheaditis. This guy really lays the wood into some TOADS. I can’t wait to fish with this guy.

Got Strenk?

“Cant get enough of bent rod shots. My Buddy captured this one of me with a full blown bendo
on a jig fish!”

“I decided to throw something big on this day, so I pulled out one of my home made custom 1/4 oz jigs in one of my
favorite colors……the jig pretty much looked like a pink and orange feather duster. A few casts later and down the float went.
Look at that mouth full of marabou, it looks like she bit off a piece of someones orange sweater!!
In true female fashion, Im pretty sure I heard her whisper before I released her “Its true, bigger is better”.

Photos provided by John Strenk Owner of The Reel Tech….AAA endorsed quality repair work for any of your rod and reel needs….Connect with him by clicking on his LINK right here on AAA.

  1. Too funny Chris! Small Steelheaditis……Of course, there are plenty of smaller fish brought to the net too ya know. The bigger ones just make for great photos !! Looking forward to fishing with you too someday my friend!

  2. big burge says:

    What a beauty, that is pretty damn funny. Looks like going big pays off.

  3. Hellcat says:

    I just love this line:

    “Look at that mouth full of marabou, it looks like she bit off a piece of someones orange sweater!!”

  4. Captain Jack says:

    Great stuff John. someday I need to get down and hit those Southern Oregon streams.

  5. daheller says:

    Those are some impressive fish. The big fish, jade greeen water and warm and sunny weather are my idea of a great day on the water. Sal

  6. Thanks fellas!
    BB-Sometimes going big does work and gets their attention. I use 1/8 oz and lighter 98% of the time. Ill go bigger if the river conditions call for it or I get a wild hair. However I tie alot of marabou into my jigs, even my smaller ones.

    Yes Sal, I agree, those sunny days in the winter are sure a pleasant and enjoyable change to usual winter steel conditions.

    Go get em boys when the rivers come back into shape…..Im sure you will!!

    Stay bent to the cork!!!

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