Erie Steelhead Fishing

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Erie Steelhead Fishing

I am coming to Erie to fish for Steelhead.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what lb tippet I should use this week. 
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    chromejunkie
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    Re:Erie Steelhead Fishing (permalink)
    Just depends on water conditions.  I usually carry 3x down to 6x.  Obviously, with 6x you should expect a lot of break offs.  When the water colors up a bit, you can fish heavier and really put some pressure on them.  When the water is low and clear, it usually pays to go light and small.  I probably fish 5x and 4x flouro the most.  Hope this helps.  Good Luck.
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    Re:Erie Steelhead Fishing (permalink)
    "Obviously, with 6x you should expect a lot of break offs."
     
    Then you probabely shouldn't be using it.

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    Re:Erie Steelhead Fishing (permalink)
    He asked a question and I was just trying to give him some honest information, unlike a lot of guys on here who spend all of their time criticizing other's comments instead of just giving out helpful information.   
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    "instead of just giving out helpful information."
     
    Exactly what I gave him ( and yourself ). If both competence & confidence in landing fish on 6X is low. One should probabley not use it.
     
    It's costly for angler, AND the fish. 

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    Re:Erie Steelhead Fishing (permalink)
    Between 3x and 5x fluorocarbon (if you can afford it) is what I usually use, start heavier early in the day, and as the day goes on and it gets lighter out, go lighter. Just remember that the drift is the most important thing, so make sure whatever you choose doesn't create too much drag.
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    Re:Erie Steelhead Fishing (permalink)
    low and clear i swear by flourocarbon, although i would never use anything lighter than 5lb.  Also bring some heavier stuff if the water is greener or dirty.  Then you can use heavier stuff-up to 8lb if its kinda muddy.  

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