The summer steelhead are hitting Eugene, with some of the biggest and best fish on this early part of the run. Get out there now for excellent fishing on the Willamette River. I caught this bruiser today with Ethan Nickel, and I could barely budge the fish out of a fast current. It taped out to 30 inches. Hot flies include leech or intruder style patterns in purple, black, blue and pink, like Bush’s Town Run, the MOAL leech, Dirk Wiggler, Morejohn’s Bantam, and the loop leech. Type III sink tips and spey rods recommended!