Wet winter steelhead weekend

Last weekend, I wrapped up my winter steelhead season on the Oregon Coast. There are probably a few good weekends left, but not for me. So I spent it with some of my favorite steehead junkies, including Rob’s pal Mariusz who happens to be a spey casting champ (literally) and a really fun guy to fish with. The weather was challenging, most of the fish were upriver spawning where they should be, and the dudes were out in full force — but the scotch was good and I took a bunch of photos. Gear notes: I wore my new Simms GORE-TEX Paclite Jacket, which is ridiculously lightweight, but held up nicely to the inclement conditions. Inexpensive (compared to other Simms jackets) and really well-made. I also fished Pro-Tubes for the first time and they cast easy and looked great in the water (though not great enough for a hook up).

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

Winter steelhead Oregon

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6 Responses to Wet winter steelhead weekend

  1. nick says:

    Great photography. Also really nice looking flies.

  2. David Swart says:

    Great photo essay love the fly shots.

  3. mike doughty says:

    great pics!

  4. Fishkamp says:

    Here, here. Great photos. One more week on my favorite north coast rivers before they close for the season. Why do I have to work anyways?

  5. Mike McCune says:

    While M is one of my favorites I have to ask; What is with the spinning rod and other associated gear paraphernalia?

  6. Rob R says:

    Hey Mike, I hope we didn’t offend you too badly by showing spinning rods on the blog. I’ve been a jig-aholic for a long time now. Hung it up for the 2010 season, which brought some rewards, but decided to dust off the jig rod in 2011. It’s fun, though admittedly not as cool as getting a fish on the swing.

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