Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

Three Sink Tip Options for Winter Steelhead Swing Fishing

An increasing proportion of our winter steelhead fishing these days involves the use of two hand rods (spey or switch rods). Where winter steelhead fishing is concerned, the use of a Skagit style head and sink tip is the most common … Continue reading

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Town Lake Steelhead Report

I can report that fly fishing for landlocked hatchery summer steelhead at the Town Lake is slow but there are opportunities to have some very challenging fishing here when the rivers are otherwise un-fishable. On a recent guided trip to the … Continue reading

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Remdinder -Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species … Continue reading

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Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species fluctuates … Continue reading

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Tom Larimer Presentation – Summer Steelhead “Breaking the Rules” Free at the Shop August 12th 6pm

Join Tom Larimer, National Sales Manager for G.Loomis Fly Fishing, for an evening of summer steelhead knowledge. As an 19-year veteran guide, Tom has developed unique techniques, strategies, flies and tackle for the steelhead of his home waters in Oregon … Continue reading

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WInter Steelhead Update

Hard to believe its already mid-February 2016! With the recent rains over the weekend, all coastal streams are coming into good to very good fishing levels. Anglers are reporting fair to good catches on the Alsea, Siletz and Siuslaw with … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Fly Fishing

Well, the rains have finally subsided, at least for now, and the time to go fishing is drawing near. For all of the steelheaders who have had “cabin fever” along with myself, it’s time to get out there and try … Continue reading

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December 2015: Steelhead are coming!

It’s winter steelhead time! The winter rituals of “cabin fever”, watching river levels, reviewing weather forecasts, fact or fiction fishing reports, getting your winter gear ready, and false hope has begun. The current weather forecast is “big rain coming”(weather forecasts). … Continue reading

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Fishing Report: November Update

With the first decent rains projected this coming week, its a good time to check out some early opportunities. The coastal rivers, Elk, Sixes, Siletz, Siuslaw, and Alsea have been producing some fair to good action. Anglers are reporting action … Continue reading

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Coastal Hatchery Steelhead still running

Yep. This is a great time of year to fish. The McKenzie is coming on strong with nymphs and dries, Spring Chinook are in the Lower Willamette just begging to be shown a fly to eat, there are many lakes … Continue reading

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Late Season Steelhead Show – March 2014

Yes it is mid March, and time when steelhead season often winds down. This year however some rivers are seeing more winter steelhead than they did earlier, so for those folks who still have the energy, there are indeed fish … Continue reading

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Guided Winter Steelhead Trips: Prime Time

This is our most anticipated time of the year. On all coastal rivers you will find dwindling crowds and a influx of fresh wild fish. The next several weeks offer the best winter steelheading opportunities of the season. Look for … Continue reading

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Steelhead patterns page updated

We’ve updated our best steelhead fly patterns. These links take you to a page with a YouTube fly tying videos demonstrating how to tie the fly, a high resolution image of the finished steelhead fly, and a fly pattern recipe. … Continue reading

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Coastal Stream Report 2014: It’s Raining!

With the sound of rain on the roof Tuesday night it was time cure some cabin fever. We left the beast behind and did some bush whacking and wading on the lower section of a well known coastal stream. Much … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Report

This week provided some decent fishing on the coastal streams for steelhead. I had Clay and Andrew, my work teammates aboard “the beast.” We decided Monday would be our day. It proved to be a great day on the coast. … Continue reading

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