Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

Imagine spending a week fishing at the Babine Steelhead Lodge in 2022 for just $100!

From Native Fish Society Imagine it, you’re sitting in your cozy cabin along the amazing Babine River in beautiful British Columbia, reminiscing on the week-long fishing adventure of a lifetime you just experienced, new friends you met, delicious food you … Continue reading

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Win a fishing trip to the Babine Steelhead Lodge for $100!

Question: What do you get when you have one generous donor and two local Oregon organizations working together? Answer: A match made in heaven and an opportunity to revive the Lower Deschutes River! An anonymous donor – a supporter of … Continue reading

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Action Alert -Wild Steelheaders United team at Trout Unlimited

From Wild Steelheaders United After more than two years of plan development and stakeholder meetings, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is accepting public comments on its Rogue-South Coast Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan (RSP). The plan proposes to … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society ACTION ALERT: KELLOGG CREEK DAM HAS TO GO!

Kellogg Creek Dam, in Milwaukie, Oregon, prevents migrating Willamette River salmon from taking advantage of the creek’s cold water during warm summer months. Sign the latest NFS Action Alert telling Oregon lawmakers that Kellogg Creek Dam has got to go! … Continue reading

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Speaking up for our Homewaters

From Native Fish Society Jeff Hickman, Nehalem River Steward and wild fish advocate wrote an opinion piece this month on his concerns for the future of wild fish in his homewaters. In this piece, Jeff shares the impacts of the … Continue reading

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All Things RIO Spey Lines for 2021 – Skagit, Scandi, and More

To follow up on the rod/line match post shared earlier the following describes design and usage of RIO Spey Lines. I will have one more post from George and Erik regarding all things sink tips. Skagit/ology 4.0 “Generation 4 has … Continue reading

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Spend a week on the Babine for just $100! – Benefit Native Fish Society

British Columbia’s Babine River is the hallowed homewaters of some of the largest wild steelhead swimming on the planet. Don’t miss this week-long dream trip, including guided fishing with some of the best guides around, delicious home-cooked meals, and tranquil … Continue reading

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Mid-winter Fishing Update and Redington Claymore Rod Review

Greetings OFFB readers! This past weekend, Bryson, Alex Worth and myself made the slog drive up to the Tillamook area to see if we could find ourselves a mysterious anadromous rainbow trout that supposedly inhabit our rivers in the winter … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Steelhead – Responsible Angling

From Native Fish Society Oregon’s wild, native coastal Steelhead Trout runs are in decline. We were fortunate that 2020 runs showed some signs of improvement, but the downward trend from historical levels is evident. In 2018 and 2019, North Coast … Continue reading

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Reminder Raffle Tickets Still Available – Wild Steelhead Art Raffle to Fuel Wild Steelhead Conservation

Reminder – Raffle Tickets Still Available I have included images of the consolation prize of a dozen beautifully tied Steelhead Flies. Is your living room or fly tying room in need of some sprucing up? If so, this beautiful wild … Continue reading

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Jay’s Enhanced Composite Loop Silveynator Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay uses Loon’s D Loop Tweezer to create a beautiful dubbing loop to create a Silveynator type tube fly. With different combinations of colors, sizes, and weights this fly is effective just about anywhere steelhead may be … Continue reading

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Jay’s Pro Sportfisher Squid Tube Fly Video

In this video, Jay ties a Squid Tube Fly using Pro Sportfisher Predator tubing, EP Invader & Fair Flies Predator Brushes. An effective fly to imitate a squid for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod for coastal fishing or you could use … Continue reading

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The Nehalem River—A Case Study of Coast Steelhead Decline

From the Native Fish Society Native Fish Society strives to restore abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. In March of 2020, Native Fish Society was contacted in regards to steelhead populations on the … Continue reading

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It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead – Jeff Hickman

This article was published at Patagonia.com and written by Steve Duda. Steve Duda is Patagonia’s managing editor for fly fishing. Editor’s Note: For a window into a day in the life of wild steelhead activist Jeff Hickman, check out our … Continue reading

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On this perfect morning in April – the Steelhead’s view of Covid-19

Author’s Note: I wrote this here article for your entertainment, and perhaps to offer food for thought. I make no claim regarding the veracity of numbers, logic, scientific accuracy, or commonsense. Since I am, at heart, and angler by genetic … Continue reading

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