Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

Sometimes fly rods catch limits too!

These guys put in a long day in the front of my boat last Saturday and came up big. The wild fish we encountered never left the water, while this brace of hatchery chromers met with the net just before … Continue reading

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“Winter’s Not Just For Steelheading”

Water conditions are back to ideal for trout and Steelhead. The weather has been mild, we are pretty lucky to have year round fishing opportunities. Rick Bocko sent us this report from this past Weekend. Recently my fishing ventures have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holding Lies by John Larison

John Larison’s new novel Holding Lies is a grown up version of The River Why. It’s grim. In some ways, it’s the book David James Duncan said he didn’t want to write, couldn’t. Because the situation facing the Northwest’s wild … Continue reading

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Beulah Platinum Switch Rod Review

It is not often that I will stand up and give praise to any particular fly fishing or fly tying product that I have come across. Sure, I have many times said “this is the sweetest rod I have ever … Continue reading

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Pro Tube Fly Systems: Green Butt Skunk Fly Tying Video

Why not tie a “Summer Steelhead Classic” on a tube? In this video Jay Nicholas shows us how to tie a traditional style Steellhead pattern on a Pro Tube. The ability to swap hooks, use a short shank hook, and … Continue reading

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UV Yarn Steelhead Egg Pattern

Winter Steelhead season is here. Early fish have been reported in the Alsea, Umpqua, Siletz and many other rivers. In this short video Barrett demonstrates how to tie an alternative to the Lowly Glowly (one of our most productive egg … Continue reading

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Water Conditions Ideal For Trout and Steelhead

It’s been a few years since we’ve had early spring weather and water conditions like we do right now. Both the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are way down at “Summer Like” flows. Coastal rivers are in fine shape today and … Continue reading

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“Spring Like” weather yields results inland and on the coast.

Around 1pm yesterday I watched March Browns emerge and wondered if the days fishing wouldn’t of been better spent chasing trout. Oregon’s coastal waters get their March Brown two to three weeks before the hatch gets heavy on the McKenzie … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Myth Busted

Matt recently wrote of my bushy beard’s seemingly mythic power to bring steelhead to the boat this winter.  It had a good track record and  I went so far as to boast that it wasn’t going anywhere despite it’s potentially ruinous … Continue reading

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Alsea River Report: Christmas Break Steelhead

The only thing I miss about being a student those many years ago are the vacations.   A couple weeks around Christmas, Spring Break-and don’t even get me started on the summer.   Now I  consider myself  lucky to have the week between … Continue reading

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Oregon Early Winter Steelhead Report

Rob Lewis sends us this report from his fishing late this past week. We have a break in the wet weather.Look for coastal rivers to drop. Winter Steelhead conditions should be ideal this week.–CD Hi Chris just a quick report! … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead: The Time is Fast Upon Us

Low clear water conditions coupled with the cold front have conspired to induce cabin fever at an almost unprecented level approaching pandemic stage among steelheaders in the northwest.   Despite scattered reports of a few fish caught here and there it just hasn’t … Continue reading

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Kid’s First Salmon Captured on Video

It doesn’t seem long ago that she was my little tag-along on fishing trips and I worried more about keeping her back from the bank then catching fish when we would hit the river.  We’ve taken lots of trout trips … Continue reading

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The Complete Steelheader: John Larison Q&A and book signing

John Larison’s The Complete Steelheader has changed the way I fish more than any other book I’ve read. There are lots of other books out there that have had an effect on my life, fishing philosophy, etc. But no other … Continue reading

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Intruders, Skagit Casting and Northwest Steelheading Culture

When the first movie trailer for The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters in the winter of 1979, the world went crazy. Two and a half years of anticipation had hit the boiling point. But rather than letting off steam, the … Continue reading

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