Category Archives: Oregon Winter Steelhead Fishing

The Biology of Harvest – Wild Steelheaders United

By Nick Chambers for Wild Steelheaders United Steelhead anglers probably have disagreed with aspects of sport fishing management since the dawn of fishing regulations. In recent years, however, one area of disagreement has come into sharp focus: sport harvest of … Continue reading

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2021 Spey Write-ups from George Cook and Erik Johnson – Sage – RIO – Redington

Our sales reps for Sage, RIO, Redington have given us the latest in Spey line matches for the complete line of rods they represent. This update addresses the new RIO Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power heads, new thoughts … Continue reading

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Take Action to Keep Oregon’s Wild Fish Wild! – Speak out against HB 3150

From Native Fish Society Right now, Oregon’s state legislature is considering a bill, HB 3150, that will require ODFW to utilize hatch boxes in southern Oregon, a strategy that is ineffective at bolstering commercial and recreational fisheries and threatens the … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited works with Companies like ours to Stand up for Wild Salmon

Take out the Lower Four! OregonFlyFishingBlog.com and Caddisflyshop.com are proud supporters of efforts to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Check out TU president Chris Wood’s article below. The tipping point for salmon and steelhead

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RIO Sink Tips For Two Handed Rods – 2021

George Cook’s discussion of RIO MOW Tips and Sink Tips. Add this info to the previous posts on line matches and two handed lines and you have everything spey from SAGE and RIO. The Genius of RIO’s Skagit MOW and … Continue reading

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River Democracy Act – Wyden and Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect 4,700 Miles of Oregon Rivers

River Democracy Act introduced after years-long public process led by Wyden allowing Oregonians to submit their favorite rivers and streams to be considered for inclusion in legislation. Senators say ‘River Democracy Act’ will be a boon for rural jobs and … Continue reading

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New RIO Skagit Heads Explained – Video

Simon Gawesworth discusses RIO’s new line up of Skagit style spey heads. Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power are the most advanced Skagit style heads RIO has ever produced.

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Columbia Salmon and Steelhead Threatened with new Non-Tribal Commercial Gillnetting Policy. 3 Ways to Say NO!

From Native Fish Society The Columbia river is co-managed by Oregon and Washington State. It is time for all of us NFS’ ers to join forces and raise our voices against the 5-4 decision to allow non-native commercial gill nets … 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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WInter Steelhead Report

NOW is the time! All coastal streams have good numbers of returning fish and most of the fish are well spread over the entire system. All streams have been on a steady drop and even with rain (” showers”) in … Continue reading

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Echo Fly Rod Seasons of Pacific City: Winter/Spring

This is the first of three blog posts that will feature the Echo fly rods I fish through the seasons here in Pacific City. Any fly angler located in Pacific City, Oregon who might be so-inclined can find some species of Pacific … Continue reading

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HELP CELEBRATE FRANK AND JEANNE MOORE – The Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

From Uncage the Soul Video Production Frank and Jeanne Moore Bench Installation This handcrafted, custom bench will be built and permanently installed along the edge of Steamboat Creek to celebrate and commemorate the recent successful passage of the public lands … Continue reading

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Petition to End Harvest of Wild Steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast

On Friday, September 14th, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners will hear testimony from petitioners who have asked to put an end to the harvest of wild steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast. The petition was filed earlier this summer by … Continue reading

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Concerning steelhead fly size ……

I have been busily stocking my fly boxes preparing for winter steelhead season and part of my ritual concerns thinking about the best fly sizes to tie as each season approaches. In some past years I have been particularly enthused … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Report

  The weekend rains may have established this seasons run of winter steelhead.   All coastal steams, ( Alsea, Siuslaw, Siletz) had been fishing well prior to the recent rains.  Anglers should find fish spread through out the system. Indicator fishing has … Continue reading

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