Category Archives: Oregon Winter Steelhead Fishing

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 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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Last Call for Winter Steelhead 2013 Season

Spring trouting is around the corner.. However, March is one of our favorite months to target winter steelhead. Longer, generally dryer, and warmer days lend to more comfortable conditions. The rivers are in peak splendor and performance. Bonus: gone are … Continue reading

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Spey Iron Winter Steelhead Fly Series – Flame Boss

We have no shortage of choices when it comes time to knot something onto the end of our leader at the side of a steelhead stream. We have literally hundreds of nymphs, leeches, MOALS, eggs, jigs, intruders other unspeakably deadly … Continue reading

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Spey Iron Winter Steelhead Fly Series – Cold Blue Hammer

This Spey Iron steelhead fly offers the blue/black hues that steelhead just seem to be incapable of ignoring. This is a silly statement, of course, because I have fished this fly over enough of chrome winter fish to know that … Continue reading

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North Umpqua River Fishing and Accommadation Report

The North Umpqua River is one of the premier places to swing flies in Oregon for Winter and Summer Steelhead. With countless named and unnamed pools sometimes it’s hard to choose where to fish. For myself, Lou, and brother Ty … Continue reading

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The New Year Brings Fresh Chrome: Oregon Winter Steelhead Report

The New Year greeted us with great river conditions as the high and brown water that blighted most of December dropped and cleared into the ideal range on many of the rivers draining the coast range. Some of the guys … Continue reading

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Steelhead fly tying video library updated

Time to start looking back at the accomplishments (or wasted time depending on your perspective) of the past year. We have posted over SEVENTY steelhead fly patterns to our video library. We’ve added twenty patterns since last year — traditional … Continue reading

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Sandy River Hatchery Program Lawsuit Update

The lawsuit challenging hatchery practices on the Sandy River, east of Portland, continues in court, with our own local McKenzie Flyfishers joining other conservation groups in the action. Native Fish Society, McKenzie Flyfishers, the Federation of Fly Fishers, and the … Continue reading

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New Skagit Master 3 DVD Arrives this Friday

The newest in the five-part Skagit Master series, Skagit Master 3, will arrive in our shop THIS FRIDAY. We’ve secured a limited number of copies and they’ll be sure to go fast, so head over to our website and pre-order … Continue reading

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Spey Iron Winter Steelhead Fly Series – Super Skunk Fly Tying Video

The Super Skunk fly was born from the simple fact that I could not find a bright red Arctic Fox Tail to suit my discerning eye. I wanted a tail that would “pop” on a chartreuse tipped winter steelhead fly. … Continue reading

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Spey Iron Winter Steelhead Fly Series – Coastal Blue

This is a gently hued fly that just fishes and fishes. I think that the effectiveness of these flies is their subtlety. The Whiting Coq De Leon is a feather that I only discovered in the last few years, and … Continue reading

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Best Steelhead Egg Patterns – Pearly Pink Egg Dart

This steelhead egg fly pattern looks a lot like Darian Hyde’s Steelhead Dart. The Pearly Pink Egg Dart fly is weighted well with the lead eyes, but you may substitute a wide variety of dumbbell eyes that are of brass … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fishing Outlook

This past weeks nasty weather brought rivers up and out of their banks. Those rivers have come back down to “fishable” conditions and this weeks trends inland and on the coast are pretty good. It’s been an outstanding Winter Steelhead … Continue reading

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