Category Archives: Oregon Winter Steelhead Fishing

Fishing alone: A Coast Range Ramble

A yellow road sign, spattered with buckshot, holes rusting through. It read: Narrow winding road, next 3 miles. More like, next 100 miles. But who’s counting? I’d gassed up on the way out of town, and the attendant said he’d … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Report: Great Conditions Persist

Conditions lined up perfectly for good Winter Steelhead fishing this past week. Good numbers of fish, falling river levels, and warmer than average water temperatures made for some awesome fishing. With more mild weather and showers in the forecast, conditions … Continue reading

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Coastal Streams Producing

Coastal streams are in fine shape this week. Anglers should see good results from projected rain showers and lower river levels over the next few days. Cloudy skies and appropriate nymphing techniques, provided Mckenzie River Trust board member  Jim Reichman … Continue reading

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Babine Special Winter Steelhead Jig Fly Tying Video

For those of you who are familiar with the Babine Special, a long time favorite winter steelhead fly pattern, this version of the fly may seem a stretch. But come on, have heart, and forgive a little creative messing around, … Continue reading

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Super Polar Shrimp Steelhead Fly Tying Video

The Polar Shrimp is a steelhead fly that has endured the test of time. Fact is, a whole bunch of the fly patterns we fish effectively today are related to the patterns fished decades ago. We have the benefit of … Continue reading

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Tough Winter Fishing Conditions Persist

When you see Winter Steelhead swimming down the streets it’s time to hit the fly tying vise, check the fly boxes, and re-organize the tackle bag. When our rivers do drop back into shape the prime of the season will … Continue reading

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Steelhead Ugly Bug Fly Tying Video

January, 2012. Here we are in full-frontal winter steelhead mode, watching our rivers raise and fall, sneaking off to ply the waters whenever and wherever we can, swinging, jigging, and dredging for chrome. Chris asked me to share a few … Continue reading

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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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Tube Fly Tying Demonstration at the Shop this Friday and Saturday Jan 6th and 7th 2012.

Bruce Berry the Northwest sales representative for Pro-Tube Fly Systems, Beulah Rods, and Hatch Fly Reels will be at the shop this Friday from 3-6pm and this Saturday from 9-3pm. Bruce will be tying Pro-Tube Steelhead, Trout and Bass fly … Continue reading

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Reminder John Larison Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class Tonight

Sign up now for a winter steelhead fly fishing class with John Larison, January 3rd, 6:30 to 8:00pm. Cost of the Class is $30. Pre-pay at the shop, or at the door. The Class will be held at Oregon Electric … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Season is Upon Us: Gear Up, Study Up, and Take a Guided Trip With the Caddis Fly!

To my mind, winter is the most interesting and dynamic season for the fly angler in Oregon. Nearly every stream that flows into the Pacific, from the small creeks to the big rivers, gets a run of returning adult winter … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class with John Larison

Sign up now for a winter steelhead fly fishing class with John Larison, January 3rd, 6:30 to 8:00pm. The Oregon coast is quickly becoming the epicenter of winter steelhead fly fishing. New innovations in two-handed rods and lines are allowing … Continue reading

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Fifty steelhead fly patterns

This week we’re updating the fly tying pages where we collect all of our videos. We started with the most pressing subject: steelhead fly patterns. At this point, we’ve tied, videotaped, and posted around fifty patterns, collected on this page. … Continue reading

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Winter steelhead showing up

The North Coast received a handful of early winter steelhead over the last few days, marking the unofficial beginning of the “ocean steelhead” season. That’s Canadian science-speak for steelhead that spend most of their lives in saltwater, versus “river steelhead” … Continue reading

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When to go fishing on the Oregon Coast

Salmon, steelhead, and sea run cutthroat fishing in Oregon Coastal Rivers is virtually an endless summer of delight. Ooops, that was a surfer movie, I think. And fishing on the Oregon coast isn’t just a summer thing, either. Point is, … Continue reading

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