Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

Columbia & Snake River Wild Steelhead in Crisis

From The Conservation Angler Compelling commentary on the Columbia River’s Wild Steelhead Crisis from Rich Simms, co-founder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. Read it HERE. Dean Finnerty, Director of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelheaders United! Read it HERE. Both organizations make … Continue reading

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Emergency fishing closures in Deschutes, other mid-Columbia tributaries begin Sept. 1 due to low steelhead returns

ODFW Press Release August 27, 2021 SALEM, Ore.—In response to extremely low returns to date of Columbia Basin upriver summer steelhead, ODFW is adopting additional emergency rules to increase protections for wild summer steelhead in certain Oregon Columbia River tributaries. … Continue reading

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Columbia Steelhead Crisis: What Needs to Happen

From Native Fish Society Click here to add your name to the letter below and join the groundswell of public support speaking up for Columbia Basin steelhead! Dear Governors Brown & Inslee and ODFW & WDFW Commission Members, To put … Continue reading

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Resisting the call of the Deschutes – Chris Santella

Our friend and favorite author Chris Santella had this opinion piece published in he Oregonian and Oregonlive.com recently. Every March, I begin looking forward to late summer afternoons at the mouth of the Deschutes River. The kaleidoscope of kite sails … Continue reading

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All things Spey Lines and Sink Tips – George Cook, Erik Johnson, John Hazlett

George Cook, Erik Johnson and John Hazlett have been innovators, instructors and anglers in the world of two handed rods since the beginning of the “Northwest Spey” movement. These guys have thousands of hours on the water testing line matches … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society ACTION ALERT: PROTECT DESCHUTES RIVER STEELHEAD

From Native Fish Society In the middle of another heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shocked coldwater-fishery advocates by lifting Hoot Owl regulations on the Deschutes River between its mouth and Sherars Falls. Join … 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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Bed Head Steelhead Muddler Fly Tying Video

Today Alex ties for us his favorite steelhead muddler in a pink, red, and claret colorway. A versatile framework, this fly can be tied in any combination of colors with many different materials. The muddler is a tried and true … Continue reading

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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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Video – Reclaiming the Klamath

From High Country News The Klamath water crisis has shaped the Yurok Tribe for a generation. Many feel a fierce responsibility for a river that not only carries fish and water, but centuries of stories and struggle. Now, for the … Continue reading

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Rising From the Ashes – Wild Steelheaders United and Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelheaders United and North Fork Studios release new film on remarkable rebound of summer run steelhead in the Elwha River SEATTLE (April 20, 2020)—Summer run wild steelhead were thought to be extirpated from Washington’s Elwha River. But … Continue reading

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Fall Steelhead Deschutes 2019

I love the fall season for steelhead fishing and for the past three years my good friend and fishing guide Rob Hrabik (@Sierraflyguy) and I have ventured out in October for the “Fish of a Thousand Casts.” This year was … Continue reading

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Video: Fly Fishing for Deschutes River Steelhead in “Desert Dries”

From Catch Magazine: “Steelhead are NEVER known for being easy to catch. In fact, the more difficult they are to catch, the more valuable each fish becomes. There is a certain satisfaction in catching a steelhead on a skated dry … Continue reading

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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing Aug. 12 to protect wild steelhead

From ODFW August 9th 2019 SALEM, Ore.— Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, ODFW is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in … Continue reading

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