Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

Home Waters – The Willamette Project – TU Meeting

Greg Taylor, Fisheries Biologist for the Army Corp of engineers will provide an update on the Willamette project. Greg Taylor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on the federal agency’s efforts under the Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Rogue Agent Fly Tying Video

Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie a proven Rogue River swing or nymph style prince nymph variant. We love this style of fly from late August to November on the Rogue River for both adult and “half pounder” steelhead. Adapt … Continue reading

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Tonight -Tom Larimer Presentation – “Breaking the Rules” Free at the Shop 6pm

Join Tom Larimer, National Sales Manager for G.Loomis Fly Fishing, for an evening of summer steelhead knowledge. As an 19-year veteran guide, Tom has developed unique techniques, strategies, flies and tackle for the steelhead of his home waters in Oregon … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Fishing Well Top To Bottom – June 2016

Water levels have dropped on the Middle Fork of the Willamette recently and fishing has remained very good. Wading anglers can now access much of the water between Hills Creek Reservoir and Lookout Point Reservoir with relative ease. For those … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Handling Running Line and Utilizing the “Turn Out” Method when Spey Casting

George Cook furthers our previous video discussion of handling running line. He adds the “turn out” method in order to help the caster maximize his or her running line “shoot-ability”.

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Tip of the Day: Managing “Over Hang” When Spey Casting

Northwest sales representative for Sage, Rio and Redington George Cook discusses and demonstrates tactics related to “over hang” when two handed casting. Conditions often dictate how the spey caster deals with his or her spey head, and the distance it … Continue reading

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Handling Running Line Using the 50% Rule While Spey Casting

Northwest sales representative for Sage, Rio, and Redington, George Cook demonstrates how to manage running line when spey casting. The 50% rule is a good guideline to help you manage your running line of any type.

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Guide Trip Special: Willamette River Summer Steelhead

Willamette Valley Summer Steelhead fishing is improving, with about a thousand more fish over Willamette falls compared to this time last year, our local steelhead season looks to be making a turn for the better. Optimal water levels and increasing … 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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Local Steelhead Fly Fishing Report

McKenzie and Willamette Steelhead anglers are having mixed results so far this season. Fish counts over Willamette Falls are about one half of last years numbers as of the end of May. Although the numbers are not fantastic there are … 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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Middle Fork of the Willamette Steelhead

Local Fly Fishing guide and friend or OregonFlyFishingBlog.com Matt Ramsey sent this email the our local biologist Jeff Ziller. See Jeff’s response below. Some interesting discussions here. Hi Jeff, I just wanted to let you know that in my steelhead … Continue reading

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Red Ant Fly Tying Video

It’s prime time on the Rogue River for juvenile and adult Steelhead. Here is another classic “double” called the Red Ant. The best way to fish the Rogue Double Style pattern is to concentrated on tail-outs, gravel bottom runs and … Continue reading

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Foam-Top Steelhead Skater Fly Tying Video

It’s prime time to skate a dry for Summer Steelhead. This video demonstrates how to tie on of the very best Steelhead Skaters around. Two layers of foam, a green butt and buoyant moose hair this pattern stays on top … Continue reading

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Blue Fox Variant Fly Tying Video

Today’s Steelhead fly tying video is a fly we really like in the Summer and Fall Months. The Blue Fox Variant is a cross between The Editor and a Blue Fox Lure. Steelhead love it and will move towards the … Continue reading

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