Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

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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Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette Improving

Cooler weather is headed our way this weekend and early next week. Water levels and temperatures are ideal for swinging classic wet flies for Summer Steelhead. Try Green Butt Silver Hilton’s, Hartwick’s Silent Assassin, and Reverse Marabou Leech’s.

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Rogue River Juicy Bug Fly Tying Video

Fall brings “half pounders” or one salt Steelhead into the Rogue River. Tony demonstrates how to tie a simple Juicy Bug pattern designed to catch these willing and exciting micro Steelhead. Feel free to use a single hook for the … Continue reading

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Green Butt Skunk Variation Fly Tying Video

In this video Tony ties a Green Butt Skunk variation. The flies design developed from wanting a “low water” tie with fast sinking qualities. You can certainly use a sinking tip with this pattern but a Scandi Head and a … Continue reading

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Steelhead October Caddis Wet Fly Tying Video

Fall Caddis are soon to be a key insect for anglers fly fishing for trout. Summer Steelhead, some that may have been in the river since May also dine on October Caddis. In this video Mike Brooks demonstrates how to … Continue reading

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Is Fall Fishing Here Yet?

It’s been hot lately and fishing has slowed a bit locally. Steelheading on the McKenzie and Willamette has been a first light endeavour and even then it’s been a bit tough. Trout fishing has been best in the evening with … Continue reading

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Shedlock Spider Fly Tying Video

We continue to work on our favorite late Summer and Fall Steelhead patterns. Mike Brooks shows off a fly he has caught fish with on the swing or dead drift. The fly has a combo “egg/October Caddis” representation that fish … Continue reading

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Silver Hilton Spider Fly Tying Video

Mike Brooks demonstrates how to tie a simple Silver Hilton Spider Summer Steelhead pattern. We like this pattern on the Willamette and Deschutes from July on through the Fall. Silver Hilton Spider Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H # 6 Thread: Danville 6/0 … Continue reading

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