Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

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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Shrimp Pink Steelhead Matuka Fly Tying Video

With little fanfare, this video offers a quick shot at Nicholas’ simplicity style of a very effective steelhead fly. This color hue is one that shows well in dark water, but I prefer to fish black in the lowest light … Continue reading

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Perfect Steelhead Stonefly Nymph – Great Lakes Pink

Steelhead eat nymphs. They just do. Whether by instinct or hunger or aggression or curiosity, they eat nymphs along with rocks sticks, leaves, feathers, Styrofoam, and eggs. Scrambled mostly, if I recall the research. Great lakes fly fishers are deep … Continue reading

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Purple Steelhead Matuka Fly Tying Video

The Matuka is a fly style that apparently originated in New Zealand, using a feather wing over the body, to imitate bait-fish. Take that bit of history with a grain of salt, because it is likely that cavemen and cave … Continue reading

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Starlight Leech 2012 Winter Steelhead Fly Tying Video

Al Bunell was a friend and fellow fly tier. A man of personal class and exquisite fly tying skill. One of Al’s specialty flies was the Starlight Leech. This is my version of Al’s fly. Al left us behind during … Continue reading

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Rubber Leg Nightmare Steelhead Jig Fly Tying Video

The Nightmare Jig has earned its place in steelhead history books. It is a secret – or not. It is super effective – or not. It is a must have fly – or not. No, I’m not being funny here, … 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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Wild and Scenic Rogue Half-pounder report

From Rogue River lunatic, Greg Hatten: Our annual trip to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue last weekend was particularly memorable this year. My son came out from Texas and brought a friend which added an extra element … Continue reading

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Klickitat River Fishing Report

Last week I hauled my box of ridiculous steelhead flies the Klickitat River in South Central Washington. A gauntlet of boats lined the sand bar on the mouth of the Klick, focusing on an introduced tribal coho fishery. We picked … Continue reading

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Steelhead will eat anything

Or so it would seem, based on the box of flies I’m packing for an upcoming trip to a summer steelhead river east of the Cascades. When tying steelhead flies, or really in life, there are only two rules. Rule … Continue reading

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Plummeting Steelhead Nymph Fly Tying Video

Prime Steelhead season has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. While we love to swing and skate flies for Steelhead, there are times when necessity calls and nymphing for them can be very effective. In this video Barrett demonstrates how to … Continue reading

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September Fly Fishing In BC

There’s bears in them-thar Hills! Yup. September 2011 found me on an adventure steelhead fishing in BC. Amazing. Completely unexpected. A passport purchased months ago for a not-to-be late spring trip came in handy when I found myself with two … Continue reading

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Willamette and McKenzie River Steelhead Report

Steelhead Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers has been very good despite a recent hot stint of weather. Over 21,000 Summer Steelhead have travelled over Willamette Falls. Cooler weather, fall shadows, and great water conditions point towards  outrageously good … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Steelhead: Current Report and Looking Ahead

It’s shaping up to be a good steelhead year on the Deschutes. In the past week, 6,000 to 8,000 steelhead a day have been making their way over the Dalles Dam on average, for a total of over 170,000 already … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette River Report/Fish Porn

Fishing remains very good with a variety of tactics and imitations. Cloudy weather has had fish looking up particularly well the past couple of days. Important bugs for the McKenzie, lower Willamette, and Middle Fork of the Willamette include Green … Continue reading

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