Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

Micro Polar Peril Fly Tying Video

The Micro Polar Peril is a Deschutes inspired Summer Steelhead Pattern. Fish it down and across on a floating line or short sink tip. Various color combinations using a floss body and Micro Polar Chenille look great. Using a Cautery … Continue reading

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Olive Garden Hackle Variant Fly Tying Video

In this video Tony Torrence ties his version of a Dec Hogan fly pattern called the Garden Hackle. The fly uses natural and very attainable materials that have “spey fly like” qualities. Tony demonstrates how to use a Dubbing whirler, … Continue reading

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Hot Head Summer Steelhead Tube Fly Tying Video

Summer Steelhead fishing has been excellent on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers of late. With our run size nearing 24,000 fish over Willamette Falls there are plenty of Steelhead around. One of our favorite and most effective fly styles the … Continue reading

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Local Steelheading is Red Hot

We have now exceeded last years run size for Summer Steelhead over Willamette Falls. The Willamette from Dexter Dam to the confluence of the McKenzie is fishing great for Summer Steelhead. Swing flies on floating lines and sink tips in … Continue reading

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Steelhead on the 4th of July

The head coach of the Utah Women’s Basketball Team, Anthony Levrets, was in my boat last year on July 5th chasing Steelhead. Both he and his wife Sarah grew up in Oregon, have family in the area, and visit our … Continue reading

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Steelhead Spawning in the Elwha

On the heels of yesterday’s sneak peek of DamNation comes word from the Seattle Times that steelhead have been spotted spawning in the previously inaccessible stretches of the Elwha River above the dam removal site. For the first time in … Continue reading

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Steelhead in Town

Greg Hatten who recently ran his drift boat down the Colorado, yes that’s the one with Lava Falls and giant rafts brings us this local report. You can see more about Greg’s journey down the Colorado here. Father & son … Continue reading

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Local Steelheading Heating Up

The Willamette and McKenzie Rivers have both dropped into near ideal shape for swinging flies for steelhead. Fish counts over Willamette Falls are off the charts. And new Sage ONE spey rods are beginning to trickle into the shop. The … Continue reading

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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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