Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

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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Summer steelhead heating up around Eugene

Summer steelhead fishing is picking up on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers near Eugene. Here are a couple of new videos from our buddy Greg Hatten:

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“Enhanced” Larimer Bunny Tube Fly Tying Video

Summer Steelhead season is upon us. Time to restock your tube fly boxes. Use Jay’s version of a Bunny Tube fly for a basis in tying Summer Steelhead Tube patterns. Enhanced Larimer Bunny Tube Fly Tube: Pro Tube Micro Tube … Continue reading

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Summer Steelhead coming: May numbers at Willamette Falls

Check out run counts for summer steelhead and spring chinook. A little over six thousand summer steelhead have come over Willamette Falls since May 22nd. That’s about half as many as had come last year by this time, but still … Continue reading

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Silvey’s Tandem Tube Fly Tying Video

We gave this fly two videos. Part one shows how to tie the rear tube of the Tandem Tube style fly and part one finishes the relatively quick and easy tube fly portion. Silvey’s Tandem Tube fly and related patterns … Continue reading

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McKenzie Steelhead on three weights

Report from Mike Bellmore: Son in law (Jered) and I have been busy floating the river and tagging trout. As everyone knows, the water has been high and cold for much of our spring season. We haven’t experienced a red … Continue reading

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This smolt looks really … weird

Earlier this week trout tagger extrordinaire Scott Kinney and I hit the lower Mckenzie trout population study area between Hendricks and Bellinger. It was the first time that I’ve fished the lower river since the high water levels of spring … Continue reading

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Pro Tube Popsicle Tube Fly Video

Jay Nicholas ties a versatile and simple tube fly pattern using Pro Tube Fly Systems components and Hareline Fly Tying Materials. The Popcicle tube fly can be adapted in both size and color to targeted species.

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