Steelhead Success Story and a Broken Rod

I had no business being out there. The sun, despite its spring like warmth, had yet to begin melting away winter snow, but enticed me out of my winter slumber in search of open water steelhead fishing. More specifically in search of steelhead; steelhead that had been cooped up in small river holes for as [Read More…]

Fly Tying Video: The Beats Me Steelhead Fly

I demonstrate how to tie the “Beats Me” steelhead fly and discuss where this pattern originated.  The beats me came to me from Craig at dclann.com who is a Clearwater River steelhead expert. This pattern is great for summer steelhead or anytime you need a sparse fly with a little color contrast.  Let’s get into [Read More…]

4 Resources on Anchor Placement for Spey Casting

I heard from a reader just yesterday on a common struggle that many of us have with spey casting, anchor placement.  I wanted to take a few minutes to start a post that hopefully helps shed a little light on how you might get more consistent with this technique. I will continue to update this [Read More…]

Steelhead Success Stories

Steelhead Success Story and a Broken Rod

I had no business being out there. The sun, despite its spring like warmth, had yet to begin melting away winter snow, but enticed me out of my winter slumber in search of open water steelhead fishing. More specifically in search of steelhead; steelhead that had been cooped up in small river holes for as [Read More…]

The Greatest Fly Fishing Experience of My Life

  The explosion of the rod and reel in my left hand brought my heart into my throat. It was just the beginning of the greatest fishing experience of my life. The canyon walls towered above on a typically cool November day on the Deschutes River. It was nearing the Magic-Hour, and I was set [Read More…]

I lost 13 Steelhead, Now What?

I’ve got another amazing first steelhead fishing story from Chris this week.   There’s a great reminder for all of us who steelhead fish, and for life in general – The only way to Fail is to Quit.  Take it away Chris! Landing a fly-caught steelhead on the Deschutes River was a rite of passage [Read More…]

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