After a few months now making connections with many amazing people online and offline, I’m ready to post an article that pays respect to everyone through this epic fly fishing round-up post.
I’ve been asking a lot of questions over the last few months and been trying to provide huge value to you every day. This post is a summary of the connections and resources I have curated and created.
I have some results to share with you as well………
First, to the question, what is the best steelhead resource for people just getting started in steelhead fly fishing? I’ll answer that below and let you know a few of the people I reached out to along the way.
Secondly, I have been talking to and connecting with a bunch of other people and want to share a few of those connections I have made. Not on the list? Hey, just click here and introduce yourself.
Thirdly, I have been linking out, in my articles, to another group of great people and want to show my appreciation and connect you with them.
Fourthly……. Yes, forthly. I wanted to show you another popular section – Fly Fishing Tip of the Day. You can find a summary of these at the bottom of this post.
So, as you can see, there are going to be a bunch of shout-outs here. Shout-outs that I think will help you become a better fisherman. If I’ve been able to connect with these folks, chances are you can to. Let’s get started!
Oh, yeah and before I get started – here’s a link to the new expert fly fishing interview series.
The Best Steelhead Resource
I’ve been reaching out to experts in steelhead fly fishing and asking them what is one resource you would recommend for someone just getting started with steelhead fishing. One book, video or online resource that would be huge for someone just getting into steelheading. The answer…….?
Passion for Steelhead by Dec Hogan was the #1 recommended resource from the majority of people I talked to.
There were a few other books, videos or online resources that made the top 5, but none more frequently than Passion for Steelhead.
Other books, videos or online resources that made the list:
- Steelhead Fly Fishing by Trey Combs
- The Essence of Flycasting by Mel Krieger
- Steelhead to a Fly by Clark C. Van Fleet
- Fisherman’s Fall by Roderick Haig-Brown
- Classic steelhead flies by John Shewey
- Complete Steelheader by John Larison
- Introduction to Speycasting by John and Amy Hazel
- Skagit Master Series DVD’s by Jeff Mishler, et al.
- Big Stick Forum
- Spey Pages
- Steelhead Dreams by Matt Supinski
- Greased Line Fly Fishing by Jock Scott
- RIO Modern Spey Casting DVD Series
I wanted to provide a short list of some of the great people I talked to who provided their recommended resources. All of these people took a little time out of their day to respond and I appreciate that very much.
Special Fly Fishing Connections
Now that I have laid out one of the best resources you can read – A Passion for Steelhead – You should be ready to see some other great resources – THE PEOPLE THAT PROVIDED CONTENT AND INSPIRATION FOR ME!
Here’s a list of my recent articles written and links to sites that provided information.
Curated Fly Fishing Resources
- Steve Rajeff
- RIO on Choosing a Line
- Henrik Mortensen Scandi Video
Other people I connecte with along the way:
I’ve had a really popular section on the blog recently – Fly Fishing Tip of the Day. I’ve included a round-up of a few of those posts below to give you a flavor. What do you think? Would you like more? Click on the link at the bottom to get them delivered to your inbox.
Fly Fishing Tips of the Day
- The Hang Down
- The Open Clinch Knot
- Bow to the Fish
- The Shock Loop
- Sharpen Your Hook
- Tape Your Spey
- Quit False Casting
- Smaller Fly Patterns
- Wind Knots and Cracks
- Add a Little Flash
- Mend the Line
Epic Fly Fishing Conclusion
So, how do I go about concluding a post like this? I could give you a call to action or remind you how to get this information delivered directly to you? For this epic fly fishing round-up post though……
I’m just going to say THANK YOU! Thank you for saying hi, for leaving a message, for commenting and for a social share. Thank you for spending a little time with me at this new place that I call home.
I really hope that this site is something that you can call an EPIC FLY FISHING resource for you down the line. It’s new and fresh now so, I’ve still got a lot of work to do! So, I’m going to have to get back to it now. CHEERS – DAVE