sharpen your hook
Do you sharpen your hook on a regular basis?   A fish's mouth is hard and tough.  Although steelhead often hit like a freight train, they can also take super subtly.  Just as light as a tip-tap is sometimes all you feel.  Take a look at Tip #1 here for clarification. A sharp hook can mean the difference between just getting...
fly fishing terminology
“Hey (in a super quiet voice)...... I think I just had a TIP.” I make sure to not move a step and put the same exact cast back on the fish. It swings slowly across the river and then……. another TAP. “shhhhhit! I just had a tap”, as I quietly mention to my buddy fishing 100 meters downstream. Again -...
open clinch knot
The open clinch knot has probably helped me hook more fish than any other knot.  Super simple to tie and strong, the open clinch knot does two big things - It gives your fly more action and keeps your fly from getting tangled up. Click on the video below to see how the knot is easily tied.  The big trick...
Hang Down
  There's no question, one of the best, and easiest, tips I could ever give you for hooking steelhead is called the Hang Down.  This is how it works - After you cast and swing your fly through the run, your fly will be "hanging down" below you.  Make sure to let the fly sit there for 3 or 5...
steelhead flies
I stopped by a local fly shop last week to BS a bit and look at some of their steelhead flies. One of the things that really struck me were the prices - $4.50 per fly and more. I’ve never thought that much about prices because I've tied flies for most of my life and grew up around a fly shop. But...
fly fishing for trout
Our first ever guest post for the Steelhead Success Story Series comes, appropriately from, my dad.  He has a great story about fly fishing for trout and a lesson learned about fly choice and technique.  Doug Stewart also has a blog at FlyFishingwithDougStewart.com. If you want to listen to the interview I did with him just click here and enjoy. He...
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