Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Making the Most of It – by April Vokey

My first guiding job was hardly glamorous. A sturgeon and Pacific salmon guide on the Fraser river, I spent my summer mornings motoring through swirling back-eddies, and gaffing floating, rotten salmon. I cringed at the soft, furry flesh that tore … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead, the Journey – by Jason Hartwick

If there is one season I look forward to every year, it has to be Winter. Might sound crazy to most, but it’s the time of year I want to be outside and fishing on the coast. Winter brings life … Continue reading

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Spey Casting From A Boat – by Pete Humphreys

Michigan is blessed with a maze of crystal streams and rivers that etch their way across the state and into the Great Lakes. We have a prolific run of dime bright, feisty steelhead that eagerly snap at our swung flies, … Continue reading

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Winter Steelheading. Skagit or Scandi? – by Jeff Putnam

Winter Steelhead fishing often occurs during rainy months when rivers are flowing at increased levels and usually a bit off color. These conditions call for larger flies and more massive lines such as a Skagit head to deliver them to … Continue reading

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Windows of Opportunity – by Barry Beck

It’s an unusually warm December day on this small Lake Erie tributary. My friend and guide, Paul Jacobs, cautiously approaches the tail end of a small pool. He stands heron still, watches and waits. Soon his posture changes as he … Continue reading

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Five Facts About Steelhead – by April Vokey

Several years ago I spoke with steelhead expert/biologist Bill McMillan while collecting data for a column I was writing. I recently stumbled upon the article in my folders and thought it would be worthwhile to share… Five steelhead facts worth … Continue reading

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