Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Dry Fly Steelhead, By Lani Waller

The “down and across” wet fly for steelhead is technically more difficult than a dry fly presentation, but nothing surpasses the excitement of a steelhead rising to and through the surface film to take a floating pattern. There are a … Continue reading

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The Seventh Season, By Scott O’Donnell

For me there seems to be seven seasons annually. There’s winter at my home on the Oregon coast, my off-season, where I love to hunt waterfowl and fish for bright winter run steelhead when the rivers are right for the … Continue reading

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Ryabaga Home Pool, By Barry Beck

I heard the Russian dive bombers long before I saw them. Peering out from beneath my covers I looked up and there they were. The two mosquitos had to be on steroids and the little monsters were hovering above my … Continue reading

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The Sugar Pop, By April Vokey

I first started tying the Sugar Pop almost ten years ago while sitting around a table of men in a small hostel on the Thompson River in British Columbia. Amongst a table of black and dark purple feathers, I decided … Continue reading

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Tips on Fly Fishing Tips, Part 1 – By Mike McCune

My steelhead beginnings were reasonably simple. I started out with a 9 foot 9 weight fiberglass rod, a click and pawl reel, and a Hi-D shooting head bolted on to monofilament shooting line with a clinch knot. Depth was achieved … Continue reading

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Eat to Landed – By Scott O’Donnell

Eat, bite, chew, nibble, pluck, pull, yank, take, tug, grab, ripped, slammed, hammered – whatever you want to call it, when you’re swinging a fly for steelhead you’re lucky to get a couple of them in a full day of … Continue reading

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