Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

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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The Winter Steelheader – By April Vokey

With frosted edges and delicate tips, it landed on my nose before softening and disappearing into the warmth of my skin. It was winter in western Canada and the trees were awaiting their new dress. They stood naked and bare, … Continue reading

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