Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Steelhead on the Grande Ronde – By Mike McCune

I’ll never forget that first drive down into the canyon of the Grande Ronde. With the odor of hot brakes warning me to shift to low range, I came around yet another switchback and finally saw a river. I specifically … Continue reading

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Some Fish I Fear – By April Vokey

There are some casts that aren’t supposed to be pretty. In June, when freshet floods the west’s glacial-fed rivers, raging water molests shore bushes and determined anglers are forced to stumble and “ninja wade” through aggressive brown currents, uprooted logs … Continue reading

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Depth of Presentation – By Scott O’Donnell

When I’m swinging a fly for steelhead my mind is fully consumed with the image of where my fly is and what it’s doing. How deep is it? Is it sinking, rising up, or holding its depth? I try to … Continue reading

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Situational Rods – By Mike McCune

Many years ago while fishing a Northern California estuary for kings, I found myself changing the shooting head sink rate for what seemed to me the four hundred and seventy third time that day.

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British Columbia Steelhead – By April Vokey

It wasn’t until I started fishing (during the struggles and interesting phase of my mid-teens) that I truly understood just how lucky I was to have been born and raised in British Columbia. I knew the obvious; our mountains are … Continue reading

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Downtime – By Scott O’Donnel

Normally when you hear the word “downtime” it means something good. Something relaxing. You might hear, “Hey, I’ve got some downtime, I’m going to sit on the porch and have a brew.” You may have used the word yourself when … Continue reading

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