Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

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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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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