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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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How to Choose Your First Spey Rod – by Jeff Putnam

One of the most common questions that my clients ask me is, what weight spey rod should I get to get started?  Since a spey rod outfit is not cheap, a little understanding of the lines used will prevent you … Continue reading

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The Experience – by Rob Parkins

I caught the Steelhead of my dreams back in March. Not huge by some anglers measures, he was dime bright, around 38” and fat as can be. Zack said he was 18 pounds. Caught within sight of the ocean and … Continue reading

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In search of a Sustut “20” by Pete Humphreys

A 20lb steelhead is a special fish and the benchmark for a giant. A 30lb fish is the stuff of legends but three tributaries of the Skeena system in British Columbia can boost the opportunity to tie into one of … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead, by Simon Gawesworth

Deschutes – October 2013 Where: Deschutes – Around Maupin When: 11th and 12th October Who: Simon Gawesworth & Stephen Roberts Species: Steelhead

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