Tag Archives: Steelhead

Making the Most of It – by April Vokey

My first guiding job was hardly glamorous. A sturgeon and Pacific salmon guide on the Fraser river, I spent my summer mornings motoring through swirling back-eddies, and gaffing floating, rotten salmon. I cringed at the soft, furry flesh that tore … Continue reading

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RIO’s InTouch Salmo/Steelhead Line Meets Anglers Demands

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (April 2016) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, announces the new InTouch Salmo/Steelhead line – designed and built to satisfy the demands of fly fishers targeting these large anadromous species. The line … Continue reading

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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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