Tag Archives: fly-fishing for steelhead

An “Eco Rock Opera” Seeks to Raise Awareness About the Plight of Wild Steelhead


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Catch & Release Band–Keith Carlson, Doug Mateer, Chris Santella and Sloan Morris–on the Deschutes River.
Photo via http://steelhead-communications.com

Chris Santella is a pretty big name in the world of fly fishing, as the author and editor of many books–including Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die and The Tug is the Drug–and a regular . . .

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Photos: Swinging for Holiday Steel


Kubie’s first fish was a colored-up buck that struck in a tailout.
Photo by Sam Brown

Last week, my brother Sam and I set off for New York’s Salmon River on our annual pilgrimage to get in the holiday spirit by chasing steelhead with our Spey rods. The water was low and a bit . . .

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Understanding the Lure of Pacific Northwest Steelhead

Written by: Dan Gracia, Orvis Sporting Traditions Specialist


Four-salt fish, found in British Columbia, are the kings of the steelhead world.
Photo courtesy Moose Lake Lodge

Throughout most of the Pacific Northwest, steelhead young spend a year in their native rivers before they smolt and head out to sea. This smolting process is the changing of the. . .

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Photo and Story: A Summer Steelhead on a Mouse Pattern


Written by: Phil Monahan

Baptiste had come a long way to catch such a stunning fish on a mouse pattern.
Photo by Devon Carr

As fly fishers, we often believe that we deserve a fish. Perhaps you deserve that fish because you made so many great casts and drifts. or you believe that your bad luck is due to run out. This . . .

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