Classic Podcast: Advanced Steelhead Tips with Damon Newpher

This week’s podcast is a classic, from 2016, on Great Lakes steelhead fishing, in particular the tributaries to Lake Erie. Damon Newpher, longtime Orvis-endorsed guide, offers advanced tips on some of the techniques he uses, which should work on all Great Lakes tribs. You might be surprised to learn that he uses a dry/dropper rig and nymph rigs, and of course he’s got a few tricks for swinging flies.

In the Fly Box, we tackle questions about fishing nymphs deep in weedy waters, drift boat anchors, how to cast a large fly on a relatively light rod, migrating trout, fishing near redds, weed guards on flies, cigarette smoke and trout, and the dreaded Mop Fly.

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Damon shows of a fine steelie from a Lake Erie trib.
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3 thoughts on “Classic Podcast: Advanced Steelhead Tips with Damon Newpher”

  1. Phil, is there a glitch with podcast app? It’s suddenly not working on my iPhone. I’ve re-downloaded the app and podcast but when I hit play, the app goes to the podcast for a fraction of a second before returning to the “play” screen. This now happening with all the podcasts I’ve downloaded. Anyone advice?


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