Video: The Real Steelheading Experience

When trying to think of a series like this, we envisioned the most important aspects of successful guided days–those things that we see day to day out on the water. We hope that, whether you’re a newbie fishing the Deschutes on . . .

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Video: How to Fish a New Steelhead Run

There are few things more exciting than discovering new water and the anticipation that goes with stepping in for the first time. But before you go charging in, scan the run and make a game plan. It’s easy to step on a fish, skip a prime lie, or get fixated . . .

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Video: How to Swing for Steelhead Like the Pros

A fly rod is a highly specialized tool that requires your constant input to preform its best. Throughout your swing, there are things that you can do that can elevate you to “fishy” status. One of the most important considerations is rod position. During the . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Advanced Mending Techniques for More Fish

Fly fishing offers some inherent challenges brought on by the effects of moving water on our fly line. One of the most important considerations is how to manipulate the line to achieve the presentation you want. We’ve previous covered “Mending . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Properly Net a Big Fish

It’s your biggest steelhead yet on the line, and to say you’re revved-up is a serious understatement. All the things that could wrong are pouring through your head. What should you do now? Answer: Listen to the person with net. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Target Steelhead Around Boulders

One of the most important considerations for locating steelhead is finding structure. Sure, you see fish sitting out in the middle of pea gravel flats all the time, but that does nothing to narrow down your efforts. Instead, look for the obvious stuff when . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Using the Herringbone Technique

A lot of times, there are good seams on both sides of a river. Instead of just making a long cast to the opposite bank and swinging across the whole river, try casting and swinging in both directions where possible. Called herringboning, this presentation . . .

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