Written by: Chuck Hawkins, Hawkins Outfitters
These five patterns will help you fish through the three-stage early season.
Photo by Chuck Hawkins
Most fly anglers eagerly await the start of the spring steelhead run. Here what I believe are the top five spring steelhead flies and when to use them. Any list of the top five steelhead flies for spring. . .
Do you ever wonder why fly anglers fish for steelhead in riffles? Or why we fish pools and other slow-water habitats for coho salmon? Most anglers would just say, “because that’s where they are, duh.”
Do you want to catch more Great Lakes steelhead? The folks at Mad River Outfitters, in Columbus, Ohio, are here to help. Guide Josh McQueen breaks down his top five steelheading tips–from proper presentation, to dressing appropriately to being . . .
Catching steelies on the swing is the name of the game in Chuck’s boat…
Photo courtesy Chuck Hawkins
This week, I interview Chuck Hawkins, one of the most experienced Great Lakes steelhead guides, who also travels the world in search of trout and other species. He’s a former Trout Bum of the . . .
Do you like to “huck mega” as soon as you get out on the water with your two-hander? Then you may be missing your best chance at a fish according to guide Stuart Warren of Ashland Fly Shop. In this great video, he explains the value of starting short . . .
Many steelhead anglers consider swinging flies the ultimate way to catch these silver rockets, and more and more Great Lakes anglers are adopting the technique. Here are two great how-to . . .
Since most of us practice catch-and-release with wild fish, one might argue that the most important part of a fishing trip–other than actually catching something–is the photograph. And it ensures my wife believes that I actually catch something, . . .
You can still catch big steelies in low water.
Photo by Mike Daley
It’s a beautiful time of year on the Lake Erie tributaries. But low, clear water can scare many anglers away, as these conditions can produce spooky steelhead that will run for the hills the. . .
This week, my guest is noted steelhead angler and scientist John McMillen of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. John’s fascinating discussion of why steelhead do what they do (and the challenges they face) held me in absolute fascination. I am sure you’ll . . .
Written by: Dave Stewart, Wet Fly Swing
This winter steelhead was caught on a nymphing setup.
Photo by Dave Stewart
Have you been thinking about getting into steelhead fishing, but are not sure where to start? Maybe you have been out a time or two but weren’t quite successful. You’ve probably. . .