Classic Pro Tips: Nymphing vs Swinging for Steelhead

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 heard about the two main strategies for steelhead fly fishing: nymphing . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 10.13.21

As most anglers know by now, it was a tough year for anglers and trout in Montana. Soaring temperatures and low water made for difficult conditions, and most guides and fly fishers went out of their way to ensure that they treated trout as carefully as . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish a Short Run with a Long Rod

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 . . .

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Podcast: Secrets of the Salmon River

New York State’s Salmon River is one of those places you either love or hate —and some of us love and hate it at the same time. It’s an amazing resource, with large quantities of high-quality steelhead and salmon that are often . . .

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Pro Tips: Top Five Flies for Spring Great Lakes Steelhead

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. . .

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