Classic Pro Tips: The Keys to Low-Water Steelhead


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. . .

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Podcast: The Secret Life of Steelhead, with John McMillan

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 . . .

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Photos: An Amazing First-Time Steelhead

A couple weeks ago, a father hired me to guide him, his wife, his daughter, and her husband. The father and mother had fished 30 years ago, and the the other couple had never picked up a rod before. At this point in the season, I had planned to take them. . .

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Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Video: Giant Olympic Peninsula Steelhead
Author Phil MonahanPosted on April 17, 2019Categories Fly Fishing
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Here’s the second installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle. In this video, they chase wild steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, near Forks, Washington. Fishing with Orvis-endorsed guide service Chrome Chasers, they seem . . .

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Classic Podcast: Advanced Steelhead Tips with Damon Newpher


Damon shows of a fine steelie from a Lake Erie trib.
Photo via Facebook

This week’s podcast is 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 . . .

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Photos and Story: A DIY Trip for Alaskan Chrome


The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends.
Photos by Mario Guel

Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .

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Photo and Story: A Summer Steelhead on a Mouse Pattern


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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