Written by: Leland Miyawaki, former Fishing Manager at Orvis Bellevue (WA)
The author with a beautiful, bright Pacific Northwest steelhead. Photo courtesy Leland Miyawaki
Skagit, Hoh, Sol Duc, Grande Ronde, Clearwater, Dean, Thompson, Skeena—all names that conjure up visions of big, bright, chrome steelhead. Big fish caught on the swing: Nothing comes close to releasing a fly fisher’s adrenaline as. . .
Young Holden Daughton with a Salmon River steelhead. Photo by Tim Daughton
It’s a beautiful time of year on the Lake Erie tributaries. The leaves have turned, the light shimmers on the rocks as the water distorts its reflections, and there is no one out on the streams! Low, clear water can scare many anglers away, as these. . .
We’ve posted several videos on this subject, but it’s always fun to see a new one. (Does that make me a sadist?) What’s important is the that the technique works, so it’s worth taking a refresher course. Here, Iowan Michael Chilton, of. . .
Trout fishers who want to test themselves against salmon and steelhead are faced with a whole new range of flies, so what should you do? Your best bet is to do some research about the best patterns for. . .
We are so accustomed to watching the brilliant tying videos from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions every Wednesday that it’s easy to forget what a twisted sense of humor the man has. (Anyone remember his proctologically inspired “Why I Need a Sling Pack” video?) Well, this week’s tip features. . .
When you’re choosing a leader for your upcoming fishing trip, how do you know what size to get? This is a question I hear a lot, so we shot this video for the https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/. I hope you. . .
To be a really effective fly fisherman, you have to be ready and able to make adjustments to your rigging to match the conditions or the kinds of flies you’re using. If you fish with a knotless, tapered leader and want to change tippet size, you don’t need a new leader. Instead, you can. . .