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. . .
Roy Wheeldon, of Fly Fishing Fantasies, has put up some old video that offers a great look at sight-fishing for steelhead in clear water. This is a long way from working a pool or a run blindly. The quality of the video isn’t so great, but the action captured is very cool.
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. . .
Northern British Columbia is a land of beautiful forested valleys and peaks. All photos by Paul Moinester
Editor’s Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. He has been posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey: . . .
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. . .
Tom admires a fine Lake St. Clair smallmouth caught in fairly cold water. Photo courtesy JP DeRose, Breaking Boundaries
Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .
This week, it’s all about steelhead, or at least mostly about steelhead. Besides the main topicdead-drifting vs. the swing for steelheadwe talk about such varied subjects as overlining rods, matching a rod to a fish size, dressing dry flies, the. . .
In this classic episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast (from 2010), I offer three tips for fly fishing for steelhead, dealing with location, timing and, presentation. Since it is not as important, I threw in half a tip on tackle. As you’ll hear, this was the early days of this. . .
Shane Anderson’s competitive skiing career came to an end after a bad crash, and he was looking for something to channel his energies and passions into. He began fishing for steelhead around his Pacific Northwest home, and he soon realized that the wild stocks were in danger. So he set out to do something about it: . . .