The Skwala stonefly hatch may be one of the most anticipated of the year in the West and Northwest. Perhaps it’s because we’ve only recently brushed the snow off our coats and chipped ice out of our drift boats. Or maybe . . .
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 . . .
Fall is a time when many anglers get excited about casting big, meaty flies to trout that are gorging before the long winter. Here’s a very useful video from Sean Visintainer of Washington’s Silver . . .
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 . . .
Written by: Chuck Coolidge
The author with a Yakima rainbow on a cold November day.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge
What do you do when you’re upland bird hunting in Washington State but need to give the dogs a rest (this applies to your feet as well as the actual animals)? It’s an easy solution. Drive twenty minutes to the Yakima River, and experience the same amazing . . .
A native Montanan, KynsLee has built her life around fly-fishing for a variety of species.
Photo by PNW Guide Service
KynsLee Scott (“Kyns” to her friends) is an instructor and guide for Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana. She’s also the Owner/Outfitter of KS Steelhead Guide Service in . . .
Stefan Woodruff shows off a sweet steelhead.
Photo via Facebook
In this podcast Stefan Woodruff—senior guide with Ellensburg Angler in Washington State—reveals (some of) his secrets for catching steelhead, plus an overview of the steelhead . . .
Written by: Stefan Woodruff, Ellensburg Angler
Winter fishing in the PNW involves going tiny with midges or going big with streamers.
Photo courtesy Ellensburg Angler
For most, winter fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest revolves around one species: winter steelhead. And while chasing chrome-bright fish in swollen coastal rivers can be a challenging and . . .
Here’s the latest killer video from Todd Moen, of Catch Magazine, featuring angler Jennifer Mitchell casting poppers on “a top-secret bass-filled, desert ditch loaded with hungry. . .
Dan Nolten shows off a huge rainbow from eastern Washington.
Photo courtesy Dan Nolten
Our Fourth of July Made-in-the-USA Giveaway received more than 12,000 entries, and when I hit the button to reveal the randomly selected winner this morning, the name that popped out was. . .