Big steelhead you say? That will usually get some attention from fishermen. Steelheading on the fly is one of the greatest challenges out there, but also offering one of the biggest rewards. Confidence is one of the most important factors of the steelheading game. As a flyfishing guide, I stress this to my clients from […]
The following is a handy list of things you need and also things that may make your time on the water more enjoyable.
Rod – Trout 3-6 wt rod, Lake Trout 5-6 wt rod, Steelhead 7-8 wt rod, Salmon 9-10 wt rod.
Reel – A drag […]
Salmon River – This is a small coastal stream north of Lincoln City. In the fall, large runs of Chinook and Coho Salmon are present. If you would like to fight “big” fish on a fly, then this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Coastal Chinook average from 25 to 45 pounds are […]
The Deschutes River, located in central Oregon, is renown as one of the best native trout streams in America. Summer steelhead and large rainbow trout provide an exciting challenge for the fly fisherman. Late spring and early summer you can enjoy the famous salmon fly hatch where the fish feed voraciously on these large insects. […]
On Sept. 17, I took off for Scarborough, Maine, to do some East Coast striper fishing. Excellent food and historic lodging was experienced at Higgins Beach Inn. The first afternoon of my fishing experience was to get a self taught lesson in casting heavily weighted flies with my 8wt Scott saltwater rod. I was watching […]
Smallmouth Bass – 5-7 wt. fly rods.
We use mostly nymphs and some top water poppers throughout the season. A floating line with a 9′ 4x to 3x or longer works well. Most of the nymph fishing is sight fishing. You will literally spot and target fish then watch them inhale your […]