Deschutes Steelhead Camp: Video

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Now is the time to book your trip to the Deschutes River. This trip is one of the funnest fishing opportunities you’re likely to find. Camping in style on the banks of the Deschutes River and chasing steelhead with a small group of good spirited anglers...



Burning Chrome 

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By Louis Cahill The sun never rises. Not today, at least not here on the Deschutes River. The light is an eerie yellow-orange. The air is hot and dry, and the wind is howling. It’s unsettling. You’d expect it to feel like fog or overcast but it...



Sunday Classic / Dreaming of Steelhead

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I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...



Swinging Tandem Flies For Steelhead

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By Louis Cahill Most anglers successfully fish teams of flies for trout. Why not for their anadromous cousins? I was introduced to this idea by a good friend who is one of the fishiest guys I know. When swinging traditional flies on a floating line he always...



Steelhead, Karma and the Art of Showing Up

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I know of no more mystifying fish than the steelhead. Everything about anadromous steelhead is a mystery. An esoteric exercise in chaos theory beginning with an inexplicable choice to swim to the ocean and ending with an equally mystifying decision to eat a swung fly. The...