Dreaming of Steelhead

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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 my favorite part) in Colorado's Black Canyon. If you're not a steelheader,...

Sunday Classic / Crazy Water on the Dean

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THIS VIDEO IS FROM A TRIP SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I recently saw a very different Dean River. The river was as low as I've ever seen it at the end of this June. The fishing was still great and you will be reading more about that...

Careful What You Ask For

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All fish are not created equal. It's funny how what we want out of fly fishing changes over the years. We've all heard the story, I want to catch a fish, I want to catch a lot of fish, I want to catch a big fish......

Dean River Chinook

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By Jeff Hickman IT'S TIME FOR THE BIG BOYS. With the rapidly increasing popularity of Spey fishing, targeting Chinook salmon has also recently become hot. These large powerful anadromous fish have always been attractive to fly fishers in areas with strong populations. But with modern spey...

You Can Be In The 10% Of Steelheaders Who Catch 90% Of The Fish

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YOU'VE HEARD THE OLD ADAGE; 10% OF THE FISHERMEN CATCH 90% OF THE FISH. I had a client ask me just the other day if I believed in that. "Absolutely" was my response. He then asked how many days would he have to spend with me...