The River Is Full Of Want

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By Louis Cahill "I DON'T DESERVE THAT FISH. I DON'T DESERVE THIS DAY ON THIS BEAUTIFUL RIVER. I DON'T DESERVE TO FISH WITH THESE GOOD MEN." I wade out into the rushing water of the Dean, farther than I should. The cold of the water grabs me...



A Little Chrome Tail

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There's nothing like a little chrome tail to start this day! What a beautiful bright steelhead courtesy of my buddy Jeff Hickman. The bright chrome strips in the tail tell the story. This is a fresh fish, straight from the salt. ...



The Deschutes River Steelhead Camp, Sept 14-16 & 16-18 2020

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If you are like me you’re ready to stop thinking about catching Covid 19 and start catching steelhead. If you are concerned about the current situation spilling over to Sept, skip to the end of this article and read the cancelations section. Sept 14-16 & 16-18 2020 The...



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...



Swing For The Fence On Every Cast

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By Louis Cahill After four days swinging flies in dirty water without a pull it's easy to lose faith. I faced some pretty tough conditions on a recent trip to the Dean River in British Columbia. Heavy rain turned the river into a raging mess of mud...