Switch Rods for Steelhead

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OK, I admit it. I’ve been all about steelhead lately. Can you blame me? Steelhead are addictive and they ruin some guys but so far I’m resisting the urge to move into a shack on a river in the Pacific North West and instead I’m...

Steelhead Your Face

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  I didn’t see a Sasquach on my trip to Oregon but I did get a glimpse of the reclusive Horatio Nailknot. He walked with a distinctive lopping gate and carried this unique custom engraved Hardy reel. It features some Oregon scenery along with the...

Working a Steelhead

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I had the opportunity to watch my friend Jeff Hickman work a shy Steelhead the other day and his effort was exemplary. Swinging flies for winter steelhead is a game of numbers, very small numbers. It's a given when chasing winter fish that there may be...

There’s One Born Every Minute

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They told me these Oregon steelhead were different. I’m not sure I like it. All I can say is I must be the worlds best sucker fisherman. I thought I’d done something when I caught them on dry flies but now I see that swinging...

The Cajun Spey Waltz

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Snow is blowing in around the corners of my glasses and forty degree water is slowly making its way into my waders. I haven't seen the sun for several days and the river is full of chrome bright steelhead. It doesn't feel much like Louisiana. Never...