Saturday Shoutout / Alignment 

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Join Eric Jackson on his search for alignment in British Columbia. What does it take for you to be completely aligned? For Eric Jackson, and a few others, it’s steelhead and snowboarding. In this beautiful short film Eric and his crew, including my good buddy Curtis...

Saturday Shoutout / Oregon Done

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50 fish in 50 states, like George Thorogood with a fly rod. I had the pleasure of fishing with Neil and Chris Thomas on the Deschutes. You couldn’t ask for a nicer or more enthusiastic couple of folks to share a run with. Neil and Chris...

Sunday Classic / For Steelhead, The Swing Is The Thing…Or Is It?

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WHEN SWINGING FLIES FOR STEELHEAD, HOW IMPORTANT IS MANAGING THAT SWING? It seems like a simple question. I know how I feel about it, but when you start talking to folks about it you get surprisingly different opinions. I've been told it doesn't matter and I've...

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...

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...