Saturday Shoutout / Winter Run

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This video has me fired up for some winter steelhead. Winter steelheading is the undiscovered territory of the soul, the place where your doubts, your insecurities and just maybe your greatest joy goes to hide. It will make you question your resolve and your sanity. When...

Keeping Your Head Straight Catches Steelhead

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I just got back from hosting two groups of anglers on this year’s Deschutes River Steelhead Camp. This trip is always a highlight of my year. Because it’s just so much fun and because there is nothing I love more than swinging flies for steelhead. Camping...

How Steelhead Rely On Rainbow Trout To Survive

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The relationship between Steelhead and resident rainbow trout is one of the most fascinating in nature. There is, of course, a huge argument between anglers over the nature of steelhead and trout, which brings with it a fair amount of animosity. The fish themselves, however, apparently...

Saturday Shoutout / Single Hand Skaters

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I don’t know of anything cooler than catching a steelhead on a swung dry fly. Dillon Rento and Sterling Dillingha make it look pretty easy in this beautifully shot video by Tyler Orton and Curtis Ciszek, sourced from The Amberjack Journal. It’s pretty cool to watch...

Saturday Shoutout / That Smell

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Ever wander what happened to your favorite river? This beautifully written story By Bill Herzog may tell you. Writing for Wild Steelheaders United, Bill tells a story of the good old days on the Nisqually and Skagit, and takes some responsibility for what went wrong. A...