Category Archives: Steelhead

British Columbia’s Thompson River Steelhead . . . are doomed.

I’ve followed this steelhead disaster for a while now and watched it slip away into the abyss. You may or may not know that British Columbia’s Thompson River steelhead are regarded as one of the best races of metal on … Continue reading

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The Best Northwest Winter Steelhead Flies

I thought about putting this post together on my own, telling you which are my favorite Northwest winter steelhead flies, but it’s already been done, and done well at that, by the Fly Shop in Welches, Oregon. Most of the … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Turns On

Got some reports of late from Oregon’s legendary Deschutes, and although fishing can be hit or miss any day of the season, right now there are plenty of hits being had. One friend said he fished the mouth recently and … Continue reading

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Canadian Mines Threaten Southeast Alaska Salmon, Tourism and Tribal Resources

Just got this press release and thought I would share it with you. Southeast Alaska is dear to my heart, having served as my stomping grounds as a kid and, in fact, all the way through college, when I commercial … Continue reading

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Gill Net Restrictions on Lower Columbia Could Enhance All Inland Steelhead Fisheries

Cross your fingers on this one boys. If Washington approves changes in the lower Columbia gill net fisheries, many more steelhead will be allowed to swim upstream and enter a variety of famous waters, including the Deschutes, Klickitat, Grand Ronde, … Continue reading

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Oregon Votes Down Gill-Net Ban

Oregon voters shot down a ban that would have eliminated non-tribal gill-nets on the lower Columbia River and likely increased fish passage to all the alluring Columbia tributaries, including the Deschutes, Klickitat, Methow, Okanogan, Grand Ronde, Clearwater and Salmon rivers, … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Tyers Unite—New Vice Just For You

I have not used this vice, but the press release came across my bow yesterday and I thought you steelhead and salmon guys might like to be aware. I haven’t tied tube flies, but I’ve used a few and some … Continue reading

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Columbia River Steelhead Run to be Average in 2011

Note: Here’s a recent report as posted on Columbia Basin Bulletin. Recent years have provided record-breaking steelhead returns to the Columbia Basin tributaries, but 2011 isn’t expected to be as phenomenal as past years. In fact, it’s supposed to be

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Steelhead and Rainbows May Closer Than We Think

NOTE: I found this fascinating (and surprising) article on Columbia Basin Bulletin, which covers a lot of fish issues in the West. I’ve posted part of the article here. If you’d like to read more, and I suggest you do … Continue reading

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Skating for Steelhead 101

Peter Crow’s Go-To Steelhead Dry Natural inclination these days is to go with a variety of sink-tips to get your metalhead. I did that last year on Idaho’s Clearwater River and hooked four fish from one pool and then thought, … Continue reading

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