Tag Archives: Steelhead

Tactics to Catch Steelhead on Bright Days

I was going to wait, and run this post later in July, but I’m starting to hear of some steelhead coming up for skaters on a few Columbia River tributaries and figured, Why not now? Here goes: A lot of … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing for Steelhead with Jeff Hickman on Oregon’s Clackamas River

There’s something that just feels right about fishing steelhead on broad and deep coastal rivers, under cedar and spruce canopies, with bald eagles winging overhead and mist blocking out the sun—for days at a time. That was the scene last … Continue reading

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Supernatural Steelhead Video

Thought all of you West Coast steelhead dudes would like to take a look at this. I love the scene where he’s swinging the tailout. Just looks perfect to me. I watch this short trailer and say, “Damn man, I … Continue reading

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Image of The Week: Shore Lunch Deschutes-Style

I took this shot in August while floating Oregon’s Deschutes River with fellow writer Chris Santella. When we stopped for lunch Santella put his final touch on our sandwiches, fresh blackberries from a nearby vine. After lunch I walked over … Continue reading

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Steelhead Exhibit at the Burke Museum, Seattle

I wish I’d been made aware of this exhibit before they set it up so I could have had my Father, Fred, contribute his work, and so I could have contributed an image or two of mine. The Burke is … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Oregon’s Lower Deschutes Canyon for Steelhead

Back from a mini trip to the Deschutes River canyon in Oregon that lasted just three days (five with driving time built in). The thing is, it felt like a good, long trip. Maybe that’s because we started our trip … Continue reading

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Memories from Haida Gwaii

Thought I’d throw a little Monday morning photographic love your way and share some images from paradise. See, it’s February now, and in the Pacific Northwest that means the best steelhead of the year are about to arrive—native winter slabs … 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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Idaho’s Clearwater River and steelhead

GT gets blanked on the big river Err. Steelhead. I had a pretty good run of luck on the Clearwater until last year when I hooked three or four fish and never beached one. Prior to that I think I’d … Continue reading

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Troy Letherman fishless in Alaska

First Cast F+G ninjas, absinthe dreams, and our man Letherman stomping around southeast Alaska by Troy Letherman The milk-run from Anchorage, a rental car of marginal utility, the year’s first Rainier in cold packs behind the seat. Wrong turns down … Continue reading

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