Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .
This week, it’s all about steelhead, or at least mostly about steelhead. Besides the main topicdead-drifting vs. the swing for steelheadwe talk about such varied subjects as overlining rods, matching a rod to a fish size, dressing dry flies, the. . .
[Editor’s Note: With steelhead season coming into full swing, it seemed a good time to reacquaint folks with the species in all its glory.]
Anglers throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes region have developed distinct fly-fishing cultures around fall and winter steelhead runs—some anglers dedicated to. . .
Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
Our office manager/guide Kim Lawson and I found some time to take a road trip to upstate New York in search of some steelhead. It is a trip we have been meaning to do for several years now, so we hopped in our campervan and headed up to Oak Orchard Creek in western. . .
In this classic episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast (from 2010), I offer three tips for fly fishing for steelhead, dealing with location, timing and, presentation. Since it is not as important, I threw in half a tip on tackle. As you’ll hear, this was the early days of this. . .
Shane Anderson’s competitive skiing career came to an end after a bad crash, and he was looking for something to channel his energies and passions into. He began fishing for steelhead around his Pacific Northwest home, and he soon realized that the wild stocks were in danger. So he set out to do something about it: . . .
Written by: Paul Moinester
[Editor’s Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. (Check out his introductory post here.) He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey.]
When it comes to catching steelhead, I don’t know much. What I know is that a steely resolve as tough as the fish you’re pursuing is paramount. And a willingness to stand in the pouring rain, waste deep in frigid water, swinging flies for hours and days on end without so much as a. . .