Posts Tagged ‘Steelhead’

Book Review by Vern-o “Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead”

Book Review by Vern-o “Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead”

With the hint of fall in the air, what better time to brush up on our quest for Great Lakes steelhead than with a review of Rick Kustich’s book. Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead is a sort of follow up book to Rick and Jerry Kustich’s 1999 book Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead.

Hatches Theater- Silver lining, Blue Nights, and Steelhead Plight

Hatches Theater- Silver lining, Blue Nights, and Steelhead Plight

Check out the continued fight to protect Key West harbor and wild american steehead, and a cold night on the Blue river.

Silver Glödhäck- by Anton Pousar

Silver Glödhäck- by Anton Pousar

Anton Pousar tying a scandinavian style tube fly for salmon called Silver Glödhäck.

Lady Caroline- by Timo Kontio

Lady Caroline- by Timo Kontio

A time tested salmon and steelhead pattern, the Lady Caroline, tied by Timo Kontio. Watch Timo’s excellent clean and detailed technique of a fly that should be in every angler’s box.

Strawboss- by Drew Chicone

Strawboss- by Drew Chicone

Two years ago, in a “Baked Alaska” series of events, my buddy Joe Mahler created a peculiar fly called The Strawboss. In that two years the fly has become a standard with Southwest Florida anglers, catching it’s share of backcountry snook, tarpon, redfish, peacock bass and others.

Oregon Chrome- By Columbus Leth

Oregon Chrome- By Columbus Leth

Check out this 2 part video as Columbus Leth and some of the best West Coast steelhead guides chase “Oregon Chrome

Passing the Spey Torch- By Josh Mills

Passing the Spey Torch- By Josh Mills

A few years ago, I looked at my buddies who tossed bombs with their spey rods and thought to myself, “good gawd, that looks complicated.” Until they passed the spey torch to me.

Kast Extreme Fishing Gear- Steelhead Glove Review

Kast Extreme Fishing Gear- Steelhead Glove Review

It’s no secret, if fish in cold weather you get cold hands. Add to that landing fish and getting your hands wet, then you have numb fingers making fly fishing near impossible. The hunt for perfect cold weather fishing gloves is an ongoing process for all cold weather anglers and usually involved sacrificing fit for […]

The Ska-opper – by Thomas Goodwin

The Ska-opper – by Thomas Goodwin

“Developed for summer-run steelhead on the North Umpqua by Scott Howell, the Ska-opper is one of those patterns that is kind of a cross between a few flies. It’s basically a little bit of a muddler, gurgler, and a bass popper. Made famous in Skagit Master 2, this fly can definitely elicit some aggressive takes […]

Skeena Steel 2011- by Dimitri Gammer

Skeena Steel 2011- by Dimitri Gammer

For many Steelhead anglers, the Skeena River system in Northern British Columbia is the water of dreams. Those lucky enough to fish it have a memory that will stay a dream for most. Dimitri Gammer does a great job capturing his 2011 trip to the fabled river system.

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

The fly is designed to create the wide, almost triangular, shape of a sculpin but avoid the usual deer hair or wool headed designs. The marabou wrapped over the zonker strip also helps to bulk up the body, especially in the front and then have a nice taper going right down to the zonker strip with the tip of that extending just beyond the marabou tips to represent their slim tail end.

Tying the Glo Bug- Loren Williams

Tying the Glo Bug-  Loren Williams

For a pattern that appears so outwardly simple to tie and gets so much use, the glo bug is one fly that I get questions about almost non-stop. One material and no special techniques are all that is required to tie this super-effective “hatch” matcher. While especially effective for egg-eating species around the fall and […]

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

A few years ago I was looking at Irish Shrimp flies in various books and thought that they would be good for Steelhead in New York……..and they were!! I also do well with crayfish style flies, so I tried to combine the two for a fairly simple and effective pattern. Hence the name Irish Crayfish. […]

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope is a great steelhead pattern developed by Bill McMillan in the 1970s. While the original is tied on a eye up salmon hook or steelhead iron, Tony Torrence ties his version on a Pro Tube. Tube fly construction can be a bit confusing to a tier just getting started, but as Tony shows, […]

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