It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to tying steelhead flies. Everyone has their superstitions about what does and doesn’t work. Unfortunately, this means we almost exclusively fish patterns that are based on the same rules. Today, we’re going to bend those rules a bit, all in the name of expanding […]
Buffet Series Episode 3: Winter steelhead are super large, aggressive fish that are truly in a class of their own! They can reach lengths of over 40 inches, and some of these fish are in the 20 lbs range. The rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula is home to many rivers that feed right into […]
Intruder Style Flies Are Designed to Provoke Aggressive Strikes From Steelhead. As the name suggests, the idea is to “intrude” on the steelhead’s territory and trigger the “fight” response of fight or flight. Meahan’s Intruder is an approachable pattern for all fly tyers. So many Intruder fly patterns call for some exotic material, but […]
Steelhead fishing is not just a hobby or weekend activity, to you, it’s an addiction. Your weekends, holidays, vacation days, and even sick days are all reserved for time on the water. Like any addict, you become obsessed with finding your next fix, your next tug. The Redington CHROMER was designed by fellow steelhead addicts, […]
This is not a Fly Fishing Nation Production, but we are truly fascinated by this very river. The Santa Crus is deeply rooted in FFN’s DNA for many various reasons. First of all, the place is breath-taking, the fishing is demanding and the pioneers of this sport are amazing people.
Winter steelheading is wet and cold, to say the least, and the thought of just being in a tropical location brings short-term warmth to any angler working a beat during the winter months on the coast. You know when you’ve missed your shot when permit fishing, but swinging a fly for steelhead is blind and one can only rely on faith.
As the New Year approaches, I’m reflecting on Catch Magazine’s ten years of fly fishing videos. It’s overwhelming! Catch Magazine’s online publication https://www.CatchMagazine.net is packed with more than 70 T-Motion films that bring you around the world with me.
Fishing for winter steelhead requires slow, deep swings for the best chance of success. RIO’s new Skagit Max GameChanger is the ultimate winter steelhead line; easy to cast, throws big flies and sink tips with consummate ease, and built with Multi-Density Control that puts your fly right in the zone. The heads are available […]
This is a story about Jon Hazlett but really, it’s a story about fish and people. Check out what Jon is up to on the Rogue River in Oregon and the lessons we can learn from the past about the importance of conserving our rivers for future generations to come. Swing Season – Ghost […]
Sage celebrates the season of swinging flies once again with words by Jason Rolfe and conservation thoughts with Jon Hazlett. Read more and watch The Ghost of Steelhead Future.