The Treasure Is Steelhead

Steelhead, Spey Casting and a Wee Dram

Grande Ronde Steelhead

The Umpqua, the Deschutes and Grande Ronde in one trip.  What great opportunity.  I cleared my schedule and headed north.  The weather was gentle and high clouds or haze.  The 3 rivers were in great shape and fishable.   But the only fish I hooked and landed were on the Grande Ronde (a tributary of […]

Klamath River Steelhead Trip and Hoopa the Dog Sighting

image of fish

  I made a quick trip to the Klamath to get my gear in order for the 6 day 5 night Grande Ronde trip.  The water temperature was in the high 50’s, but the fish were a bit hard to find.  I traveled about 40 river miles in total, but managed to land 6 adult […]

Spey fishing for summer steelhead on the Deschutes

Spey fishing for summer steelhead on the Deschutes

Spey fishing for summer steelhead on the Deschutes  this August my fishing buddy Jim out fished me by 3 to 1.  I was reminded how challenging it can be to keep focused in the long periods between fish and why I even fly fish for steelhead.  I figured out a few things and they are below. Interacting […]

The Olympic Peninsula-January 2010

caught a beauty

Mark, Peter, Emanuel, Kelly, Jim-Jan 2010 A week in January on the Hoh River would seem like a guarantee rain storm. But, for 4 days we fished for steelhead with little more that mist and occasional light rain. It was a long drive after the boys picked me up from the Safeway in Olympia. We […]