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Hell or High Water: Maximizing Winter Steelheading Success

Hell or High Water Jeremiah Houle Photos by Joey Houle                       Winter in the Pacific Northwest brings to mind towering trees and lush undergrowth, moist from massive storms that ripen over the Pacific. Rivers swell to unimaginable volumes during the short days of winter and drop almost as quickly as...
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By: Jeremiah Houle

McKenzie River

There are some steelhead around but the water has been high. You can always test your luck below Leaburg for a bit more consistent flows.
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By: Tye Krueger

Metolius River

As always, the Metolius continues to challenge any and all anglers that wish to humble their angling on any given day. Dry fly action has been consistent in certain areas and spending time on the water will help you key in on the where and when for said hatches. BWO's are always a staple this…
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By: Tye Krueger

Fall River

Try working upstream when targeting these fish. With the water being so clear it's just as easy for the fish to spot you as it is for you to spot them. Critical to success are utilizing the smallest strike indicators available (New Zealand Strike Indicators are ideal) and employing 6x-7x Fluorocarbon tippet to your nymphs.…
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By: Tye Krueger

Upcoming Events

Nov
29
Wed
Steelhead Tying Class @ Confluence Fly Shop
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chasing the Pacific Northwest’s iconic fish with your own hand tied fly is the pinnacle of this sport. Come learn about traditional Steelhead fly tying techniques as well as some modern, progressive skills in this 2 part class. Previous tying experience is recommended. All materials and tools will be provided.

Dec
6
Wed
Steelhead Tying Class @ Confluence Fly Shop
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chasing the Pacific Northwest’s iconic fish with your own hand tied fly is the pinnacle of this sport. Come learn about traditional Steelhead fly tying techniques as well as some modern, progressive skills in this 2 part class. Previous tying experience is recommended. All materials and tools will be provided.

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