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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.

Jan
4
Thu
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Jan
11
Thu
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Jan
18
Thu
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Jan
25
Thu
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Feb
1
Thu
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Feb
6
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Feb
8
Thu
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Feb
13
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

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