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“Private Water Steelhead” by Scott Haugen

“Private Water Steelhead” by Scott Haugen

If looking to escape crowds in your winter steelheading quest, you don’t have to travel to the far north… there may be an option much closer to hom...
You Never Go Full Plugger! By Jerid Doering

You Never Go Full Plugger! By Jerid Doering

 PLUGGING! I can hear a collective groan from the non-pluggers and a sigh of “Yeah…I know” from the pluggers out there. When you see a grown man, v...
"Bob Toman: The Fishiest Guy I’ve Ever Met” by Eric Chambers

"Bob Toman: The Fishiest Guy I’ve Ever Met” by Eric Chambers

Bob Toman passed away December 2 2019. We remember him with fondness and respect. This article was written before his passing.   After 50 years of...
Boom or Bust by Lucas Holmgren

Boom or Bust by Lucas Holmgren

Ocean-Run Salmon | The Most Conditional Fishery There Is There are a million ways to die as a salmon. Survival of the fittest only begins to des...
Hike In Trips by Lucas Holmgren

Hike In Trips by Lucas Holmgren

Probably the single most important decision in steelhead fishing, is deciding when, and where to fish.
Identifying Classic Steelhead Water: Flats | by Jd Richey

Identifying Classic Steelhead Water: Flats | by Jd Richey

The best way I can describe a flat is to think of a river like one of those big switchback style stairways you’ll find in a tall office building. As you walk up the first flight, you are like steelhead swimming upstream through the rapids. 

Rating the Bite | by Bill Herzog

Rating the Bite | by Bill Herzog

What type of grab from a steelhead is the most thrilling? How would you rate a steelhead bite? It’s the blink when it all comes together, when the endless hours of preparation out in the garage are cashed in for seconds of gratification...