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Buzz Ramsey Interview - A Life of Fishing, Retires at 70

Buzz Ramsey Interview - A Life of Fishing, Retires at 70

He's been a fixture of Salmon & Steelhead fishing, a most-recognizable hat and a helpful and informative resource. Buzz Ramsey, age 70, has ret...
Mistakes to Avoid When Fly Fishing Steelhead by Capt. Armand J Castagna

Mistakes to Avoid When Fly Fishing Steelhead by Capt. Armand J Castagna

  My first chromer on this spey rods first day out on any river. What a grab...  While we had already driven several long hours from the Bay Area ...
Chiles New Salmon Fishery written by Harry Morse

Chiles New Salmon Fishery written by Harry Morse

Featured in Oct/Nov 2015 STS “Do you think anyone is going to believe us when we tell them how big they are and how many fish are down here,” said...
Leader Storage Options by Scott Haugen

Leader Storage Options by Scott Haugen

A buddy recently asked, “Don’t you ever run out of topics to write about?” Truth is, I could write every day for the rest of my life and still no...
Northwest Steelheading Techniques Take Big Trout in Patagonia by Harry Morse

Northwest Steelheading Techniques Take Big Trout in Patagonia by Harry Morse

Who could resist the offer to fish a stunning river with big trout in an exotic location? A river you fished and guided on 20 years ago. Was the fi...
Crafting Bamboo Fishing Rods by Dianna Troyer

Crafting Bamboo Fishing Rods by Dianna Troyer

Custom bamboo rod craftsman shares his expertise  With painstaking precision, Scott Nilsson of High Desert Bamboo Rods planes a minuscule sliver fr...
Single Hooked Trolling Spinners by JD Richey

Single Hooked Trolling Spinners by JD Richey

  It’s funny, I frequently use single Siwash hooks on salmon and steelhead plugs, spoons and casting spinners…but for some reason it never dawned o...
Dick Posey (Lamiglas) Interview w/ Dave Vedder

Dick Posey (Lamiglas) Interview w/ Dave Vedder

In 2015, Northwest Sportfishing icon Richard (Dick) Posey of Lamiglas passed away. Dick was such a quiet, unassuming man that many anglers are unaw...
Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

  Growing up as a kid I was fortunate enough to have many trips aboard “charters” out of Westport, Washington. It was a yearly event Dad and I woul...
Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

  Frank Moore, who lives and breathes the North Umpqua, claims he can distinguish between a wild steelhead and a hatchery fish by feel alone. There...
Stillwater Paradise by George Krumm

Stillwater Paradise by George Krumm

The wind was steady out of the northeast at about seven miles per hour. Mostly overcast skies were keeping the light level relatively low, and rar...
The Monroe Doctrine (Bill Monroe) by Eric Chambers

The Monroe Doctrine (Bill Monroe) by Eric Chambers

Oregon’s Bill Monroe reflects on 37 years of chronicling the state’s wet and wild outdoors For 37 years, Monroe has been a familiar, sagacious voi...