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Steelhead and salmon are anadromous which means they hatch in fresh water, the young migrate to the ocean or a large lake where they grow to maturity; then the adult fish return to freshwater rivers and streams to spawn and the salmon die. Ross Purnell Photo

Fly Fishing Steelhead and Salmon

by Fly Fisherman 21

How to catch the fish of a lifetime fly fishing steelhead and salmon     Steelhead and salmon are anadromous… more »


Tying With Marabou

by Fly Fisherman 0

  Tying with marabou is one of the most beautiful, useful natural materials available to fly tiers. Use it to… more »

Dean River Chinook salmon

Date with a King Salmon

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

The last “real” Chinook salmon I caught were on the Alagnak River in the late 1990s. They were chrome fish… more »


Tube Flies For Steelhead

by Jay Nichols 1

By: Jay Nichols Tube flies—flies tied on metal or plastic tubes rather than the shank of a hook—have been around since… more »


Steelhead Fishing The Lower Deschutes

by Deke Meyer 0

The Deschutes River drainage is immense. It begins as water seeping from volcanic rock that forms the backbone of the… more »


Steelhead Fishing Solitude

by Rick Kustich 1

Looking and landing big steelhead remains as significant for me as ever, but catching one away from maddening crowds completes… more »


Great Lakes Steelhead On Dry Flies

by Chris Hoffman 1

The first steelhead I ever saw eat a dry fly was in a Lani Waller video shot during 1986 in… more »

The PFBC recently approved a more than $200,000 grant to secure fishing access along PA's Elk Creek.

New Access for Elk Creek Steelhead

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Lack of access on Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie tributary streams has confounded and angered fly fishers and other anglers in the… more »


Don’t fear the Nymph Angler. (He leaves fish behind).

by John Larison 3

Recently I found myself fishing with my buddy Bomber for late arriving summer runs.  Given the cold water temps–the nights… more »


Skagit Secrets

by John Larison 3

We were on a coastal steelhead river the day after a monster cold front dumped two inches of rain in… more »

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