Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Steelhead





Hi All!  Fishing has been good locally and semi-locally.  Timing has been great and the fishing gods have blessed us on all but one outing. The last two weeks have been solid and we have been performing the wood shampoo.  Swinging the Sandy and nymphing the Hood have been productive.  Look for fishing to improve over the next couple of months.  Traditionally we like to fish the drop...that said we have been fishing the river on the rise with great results.  With the higher water don't overlook the areas normally too low to swing.  Type 11 to 8 have been go too tips with lighter more sparsely tied maribou spiders.  We have some limited opening over the next couple of months.  Look forward to seeing you out there.

Sam

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Steelhead


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The chill in the air, a freezing east wind, breaking ice off your guides after every cast, everybody and their dog out trying to catch a fish. There is nothing like chasing winter chrome.  That's been winter fishing late December through the first week in January.  With the last push of water and air temperatures hovering around 40 degrees the fishing has really turned on.  I have been fishing non stop since Chrstmas in my local haunts and it's been poor to very good.  In my 20 years of chasing winter steel I have never seen so many early natives.  I turned back a 15 pound buck last week, and as of Sunday I have seen many fish.  I hope this trend continues.

Most of my winter fishing is local but I know of a couple guys that have been putting the crush on them on the coast.  My openings are limited this year, and as always the river condition is critical as well as fragile, but hey, so far so good.  I look forward to hearing from you this season for winter steel or to talk about Trout and Steelhead trips in the spring.

Regards,

Sam
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