Posts Tagged ‘Steelhead’

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Hooking steelhead

One thing I’ve learned over years of fishing for steelhead is that a hook is never just a hook. Here are some tips to illustrate.

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Sight fishing 101

Highly visible fish are often wary; let’s look at sight fishing and how it differs between lakes and rivers.

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Closer to the outdoors

When we look in the rearview mirror at this moment, it will be with the knowledge that despite the losses, it brought us closer together.

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Different fishing styles have time and place

We all know anglers who fish the same waters religiously and consistently catch big fish.

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Target river staging areas for spring steelhead

Fishing lower-river staging areas in early spring is where you can find pre-spawning steelhead looking for a tasty snack.

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Understanding river flow

If you can properly read and understand the water of a river or stream, you are going to have a distinct advantage.

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Dissecting the steelhead

What makes steelhead such magnificent adversaries? The best way to find out just might be to take a closer look at how they’re built.

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In praise of hip waders

To some anglers, hip waders are the ugly stepsister of chest waders, but to me, they’re the workhorses of the family.

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Tips for catching more rainbows

Steelhead fishing is a great teacher. Good observation and an open mind will help you fill your bag of tricks along the journey.