You’ll catch fish in places you never thought they were before It never ceases to blow my mind where the occasional bite or hook up may come from. Generally in dry fly or indicator fishing, we have all been taught to focus on certain types of water depending on what we are trying to accomplish. While it is true that trout favor different types of water throughout the year, Trout Spey has shown me that we may have been overlooking great fishing opportunities. Some of these instances have revealed themselves while trying to make a long cast to other side of the river. Instead of getting the bite on the bank, I’ve gotten the flash, bite, or hook up on in the middle of the fast water and even in rapids and wave trains. It has taught me to not only think about the surface currents but the depressions, currents, and structure underneath what we can see on the surface. You will develop skills for fishing anadromous species I realize not all people are going to get a chance or have the time and resources to fish for steelhead, salmon, or browns but what’s wrong with dreaming? For those who do have the option or invitation, who would want to show up on a dream trip and have no spey casting experience? No one. Trout Spey techniques have mostly all come from the world of traditional spey casting. Having even a basic understanding of the fundamentals before you get on a plane is only going to amount to more time fishing rather than learning when you get to wherever and whenever you’re going. It’s fun! Whether or not you are seasoned angler, or a novice [...]
February 28, 2023
November 18, 2022
Terry with one of many on a recent trip Steelhead season is in full swing now and with the recent snow on the ground and flows increasing its setting up for a great rest of the season. Swinging flies has been pretty consistent now with number of fish in the river. I'd say 90% of my clients are changing over to swinging flies and taking on the challenge of trying to catch a steelhead the hardest way to catch one. Nothing like swinging down a run with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground.
October 8, 2020
The Fall Salmon run is well under way and despite low water it has been pretty good. There has been some good pushes of fish over the past week with some brown trout and steelhead mixed in. It's almost time to breakout the two handers and start swinging, hopefully mother nature starts dumping some rain us soon. Open Dates - November 22, December 13,19,20,27. Make sure to follow and Like us on the our Social media pages for the latest pictures and updates.
February 26, 2019
It's hard to believe we're down to about two and half months of steelhead fishing left this season and what a season. If your looking to get in on the action before it ends in early May now is the time to book a trip. Here are my open dates I have left - March 24, April 6,7,13,14 & 28. I will begin trout trips on the Ausable May 15, if your interested in any of these dates email me or message me on social media.
October 17, 2018
Steelhead are here now! The lower end of the Salmon River is fishing really well for steelhead as they migrate up the river to feed on salmon eggs. Seems this years run is bigger and kicking butt!
May 16, 2018
Steelhead Season is a wrap. I want to thank all my clients for a great season and looking forward to seeing you all next season. If you haven't already booked your dates for the upcoming fall, now is the time to book your dates so you don't miss out on a great season.
February 6, 2018
Check out a recent article I wrote for Echo Fly Fishing "Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander." Click here to read it. Raft & Gear - Photo By Brad Loperfido
December 13, 2017
Winter is in full effect right now on the Salmon River. The lake effect snow and single digits at night means slush will start being a factor. Here are a few tips to help you be successful. No need to start at first light. Usually the bite doesn't start til the sun hits the water and the air temp rises. Fish slow and deep especially in higher flows. Fish flies you have confidence in. Concentrate on the guts and tail-out of pools. Dress appropriately, wear layers and it help to be in a drift boat with heaters.
October 16, 2017
Got Chrome Steelhead season is upon us. Time to break out the spey rods and hold on tight. I'm now booking trips for mid to late December, if you want to get out and enjoy a day winter steelhead fishing give me a call. Paul
November 10, 2016
It’s hard to believe its early November already, where did the fall go? Everyone has steelhead fishing and hunting season on the brain, including myself; I’m looking forward to spending time in the woods with friends and family starting next Saturday. Fishing on the Salmon River is back to real steelhead fishing, very humbling for most guys; you have to work hard for every fish, covering lots of water effectively, changing flies often, and thinking out of the box on the heavy pressured water to find a couple each day. So get out there and enjoy yourself and time on the water with friends. - Paul