The time has come, But approch with humility.

Brand New Steel.

Early Season Steelheading is a great, but not always for numbers of fish to hand. Early fish in the Colombia river drainage come in waves of good numbers of wild fish. But finding them is usually even more unpredictable. That only a small fraction of the run has entered the waters we fish. This makes finding one even more enjoyable to me. Work hard and your time and experience will turn into little bits of Steelhead fishing gold.

Can’t beat a last light Steelehad in July!

Now that I have said that, the real reason I am talking early season is that it is a great way to get all the tackle out and fitted that you have not likely used for 8 to 10 months. See what condition your leaders and tippet are in. Maybe take a look at you running line. or even CLEAN your lines. Organize your fly boxes and just take in a peaceful river… Which ever one you chose to fish.

A little color but what a scrapper.

Here are a few we found over the past week. If your ready to work get out there. If you want easy there is always the trout farm!!!LOL just kidding.

Nothing Like First Light.

An early morning hook up, just icing on the cake.
I can’t think of a more peaceful time on any Steelhead river. After the sounding of the alarm clock and the first sips of morning Joe. The bus of a boat ramp or the quick drive to you favorite piece of water. First light is amazing!
As I look back on how many sunrises I have witnessed in my days Steelhead fishing. How many times the sound of the river morning is broken by the sound of a Canyon Ren, or the sound of a turning reel. Beginning a day not only chasing one of God’s finest creations, but standing in some of the most wonderful places on earth.

So next time your out before light waiting for the morning fishing light. Tip your coffee cup to the river and the fish. Mostly to the fact your there not anywhere else.

Summer Steelhead and good friends

Well I cant say that the Steelhead fly fishing has been out of control good on the Deschutes lately. I can say I have had some good times and few great laughs and have caught myself and seen some of my buddies get a few so that’s what counts. I was able to capture a few of theses good times on camera. I hope you enjoy.

Three beautiful things.
Is that Corey Hart? Nope just an excited Josh Linn.
Sweet sun on the water action.

Single handed bamboo, classic fly , and a hot backing ripping wild summer steelhead

Poppy in action! What a stud!

I don’t think you can get them any earlier that this one.
Eye to eye with the beast.

Remember keep that fly in the water and stepping down river, it will happen. It is always going to be the next cast.