Well the Word is Out on Oregon Winter Steelhead!!!

They dont get much chromer than this, fine winter steelhead.

They don’t get much chromer than this, fine winter steelhead.

Found one!!! into another hard fighting winter steelhead!!

Found one!!! into another hard fighting winter steelhead!!

No secret now the word is out and I am sure you have heard of a few winter steelhead being caught. I know, I have seen it myself! The rivers are ever changing and the persistence it takes to stay focused and successful is inspiring. For a guide that’s my job, keeping you focused and helping you to meet of these wonderful creatures in the most honorable way.

Dressed for battle!! at time we must wear modern day gore-tex armor to chase winter steelhead

Dressed for battle!! at time we must wear modern day gore-tex armor to chase winter steelhead

If you are ready, if you have the desire to catch a winter steelhead. It is time to get your name on the calendar. I have some openings the end of this month and first week of February. Then again some openings in March, these will go fast too. I hope your getting out and fishing, weather and river permitting. Hope to hear from you all soon, either personal success stories, or booking a trip, or even just casting and technical questions. Keep those spey lines flying!!!

Early morning chromer!!!! Thats how I want all winter steelhead to fisht, well into the backing.

Early morning chromer!!!! Thats how I want all winter steelhead to fisht, well into the backing.

It is time!!!

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From a couple years back, That is how you start a winter steelhead season!!

The fall has come and gone, now winter is here. So are the first of the winter steelhead. this morning I started getting all my sink tips in line and putting together zip-locks with flies. Which means I need to tie. The simple idea of catching my first winter steelhead of the year is rerally starting to get under my skin, and I know some of you may have it worse than I do. As a winter steelhead guide the first few winter fish to the beach really validate the guides place on the river. Flashes of chrome, long runs and heavy head shakes!!!! Weather the fish slides in at 3lbs. or 30lbs matters not. The ever constant pursuit of the elusive is the pull that makes us few winter steelhead anglers.

The early winter steelhead are bright and ready!!!

The early winter steelhead are bright and ready!!!

So if you feel the way I feel and have the same strange pull to the cold winter steelhead streams of the PNW. The lets go, because it is time!!! I am ready, after today anyway, lol.

Winter steelhead are the picture of hope and survival, as well as FN awsome fish to catch!

Winter steelhead are the picture of hope and survival, as well as FN awsome fish to catch!

My family and I want to thank every  one of this years wonderful guests. I enjoyed having each and everyone of you in my boat. To you all happy Holidays and to a great new year!!!! From Travis, Jamie, and Audrey