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Reverse Marabou Tube Fly

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Tube flies have become all the rage over the past few years for steelhead fishing, especially in the winter! This style of fly was originated by Tom Larimer, and makes for a pretty straightforward tie that keeps it’s shape well in the water and is easy to cast. Makes a great trout swing fly as well in more trouty colors like olive, black, and brown. Tie a few up!

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Oregon Steelhead

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Steelhead fishing with a swung fly is a strange beast. I’ve yet to be able to put steelhead fishing into words that do it justice, especially to the uninitiated. When you talk about a good week in steelheading, oftentimes it can just be an encounter with a single fish. A good day can mean a single pull. You can be a hero and hook three fish in a single run, but you can just as easily go a half-dozen days without a bite. If you can pull off the seemingly impossible task of landing one and actually hold one of these...

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Steelhead Fishing

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Saying that steelheading is addictive has become a bit cliché. The tug is the drug and all that business. However… I can say that I’m officially an addict. It’s now cold, the middle of November, and despite that I’m going back to Idaho to chase steelhead one more time this year. Since middle of summer […]

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Clearwater Steelhead – Desperation, Redemption, and Reward

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Steelhead are the pinnacle of flyfishing for many anglers – which might explain the near insanity and devotion that goes along with chasing them.

During one of our 100+ degree heat waves during the peak of guide season here at the shop, Hans and I decided that we were going to go fish Steelhead on the Clearwater River in Idaho in the fall. We picked the Clearwater because of it’s relatively close proximity to us, it’s reputation for big B-Run Steelhead, and the success that friends of ours have had there in the past. We nailed down some dates, ordered...

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Clearwater Steelhead- Desperation, Redemption, and Reward

Ryan Gabert Black Hills Fishing Black Hills Fishing Reports Clearwater Clearwater River fishing Spey Steelhead Swing Uncategorized

Steelhead are the pinnacle of flyfishing for many anglers – which might explain the near insanity and devotion that goes along with chasing them.

During one of our 100+ degree heat waves during the peak of guide season here at the shop, Hans and I decided that we were going to go fish Steelhead on the Clearwater River in Idaho in the fall. We picked the Clearwater because of it’s relatively close proximity to us, it’s reputation for big B-Run Steelhead, and the success that friends of ours have had there in the past. We nailed down some dates, ordered...

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