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Preparing for Winter Steelhead

Preparing for Winter Steelhead

Late November is the shoulder season for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.

There are late summer steelhead around, and a few winter steelhead starting to show on the west side of the Cascades. Summer steelhead still prevail on the east side of the Cascades, but are starting to show a loss of weight and colors that disclose that they have been in fresh water for a long period of time; their performance is past its peak. They are still great fish, but have, for the most part, lost their ocean chrome. At this time of year, fall rains tend to fill most rivers with falling leaves, which makes some nearly unfishable on some days. It is a period to slow down and check your gear and get ready for the big push of bright steelhead that will start coming in late=November/early-December...

Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar Pack

Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar Pack

The Thunderhead Lumbar is a fully waterproof pack that is built with your comfort and personal gear in mind, even when you find yourself in the worst conditions...

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Berry's Rambulance

Berry's Rambulance

Winter steelhead candy for the PNW...

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Baitfish Emulator Flash

Baitfish Emulator Flash

Baitfish Emulator is some of the most versatile material for tying steelhead flies. The fibers are easily trimmed to length and spun in a thread loop to form small dubbing brushes...


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Custom Skagit Sinking Tips

Custom Skagit Sinking Tips

Made exclusively at The Fly Fishing Shop for www.FlyFishUSA.com from RIO ConnectCore "color coded" sink tip material to give the most efficient sink rate and casting properties...

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