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Mini D&D

Another fun video from Schultz Outfitters of the Fish Whisperer tying a smaller version of his signature fly; the Drunk and Disorderly.

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It Melted, It Melted…What a World!!!

Each year Spring arrives just in time as cabin fever becomes unbearable.  I managed to get out to the Driftless after the opener but the fishing was really slow and the water was cold. Now that the SW tribs are ice free my attention has shifted to swinging with my switch rod for Steelhead.  I’ve … Continue reading »

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Salmon River Steelhead

Fishing has always had the ability to bring people together from all sorts of places and backgrounds.  Sometimes even reconnecting people from the past.  Dane Jackson was more of an acquaintance in high school than a friend.  We shared friends, but never really crossed paths in our free time.  His name came up a couple … Continue reading »

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The Mighty Skeena

Some of the best steelhead footage I’ve found on the web.  

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West Michigan Steelhead

Last week some friends and I fished the Pere Marquette river in northwest Michigan.  All of us have fished the river before and have come back for good reason.  It’s designated wild and scenic and host healthy runs of wild steelhead.  Not to mention it’s one of the best brown trout fisheries in the country.  … Continue reading »

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Steelhead Flies

Flies for steelhead or lake-run trout are by far my favorite to tie.  There is no “hatch matching” here.  Each hook or tube is like a blank canvas open to reflect whatever mood or style of fishing you desire.  Bright colors and alien-like characteristics are encouraged with these flies.  There is no need for emulating natural … Continue reading »

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