March and April Date Availability

As we move out of February and into March, we have arrived at the peak of the Olympic Peninsula winter steelhead season. This past week has been a mixed bag in so many ways. We saw several days of phenomenal fishing followed by some days of tough fishing...pretty much par for the course in winter steelheading. The weather was quite the roller coaster as well...snow, sleet, hail, sun, wind...and at times all of those in the same day. If you are hoping to make it out for a day or two of winter steelheading this season, we only have a few dates left in March and April. Please be in touch if you would like to make any of these dates yours. 

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Bright Fish and Bright Sun - Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Report

Our Olympic Peninsula steelhead season has been off to a great start. We have been enjoying excellent river conditions, a bit of sunshine, and chrome bright steelhead on the swung fly!  That's right, I said sun. True story, it has been absolutely beautiful out here as of late. What's more, pretty much every river is in great shape right now.

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Olympic Peninsula Winter Steelhead Prime Dates Available

The winter steelhead season is well under way now as we head into the "Prime" months on the Olympic Peninsula. Our guide schedule is filling up but we still have some great prime season dates available. Available dates:

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Demystifying Spey Part 3: Shooting/Running Lines

Welcome to the third edition of Demystifying Spey. In today's post we are going to be talking about running lines (also called shooting lines). Yes, that's right, another post about lines...because, well, spey lines are kinda confusing. The good news, however, is that this is the third and final part of the spey line equation.

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Olympic Peninsula Winter Steelhead Photo Journal

Sometimes words can only go so far and the best way to convey a place as special as Washington's Olympic Peninsula is through the visual medium. The magic of these coastal rivers and wild rain forests cannot be overstated. Words such as solitude, intense, quiet, spiritual, and meditative come to mind when I contemplate my time on these waters. Here is a collection of some of my favorite captures from the past several seasons on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Demystifying Spey Part 2: Tips and Leaders

Happy New Year and thanks for tuning back in for the second edition of Demystifying Spey. In today's post we are talking all things spey tips and leaders. Specifically, we'll be diving into the correct tips and Poly/Versileaders to pair with a Skagit or Scandi spey setup, discussing the different options on the market, and hopefully making sense of it all. 

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Demystifying Spey Part 1: Lines - Skagit vs Scandi Heads

This is the first of a three part post series on the topic of Demystifying Spey. Meh, maybe it will be a four part series, this stuff is confusing. Actually, I am going to replace the word "confusing" with "nuanced"...this stuff is nuanced. My intention throughout this post series is to break down the primary components of a modern spey setup (rods, reels, lines, tips, and leaders), identify the various options on the market, and discuss the differences therein. Up first, Spey Lines: Skagit vs Scandi!

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Winter Steelhead Stoke

I've been wanting to say these words for some time, but I think now they are finally appropriate....winter steelhead season is upon us! For me, winter steelheading in the Pacific Northwest is what it is all about, it is my passion and the version of "fly fishing" that I hold dearest. Familiar winter steelheading scenes fill my imagination year round -- Swollen rivers carving their way through rain drenched forests, moss draped trees and ferns of every shade of green, and the sun momentarily breaking through endless rain showers sending fleeting rays of sun through the dense rain forest. I love it.

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