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Old 12-29-2019, 04:00 PM   #1
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A thread to post your Winter Steelhead Fly creations, fishing photos and general discussion of equipment and techniques. Good Luck out there!



I tied this one today after watching local guide, Nick Rowell, tie his "Shrimpton". Mine is a variation, of course.

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Old 12-30-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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I'd bite that
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:20 AM   #3
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Can’t wait for that first cold morning grab from a chromer. Fish tacos will be my soup de jour this year.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:32 PM   #4
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Snapt that looks great! How lucky you got to see Nick tie a Shrimpton- how cool! Would've loved that
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:46 PM   #5
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Snapt that looks great! How lucky you got to see Nick tie a Shrimpton- how cool! Would've loved that
I forgot to say it was on you tube. However, I have had the opportunity to watch him tie at NWFFO.
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I'm excited- I will unfortunately miss most of February, and I'm depressed about the number of people coming in from out of state and staying for extended periods. I saw rigs from four different states in one afternoon last year. A guy told me they did a presentation at his fly club on how to DIY Oregon spey steelhead. I was hoping that our poor and tough fishing would keep people numbers down, but just like the archery elk hunters on the east side of the state that come from out of state- what we have is still better than what they have. Will just do my best, grind it out, and be thankful for any opportunity. Good luck everyone! DS
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I forgot to say it was on you tube. However, I have had the opportunity to watch him tie at NWFFO.
I'll look it up, and look for him at the expo. I've ran into him on the river and also saw a presentation he did last year at Spey Clave- he's a fishy guy for sure.
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:06 AM   #8
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Jay,

Very nice. I like the colors you did that fly, opposed to the original
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:51 AM   #9
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Winter steelhead is not for the soft. Most folks will be selling gear on Craigslist after a couple "coastal" outings. It is a Moby Dick fishery where you swear nothing is going to happen (and it usually doesn't). I have caught quite a few winter steelhead (when we used to run the driftboat several times per year) but have never caught a winter steelhead on a fly. Hey we got that going for us!!!
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Got this 25” hatchery buck last week on the N. Fk. Alsea. Agent Orange nymph dead-drifted under an indicator. Nice to be “on the board” right off the bat for the winter season, and my lovely wifey was happy that I brought home dinner. :-)

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Nice Going, Catlauncher!
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:54 AM   #12
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Got this 25” hatchery buck last week on the N. Fk. Alsea. Agent Orange nymph dead-drifted under an indicator. Nice to be “on the board” right off the bat for the winter season, and my lovely wifey was happy that I brought home dinner. :-)

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Old 01-03-2020, 11:09 AM   #13
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[quote=CatLauncher;16215491]Got this 25” hatchery buck last week on the N. Fk. Alsea. Agent Orange nymph dead-drifted under an indicator. Nice to be “on the board” right off the bat for the winter season, and my lovely wifey was happy that I brought home dinner. :-)


Cool, thanks for sharing. I picked up some Agent Oranges for summer steelhead this year and was curious if they would work for winters as well.

This will be my first winter fly fishing for steelhead and I feel like a total newb again...
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I'm excited- I will unfortunately miss most of February, and I'm depressed about the number of people coming in from out of state and staying for extended periods. I saw rigs from four different states in one afternoon last year. A guy told me they did a presentation at his fly club on how to DIY Oregon spey steelhead. I was hoping that our poor and tough fishing would keep people numbers down, but just like the archery elk hunters on the east side of the state that come from out of state- what we have is still better than what they have. Will just do my best, grind it out, and be thankful for any opportunity. Good luck everyone! DS
Welcome to steelhead fishing today.
More people, less fish. You'll see the same thing if you ever visit Forks, WA in the winter.
You'd never know there were so many steelhead guides....from Montana.

I'm glad I gave it up six years ago. it just wasn't as fun as it used to be.
I can go fish saltwater beaches all winter long and rarely see another angler.
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I'm glad I gave it up six years ago. it just wasn't as fun as it used to be.
I can go fish saltwater beaches all winter long and rarely see another angler.
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Atta Boy SF. Oh how I wish I was closer to the sound. I have the perfect boat now, but I don't want to drive up I-5 through PDX area. At least I could avoid Tacoma/Seattle by taking a left at Olympia.

Good luck with the upcoming out migration of Chum smolt. All the best, CopperMan.


P.S. CatLauncher, that's a gorgeous fish. Love the color. Way to go!
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