Salmon/Steelhead

Feeling the Pull – COVID Update from British Columbia Steelhead Country

Introducing the Staying Afloat Series, where we take an inside look into the lives of many different fly fishing guides, shops, brands, and lodges across the world in hopes of finding out how the COVID is affecting them, what they are doing to help, and how we can do our part to help them. For this feature, guest contributor John Cochran caught up with Dave “Whitey”… Read More »Feeling the Pull – COVID Update from British Columbia Steelhead Country

Four Essential Spey Fishing Tips for Beginners

From dry fly fishing to euro nymphing, fly fishing can be incredibly complex and learning each new method is often a steep learning curve for even the most experienced of fly fishermen. Spey fishing, however, takes the cake for being the most ridiculous. T-18 sink tips, versileaders, polyleaders, running line, scandi and skagit shooting heads, and the inordinate number of different spey casting techniques are… Read More »Four Essential Spey Fishing Tips for Beginners

Salmon of the Great Lakes

It’s getting to that time of year again, the nights cool and the kids go back to school, but with everything going on, this year will be different. One thing that will not be different is the salmon running up the Great Lakes tributaries to make their annual spawning migration. The amount of fish and timing varies from year to year, however, they always show… Read More »Salmon of the Great Lakes

Behind the Fish: Taimen Conservation with Scientist Matt Sloat

Introducing the Behind the Fish Series, where we go one-on-one with various different fishery scientists across the world to better understand a specific species of fish or fishery. From the genetic make-up, feeding habits, fishing techniques, native range, to conservation we dive straight in to learn about the facts that matter and what makes these fish so special. In this feature, we were lucky enough… Read More »Behind the Fish: Taimen Conservation with Scientist Matt Sloat

Frank and Jeanne Moore could have lost their home in a wildfire, but have what matters most

Anyone that has spent some time swinging flies for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest has probably heard the story of Frank and Jeanne Moore. The couple’s hard work and dedication led to the protection of one of the last wild summer steelhead runs in Oregon. The couple’s beloved North Umpqua River Valley lit up in flames on Tuesday morning, as wildfires ravaged across the west.… Read More »Frank and Jeanne Moore could have lost their home in a wildfire, but have what matters most

The West is on Fire

My husband KC planned a surprise anniversary trip for me, we drove to a legendary river in Southern Oregon for a few days of steelhead fishing to celebrate. This river has years of history and stories that so many steelhead anglers cherish and share. We woke up eager to fish first light, so we were up at 5 am to be ready. We got out… Read More »The West is on Fire

Video of the Week: Trucha a Hooke Film

In this week’s Video of the Week, we join the Hooke team on their most recent journey down to Patagonia in search of some of the largest brown, rainbow, and brook trout in the world. From swinging flies to Sea Run Brown trout to stripping streamers for overweight rainbows the team enjoys what Patagonia has to offer and more. So turn those Subtitles on and… Read More »Video of the Week: Trucha a Hooke Film