Best steelhead town..

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  1. Panhandle

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    What do you think is the best city or town in the west for steelhead mania?

    Steelhead City in other words. My home town of Portland would be my vote. Medford sounds pretty good as well.
     
  2. John Dougher

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    What about Maupin? Name me one other thing to do there...
     
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    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Good and tough question.

    Twisp comes to mind.
    There are a couple of Oregon Coast towns that I like very much near Tillamook Valley.
     
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    I second Maupin, OR plus Shady Cove, OR and Forks WA
     
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    Ya, but maupin really restricts you to the D, and the D has no winter run. Sure, you have the Santiams and Sandy, but crossing over in winter isn't very easy.
     
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    Tie between Smithers and Terrace BC.
     
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    Lewiston? How do you figure?

    have I started this thread before?:rofl:

    Coach.... lower 48 silly.
     
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    Grand Ronde, Snake, Clearwater, Salmon
     
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    iagree


    Great town with friendly people! If you go to the main drag and Bogachiel way, there is a restaurant there that serves a huge rib-eye steak. I mean huge! Also there is a tackle shop there, they have a nice selection of flies but more importantly if your gear is not up to snuff (like mine the drag way really f'd up) he can fix it....in fact he said he can fix everything but a broken heart. O' the charge 5 clams. Reel, in good shape still.

    Also, if your up that way and you might want your first day with a guide...someone that can get you on some fish, check out this guy.

    http://www.jimkerrguides.com/

    Well, my vote is clear Forks!
     
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    Coach got it right. You didn't say lower 48 in your original post. In the lower 48 the closest to fresh steelhead entering 12 months per year is Forks. Runnerups Toledo on the Cowlitz, Woodland on the Lewis. 12 months/year steelheading. Doesn't get any more intense than that.

    Now I suppose you've got additional qualifiers that you left out . . .

    Sg
     
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    Hard to beat Forks. Since it's the only one mentioned I have actually visited I can't really compare it to the others.
     
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    Hell, I grew up in Deadford, lived in Gold Hill, Gold Ray, and in Shady Cove. I now live in Skidrow Woolley.

    I would say Anatone.
     
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