1. Nicad0714

    Wanted Spare spool for Orvis Mirage IV 7-9wt (Made in US model)

    New member here. Just getting into DH style and looking for a spare spool to hold lines for that application. No preference on color. Thanks in advance!
  2. SignorVince

    Trip Report A day on the Hoh...

    Hi all! My background is trout fishing in Northern California and I'm still learning a lot about WA and have no frame of reference for going after steelhead. Why not shorten the learning curve with a guide? I followed the advice that many of you have given re: steelhead guides on the OP and I...
  3. RS

    FS GLoomis IMX Pro 7wt “short spey” rod

    G Loomis IMX Pro 7 wt 11’11” 4pc spey rod. New in plastic, never fished, comes with sock and case. Make me an offer! I bought this for a trip but never ended up using it, and I have too many rods in the closet....check out the reviews of this rod online or the g loomis website for info. The...
  4. VanAllen

    Up for grabs

    I'm sad to say that this plate, "FISHING", is officially retired to my fly tying room. But, that means that it's up for grabs in the WA DOL system. Figured I'd let you guys know before it gets snagged by somebody!
  5. Steveoo

    FS Redington / Lamson Spey Setup

    Hi folks, For sale is a twice used Spey Setup . Redington Dually 12'6 4pc 7wt Rod & Lamson Remix HD 4 reel, line has literally only tasted water twice. I wish I got to use this setup more, I end up duck hunting more the Steelhead fishing and would like to see this go to a good home. I'll even...
  6. kamishak steve


    I have a brand new, never fished, never removed the plastic from the cork, never taken out of the case until today, Redington Crux, 8 weight, 10 foot 4 piece rod. This rod is Redington's answer to the X, and retails for $399.99, I am asking $175, plus shipping. This rod would be a good...
  7. steelyeyedguy

    Trip Report Good day

    Good day
  8. webba

    FS Scott S4 9’6” 8wt Sweet Steelhead Rod

    Scott S4 9’6” 8wt. Sweet steelhead rod, used it for a season and decided on a 10’ rod. $350 obo
  9. Loganrogan

    Summer streamers...... while euro nymphing

    I was just doing some more research about euro nymphing techniques and I a few people mention using streamers with a euro nymph setup. I'm curious, how many people have tried this? Have you added it to your arsenal for an effective way to fish with streamers? What are some popular streamers you...
  10. J

    FS 13’ Momentum Osprey Self Bailing Raft

    I have for sale one badass hypalon raft. The raft is an older Momentum 13 footer, self-bailing model. Includes entire NRS frame, with both front and back seats and accessories. Basically the whole enchilada.... If you are looking for your first raft, or want a bomber raft that you can treat...
  11. T

    FS Echo Spey rod and Lamson guru

    Echo tr 13 foot 7 weight Spey rod with lamson guru reel and airflo running line an skagit shooting head and 10 foot t14 sink tip, like new bought this year just don’t use it enough. Awesome setup paid 750 new
  12. Perry Azevedo

    Wanted Redington Torrent or older Sage Pulse

    Looking to pick up an 8wt that will work for both a streamer and salt setup. Preferably, I'm thinking an 8wt, though a 7wt could potentially work. Ideally, I’m looking for a Redington Torrent or a Sage Pulse (if the price was right). I would assume that the Torrent will be a little better in...
  13. Lue Taylor

    FS Free Steelhead Flies

    Free Steelhead flies to whoever pays the freight or PU Kent these flies was given to me years ago use some now time to go
  14. TJ Fisher

    Survive the sound

    Survive the sound is open for those that would like to participate!
  15. Bugsy

    FS Steelhead Flies - traditional hairwings

    Here are 74 flies that could use a workout. They've been occupying space in the desk for a year and have never seen water or a fly box. Just basic flies, nothing fancy. Most patterns are recognizable by anyone, some of the "onesies" not so much. A good foundation for a summer/fall working...
  16. liveblues

    Situk Steelhead.. Share trip expenses.. 1-2 mid /late April

    Share trip/ expenses . Situk steelhead trip 1-2 .. 4-6 days.. flexible.. may do halibut one day.. lots of options,, .. good if you can row drift boat. book soon mid /late april departure.. don't hesitate ps i have fished steelhead. situk a few times..
  17. Robert Engleheart

    40” Steelhead

    A friend sent me this picture he pulled off the internet, all I know is it was the Umpqua, appears it was below the Fly water by the motor on the boat in the background. Said it was 40” and 22-1/2 lbs. If it was 40” I’d think it would be closer to or even over 30 lbs, look at the girth on it.
  18. B

    FS Steelhead Flies & Fox Box (Egg Patterns)

    135 professionally tied flies and Fox Box that is pictured. Flies are all new, box is not. $50 shipped.
  19. Dave Westburg

    Rain Forest Steelhead

    Wrote an article for the Wading List on Rain Forest Steelhead. Tried to catch the atmosphere of the fishing without giving away anyone's secrets. Enjoy. This picture captures peninsula steelheading for me. Rain Forest River and Flies by Dave Westburg posted Feb 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM
  20. GOTY

    Wanted Steelhead Net

    I'm catching too many fish these days and I'm tired of getting my sleeves wet tailing all these chromers. Looking for a net that is fish friendly. Let me know what you have.
  21. Atlantic Salmon

    T Salmon Trolling Rod/Reel for Steelhead Float Rod/Reel

    Looking for a straight up trade for my Diawa DXS 9' Downrigger Rod and Okuma line counter reel for a steelhead float rod and reel. Open to a center pin, spinning or baitcaster - as long as it's quality.
  22. Nick Clayton

    Steelhead vs. Trout

    Came across this article today. Thought some of you might find it amusing
  23. solduc

    FS Wild steelhead and Atlantic salmon magazines and bunch of old grays sporting journals

    Box of 20 wild steelhead and salmon magazines and 30 Grays sporting journal late 70's through 90's vintage Lots of good reading $100 Pickup when you're out thus way fishing
  24. Stonefish

    LLTK - Steelhead Study Funding

    I received an email today regarding this so I thought I'd pass it along. Many of you may remember last year when you sponsored a smolt on its out migration. Thanks for looking and sending an email in support of the funding. SF...
  25. Atlantic Salmon

    How Many Steelhead Have You Caught This Season?

    Just wondering.
  26. Jason Decker


    i saw this on FB and due to the hearing being held Feb 2, we don't have much time to act, please make an effort to help. As this is a call then decision, there is no time for public input or comments so this is the best way (from what i've heard) I have very limited personal knowledge of this...
  27. TroutHustle

    Mill Creek Skagit Steelhead Meeting

    I just got back from it. The Department is saying that they only have enough money to live up to the monitoring requirements in the Proposal to NOAA for 14 days. This is to be spread out over 2 months as of now. I believe the Department said they are 110k short of what they would need to pay for...
  28. Bob Triggs

    WDF&W 2018 Skagit Steelhead Meeting

    Just in: WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 January 4, 2018 Contact: Edward Eleazer, (425) 775-1311, ext. 109 WDFW to host public workshops on proposed Skagit Basin steelhead fishery OLYMPIA – The...
  29. Bob Triggs

    WDFW Skagit Steelhead Meeting

    Just in: WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 January 4, 2018 Contact: Edward Eleazer, (425) 775-1311, ext. 109 WDFW to host public workshops on proposed Skagit Basin steelhead fishery OLYMPIA – The...
  30. Dave Westburg

    Harry Lemire Steelhead Flies

    Have been having fun filling a box with Harry Lemire steelhead flies. Many years ago I had the chance to watch him tie a full dress Atlantic Salmon fly without a vice. Remarkable. You could fish the entire season with these three Lemire wet flies (one bright, one medium, one dark) and...
  31. tom delaney

    Do hatchery steelhead successfully spawn

    Living in the northwest corner of the state I began to wonder if anyone knows if the hatchery steelhead in the nw rivers successfully spawn. And if they do would any returning offspring be considered wild fish by bioligists and or the wdfw.
  32. Bob Triggs

    A Gift From The Gods!

    This forecast is astounding! With the river flows on the drop, after all of that high water, this might be as good as it gets for fishing the winter hatchery runs.
  33. L

    FS Bogdan Large Steelhead Reel - Excellent

    For Sale: Bogdan Large Steelhead reel in Arne Mason leather case - This is the largest of the fixed drag, direct drive Bogdan reels. - Frame diameter 3 1/2", Spool width 1 5/32", Weight 6.3 oz., Capacity WF9+150 yds. - Currently set to RHW but can be converted. - Condition is excellent with no...
  34. ScottP

    SBS Smith's Steelhead Streamer

    Another Brooks Blonde variation from Michigan tyer Dick Smith. As with his other streamer, he preferred to tie them unweighted. hook - Dai Riki 700 #4 thread - UTC 140 black tail - bucktail white body - Plastic Canvas yarn silver throat - Flashabou silver wing - squirrel tail mash barb, start...
  35. Dry Fly Dutchman

    FS Frankenstein steelhead intruder and voodoo queen

    It's the time of year to stock the ol' streamer boxes for browns, salmon and steelhead. Some of you already snagged up the last batch of these flies pretty quick! I spent some time on the bench and tied up some voodoo queens and Frankenstein intruders. Tightlines mates $6/fly $60/dozen $6shipping
  36. J

    FS Dry Line Steelhead by Bill McMillan

    Dry Line Steelhead and Other Subjects by Bill McMillan (paperback) in very good condition. No creases, folds, or tears. No pages missing or writing. $80 shipped
  37. Reeltrout


    Gently used fly lines for Sale. Price includes shipping CONUS. Paypal preferred. Rio 550 gr. fully integrated Skagit fly line. Head in very good condition, running line has some discoloration due to use. $45. SOLD Skagit iShort 575 gr. spey shooting head, clear camo/pale orange, new in the...
  38. bek41

    Steelhead in PS streams?

    Yesterday I was able to see two steelhead (post spawn?) in a very urban PS stream in Tacoma. I was very surprised. I didn't realize they still existed in such a tiny stream in Tacoma.
  39. Jaymill

    Snoqualmie winter Steelhead run this year?

    Does anyone know if there is a winter Steelhead fishery on the Snoqualmie this year?
  40. E

    Walla Walla river stealhead

    Does any one fish the walla walla for stealhead? If so, any tips, tricks or spots?
  41. Dry Fly Dutchman

    FS Frankenstein steelhead intruder

    Steelhead season is upon us and this purple monsterslays. Tied a bunch of these for everyone here on the forum who's chasing unicorns this season. Tied voodoo queen style on OPST IS-51 shanks and gamakatsu octopus size 2 stinger hooks. $6/fly $60/dozen $6 shipping
  42. Dry Fly Dutchman

    FS Frankenstein steelhead intruder

    Steelhead season is upon us and this purple monster slays. Tied a bunch of these for everyone here on the forum who's chasing unicorns this season. Tied voodoo queen style on OPST IS-51 shanks and gamakatsu octopus size 2 stinger hooks. $6/fly or $60/dozen
  43. Matthew LeBret

    Swap Steelhead tubes

    So I'm hosting for the tube fly lovers out there. 9 openings and my self makes 10. These tubes can be weighted, dry, skated, packed with foam, or what ever you think of the only requirement is that you have fished the pattern with success in the past. Flies must be to me before December 1st so...
  44. T

    Nov 10: Vancouver Fish Film Night, "Our Two Hands" (Heathen Brewing)

    It's time to question the status quo! "Our Two Hands" takes you on a dynamic visual journey that will have you seeing familiar places, faces and fish management strategies in an entirely new light. Society has a complex relationship with salmon and steelhead. The current management paradigm has...
  45. T

    Trip Report steelhead

    i took my girfriend for her first steelheading trip. this last weekend. met up with some friends. she learned the true dark side of the force, including nymphing and spey casting for the first time. she took to it pretty well and we had a blast. a long 12hr first day with only 1 fish didnt...
  46. BDD

    WDFW seeks input on steelhead fishing guide industry

    This came announcement came in my email inbox today. I really wanted to attend the one meeting the meeting in Lyle but it will be tough getting down there in time after work. I wonder if some live discussion there can be half as heated as some of the wild vs. hatchery, in or out of the water...
  47. K

    FS G. Loomis Stinger

    15' 1" GLX Stinger 700-plus grain 4-piece, new with tag. $535 Paypal. Compare at $975 MSRP.
  48. Jmills81

    Speak up for Idaho Steelhead

    Ladies and Gents The Idaho Fish and Game are proposing to open the CW, Salmon and Snake river basins to Catch and Kill Normally, that's great but this is no normal year. Whilst the run has been upgraded from Apocalyptic to Shitty, Shitty, Shitty.....they need to maintain the C and R rule to...
  49. Seattle Gooner

    FS Orvis H2 8WT (890)

    Selling my 9' eight weight H2 for $325. Great rod for beach salmon and river steelhead. This rod is in excellent condition and shows little signs of use with normal cork wear and minor scratches on the blanks. The rod tube is in perfect shape with a few dings from transport. I will also...
  50. dogsnfish

    Steelhead and WSU

    Curious if there are members of the forum who come over to WSU events in the fall, but also use that as an excuse to hit the Clearwater / Ronde/ Snake for steelhead? I have run into a few fellow alums on the river who say they are in town for games.