Steelhead. I’ve never caught one, but I want to. I only know other fly fishers use egg patterns. That’s where my knowledge starts, and abruptly ends. Some dirty looking eggs on a hook size I forgot. Just the start. Share this:TweetEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related By: Justin CarfagniniPosted on November 10, 2015December 21, 2021Categories : Categories : FishingTags: fly fishing fly tying
6 Replies to “Steelhead – CARF Knows Nothing”
Justin, in my experience, Steelhead fishing can be quite addicting. Very cult like! When I was much younger. I fished Steelhead seasonally. Now living in Colorado, it is but a memory in a long list of memories. Was I any good at it? I like to say, \”Steelhead – The fish of 1,000 casts per hook up\”. Northwest Steelhead ratio, I might add. But, oh what a rush when you hook one………………
When I fished Steelhead and I've never caught one either, I started fishing the American River with what I learned on the Deschutes. The two didn't mix and it only took me three years to figure it out. Once I figured out that a Steelhead is just a Rainbow Trout that goes to the ocean I started fishing them the same way. Apparently that didn't work for me either because a fellow fishing buddy would stand right next to me and catch fish and I'd get nothing. I finally gave up.
Have any other tips for steelhead, Mel? Did you use a 1 handed, 2 handed, or spinning rod?Maybe you should make those memories a blog post. I would love to hear old stories like that.
Here I am stuck in Colorado, no steelhead in sight. Are you going?
Give it another go, Mark!!!! If not, I'll catch one for the both of us…..I hope.
Sometime soon, Howard. After reading about Jeff's trip, it gave me confidence catching them on a streamer, so, I will not be using these egg patterns. I want my first one to be caught on a streamer that I tie.Just like my first musky. I wanted it to be on the fly rod with a fly that I tied. All others after that will just be a bonus, no matter how they're caught. Just as long as I get that first one out of the way, how I want to do it.