Photos and Story: A DIY Trip for Alaskan Chrome


The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends.
Photos by Mario Guel

Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .

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Action Alert: Help Protect the Trout, Salmon, and Steelhead of Oregon’s Nehalem River Watershed

Written by: Tracy Nguyen-Chung


The Nehalem River could use even more protection than that proposed by the State of Oregon.
Photo by Tracy Nguyen-Chung

Oregon’s North Coast is an incomparable wonder, and home to the Nehalem River. (Nehalim is Salish for "place where people live.") Lush forests, a sweeping coastal estuary, and miles of . . .

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An “Eco Rock Opera” Seeks to Raise Awareness About the Plight of Wild Steelhead


The Catch & Release Band--Keith Carlson, Doug Mateer, Chris Santella and Sloan Morris--on the Deschutes River.
Photo via http://steelhead-communications.com

Chris Santella is a pretty big name in the world of fly fishing, as the author and editor of many books--including Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die and The Tug is the Drug--and a regular . . .

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Photo and Story: A Summer Steelhead on a Mouse Pattern


Baptiste had come a long way to catch such a stunning fish on a mouse pattern.
Photo by Devon Carr

As fly fishers, we often believe that we deserve a fish. Perhaps you deserve that fish because you made so many great casts and drifts. or you believe that your bad luck is due to run out. This . . .

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Photos: An Steelhead Engagement in Idaho

Written by: Andrew Thomas, Picabo Angler


Whitney Holts is all smiles, as she shows off a very meaningful Idaho steelhead.
Photos by Andrew Thomas

In March, I proposed to my girlfriend of six years, Whitney, on the banks of the Salmon River in Idaho. I had been telling her for some time--only partly tongue-in-cheek--that she would get a . . .

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Photos: New Traditions in Steelhead Alley

Written by: Tom Revis, Fishing Manager at Orvis Westlake


They don't call it "Steelhead Alley" for nothing, you know.
Photo by Tom Revis

March is peak steelhead season here in northeastern Ohio, and a few good friends were ready to make the annual trip up north. Braving inclement and unpredictable weather, we planned the . . .

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