Feel the Sustut Steel

By: Nov 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Simply put, there is nothing easy about fishing for Steelhead.  The expanse to which these fish travel is huge, their numbers are minimal to say the least, and their propensity to eat a fly is by no means guaranteed.  They are a fish for the angler looking for a challenge of skill, mind and body.  Skill to get the fly where it needs to be, mind to overcome to relentless mental challenge of fishing for a fish that isn’t eating, and the beating your body takes wading through...

Steelhead on the Brain

By: Nov 01, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It is a do-it-yourself trip. 

Trout’s Spotlight: Cody Hoeckelberg

By: Oct 31, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Casting for Recovery is another reason we volunteer. 

Road Trip: Steelhead Part III

By: Oct 29, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Olympic Peninsula -  home to big and wild steelhead.

10 Things I Learned While Fishing for Steelhead

By: Oct 26, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At the end of every fly fishing trip I take, whether domestic or abroad, I find it usefull to take notes on the experience so you'll be better prepared the next time you make a similar journey.  After a 10 day trip to Northern British Columbia, here's my list of DO's and DO NOT's when chasing fall run steelhead: 1.  Canada is very cold in October, bring LOTS of clothing. 2.  When it is really cold out, beer tastes good, but whiskey tastes better. 3.  Fly...

Report from the “Dream Stream”

By: Oct 25, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Scott Willoughby wrote a great piece in the Denver Post about the late Charlie Meyers and co-author Kirk Deeter who wrote the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing.  Willoughby and Deeter spent the day on the "Dream Stream" and reflected on Meyers' approach to fishing and the new Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area.  It is well worth the read. Photo Scott Willoughby Between casts and occasional catches, conversation revolved around fishing, writing and the icon who brought it, and us,...

Road Trip: Steelhead Part II

By: Oct 24, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This is part two of a three part introduction to travel in the Pacific Northwest that we covered here at the shop in early October.  

Mark Your Calendars: November 1st

By: Oct 23, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd