Steelhead at the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. I’m going for it and could use some advice.
First up, I’m really grateful to Joe Goodspeed at Thomas & Thomas for giving me a pro discount on their Contact 1086 #6.
I love the Contact 1133 #3, and it is my favorite fly rod (review here). So, when I saw that Thomas & Thomas makes a tightlining rod ideal for steelhead, I decided to buy it sight unseen.
I’ve never fished for steelhead. But, I’m hoping to carve out some time in the next few weeks to make the drive to Pulaski.
If there’s any advice you’d be willing to give, I’d appreciate it. Some questions I have:
- What are ideal flows?
- If you could roll back the clock to your first trip to Pulaski, what would you do differently?
- Is the approach for spring steelhead different from the fall run?
- Are the tributaries worth hitting in the spring?
- Any other advice?