This is a quick post because I had a long drive to the Salmon River and then fished hard for most of the day. It was cold and windy, but I heard it gets even colder and windier. Locals told me that I’ve come at a challenging time, as the steelhead are focused more on
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).
Guest writer Tal Gregory blogs about fly fishing (here) and books (here) between bouts of working, both at his job, and, on an old house that will never actually be finished. Fly fishing successfully for steelhead requires a broad range of skills. I have been working on acquiring them over the course of 20 years,
I recently got to go out steelheading again for a couple days with one of my colleagues, Kevin, and his Dad, Pat. We went to the Pulaski area where some other bloggers have posted about in the past. It was the weekend before Thanksgiving, and conditions were favorable. Weather was nice and flows and visibility