Well, my inaugural Salmon River trip has come to an end. I don’t have any pretty steelhead pictures to post because I went 0-for-2 each of the past two days, which made my steelhead on Day 1 even more special. Trust me, I fished hard over many hours each day, barely taking any breaks. Moreover,
First up, I want to thank some very generous and thoughtful people. Steelhead fishing is not easy, and these folks have really helped me: Blog readers: Steve, Bobby, Gary Metras and Ben Liang. Friends of the blog: Torrey Collins and Zach St. Amand. The “Human Encyclopedia of Steelhead”: A huge shout out to Dave Machowski,
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).