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Winter Steelhead Staying Strong

We have hit full stride in our Winter Steelhead season. Between wild fish and brood stock hatchery fish, March finds some of the biggest Steelhead of the season. Every cast could be the fish of a lifetime from now through mid April. All the rivers locally have a decent number of fish around. With winter weather lingering on, it will still be important to pay attention to water levels to make the most of your time out. If the river gets high, try a dark unweighted fly with a T8 tip and an Airflo Skagit F.I.S.T. head. The F.I.S.T head has been a game changer in numbers of fish hooked this year.


Winter Weather Notice

We like to consider ourselves fairly tough when it comes to dealing with all the weather mother nature throws us. We have all stayed out on the river longer than we probably should have a time or two, but when it comes to opening the store in freezing rain and/or snow, our crews safety means more to us than the cash register making noise. On the rare days when we do get a dose of frozen stuff on the roads in the Portland/Metro, please give us a call before you come out to make sure we are open. If it turns out we are closed when you need us, please accept our apologies in advance. Thank you 503-252-1529


SMHAEN Bobbin Is Here

The SMHAEN bobbin is the only super functional, micro adjustable-tension fly tying bobbin in the world today. Whether you´re a beginner or a professional fly tyer the bobbin delivers maximum thread control, thanks to a unique patented tension system, placed so you are able to adjust tension with only one finger, while still working on your fly.

Thanks to the perfectly designed ergonomic frame shape, you don’t even feel the internal tension system in your hand, A ceramic tube, and the well balanced bobbin holder, gives you perfect thread control.


Airflo F.I.S.T

Our head of choice all winter long, as well for Fall and Spring Chinook. This head will get you more fish period!


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Fly Of The Month
Lady Gaga


The Lady gaga Intruder

With this years high water start, it’s looking like a big fly winter. The Lada Gaga has all the right attributes to make a great winter steelhead fly. It holds a large profile, has great colors, and is very easy to cast.
To learn how to tie the Lady Gaga from the man himself, Travis Johnson, click HERE

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