“Soft-Hackles for Winter Steelhead” in the current issue of American Angler

Calling all steelhead fanatics and soft-hackle aficionados: this article, appearing in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of American Angler, is right up your alley. It features six of my favorite winter steelhead soft-hackles, including detailed photos, pattern recipes, and a little story about each fly. Also included is my winter steelhead indicator setup.


I have several more articles in the pipeline for American Angler this year. Stay tuned.

Also, I just finished a piece for the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide on fly fishing the Farmington River in winter. That should appear in the next issue, out in early 2015.

4 comments on ““Soft-Hackles for Winter Steelhead” in the current issue of American Angler

  1. Mike says:

    Bravo! keep up the good work.
    Happy holidays to you and yours.

  2. ronfish6918 says:

    Steve- I have been following a series of postings on another site concerning the death of large numbers of steelhead and browns in the Salmon River and it looks like they are afflicted with a parasite in their gills which is killing them during their ascent to the spawning grounds by depriving them of oxygen. Have you seen anything similar in the river system you generally fish? If you want to read about it it is on Speypages.com. Just passing along some information.. Ron

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