Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How to fly fish for steelhead

Steelhead, called ocean trout in my home of Australia, are simply ocean going Rainbow trout. The time spent at sea causes their color to become silvery and their red band to fade. They have been introduced into every continent on earth (excluding Antarctica) and present a challenge to anglers around the world. They are most commonly targeted on fly tackle and provide great sport and excellent eating.

How to fly fish for steelhead
Steelhead are a difficult fish to catch and that is what makes them so special. They can be hard to find, finicky at certain times and down right frustrating. There are many "steelhead anglers" who have actually never caught a steelhead, and this fact alone is a testament to their appeal. Even though I have been lucky enough to catch one or two on a trip to the southern parts of Australia I am, by no means, an expert on the topic. So I went about finding the best articles from the web for you to read.

Steelhead Articles
Article 1
Article 2
Article 3 - This whole site is gold for any steelhead angler!

I hope this helps!

3 comments:

Julie said...

You're right...steelhead are sooo special. I used to live 2 hours from Lake Erie and would love to catch some "Chromers." They are finicky, fickle and sometimes just plain stubborn. Fishing for 8 hours just to land one steelhead is definitely worth it:)

Fly Fishing Gear For Beginners said...

They can be tough to catch but man when you do its worth the wait. Nice selection of articles here on your site.

Tom said...

Thanks for the comments. Steelhead are a very special fish and worth the wait (even if the wait is years). Glad you enjoyed the site!