In 1994 I was fortunate to go to Kamchatka and take part in the first year of the Kamchatka Steelhead Project. I am often asked, “what did you learn about steelhead?” Here is the actual scientific report from that effort. It blew me away the first time I read it.
In an age when water quality is recognized as a limiting factor for successful/sustainable salmonid populations, it really is amazing how far this river has fallen. The idea of creating pre-dam conditions and safe passage for sockeye to the historical spawning in the Metolius River was novel, but the implementation has left out serious aspect […]
SAGE 7130-4 MOD One spey rod. Choose just one….. That is a tall order. In fact, it might be easier to hypothetically design the perfect spey rod in your mind, then wiggle a bunch of commercially made sticks to find the one that conforms to your idea of perfect. Good luck with that. The absolute […]
Pardon the misogyny. It is, after all, a story about a couple of crittery steelheaders. And if you know one, you also know that the descriptive language they adopt after days of pounding the water can take on shades of…let’s just call it…questionable colors and tonality. tyler-corke-chapter-6
http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org While its true that the recent management of the Lower Deschutes has produced higher water temps earlier in the summer and lower water temps earlier in late summer and that has postponed the early returns of summer steelhead in the last few years, the quality of the water coming from the mixing tower […]
When and how is a great question, with no perfect answer. I try to address this, in this clip. JM
Thanks to all who have purchased the book. I’m amazed at the interest. Here’s one comment from Robert Sheley: Hi Jeff, Just got my copy of Bent. Very clever double entendre for the title. It looks great – it’s the book that I’ve outlined in head for year, my dream project that work always seems […]
Wow, some of you were waiting with hovering fingers for that moment when the site went live. BAM! and the first books were sold. Thanks for the interest. I’m wondering how long it will take to sell the first printing of 500. At this rate, not long. JM
March 2013 Winter Steelhead You know how it is: Winter creates unpredictable water conditions, but everyday family life hands you so many variables that planning a two day foray to the coast and being lucky enough to see perfect water conditions coincide with your hall pass is luckier than holding a winning Powerball ticket. This […]
The Clan by Jeff Mishler By keeping our steelheading clan small, we avoid tossing around the Tinted Window Treatment because we don’t really care if one of us knows where the other has been hiding out. What’s the tinted window treatment? Remember that time you were cruising down the freeway and noticed in your truck’s […]
by Jeff Mishler In the dinner tent of one of our Russian steelhead expeditions, Pete Soverel proclaimed to the weary clan of weather beaten anglers, “If you loose the fish because the terminal gear fails, that’s operator error”. Interpretation: You failed the process of landing the fish if the leader parted, because you didn’t check […]
A documentary featuring some amazing women in fly fishing. Thanks to Patagonia for getting on board. I’m looking for others to help produce this documentary intended for festival audiences: “Headwind” (working title) A Documentary Film (in development) Format: HD Video Length: 60 minutes Produced by: New Water Media, LLC Jeff Mishler—Owner “Headwind”(working title) Portraits […]
Tom talks about fishing in the wood and the use of his switch lines in tight quarters.
July 18, 2013 Casting Issue: Your fly nearly takes your hat off on the forward stroke. This is common when these things happen: 1) You place the anchor too far away from your casting position while thinking, “If I just move it farther away, I’m safer”. The tendency then, is to put too much power […]
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ODFW has put a lot of effort into selling us a wild winter steelhead broodstock program as an alternative to out of basin hatchery programs. Sure, lots of fish come back. Sure, you can keep them because they’re clipped. (Who wants to eat a winter steelhead?) And yes, the guides love them because the winter […]
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