You never forget your first steelhead on a fly rod and especially when your first just happens to be 34-inches of twisted crimson red steel tipping the Boga grips at 19 pounds! Congrats Ethan! Well done. Incredible fight!
Okay. So you wanna learn steelhead fishing with a fly rod? Cast here, tight line going thru the brush pile, wait for the “hard stop / take” on the other side. And that’s exactly what Ethan did. Spot on cast, smooth drift, and perfect hook set while battling this mammoth steelhead out of a log jam to swing it to the middle of the river and drop back 10 minutes later to the net!
Steelhead can be found in pockets. New chrome hens continue to enter the river system. One spot one day has no fish. Next day they’re all over it. That’s the beauty of the Mighty Mo, it keeps producing. Last river to start the migratory runs of big game fish in Michigan and the last river to end.
post by: jon fortuna