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Steelheading Resources

Useful Resources for the Steelheader

USGS real time data
Current river levels in graph or table form, updated every fifteen minutes. Great way to check river levels before heading out.
Advanced Hydrological Predictions
Predicted forecast for river levels. Great tool to see if the rivers will be in shape for your trip.
Netknots.com
Great resource for all the knots you will ever need for your fishing
Wild Steelhead Coalition
If your serious about protecting our wild steelhead please visit this site and consider becoming a member.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Good site to check current regulations for all your outdoor activities in Washington State. Updated frequently with catch statistics and fish plants.
Washington State Hatchery Reports
Weekly updates of steelhead and salmon returns to state hatcheries.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park home page. Useful for checking road and trail conditions before heading out.
Olympic National Park Fishing Regulations
Fishings regs for the Olympic National Park including the Hoh and Queets Rivers.
Olympic National Forest
Good information about recreational opportunities inside the Olympic National Forest.
Fly Fishing Fine Art - Paintings and Prints
Original paintings and collector series limited edition signed prints in fly fishing themes by international, contemporary, watercolor artist Diane Michelin.
Fishcarvings.com
Superb quality wood carvings of fish by Ellen McCaleb. Check this site out!
Northwest Flyfishing Magazine
Great magazine about flyfishing in the northwest. Excellent photography and very well written articles regarding flyfishing for steelhead and salmon as well as other species.
ClackaCraft Drift Boats
Excellent quality fiberglass drift boats chosen by guides across the west
Fishing in the Northwest
Rick Willets website on fishing in the northwest.
Top Fishing Secrets
Timothy Kusherets book revealing top drift fishing secrets for salmon and steelhead.

Fishing Forums

Gamefishing.com
Excellent site for steelhad information and a very active forum.
Steelheader.net
Site full of information on all aspects of steelhead fishing.
Washington Flyfishing
Great Fly fishing related discussion for all types of fishing.
FishingNW.com
Quality site based in eastern Washington by Eric Knudson.
Quality Fishing Adventures
Oregon guide service site with a very active discussion forum.

Fly Fishing Resources

Dennis Dickson's Flyfishing Website
Excellent site with flyfishing tips and river reports for salmon and steelhead fishing.
The Northwest Fly Fisherman
Very informative site by Steve Buckner. Guided trips and instruction on both single and double handed casting.
Brazda's Fly Fishing Guide Service
Fly fishing guide Jeff Brazda fly fishes for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula as well as eastern Washington. He also guides the Yakima River for its blue ribbon trout fishery.
Washington Flyfishing
Fly fishing related site for salmon, steelhead and trout fishing in Washington.
Westfly
Online magazine and information source for fly fishing the West.
The Rivers Edge
Fly fishing shop and guide service in Bozeman, Montana.
Keone Rodsmiths
Fine quality handmade bamboo flyrods. Check these out!
Swede's Fly Shop
Fly shop in Spokane, Washington.
Pacific Fly Fishers
Fly shop in Mill Creek, Washington.
The Avid Angler
Fly shop in Lake Forest Park, Washington
Echo Fly Rods & Reels by Tim Rajeff
Fly rods and reels by Tim Rajeff.
The Federation of Fly Fishers
An international service organization dedicated to the betterment of the sport of fly fishing through Conservation and Education
The Evening Hatch
Yakima River guide service in Ellensburg, Washington.
Worley-Bugger Fly Co.
Fly shop in Ellensburg, Washington
Red's Fly Shop
Yakima River fly shop in the heart of the Yakima Canyon.



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