How to Fight and Land a Steelhead on the Fly

Last week I spent a few days on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY, doing a little steelhead fishing and testing some new gear (more on that later). I was fishing with 31-year veteran guide Gary Edwards, who is the godfather of flyfishing for Pulaski steel. In my opinion, what makes steelhead such a challenge is not finding or hooking them, but landing them. Gary had some great tips for upping the chances of a successful end game, whether you have a net man or not. So we shot a little how-to video that I hope is helpful to all my fellow steelhead junkies.