Center Pin Steelhead!

Greetings from foggy Oregon, where today, for the first time in many years, I experienced two important angling “firsts” on … Continued

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Greetings from foggy Oregon, where today, for the first time in many years, I experienced two important angling “firsts” on the same day…

Thanks to my friend Todd Ostenson, owner of Trophy Waters Flyfishing Shop in Medford, Oregon, I learned how to center pin fish…

And then hooked my first wild Pacific steelhead within the first hour…

Lessons learned: I cannot, for the life of me, understand why more fly anglers are not center pinning as a matter of habit… or diversion… especially in areas where dead drifting nymphs to fish is, well… deadly. I am hooked for sure.

And lesson #2 is that there is nothing… but nothing more satisfying than catching a white-hot “three-salt” fish (meaning it’s been to the ocean three times)… except maybe catching a “four-salt” fish.

What a great way to fish, and what a great place to do it in…

If you’re already on this, tell me more… if not, put it on your list… trust me.

Deeter