Fly patterns, step-by-step tying instructions, and fishing tips from hardcore West Coast and Great Lakes steelheaders. Includes over 30 tiers from around the country, ranging from British Columbia to Great Lakes. Features in-depth analysis on topics such as important fly design characteristics, unconventional wisdom at the vise and on the water, and tying and fishing the popular style of fly known as Intruders.
Rob Russell is a devoted angler, fly tier and conservationist who has centered his life around the waters and fish that he loves. He has written countless magazine articles for publications such as Fish & Fly, Northwest Flyfishing, The Flyfisher, and Salmon Trout Steelheader, served as editor of the FFF’s steelhead conservation newsletter, The Osprey, and spent several years as a contributing editor to Salmon Trout Steelheader. He has also contributed stories to the Oregon Flyfishing Blog and the Native Fish Society’s newsletter, Strong Runs. Rob’s most intensive steelheading experience came from his ten years working as a fishing guide in Oregon, Russia and Alaska. In the years since, Rob has found his true calling, building community-based partnerships around habitat restoration projects in the Tillamook Bay watershed. He lives in Bay City, Oregon.
Jay Nicholas has been a fishery biologist for almost 40 years, most recently working as Senior Salmon Scientist at the Wild Salmon Center and before that as Senior Salmon Biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is the author of nine books, including Advanced Intruder Strategies and Intruder Essentials. His website is fishingwithjay.wordpress.com/ and he lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
Photographer Jon Jensen lives with his wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon. Jon works for some of the nation's top designers and publishers. When not on assignment, he can be found tending his home and garden, cycling the streets of Portland, and casting into Northwest rivers and streams for wild trout and steelhead. More of his commercial work can be found at www.jonjensenphotography.com.