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Santa is a steelheading machine! He has a gentle touch, stealthy approach, and is immune to cold weather. An absolute BEAST on the river!   Steelheading has improved over the last week. The mild temps and sunshine have increased fish metabolism, and their willingness to cooperate. Still finding them in the classic winter spots, holding tight to wood and structure. Bright eggs paired with a washed out color (clown egg & pale glo bug) is a good setup. Also having some action on hexes, stones, and wiggler type buggy stuff.  Trout bite has been good, on more "trout" sized patterns. Size 12 and 14...

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Steelhead and trout fishing have been good locally and up north, but numbers of fish are low and water temps and made things challenging. A warmup over the next few days will greatly improve things, and make fishing more bearable. Egg flies, estaz eggs, and flashy nymphs have all been good lately. Check our website for gift ideas, class schedules, and other fishing related resources. 

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