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    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Winter-Run Steelhead Are Here and the Fishing’s Been Great!

    Winter Steelhead Are Here! Photos by Mia Sheppard
    “Snowy tree tops, bald eagles diving over our heads, chilly fingers, wet wool, a warm cup of coffee from a thermos, frozen guides, swinging flies, chrome steelhead, rippling water, crisp air filling my lungs. Just being in the elements around us is rejuvenating.” – Mia Sheppard
    With the arrival of winter, steelhead are making their way up the coast and into BC’s and Oregon’s rivers!
    We currently have several options for anglers eager to get out of the house and onto the river….with the weather heating up, the fishing has been awesome!
    1) The Vedder River in Chilliwack, BC is fishing unusually well for January and conveniently has a special running from February 11th to the 24th.

    Guide- April Vokey
    Fly Gal Discounted Price- $250.00 CDN (one angler) or $300.00 CDN (two anglers)
    Regular Price- $400.00 CDN (one angler) or $500.00 CDN (two anglers)
    *Your guide provides lunch, flies and tackle at no additional fee.

    2) The Clackamas and Sandy Rivers in Oregon are fishing great! If you’re visiting the Portland area or live nearby, contact us at info@flygal.com to book a trip and help fight the winter doldrums.

    Guides- Mia and Marty Sheppard
    For these trips we offer day floats, covering 6 to 12 miles of water per day.
    Your guide provides lunch, flies and tackle at no additional fee.

    3) New to Spey Casting? Join the Burkheimer Spey instructors in a unique opportunity to learn about winter steelhead fishing on the West coast.

    Instructors- Brian Styskal, Whitney Gould and Nate Koenigsknecht
    Oregon, USA (Clackamas River)- Jan 29th or Feb 12th, 2011 8:00am – 5:00pm
    $250.00 USD per person
    *Includes a full day of instruction, lunch and casting set-ups.
    Winter SteelheadPhoto: Mia Sheppard 

    Winter SteelheadPhoto: Mia Sheppard 

    Winter SteelheadPhoto: Mia Sheppard 

    Posted by April Vokey on January 27, 2011

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