Newsletter Jan 09

Table of Contents

  1. Announcements
  2. Featured Article
  3. Tip of the Month
  4. Photo of the Month
  5. Did You Know?
  6. Featured Products
  7. Fly of the Month
  8. Courses and Seminars

Did You Know?

Steelhead

  • The scientific name for Steelhead is Oncorynchus mykiss
  • There are two different migratory types of steelhead – known as summer-run and winter-run.
  • Summer-run steelhead return to the rivers between spring and fall before they become adults. They mature in the rivers and spawn during the following spring.
  • Winter-run steelhead are adults when they return to the rivers, so spawn shortly after returning.
  • Like salmon, steelhead are anadromous: they return to their original hatching ground to spawn.
  • Summer run steelhead can be taken on dead drifted or by “skating” dry flies. This is considered to be the holy grail of steelhead fly fishing.