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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saved For A Rainy Day...

The rains have come, Thanksgiving is gone, and the change over to winter is underway. The bad news is that all the streams are blown as big as we have seen them all fall. The good news is that fish have been coming in with every push of water we have had in the last two weeks. At present, we have more fish in our streams than we have had the entire season. A lot of bright, chromed out fish are being caught in between the storms when water levels allow and we are totally jazzed about it!!!

I have been so busy in the last couple of weeks, that I haven't even had a chance to get a blog done, so while I take a couple of days off to wait on the rivers to redial, I thought I would get us caught up. Greg has been doing his best to keep things rolling on the blog and for that we thank him, but every once in a while, it is good for me to get on here and write a bit for myself.

This blog will highlight some of the photos from our world-class team of fly fishing professionals in the last week or so. In the next few days however, I am going to try to write up a blog or two highlighting a handful of my clients from the last couple of weeks and share some stories in a bit more detail. I don't know about you, but I like to hear stories from time to time!

Mike shares a bright fish with a bright smile!

SAO guide Mike Schultz poses with a client and
a dime bright fish.

Another memory is shared and cherished!

Big fish = Big smile

Fish like this warm the soul on a cold day!

This young man was happy to have Schultzy as his guide!

Yet another fish to be proud of.

Eric poses with a fresh fish.

Vince smiles with a heavy shouldered hen!

Vince and Eric share a nice double on the day!

Vince nails a nice fish while fishing with
SAO guide John Miller

Vince and Eric double down and fill the net yet again.

Vince busted this big buck to put an
exclamation point on the day.

Mike hits a nice hen.

Todd puts a nicely spotted buck in the bag with
SAO guide Tim Hess.

Blaine with a nice chrome buck...nothing like a
fresh chrome buck to give you a run full of aggression!

In closing, keep your eyes on the fly shop page as holiday specials will be posted soon. If you are in need of some custom ties or some of the old stand by's, we can have you covered for Christmas...and at holiday season pricing! Order soon to beat the rush.

Also, don't forget that a lot of fresh fish have pushed in and Ohio is finally fishing good numbers of fish. Pennsylvania is fishing very well as it has most of the fall. If you are interested in getting out before ice up, give us a shout. Now is as good a time as we have seen all season as far as numbers are concerned, so don't miss out. Give us a shout at 419-466-9382 or email us at

I'll be back in a day or two with some new stories from the waters of the Alley.

Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Head Guide
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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