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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Fishing has been good on Steelhead Alley!

Well the fishing has been very good, but we could use a serious dose of precipitation. Swinging woolly bugger’s, sculpins, and streamers has been hot for drop backs and surf casting around the mouths of the tribs has also been a blast, the water temps are cooler in the lake and loaded with fish both fresh and drop backs. There are schools of Emerald Shiners every where making streamer fishing a blast!!!

We had a great time tying and casting during Orvis days at Chagrin River Outfitters, and I will be in Dayton and Cincinnati next week giving fly tying demonstrations and seminars For Orvis and local fly fishing clubs. We still have Trip days available to fly fish for small mouth bass, large mouth bass, pan fish, white Bass, and Carp this summer on Ohio rivers and a few private lakes and ponds. Our Brook Trout retreat again this year is nearly full and our Second cabin on the Tionesta Creek being constructed and will be completed and ready by this fall. fly fishing for spring trout fishing and summer small mouth from this cabin is spectacular.
Our guides are still on the river targeting what is left of the spring steelhead run and scouting out all the small mouth water as well , and look for their reports shortly. Stay tuned for a great summer of fly fishing adventures and destination trips still yet to come.
Look for our Steelhead Alley Outfitter Guides and their photos, articles, and stories in several publications this summer from Fly fisherman Magazine, Ohio Country Anglin Magazine , Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Beacon, Orvis News, D'arcy Egan's Ohio outdoor adventures TV show, and a host of other wonderful local publications and broadcasts.

Well one season is passing and we are geared up and ready for our summer trips, Our new tube fly line will be posted and available in June for steelhead, salmon, trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and pan fish. As always feel free to call or contact us at any time. Steelhead Alley Outfitters is the only full time fly fishing outfitter/ Guide service for multiple species in Ohio offering seasonal fly fishing experiences 365 days a year to the fly fishing community.

Here in a few weeks this new reports blog will be even better, and even easier to access from anywhere in the country!!! Plus you will love the new look and experience what it is like to be hands on and personal with our staff. The amount of feed back and trips has been absolutely amazing and we appreciate all of you for making us the company we are today. Next fall we will be able to provide you and your groups with a private House right on the river in the heart of Ohio's steelhead streams, Fine dining, and the ultimate steelhead experience. We are networking with the best local fly shops and outfitters to provide you with everything!! We will have all the gear and wader/boots for our fly in quests as well Stay tuned for so much more. The proof is in the experience and in the recommendation !!!

Our clients are available by request for referrals for anyone who is interested in fly fishing with our service. Call anytime 419-466-9382 and we will personally set you up for the fly fishing trip you so much deserve, you shouldn't have to settle for a second best experience any where or anytime, and we go the extra length to provide you with the best we possibly can!!!!
Here is a a video by Patti on her take of steelhead fly fishing with our staff!!! Enjoy!!!
Steelhead Passion video by Patti and Blog pictures by Pat Robinson

Thursday, April 24, 2008

What an amazing week so far!!!!

Temps have been in the 70's and steelhead fishing in t-shirts, seems totally unfair. The great thing is we have been fishing in complete solitude for the past two weeks targeting drop backs in the lower rivers and stream mouths. The bad news is the water temps have reached around 56 degrees and we will be calling it a season really quick.
We found several great holding pools with temps in the low 50's with tons of fiery steelhead. Dead drifting size 14 pastel eggs, wiggle stones, and caddis were the ticket this week so far. Swinging and stripping streamers and Sculpin’s through the pools also yielded some exciting takes and acrobatic jumps.

We are already getting into a few Smallmouth Bass and it will only get better! If you are interested in Smallmouth on the fly, we have already begun taking bookings. I would like to thank John, Pat, Jay, Joel, Graham, Jeremy, John, and Joe for all their hard work this steelhead season, and for some amazing memories!

Patti, Bob, and Flick thanks for coming steelhead fishing, and for a great time on the river, and off. Herb thanks for all the great video footage and hard work on the water filming, and photographing on Monday, my entire staff appreciates every thing you have done!
Last but not least, a special thank you to D'arcy Egan of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns, for an amazing experience, great fly fishing, and the fantastic top notch video production crew, I can't wait to see the show!!
Thank you for the opportunity and invitation. I will be at Chagrin River Outfitters this Saturday fly casting and tying during Orvis days!

This will be quite an event with a great staff there in Chagrin Falls! Hope to see you guys there!!!
Many more Steelhead guide trip pictures to come!!! To everyone who fished with our staff this year, it was truly amazing! 152 incredible days of fly fishing for Steelhead and Trout on Steelhead Alley with fantastic anglers from 30 different states! We will see you all again in the fall, so have a great Summer!!!!

We have just a few more steelhead trips to complete this week and we will switch to targeting Smallmouth bass, and a multitude of other warm water species on the fly this summer.
See you all on the river, and remember you can call us at any time, for absolutely anything in pursuit of fish on the fly!!! 419-466-9382
Thank you again and good fishing!!!!
Greg Senyo