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The Best Gear, the Best Guides, & the Best Rivers... was created for the serious steelhead angler. The idea was spawned from an obvious need for a species specific web site that catered to those obsessed by the greatest game fish in the world. To help you make informed product decisions, we’ve enlisted the help of the industry’s foremost authorities; Steelhead guides. Now you can find the highest caliber guides, the epic rivers they fish, & the right gear for your fishing needs. For all your shopping needs please use our navigation on the left or check out our home store at:

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The Importance of Fishing Short
You’ve got your spey in hand, that rod that can cast great gobs of line, and you can hardly wait to start bombing casts way out to that place where the fish are. You step into the tip of the run and start haphazardly tearing off line and while you do, your fly is swimming not more than 10 feet away from you and it gets hammered by a fish. Chances are, you lost that one because it could not have been a bigger surprise. Does this sound familiar? If not, just wait… It happens with some regularity. [Continue Reading]

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