Middle Rogue River Again

Rogue Guiden with middle Rogue River steelhead.

Rogue Guiden with middle Rogue River steelhead.

Early this morning I hooked up with this very nice Rogue River steelhead. This connection was particularly satisfying. I long casted the smooth, broad tailout seen in the background with a Gray Heron spey fly. The take was near undetectable…just a small pull at the fly. I tightened to that tension and the fish exploded out of the water in a high leap. A resounding splash broke the quiet of the gliding tailout water. I landed the fish before he went over into a very swift rapid.

No need to fish below spawning salmon with an Eggo and strike indicator when you can find, tempt and catch steel with a pretty fly like this.

The Gray Heron as it comes from the vise before it is fished!

The Gray Heron as it comes from the vise before it is fished!

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