Nice Summer Steelhead from a Tail Out

A little tail out on the Rogue River of Oregon proved once again the saving grace on this hot August day. The mid-day hookup came after fruitlessly probing several more public stretches of water. The fall chinook salmon were observed rolling conspicuously in the main body of these runs. Do the salmon chase the steelhead out of the favored lies? The search and hooking fly pattern was the Midnight Fire Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph.

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