These are the select links I use on a regular basis;
no fly fisherman should be without them! The most essential links
are listed first!
Links By Topic / Subject
Yup...I'm slowly removing the links below as they
get placed in their appropriate pages!
General Steelheading / Salmon Fishing Information
- one of the first places I came across when searching for info
on the web. An excellent starting point and ongoing reference
- someone put WAY TOO MUCH WORK into this site. Arguably the best
source of steelheading tactics and patterns anywhere online.
Steelhead Site - Tom has spent a lot of time putting together
all sorts of useful information!
Fishing Home - There's a lot of neat stuff here...even some
rare info that could be valuable to those who really want to learn
the history and fine details of fishing for steelies and salmon.
Times Chart at The Steelhead Site
Outfitters / Guides / Charters / Taxidermists
Artisan (NY) - I found Rich Benedict via eBay, and now he's
ONLINE. What can I really say here except he's the ONLY taxidermist
I'd personally recommend? Sure, I've met a few who are good, FAT
knows a local guy who does nice work, but Rich is the best (and
I only, as a rule, recommend THE BEST). After looking at countless
other taxidermist's work online, Rich's is the only taxidermist
whose work doesn't look like a "rendition"; instead
Rich captures the EXACT detail of the fish right down to the tipped
scales. Every piece that I've seen by Angling Artisan is a masterpiece,
not to mention the 10" Brook Trout Reproduction I had done
- (WI) Guide Bob Blumriechfor Milwaukee, Sheboygan, & Manitowoc
Estlund (WI) - Guiding for salmon & steelhead as well
as providing casting lessons and other services. The founder of
Giuliani (Ontario) - Thinking you want to try the Soo (Sault.
St. Marie / St. Mary's Rapids) area. THIS IS YOUR MAN. Got to
meet him on my first trip to Canada...he
is a must hire if you need some help!
Salmon / Spey Fly Patterns
- so many fly patterns throughout the site you'll be lost in it
Lucas Sr. - How to Dress Salmon Flies - Arguably the authoritative
guide with full instructions for tying Salmon, Dee and Spey flies.
Recipe Book - Gumbo just redid his fly pages, and WOW! He's
still updating it too!
- See "Fly Swaps" for TONS of really outstanding Spey
- Between the catalog and gallery there are plenty of outstanding
General Steelhead / Salmon Fly Patterns &
- The fly section has most every standard Great Lakes Fly Pattern
you'll need to fill your box!
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