Oregon Winter steelhead explode into my life

So if you follow the Mule, you’ve probably heard. I caught not one, but two wild winter steelhead last weekend. I’d talk some smack, but he gave me his rod and tied a nail knot for me. Also, I expect to do a longer post on this once the new for-profit fly fishing blog starts up. More details on that later. For now, enjoy the video.

Oregon winter steelhead fishing

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Matt Stansberry currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and son.
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9 Responses to Oregon Winter steelhead explode into my life

  1. Alex says:

    Congrats!

    Gorgeous fish.

  2. onemuleteam says:

    The fish wasn’t dark–that was a mistake on my part as you can see from the photo.

  3. Moldy Chum says:

    Rockin the Gooch micro-puff vest too!

  4. sierratrout says:

    Nice work Matt! What fly did you get them on?

  5. mstansberry says:

    Um fly?… Ha. Actually I tied some tiny marabou jigs (pink and chartruese) and fished them off an indicator.

  6. onemuleteam says:

    Hey Sberry,

    Are micro jigs flies? If not is it because of the molded head?Would it be a fly if you heated the hook, bent the head up, glued a split shot (or anchored a bead), painted the head and tied in the marabou?

    Light enough to be belivered with a fly rod I’d call it a fly. Just my 2cents.

    I also think the debate insprires more passion in regions w/out salmon and steelhead and where they have to wait for ice-out. God help me if I had to wait for the thaw.

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