New Website — The old Steelhead Flyfisher website finally succumbed to obsolescence; its source language is no longer compatible with the internet and it has been laid to rest. It'll take a while to build out this iteration. Meanwhile, you're encouraged to reach us via the contact form below.
Books — My most recent book project is Written on Water: Musings on the Sea-run Angle, a two-volume set compiling essays and hundreds of photographs. Volume I is available now; Volume II is awaiting completion. Preview and purchase here.
Flyfishing Travel — While the pandemic certainly altered operations for us, we had an abbreviated calendar of hosted trips in 2022, and have added options for 2023 and 2024. Scroll down and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive periodic updates in your inbox. Drop us a line anytime for details, to inquire about availability, or to secure your reservation.
AS A CURATOR of angling travel, our mission is to provide and create opportunities to experience, celebrate and preserve the world’s great anadromous fisheries. In this pursuit, the Steelhead Flyfisher travel portfolio is developed to offer conservation-minded anglers memorable adventure on the world’s best waters for wild steelhead, salmon, sea trout and char. We encourage you to join us.
Best regards & good fishing!
ANGLERS DEDICATED to chasing silver 24-7-365 view the 12-month calendar differently than most; we see it in terms of fish migration. In the Northern Hemisphere, the year begins with spring freshet and the arrival of salmon. In the Atlantic, this means Salmo salar, the regal Atlantic salmon. In the Pacific, it means chinook (king salmon), the big daddy of all sea-runs. Following the kings come coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon — and, with much anticipation, steelhead, our keystone species. For Oncorhynchus mykiss, summer is only the beginning of a magnificent, nearly year-long parade. Additionally, Arctic char offer a unique, top-of-the-world adventure in late summer, and there is ample incentive for anadromous fish lovers to visit the austral extremes in January, February and March — giant sea trout in Tierra del Fuego, massive chrome-plated kings in Chilean Patagonia, and spectacular Atlantic steelhead in the Argentine state of Santa Cruz. This is all to say: On any given day of the year, somewhere on the planet, there is a big, bright, sea-run fish, charged with the ocean’s relentless energy, pushing into a river, ready and willing to ambush a well-presented fly. All we need to do is get there and make the cast!
A SEA-RUN CALENDAR
STEELHEAD FLYFISHER is owned and operated by Jeff Bright. In 1988, Jeff moved to the West Coast to pursue musical aspirations and other California dreams. He began exploring the steelhead rivers of Northern California with rod, reel and camera in the early 1990’s, initiating a lasting love affair with wild steelhead and the places they inhabit. Today, he is an avid angler committed to the celebration, pursuit and conservation of all wild sea-run fish, wherever they swim. In service of this passion, Jeff is a writer, photographer, travel specialist and host.