Thursday, November 15, 2012

2012 Steelhead and soon Browns

Well everyone I'm back on line. I Have a lot of things planned including Steelhead tips, river reports, fly tying instruction, and more. It's been a great year with steelhead, along with working for West Branch Resort on the Delaware river and working in Montana for Hatch Finders out of Livingston as well as hosting trips to Chilean Patagonia. I still get excited about fishing and guiding for a living. Someone has to do it I guess.

Steelhead fishing has had its ups and downs this year.  With low water early on to where it was a week and half ago with fresh fish everywhere. We even had an opportunity to swing flies. We've all been challenged, but we go where the fish are and stay after them and with persistence we get them in the net.
A Nice hen caught during difficult low water conditions.

Elk is a little clear right now, but look for cloudy days or start early and leave late. Using egg and nymph patterns you should do well. 

If you are comfortable, don't use an indicator and put on long leaders. This will be a little less threatening to the fish. 

Keep an eye on the Grand. I will be out swinging flies soon. It is prime right now. In a day or two load up with eggs and nymphs and move around till you find the fish. 

Other Ohio tribs are in prime shape. So get out there and get ya some.
Just a gorgeous day and plenty of smile

Over the next week or so I'm going to put some tying tutorials up so stop back often.  We'll tie some of what you see below.

I think we'll start with streamers then move to eggs and nymphs. I havn't decided on video or snap shot tutorials. If you have a preference drop me an email at

Also, if you have fly that you would like me to tie just send along a message and a picture of the fly and I'll see what I can do.
Domenica with her first Steelhead

Well, as always drop me line if you have any questions I'll do my best to get you answers as soon as possible.
Tight lines everyone and get out there fishing and leave some for me. 

Scott McClintock.

Oh ya, I almost forgot.  I have a couple of weeks and two slots available for Chile in 2013.  Feb 23rd and March 29th.  Take a look at   Chilean patagonia

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 - Fall in Review

I have one thing to say,,,,,, "What a Great Fall Season". The video above is the first of a series of videos coming to help you get over the cabin fever.

Thanks to all of great people I had the opportunity to fish with this season. You are the reason I keep doing this. You have enabled me to live my dream. I also want to thank my wife for being so supportive and Greg Senyo for his help throughout this steelhead season.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 29th with Vince and Eric

SAO Guide John Miller along with Vince and Eric had a great time in Pa. yesterday. We had good flows and good visibility. The fish were starting to settle in, but recent rains will change that. Keep your eye on the gages.
Deer hunting may be in order the balance of this week. Contact us as our guides will be on the water checking the situation. They will know where the fish are.
Meanwhile, take a look at the pics below and get prepared for some stellar fishing that will follow the front that is now upon us.
How about Doubles

Nice fresh fish are in.

Doubles again?

A Hard Fighting Chrome

A nice fish to get the day started.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Four from Long Island -- First Steelhead Trip Ever

We were joined by 3 Mikes and an Anthony. Mike Albano the Father of Mike and Anthony along with Mike Palma a very good friend. All four of them very good fisherman, but new to the steelhead game. They fish the Delaware for lunker browns and rainbows and they say if you can fish the Delaware system, you can fish anywhere.

They arrived on Steelhead Alley after driving for 8 hours from Long Island and began preparations for their 2 day fishing trip. John Miller and I were their SAO guides for the 2 days and we were excited to get going. Elk was primed and ready to go so we got out early to beat the sun and hit the first light bite. John went low on the river and I went high. It was not long before we were into our first fish. Mike hit a nice shiny steelhead that took him to school and eventually got off. He was excited and shaking. He said to Anthony "those fish are unbelievable". I watched him play that fish with a joy on his face that can only be described as a child on Christmas moring receiving his first 2 wheeler. There was a real honest joy written all over his face. From that moment I knew we were going to have an exciting two days. These guys were not looking for numbers of fish, but the entire experience. All them, as good as they were continued to be students of fly fishing and just enjoy the fact that they were with family and friends sharing new experiences. As it turned out, they caught a ton of fish as well.

The river on Friday was near perfect conditions. It was on it's way down and clearing. By Saturday afternoon, it had dropped quite a bit and cleared to about 24 inches of visability. So with good conditions and good fisherman, we had a banner couple of days.

Below is Mike Sr. with one of the largest fish taken during the two days. This fish took him for a walk up then down the river. It's a good thing he had lots of backing. After about 20 minutes John Miller was able to get this fish in the net.

Mike with a very nice Steelhead

How about the Chrome that Anthony is holding (pictured left)

Mike And Mike

Mike releasing a fine Steelhead (obove left) Anthony proudly shows a nice chrome.

Someone always has to mess up the silver streak with a bit of gold

Anthony with a nicely colored fish (above left) and Mike showing off his solid chrome
These guys were a riot to fish with. It was a fun two days and from the smiles I witnessed they almost had as much fun as I did.
I will need to post more pics on future blogs. Hope you enjoyed these and keep us in mind for your Steelhead fishing trip. I look for conditions to take another up swing so keep your eyes on the weather and book soon.
Scott McClintock
RSM Fly Fishing
Steelhead Alley Outfitters
Fly Fishing Specialist.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Steelhead Alley gets visitors from Long Island

Story and Pictures coming soon.

In the mean time, fishing has been very good in Pa.. As for Ohio, we have high expectations for more fish in the system due to the reason rains.
The Gages are indicating rivers are coming down and will be clearing, so keep your eyes on the gages. Use the links under "helpful links" at that side of this page.
We suggest sending us an email or giving us a call to book your trip soon to ensure you get your preferred dates. Again, keep your eyes open for the new updates of pictures and stories from our last few days of fishing. We had good conditions and lots of fun so stay tuned for "Fresh Chrome".