The rivers of NW Oregon and SW Washington have been my home away from home, in Beaverton, Oregon. I have credentials which should lend credence to this work. I have been one of those salmon and steelhead fishing fanatics for over 35 years, fishing all over the NW quadrant of America. This includes several years spent as a successful full-time fishing guide. Like the best of fishermen, I have been a serious student of the game. I have studied a lot of fishing 'how to' literature. I've observed and fished with some of the best Northwest fishermen and guides over many years. I've experimented extensively with a lot of success, and been out there on the water experiencing, observing, and learning everything possible. However, no one who fishes for a lifetime will ever stop learning new things. Early in the new Millennium I was the featured fishing technique writer and moderator, consecutively, of the two largest salmon and steelhead internet fishing websites in the Northwest region. I have also been a salmon and steelhead fishing technique columnist in Salmon Trout Steelheader (STS) magazine for a number of years, by the same name of 'The Reel Truth'.
(Above) Author with 2014 Columbia River spring Chinook.
(Right) Author's STS Magazine 'how to' Column.