WFS 026 – Rogue River Half Pounder Steelhead – Dennis Lee Podcast Interview | Eel & Trinity Rivers
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/26
I talked to Dennis Lee about the Half Pounder steelhead, a unique life history that is only found in large number in the Rogue River, Klamath, Trinity and Eel Rivers.
We will talk about why this life history is significant to you as a fly fisher, talk about his new book and get into some of the history of steelhead fly fishing as this was the birth place of steelhead fly fishing.
Show Notes with Dennis Lee
The book “A Half Pounder A Steelhead Trout” is Dennis’ most recent project.
Dec Hogan was on the podcast and tells a story of a fish that beached him on the opposite side of the river.
Dean Finnerty was on episode 19 of the podcast and discussed how anglers used to cut back the riparian area to make casting easier.
Al Periman was a mentor for Dennis
he Silver Hilton and Brendle Bug were popular Rogue River patterns.
The Sotar raft company from southern Oregon
John Shewey was on the podcast on episode 16 and talked about the publishing process.
American River Steelhead
Gary Anderson and Gary Anderson Custom Rods.
California Spey O’Rama at the Golden Gate Casting Club
The Albany Fly Tying Expo event is where I met Dennis for the first time
A Passion for Steelhead
Classic Steelhead Flies
Klamath sized intruders
The Dec Hogan episode and the intruder story
Squid Rowe by Scott
The Jay Nicholas episode and why we write books
You can reach Dennis at DennisPLee.com if you have questions or want to reach out and say thanks!
“If I’m not catching 10 to 20 half pounders in a day of fishing, then I’m probably not going to be very happy.” -Dennis Lee
Conclusion with Dennis Lee
I wanted to give Dennis a big thank you for coming on the show. He sheds light on the amazing diversity of steelhead and why we should care about a tiny little steelhead.
If you want to grab some steelhead tips the guest from the podcasts, click the link below to check out the Steelhead Tips PDF Quick Guide: wetflyswing.com/chrome