Steelhead Guide 4th Edition, by John Nagy, is jam packed with information for the steelheader chasing "chrome" on Lake Erie’s tributary streams. A major addition to the new 4th Edition is 119 new and innovative steelhead fly patterns (replacing all previous 3rd edition patterns) contributed by guides, fly tyers and steelhead fly fisherman from all over the Lake Erie region (44 tyers total). Flies include steelhead egg patterns, nymphs, soft hackles, streamers, wooly buggers, sculpins, leeches and spey flies and 28 hot tube flies (both conventional and Scandinavian tube designs). This guidebook, written by Lake Erie steelhead guide John Nagy, teaches you everything you need to know to hook-up with these magnificent fish. This guidebook, written by Lake Erie steelhead guide John Nagy, teaches you everything you need to know to hook-up with these magnificent fish.
This guidebook features updated Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York maps. It also includes updated guide, tackle shop, lodging and dining lists, links to steelhead related web sites as well as current smolt stocking lists and recent fishery data and reports. New photos have been added to Steelhead Guide including an expanded color insert section of the new steelhead fly patterns as well as steelhead photography taken in the Lake Erie region.
Steelhead Guide is a helpful guidebook for both the novice and seasoned steelheader. It covers in detail the techniques, equipment, flies, steelhead behavior, stream conditions and weather that can all combine to produce a successful Lake Erie steelhead trip.
Steelhead Guide also includes a new Deadly Dozen list, additional Steelheader's Tips and a humorous "Steelheader's Quiz". An exciting new and detailed chapter on tube flies for Great Lakes steelhead discussing their history, benefits, construction and use has been added as well as tube tying material sources, updated steelhead equipment recommendations and the latest Lake Erie region fishery news.
Reviews for the 4th edition of STEELHEAD GUIDE:
"You can have Alsaka style fishing for steelhead on some of North America's most spectacular rivers at bargain basement prices, but you must know when, where, and especially how to fish for them. Steelhead Guide is the steelheader's bible on the subject. John Nagy describes the fisheries, the flies, and the fishing techniques that separate the novice from the experts on the Lake Erie Tributaries. His book is also very helpful for steelheader's in other Great Lakes regions." John Randolph, Editor Fly Fisherman Magazine
"John Nagy's knowledge and writing about fly rodding for Lake Erie steelhead is a thorough study of the steelhead's life cycle and behavior, with a detailed season-by-season analysis of techniques and strategies that truly work. This is an important book that belongs on every steelheader's book shelf." Joe Ciavaglia, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
About the Author:
John Nagy has guided in Alaska and fly fished extensively in the Western and Eastern United States as well as British Columbia. For the last 19 years he has guided on many of Lake Erie's tributary streams for steelhead and has written numerous articles on the unique style of fly fishing often needed to catch these elusive and sometimes finicky fish. His writing credits include Fly Fisherman Magazine, Wild Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon, Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, PA Outdoor Times, Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine and Salmon, Trout, Steelheader Magazine.