Skeena River - Steelhead Dreams

Gill Mckean

Fly Fisher, Guide, Fly Tier

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Gill Mckean has been guiding on the world-famous Skeena River for more than 25 years. He’s guided a client to massive steelhead estimated at 34 pounds and has personally landed many in the 30-pound range. Join us to learn from Gill about this incredible fishery and of course how to land that steelhead of a lifetime.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • What is the best time of year to fish for steelhead?
  • Are there other streams and rivers to fish in the area?
  • What species are available besides steelhead?
  • What style of flies do you prefer?
  • Is the spey rod the most commonly used rod on the Skeena?
  • What type of line do you use and what types of tips do you use?
  • What's the difference between Skagit and Scandi heads?
  • What is the most productive depth for getting strikes?
  • What triggers the fish to strike?
  • What is the secret to hooking up with a trophy steelhead?

Gill Mckean
Skeena River - Steelhead Dreams
Gill Mckean Skeena River - Steelhead Dreams

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