The Salmon River, Oswego County, NY, March 2008
Greg Liu, a guide on the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York, sent this photo of a steelhead he caught with a dry fly. This species of fish are usually caught while drifting subsurface flies (egg patterns, large nymphs, etc.) through deep pockets and runs along the river. Greg works out of Whitakers Sport Shop in Pulaski and specializes in first class fly fishing trips. He has guided in Alaska, Chile and Russia and is also a great instructor if you're interested in learning how to spey cast. I usually tag along with Jin when he fishes with Greg during the fall run of steelhead and I'm always amazed that his knowledge of the river and the fish that inhabit it is as outstanding as his repertoire of 'Green Acres' one-liners or 'Three Stooges' finger-poke tactics.