Bring on your Guided Trip
We will have all Rods, Reels, Tippet, Flies, Bait,
picture CD of the trip, coffee, and a streamside lunch.
The trip price covers it all. There are no hidden
what you need to bring
it will save valuable fishing time on the morning of
your trip if you buy your license in advance. They are
hip boots will limit the places we can cross the stream.
Most of the time breathable waders are fine. You
may wish to consider neopreme boots for cold weather.
Felt bottoms are usually the best choice. Studded
boots are not necessary but are nice to have.
and Layered Clothing
Our mornings often start off cold and it warms through
the day. It helps to be able to shed a layer when it
heats up. Rain wear is always recommended, even if it
doesn't rain it will help keep fish slime ff of your
help you see the bottom as you walk across the stream.
They will also protect your eyes from lines and flies.
If fish are in the shallow water it will make it much
easier to see them.
work hard to put you on the fish. If you pay
attention you will learn a thing or two and you will
catch fish. Not every day is a perfect day but we work
hard to make every day the best it possibly can be.
This is your trip. Don't be afraid to speak up and
tell your guide what you are interested in. Some folks
just want to catch a bunch of fish. Others want to
learn how to do it on their own. We want you to
enjoy yourself and have fun..
your trip with a
SteelheadSchool.com team member Guide?
We don't expect you to have the specialized gear and
flies we use for steelhead fishing like some other
guides do. Don't worry, just let us bring all of the
gear. All you need to show up with are chest high
waders and a current fishing license. We will take care
of all of the other details. Your guide will arrive in
the morning with a hot thermos of coffee. He will also
serve a delicious streamside lunch including desert.
Your guide will have boxes of well tied flies for you to
use. His rods and reels will be top quality by names
like Hardy, Scott, Orvis, Fenwick and Penn. We will not
chance your fish of a lifetime to cheap no name rods and
reels. Best of all there will be
No Hidden Costs ..!!
The advertised trip price will be the total price. Of
course your guide will appreciate any gratuities but he
doesn't expect them.
All of our guides are professionals. Your safety
is always our
first concern. Your guide will be a expert woodsman who
knows the outdoors well. He will be trained in CPR,
First Aid and Water Safety. Each of our guides carries
a half million dollar liability policy. Your guide will
NEVER ask you to sign a wavier or insure yourself prior
to your trip
Dress for success. Our weather along the southern shore
of lake Erie is very unpredictable. So I would suggest
dressing in layers. You need a rain jacket as your
outside layer. Even on sunny days it will keep you dry
as we handle fish. Fleece is the ideal material for
your base layers of clothing as it can be easily removed
as the day warms up. If it is chilly outside your
going to need a pair of gloves. I like the
fingerless wool gloves, you can fish with them on . I
would suggest a extra pair of gloves in case one pair
Our stream bottoms can be quite slick at times. I would
recommend felt bottom boots or studded korkers. In cold
temperatures neoprene waders are the warmest but if
outside temperatures get above 40* they can be too
warm. I like breathable waders best. If it is chilly
outside I just add a extra layer of fleece underneath.
I suggest that you also bring a pair of polarized
glasses. They will help you see fish but more
importantly they will help you to see the bottom as we
wade the stream. I will have a digital camera and
wading staffs for you to use but you are welcome to
bring your own. I also suggest that you bring a change
of clothes to leave in your vehicle just in case.
Your guide will bring all of the rods and reels but you
are welcome to bring your own if you would like. For
fly fishing we use 6 or 7 weight rods with floating
lines. NO running line or orange colored fly lines
please. Orange Lines spook fish we prefer Weight Forward
Floating lines in olive green color. Reels must have butter smooth drags to work on
our hard fighting steelhead. Of course we will have all
of the flies and bait but if you would like to tie some
flies to use please contact your guide before the trip