3/28/09

Instructional Steelhead Guide Trips

Aaron Perkins with a winter steelhead caught on a dead-drift presentation.
John Nagy Photo/ Guide Trip.

John Nagy offers instructional steelhead guide trips on the Lake Erie tributary streams. Trips are run from September through May in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

John Nagy's trips are truly instructional. He teaches his customers every aspect of Lake Erie tributary steelheading with a fly rod (well, as much as can be covered in a one day outing!). They often reflect the large amount of information presented in his Steelhead Guide Book on fly fishing the Lake Erie tributaries.

Some of the concepts taught by John Nagy on his guide trips include:

-Picking the right tributary stream based on current weather and run-off conditions.
-Learning the access areas of a tributary (hiking versus "car-door" fishing).
-Steelhead behavior in the fall, winter and spring seasons,
-Reading water to locate steelhead in specific water types.
-Wading and proper positioning,
-"In-and-out" fly casting.
-Fly line and leader control for dead-drifting techniques.
-Effective fly fishing equipment systems.
-The "two-fly" rig set-up.
-Traditional fly "swinging" techniques.
-Fly selection based on water conditions, available light levels and water temperatures.
-Proper steelhead fighting and landing techniques.
-John Nagy's philosophy on the "total" steelhead experience.


All fly tackle and flies are supplied by John Nagy. Customers are responsible for chest waders (felt or studded bottoms are best), proper clothing, fingerless gloves, polarized sunglasses, snacks, water, lunch and camera. John Nagy encourages catch-and-release fishing during his trips and does photography during the trip with his Nikon camera equipment as well as the customers camera.

For available dates and further information contact John Nagy at (412) 531-5819 or steelheadguide@hotmail.com