Emerald Water, Alders & Steelhead

The low-flow closures have been lifted and the Northcoast rivers are slowly coming into shape.  The storm that pounded Northern California last week has passed, and in its wake,  a smaller storm front is bringing additional rain to the area.  Hopefully, this is the beginning of a moderately wet winter on the coast, with plenty of open windows for swinging flies for Steelhead.

Top of Buckridge Pool, Garcia River

To celebrate, we thought we’d introduce you to a friend of ours, photographer, author, graphic designer and fly fishing travel host, Jeff Bright.  Jeff’s photography and writing have been featured in Catch Magazine, American Angler, Southwest Fly Fishing, California Fly Fisher and many other magazines.  In 2002, Jeff’s book, Found In a River:  Steelhead & Other Revelations was published by Frank Amato Publications.  The book is filled with stunning photography and sparse prose chronicling his passion for fly fishing for steelhead.

Jed Smith Park, Smith River

Alder and White Water, Smith River

Jeff, who is eternally committed to the celebration, pursuit & conservation of sea-run Rainbow Trout, does design work for the following conservation groups: California Trout, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Friends of the Trinity River & the Smith River Alliance.  Visit www.jeffbright.com to see more of his amazing work.

Alder and Pool, Garcia River

All photographs by Jeff Bright.

About twohandedriot

My name is Jeremy Quinlan and I am the producer of the upcoming Spey fishing for Wild Steelhead movie called THE GRAB! I have worked in the film and television industry since the mid-ninties and have been a dedicated fly fisherman even longer. To merge my work and my passions together I embarked on a mission to make a movie that is all wild... all California... all the time. THE GRAB! will entertain and enlighten its' audience about the life, sport and conservation of Wild Steelhead and other anadromous fish in California and the Pacific Northwest. Check it out, feel THE GRAB!
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