The Steelhead is the sea-run, migratory ("anadromous") form of the Rainbow Trout. They return to their freshwater birth streams from the Pacific Ocean throughout the year. Immature fish entering freshwater that mature 6 to 12 months later are known as "spring" or "summer" Steelhead. Those entering in the fall or winter are called "winter" fish. Spawning occurs from December to May. Steelhead spend their ocean time at great distances from land/natal streams. Tagged fish have been found 2500 miles from "home."
Steelhead are most prized by anglers. They depend more on the freshwater environment than most salmon species, relying heavily on rivers and streams as nursery areas. Steelhead penetrate farther into headwater areas, and do not usually die after spawning. There are many historic runs of Steelhead that are religiously followed on streams of the western coast of North America from central California to Alaska. Introduced fish of the Great Lakes have also blossomed into a rewarding fishery. Like its sea-run cousins the Atlantic & Pacific Salmon, Steelhead are favored as larger fish that are strong, effective fighters.
FishTargets Steelhead. Includes 6 FishTargets flies/hooks.
4" X 19.5" 11 oz.
All new material polyester fibers. This product meets ASTM toy safety standards.
Surface washable only. Air dry.