Patagonia Fly Fishing

River & Salt + Northern Oregon Coast

When long work weeks seem to be never-ending, I couldn't pass on this quick 48 hour trip to the Northern Oregon Coast in search of steelhead, solitude, and to catch up with a good friend. Chris Hodgman and I met up with master spey guide Scott O'Donnell of Fly Water Travel, who gave access to remote waters where steelhead were eager to chase a swung fly. With a short window of opportunity, we intentionally set our expectations low only to find exactly what we were searching for. 

RIVER | Northern CA

Nick Alker and crew chasing steelhead on the Klamath river.


It's complete! Here's the short film of our adventure to the eastern sierras this past winter. A two day adventure full of many great moments captured in this short film by Jesse Natale (JNorth Productions). We really enjoyed our new gear from Patagonia which tested well against weather conditions.


We headed down to the backside of Rincon to fly fish for Corbina. Within the first 10 minutes we saw a pair of cruisers, then another and another. After about 30 minutes I got a 21" "bean" to turn on my surfin' merkin. The fish took the fly and RAN!! Such an exciting way to fish, to be able to see the fish suck in your fly and then bolt..nothing like it. About one second later I look down the beach to see Danny's rod bent in half. Same thing. Except his was a 24" bean. Fun stuff. - Nick