Winter Steelhead Schools 2013

Join CF Burkheimer Pro Staff instructors Nate Koenigsknecht, Brian Styskal and John Larison for an intensive day of winter steelhead fishing and  instruction on the Clackamas river. This is an opportunity to gain first hand knowledge from veteran steelheaders and improve your success on the water. The winter steelhead learning curve is a steep one, and a day spent in a focused educational environment will accelerate your skill set and increase your confidence.

You'll float the Clackamas with one other angler and your instructor, working through a variety of  fishing situations and learning the best approach to each piece of water

–Improve your casting with weighted flies and sink-tips.

–Refine your presentation skills with the two handed rod.

–Learn to recognize fish holding water and the appropriate approach to that water.

–Join an open discussion on equipment and flies for pursuing these fish.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about winter steelhead angling from experienced instructors and guides, on the water and in the elements. Coffee, snacks and a hot lunch will be provided. Nate, Brian and John will have a large selection of CF Burkheimer rods and matching lines.

  • Date:  Saturday, January 19th;  and Saturday,February 9th, 2012
  • Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Clackamas River, just 45 minutes from Portland
  • Cost: $245/angler
  • What you’ll need: Waders, wading boots, a rain jacket, warm layers,  sunglasses, and an Oregon Fishing License

For more information, or to register, contact Nate Koenigsknecht: 360-835-1420  or

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