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Head Guide Graham From Trout and Steelhead .net
Head guide Graham with huge brown trout

HELLO

My name is Graham and I have been guiding for over 20 years, fly fishing for over 36 years, and Centerpin fishing for over 32 years.

I run one of the top river guide services in the great lakes region with a team of great guides.

Over 3000 anglers have trusted me to teach them how to catch more fish and with hundreds of testimonials and a great reputation that was built over 20 years in the fishing industry, I am confident I can help other anglers like you.

Why Me?

In my 36 years of fishing, I have had the opportunity to train with and fish with many great anglers including a world champion competition angler, a former head coach for Team USA fly fishing team, as well as other top river guides, and top competition anglers from around the world.

I have also learned so much from just being on the water guiding and teaching 7 days a week, and sometimes over 200 days a year.

Being on the water and teaching that many people how to fish over the last 20 years has made me an expert on teaching river fishing. I now spend a lot of my time teaching other river guides and competition anglers how to fish and guide better.

When I’m not teaching on the water, I can be found appearing on fishing shows, in books and magazines, and I have been a guest speaker at trade shows, seminars, fishing clubs, and fishing events.

Recently I have decided to share all that knowledge on this website and it’s free.

Non-Biased and Honest – My Guaranty To You

Me doing Euro Nymphing training with George Daniel
This is me learning a Euro Nymphing version taught by famous author, fly coach, guide, and competition angler George Daniel.

I am definitely an opinionated guy when it comes to fishing, but I’m not biased and I don’t sell, push or recommend products that I don’t like or wouldn’t use myself.

I have even turned down pro-staff deals with big and small brands simply because I felt their products or service were not suitable for me and my clients.

Yes, I admit that I do make a small commission on many of the products on this website. You didn’t expect I would put in thousands of hours a year to this free website and get nothing out of it, did you?

To be honest, just about every website you visit to learn about river fishing is doing the same thing, I just do it differently, I do it the no-BS way.

While many websites recommend products because they get higher commissions. I’d rather recommend a 5% commission product that is actually worth buying than ruin my 20-year reputation in the fishing industry recommending shitty products just for some extra money.

My Guaranty To You

I am now free to recommend only what I think are the best methods and the products, and I can do so without being biased in any way. If I wouldn’t recommend a fishing method or a product to my father, my uncle, or my best fishing buddy, you won’t see me recommending it on this website, that is my guarantee to you.

I Love To Teach

Anyone that has been on the water with me knows that I love to teach people how to catch more fish.

I often give out so much information that I actually overwhelm my clients with information which is why I send them here.

A lot of the information on this website is meant to be a reference for my friends and clients and that means a lot of the information on this website is what you would get if you paid me over $500 a day to get on the water with me. But you get it free.

They say you learn things more deeply if you teach it and I have spent thousands of hours teaching thousands of students to fish better and I am a far better angler and teacher because of it.

Get Expert Advice

I wanted to make this a website where river anglers like you could get great advice from professional guides instead of needing to rely on advice from random anglers, so-called wanna-be experts, and bloggers that provide generic and often bad information.

The advice you get here is advice obtained from guiding and teaching around 3000 anglers and from a guide who has spent more time on the water than 99% of anglers.

The information on this website is also an accumulation of knowledge I have obtained from other exceptional river guides and professionals anglers, and real experts on river fishing.

You Can Help

I want to make all those other crappy blog websites that recommend bad products and bad advice obsolete, and you can help a lot by spreading the word and by sharing this website with your friends, family, and on your social media. Send them the link www.troutandsteelhead.net and let’s put a stop to those crappy websites pushing crappy products and bad advice!

This website is about getting the right advice from highly respected and experienced river fishing guides.

Graham with Bill Spicer and Mark Melnyk from the New Fly Fisher Show
Graham with Bill Spicer and Mark Melnyk from The New Fly Fisher Show

On TV

Graham filming another episode of The New Fly Fisher TV show. Graham On the far right after netting this steelhead

Graham Training with coach and competition angler George Daniel
Graham Training with coach, competition angler and author, George Daniel

Being Coached

Graham out with George Daniel, author, former medal winner, and former head coach of Team USA – Fly Fishing Team

Graham with World Champion fly anger David Arcay after a day of training
Graham with World Champion fly angler David Arcay after a day of training

World Champion

I had the opportunity to train with world champion David Arcay and learn some of his competition techniques.

Graham with Collin McKeown from The New Fly Fisher Show filming big wild brown trout.
Graham with Collin McKeown from The New Fly Fisher Show filming big wild brown trout.

Filming For Browns

I’ve had the opportunity to film and learn from great anglers like Collin McKeown owner and host of the New Fly Fishing TV Show, along with other TV Hosts.

Fishing and leaning from around 3000 anglers has made me a much better angler and guide.
Fishing and leaning from around 3000 anglers has made me a much better angler and guide.

Lots Of Mentors

They say when you teach something you learn it deeper. As a top river guide, I can honestly say I have learned from thousands of anglers.

A Top Musky Guide from Lake Huron
A Top Musky Guide from Lake Huron with muskeys over 60lb landed

Well Rounded

I have also been the top Musky guide on one of the Great Lakes and have guided for bass, pike, and walleye which has helped me be a very well-rounded angler and guide.

Original Images

About 99% percent of the images on this website are originals and were taken by me, my clients, my guides, and my friends. Unlike other websites that buy their images, I have over 20,000 images from guide trips, fishing classes, and fishing trips that I will share with you. Images of products are likely from the sellers or manufacturers and are used with their permission. I hope you enjoy the fishy pics!