About Us

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

We have been in the fishing industry since September 2000, which is when owner and head guide Graham started guiding, and this website is only part of what we do.

Our team of guides provides the most accurate and detailed information on all things related to Trout, Steelhead, and Salmon fishing. We know that together we are able to provide a better experience for our readers.

With us, you know the information is coming from experts in the field that use the methods and products that we talk about and recommend to our readers.

Graham with a young client helping him release a big steelhead
Over 3000 guide clients and students

Our Mission

Provide The Best Information For Free!

Graham Bristow

There is so much misinformation or poor information and anglers get overwhelmed and confused by all of it.

Our team of guides and experts know exactly what works and what doesn’t work, so we wanted to ensure our readers get only the information, tactics, and tips that have been proven to be the best.

Non-Biased and Honest – My Guaranty To You

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

We are definitely opinionated when it comes to fishing!

We do things that work for us and our clients daily, and for some of our guides, that means over 300 days a year.

But we are not biased and we don’t sell, push, or recommend products that we don’t like or wouldn’t use ourselves.

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, and 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 0% commission product that is actually worth buying than ruin my 22-year reputation in the fishing industry recommending crap products just for some extra money.

There are also plenty of fishing websites out there telling anglers how to fish, yet they barely know how themselves. This is why we have a team of experience fishing guides providing all the information.

My office full of new gear to review in 2023
$5000 of new gear to review. This is my office full of new equipment to review in 2023. Yes, we actually use the gear we review.

Graham Owner/ Author / Head Guide – My Guaranty To You

Author Graham Bristow with a nice silver steelhead

My name is Graham, and I have been a professional fishing guide and instructor for over 21 years.

I am an avid fly fisherman for over 36 years, and I have been Centerpin fishing for over 32 years.

In April 2006, I opened a fishing and hunting store in my hometown, where my business started to grow. At that time, I was guiding lakes for musky, pike, bass, and walleye, and I was also guiding local rivers for trout, steelhead, and salmon.

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 fly 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.

Although I was on the pro staff or guide programs for many companies, I am now free to recommend only what I think are the best methods and the best 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. That is my GUARANTEE to my readers.

You can learn more about me at Graham Bristow: Owner / Author

You Can Help

I want to make all those other crappy blog websites that recommend bad products and provide bad advice obsolete, and you can help a lot by spreading the word and by sharing this website with your friends and 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 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


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 learned 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 veteran guide, I can honestly say that I have learned from thousands of anglers, Thanks Guys.

A Top Musky Guide from Lake Huron
A Top Musky Guide from Lake Huron with musky 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.

Centerpin Fishing Gear
We use the gear we recommend.
My Fly fishing order for the new season
As a top fishing guide, I go through a lot of fly fishing gear. It’s also important that I use gear that gives my clients a better chance of catching more fish. I will tell you everything you need to help you catch more fish.

Tight Lines,