Niall McCarthy lives and breathes steelhead. Fishing skating and waking flies and under the tutelage of a local guide; he got his first taste of steelhead on the swing in Oregon on the fabled North Umpqua River. Upon graduation from University of Oregon he moved back to Chicago and continued to swing flies for Great Lakes steelhead. His favorite places to swing flies are on the west coast of Michigan and on unnamed rivers on the Oregon coast. His flies are tied temple dog style but with modern synthetic materials that entice steelhead like no other. They are designed to catch steelhead the world over.