Mia and Marty Sheppard

Marty Sheppard grew up on the banks of the Sandy River in Oregon. With his dad as his tutor and angling mentor, Marty landed his first steelhead at the age of five. His enthusiasm for guiding—backed by over a decade of professional experience—makes it clear why Marty is one of fly fishing's most well-known and respected guides.

Mia Sheppard is a World Champion Spey caster, accomplished guide, and conservationist. She grew up in Tennessee, chasing trout and hiking the Great Smoky Mountains. Mia started her guiding career on the John Day River in 2003, where she continues to guide. When she isn’t on the river or being a mother, she is working to engage more women and children in fly-fishing and the outdoors.

Meet Marty and Mia

Reviews From This Course

5 star rating

Great tips from passionate steelheaders!

Zoran Vasic

Love the tips section of the masterclass. It is very nice to see how much Mia and Marty care about steelhead (and fish in general). Great class and highly re...

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Love the tips section of the masterclass. It is very nice to see how much Mia and Marty care about steelhead (and fish in general). Great class and highly recommended. Lots of field knowledge shared.

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5 star rating

Great overview of winter steelheading

Gregory DeYoung

I appreciated the comprehensive approach that Mia and Marty used to teach this class. At the same time, they included techniques and tips that will be helpfu...

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I appreciated the comprehensive approach that Mia and Marty used to teach this class. At the same time, they included techniques and tips that will be helpful for any angler. I liked how the two speakers traded off and each offered different insights.

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5 star rating

Perfect for getting started!

Rick Collins

Excellent introduction. A great overview with just enough detail to get one started on the water.

Excellent introduction. A great overview with just enough detail to get one started on the water.

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Winter steelheading with Mia and Marty.

Rick Boswell

Mia and Marty are two exceptional instructors and fly fishers. This is the course to take if you are even considering buying spey casting equipment. Well done!

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Mia and Marty are two exceptional instructors and fly fishers. This is the course to take if you are even considering buying spey casting equipment. Well done!

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Awesome series!

Bradley Johnson

I really enjoyed this series. Each video is broken down to make each theme very palatable.

I really enjoyed this series. Each video is broken down to make each theme very palatable.

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In agreement with Mia and Marty

Brian O' Hanlon

The take on fly fishing for migratory species of these instructors is novel and insightful. And above all highly practical. It echoes a lot of good practices...

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The take on fly fishing for migratory species of these instructors is novel and insightful. And above all highly practical. It echoes a lot of good practices. I've developed over thirty years. Of fishing in similar rivers and water. It was a delight. To listen to these instructors sharing these lessons.

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Intro to Winter Steelhead Fishing

Tim Megson

100 % satisfied, looking forward to try what was taught!

100 % satisfied, looking forward to try what was taught!

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When You Join Today

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  • Interactive Q&A Video Call With Mia and Marty

    We offer interactive sessions with our Masterclass instructors. Have a question specific to your situation? Ask them yourself during one of our interactive calls!
    Value: $240

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    We understand that time is the number one obstacle most students face. While enrolment for most of our courses expire after one year, you'll have access to it for LIFE.
    Value: $1200

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Some Important Notes

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 3

    Apparel

    • Apparel

  • 4

    Equipment (Part 1)

    • Rods, Lines and Sink Tips

  • 5

    Equipment (Part 2)

    • Flies

    • Steelhead Fly Patterns

  • 6

    What Are Winter Steelhead?

    • What Are Winter Steelhead?

  • 7

    Rigging

    • Rigging

  • 8

    Finding Fish

    • Finding Fish

  • 9

    Casting and Presentation

    • Casting and Presentation

  • 10

    Fishing High Water

    • Fishing High Water

  • 11

    The Zone

    • The Zone

  • 12

    Tricks and Tips

    • Tricks and Tips

  • 13

    Holding Loops

    • Holding Loops

  • 14

    Playing Steelhead

    • Playing Steelhead

  • 15

    Keep Fish Wet

    • Keep Fish Wet

  • 16

    Landing Steelhead

    • Landing Steelhead

  • 17

    Congrats! Here's What's Next...

    • Course Completion Certification, Resources and More

    • You've Earned $6 In Premium Points!

FAQ

  • How long do I have access to this course for? Is there an expiration date?

    You'll have access to this class for LIFE!

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