Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Swingin’ for Kings, by Jason Hartwick

Swingin’ for Kings: The Idiots gear guide for Spey fishing for Chinook Salmon The mighty Chinook salmon or “King” as many refer to them, might be one of the most prized anadromous fish an angler can hook in fresh water. … Continue reading

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Dialing in the RIO Scandi, by Topher Browne

The RIO Scandi is a new offering from RIO Products for 2014. Though new, the RIO Scandi is really an amalgam of two old friends: the RIO AFS and the RIO Steelhead Scandi. The RIO Scandi adds the new ConnectCore … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead in the Great Lakes, by Pete Humphreys

Winter steel in the Great Lakes. As the magic of fall approaches – my favorite season, the summer days melt away like the snowfall in spring, it marks the changing from the summer swelter to cool crisp autumn. As the … Continue reading

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Touch-and-Go Casts, by Topher Browne

Skagit lines are the featured attraction on many steelhead rivers in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re fishing for winter steelhead with a two-handed rod, they are hard to beat. Most anglers use sustained-anchor or waterborne casts—the snap-t, the c-spey, the … Continue reading

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RIO’s new Switch Chucker

RIO Products Capitalizes on Switch Casting Trend with Switch Chucker Line December 2, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, offers anglers an easy casting switch line to effortlessly throw streamers, … Continue reading

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The Best There’s Ever Been, by Lani Waller

There is an old expression in the construction business about tools which says “The best are none too good.” In many ways the development of fly lines reflects that expression and there have been some great innovations over the years. … Continue reading

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