Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Tis’ the season…. by Jason Hartwick

Ti’s the season… and I don’t mean Christmas. Its that time of year fisherman get ready for big trout, salmon, mosquitos, and bears. We’re talking Alaska, Land of the midnight sun. In some places you could fish 24 hours if … Continue reading

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Nordura River, Iceland, June 2015 by Simon Gawesworth

This was the 3rd day of the 2015 season on the Nordura – one of only two rivers in Iceland to open at the beginning of June. A long, cold spring had ensured unseasonably cold water temperatures, but good water … Continue reading

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Skagit Tips by April Vokey

The first Spey line that I ever purchased came packaged in a box as thick as an encyclopedia. Like a book cover designed to culminate my curiosity, the word ‘Spey’ prominently highlighted the box’s crisp edge and sold me on … Continue reading

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The Steelhead Swing… How Deep? by Jeff Putnam

  After fly fishing for steelhead for over 30 years I have come to the conclusion that I really enjoy the feel of a steelhead taking a fly on the swing with no slack in the line or leader. Swinging … Continue reading

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In search of a Sustut “20” by Pete Humphreys

A 20lb steelhead is a special fish and the benchmark for a giant. A 30lb fish is the stuff of legends but three tributaries of the Skeena system in British Columbia can boost the opportunity to tie into one of … Continue reading

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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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