Category Archives: Steelhead & Spey

Blog posts about Steelheading and Spey fishing.

Swinging for Steelhead – Adapting to the conditions – by Jason Hartwick

Swinging flies for steelhead is not always easy but in my honest opinion, it is the most enjoyable way to catch these fish. They don’t always come easy and much of the time we have to work hard for our … Continue reading

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How to Choose Your First Spey Rod – by Jeff Putnam

One of the most common questions that my clients ask me is, what weight spey rod should I get to get started?  Since a spey rod outfit is not cheap, a little understanding of the lines used will prevent you … Continue reading

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RIO In Action – Deschutes River

From the moment the jet boat backed away from the ramp at Mack’s I had an ear to ear grin on my face. Looking around we were engulfed by massive glowing canyon walls as we buzzed downstream, flying by so … Continue reading

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Getting “in touch” at the Skeena River Lodge – by Pete Humphreys

It’s a giant leap of faith to pay the $’s, and fly 3,000 miles from Michigan in the hopes that rivers will be in shape and the fish with be running, especially when it comes to the steelhead rivers of … Continue reading

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Trout Spey Lines Defined – by George Cook

Trout Spey….Micro Spey…”Small Ball” has indeed arrived !  The Spey Angling enthusiast of today has limitless opportunity, be it Trout, Sea Run Cutthroat, Smallmouth Bass, even the various Shad species of both coast. Trout Spey tackle which spans from the … Continue reading

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RIO in Action – Return to the Dean by Jesse Robbins

Most steelheaders will know the name Dean River. It’s among the world’s most famous rivers not only for the quarry it holds, but also for its remoteness and rugged beauty. Just getting there is an adventure and the scenery you … Continue reading

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