Scott O'Donnell

A transplant to the Pacific Northwest, via the U.S. Navy, Scott O'Donnell settled on the banks of the historically rich, North Fork Stillaguamish River.

A transplant to the Pacific Northwest, via the U.S. Navy, Scott O'Donnell settled on the banks of the historically rich, North Fork Stillaguamish River. It was there, in 1987, he was first introduced to the spey rod and has been in the thick of the spey casting revolution ever since. His contributions to spey rod and line design (RIO's Skagit heads), spey fishing techniques, and his exceptional abilities as a casting instructor has made him one of the most sought after steelhead guides in the West.

Scott currently resides in Seaside, Oregon where he guides fly casters on the coastal rivers in the Winter and Spring. In addition to guiding Alaska for the past sixteen Summers, he also guides Oregon's Grande Ronde River each Fall.

Scott is a huge fan of RIO's Skagit lines, and helped to design, develop and test them.

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