How to set the hook when Spey fishing for Steelhead I wrote everything I know about setting the hook for Steelhead in my, ahem, award-winning article The Steelhead Plan. An epic drama the actually features your’s truly setting the hook on a Steelhead and landing it. Here are three videos covering the subject. Enjoy. 1) […]
Buy a Triple Threat Leech here. My clog wasn’t quite this big, but I couldn’t resist the photo. I know this isn’t exactly Spey related and I changed my mind several times about making this entry on a fishing blog. But I do know that many of my readers are not exactly spring chickens. I […]
I have been reading Ard Stetts posts on Speypages, and other internet sites for years so it was great to run across his Youtube videos this morning. Art has some different and unique techniques for Spey fishing for Trout, Steelhead and Salmon. He is a guide and outdoorsman in Alaska and a swell guy from […]
Props to the Ashland Fly Shop. I’ve been encouraged to not publicly name the places I fish. I dont. Apparantly neither does the Ashland Fly shop. So here is the fishing report.
1) Do not fully load the rod until you are beginning to pass the target on the sweep. Too many of us did not know when we were first learning how to do a single Spey cast. Loading the rod too early, such as right after you lift and begin your sweep causes erratic […]
Aerobatics (a portmanteau of aerial-acrobatics) is the practice of flying maneuvers involving attitudes that are not used in normal flight. This is some amazing footage of Atlantics and scenery! Another one for the bucket list. Brought to you by the crazy guys at Hooke, Thanks crazy guys.
I have not invested in an OPST Commando head, yet, because I shot my wad on a Carron competition rod and a fabulous Galeforce shooting head that is 72′ long and weighs in at over 1000 grains. These long lines are great fun for recreational casting and distance competitions. What is recreational casting? In my […]