From Skagit lines and sink tips to floating scandi lines

A few tips for Spey fishermen who are transitioning from winter steelhead and trout fishing in colder water temperatures that require casting heavy Skagit lines, heavy sink tips, and weighted flies to spey casting for summer steelhead and, or trout in warmer water temperatures with smaller flies. Scandi lines are very light, rear weighted, and…Continue reading From Skagit lines and sink tips to floating scandi lines

Videos and advice about setting the hook on Steelhead

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)…Continue reading Videos and advice about setting the hook on Steelhead

Rio Skagit Mow Tips as Skagit lines (shooting heads) for Short rods.

Last Summer I picked up a Cortland Fairplay 8′ 5/6 fly rod at Walmart.  You can’t order these things online through Walmart but you can find them at some of the larger stores if you’re lucky.  I was pleasantly surprised with the rod’s performance.  Of Course, the components on a 30 dollar fly rod are…Continue reading Rio Skagit Mow Tips as Skagit lines (shooting heads) for Short rods.