by Tom Reed
New country and old friends. A foundation, a beginning. An idea. Each year wed each pick a stream on our borders, a thin blue line of water splashing from high mountain hold in country without roads, and few trails. If it were easy, we thought, anybody could do it and the fishing... [ READ MORE... ]
Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series by members of TU's Sportsmen's Conservation Project. For more, visit www.oursportingheritage.org, a site dedicated to protecting our backcountry resources.
There was a summer I spent as a wild child in the mountains of Iowa.
There are no mountains... [ READ MORE... ]
The wind came up quite early this morning.
It rustled through the trees outside my window, gently thumping the blinds as it continued through the streets.
It was a subtle sign, but a sign nonetheless.
We’ve been seeing small hints here lately – small twinges of gold in the... [ READ MORE... ]
This a run through on trying steelhead muddler on a size 4 hook.
weight added to body, minnow belly dubbing(muddlers have a pearl belly), red deer hair for underwing, guinea or grizzly hackle tips for over wing, and spun deer hair for the head. trim it down into a tight head.
gel spun thread works... [ READ MORE... ]
This is a black and purple, again very basic, steelhead flies.
I see lots of very technical patterns out there, but i would like to start simple and see avoid stress.
This is tied with opal tinsel for body, chartues polar bear around the dumbell eyes for extra mass.black marabou, then white ostrich... [ READ MORE... ]
this is my first season steelhead fishing, or will be anyways. this is a very basic purple and blue pattern that do well in oregon.
using marabou, ostrich herl, polar bear dubbing, sparkle braid, and if you have it purple or blue dyed amherst or barred mallard feathers on the very front.
now go... [ READ MORE... ]
GRAND RIVER SPEY CLAVE 2011 Saturday October 15,2011. Bean Park,Paris ,Ont. 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Spey casting demos and instruction from fellow speyniacs.Free BBQ lunch with refreshments provided. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org cell:519-497-9731http://www.grandriverspey.ca/
This years Spey Fest will be September 24th at Henning Park, Newaygo Michigan, 9-? All the Reps, with all the goods, Pig Roast, (no charge), great people, great times. Presenting this year will be Kevin Feenstra...Fishing the Swung Fly. Doug Taylor...matching head length to rod length and how it... [ READ MORE... ]