This fall I have had the oppertunity to go do a lot of Steelhead fishing. I thought I would share some photos with you from some of my trips. I have been spending a lot of time the last few years learning about Spey fishing, its safe to say its a new obsession. I have been drawn to Spey fishing mostly because it involves chasing what I feel is one of the most desirable species to have pulling on the end of your line. Another reason is Spey casting is not something you learn to do overnight or during a weekend. I compare it to mastering a golf swing, it doesn’t take much to learn the basics, but to be a good spey caster it takes many hours and hours of practice. I got to go to Oregon to fish in September to start the season off. My good friend Ryan Beck came with me, everything we did was focused on catching fish. Ryan and I would spend nights tying flies by lantern light and listening to music and getting excited to to try out a new pattern the next morning. We would fish hard everyday, and surprisingly eat very little food. We were to busy trying to catch fish and would crash in our sleeping bags to do it all over again the next day. It was fishing bumming at it’s finest.
Here at the shop we have a good selection of Spey and Switch Rods. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to get into an outfit. Redignton makes a really nice line of Spey rods at a very good price, they cast and fish well. Sage has a new Spey rod called the VPS, which has replaced the VT2 series. We still have some VT2 rods left and they are on sale! We offer classes for casting and have a large selection of DVD’s on Spey fishing and casting. If you would like to know more about spey casting come into the shop and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Photos courtesy of Ryan G. Beck and Tim Woodard