Spey anglers have been chasing trout with the long rod for years. However, streamer fishing has been somewhat frustrating because there hasn’t been a Spey line designed specifically with the needs of trout anglers in mind… until now. Airflo recently released my newest line design, the Streamer Switch.
The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon is hosting the 15th annual Sandy River Spey Clave at Oxbow Park is this weekend, May 15-17.
The "Clave" is a fun filled weekend featuring casting & fishing demos from the industry's most talented guides and instructors. Swing by on Sunday at 11:30 am -I'm giving a talk on how to be a more proficient steelhead angler. Outside of that, you can find me in the Winston and Airflo booths throughout the weekend.
I’m obsessed with the fusion of Spey rods and trout fishing. Although I love single-hand casting and fishing, Spey rods offer a new challenge in the trout game. Plus, it’s easy to fall in love with Spey casting because it’s so incredibly fun! Outside of the casting, I’ve discovered that Microspey rods are unbelievably effective tools for fishing streamers, wets and nymphs while wading. Even dry fly fishing can be deadly in the right situations.
11/15 Fly Fishers Fly Shop -Milwaukee, WI.
- 12:00 pm: Spey Casting Class (Full)
- Location: Milwaukee River
11/16 Go Packers!
- Park ass on couch, eat venison, watch the Pack take down the Eagles.
11/17 Northern Illinois Fly Tyers -Chicago, IL.
I’ve had the great privilege of designing a new series of “trout sized Spey rods" for the Winston Rod Company. Working with rod design guru Annette McClean, we are releasing three models in the Boron III TH Microspey family this September.
The Microspey series and grain windows:
Sandy River Spey Clave –Oxbox Park near Troutdale, Or.
Swing by the world’s biggest Spey event! I will be at the Airflo or Winston booth all weekend and giving a presentation on Spey fishing for trout at 10:30 on Saturday.
- Date: May 16, 17 & 18
- Admission: FREE
- More info: www.flyfishusa.com
Fly Tying Clinic at Pacific Fly Fishers –Mill Creek, Wa.
The Deschutes isn't known as a streamer river. In fact, if you ask most anglers that fish the Deschutes on a regular basis they've probably never ever tried a streamer. Most fly shops that service the river don't even stock streamers.
Come cast the new Winston Boran III TH Spey rods at Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters' Winston Spey day!
Join Winston sales rep Eric Neufeld, Winston Pro-staffer Matt McCrary and myself for a casting tune-up. The FREE event is on Saturday, February 1 (this Saturday) at Barton Park on the Clackamas River from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
I hope to see you there!
Here's a few tips to help you find more steelhead this winter. Happy hunting!
Look for the “Gooey” water. If you’ve ever fished with me, you’ve heard me talk about matching the water I choose to fish with the water temperatures. In the cold months of winter, don't waste precious fishing time in the short days of winter fishing fast riffles... The fish don't live there when the water is cold. Instead, focus your efforts in the slow, “gooey” water in the guts and tail-outs of pools.
Every once in a while somebody asks me what my favorite Spey rod is... Truth be told, I'm a gear whore. That being said, there's a lot of sweet sticks in the pile but I've compiled my favorite dry line and Skagit set-ups on a Recommended Spey Equipment page.