Trout Spey

Airflo Streamer Switch -Design Thoughts

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:21 -- Tom Larimer
Airflo Streamer Switch
The Airflo Streamer Switch is the ultimate two-handed streamer line

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.

Trout Spey Clinic at Royal Treatment 2/7/15

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:38 -- Tom Larimer
Yes... It is really fun swinging Spey rods for trout

So many of us have fallen in love with Spey fishing. -And why wouldn't we? It's mega fun! Our passion for the long rod doesn't have to stop at anadromous fish!

Join me this Saturday at the Royal Treatment Fly Shop in West Linn, Oregon for a free seminar on everything you need to know about chasing trout with Microspeys. My talk will cover equipment, techniques and the lessons I've learned from the Deschutes and other fisheries around the country.

Microspey Page

Spey fishing for trout is no longer considered a novelty. Anglers have realized that fishing Microspeys covers tons of water with a variety of techniques. -Swinging streamers, wet flies and caddis pupa is deadly on the long rod. More so, indicator nymph fishing with a two-hander changes the game. Dry fly anglers are even finding Spey rods useful for big water stonefly and hopper fishing. Furthermore, anglers are finding how beneficial Microspey rods are for tight casting conditions, mega long drifts and superior hook sets.

Choosing the Right Spey Rod for Trout Fishing

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:19 -- Tom Larimer
Trout Spey
Steven Wohlford & Guide Jeff Forsee admire a giant Alaskan dolly.

Spey fishing for trout may be one of the fastest textures of our sport. For good reason… It’s mega fun and incredibly effective! Like single-hand fishing, there are line weights that can cover many techniques much like #5 weight single-hander. Conversely, there are rods that work well for specific fishing situations. Today’s post covers the full array of two-hand weapons used for chasing trout and the techniques applicable to each line size.

Winston Microspey Interview

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:27 -- Tom Larimer
Winston Microspey Boron III TH MS
Swinging streamers with the Winston Microspey 11' #4 weight.

I recently had the great privilege of helping design a series of "Microspey" rods for the Winston Rod Company. These new mini two-handers are a blast to cast and fish! To learn more about the Microspeys and my design philosophy, check out this interview on the Winston Blog.

Airflo Skagit Switch

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 22:45 -- Thomas Larimer
The idea of Switch Rods was brilliant…  Build a rod that can do everything from Spey casting to overhead casting.  –They’re the perfect tools for small and medium sized steelhead rivers.  Problem is, the industry gave us these new toys but forgot to build fly lines that were actually fun to cast on them.
Skagit Switch
Airflo Skagit Switch