Saturday Shoutout / Wild Reverence

2 comments / Posted on / by

WILD REVERENCE "THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN WILD STEELHEAD" This film by Shane Anderson chronicles one of the most sought after fish on the planet and the severe decline of wild populations with hope and solutions for a wild future. If chasing wild steelhead is not your...



Sunday Classic / Working a Steelhead

2 comments / Posted on / by

I had the opportunity to watch my friend Jeff Hickman work a shy Steelhead the other day and his effort was exemplary. Swinging flies for winter steelhead is a game of numbers, very small numbers. It's a given when chasing winter fish that there may be...



Why ask why? Try dry flies

1 comment / Posted on / by

By Jeff Hickman CATCHING A STEELHEAD BY SKATING A DRY FLY IS THE COOLEST WAY TO CATCH THEM. I always have said that one fish on the dry is worth ten on wet flies...but why? It's not like it's impossible to catch them on dries. It can...



Spey Casting With The Non-Dominant Hand on Top

4 comments / Posted on / by

By Jeff Hickman SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE COMPLEETLY BY ACCIDENT. Last Summer I was on the phone with a good friend and regular client catching up. He was bummed to not be able to fish during his favorite Fall season due to a major shoulder surgery...



Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

4 comments / Posted on / by

By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...