For Steelhead, The Swing Is The Thing…Or Is It?

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WHEN SWINGING FLIES FOR STEELHEAD, HOW IMPORTANT IS MANAGING THAT SWING? It seems like a simple question. I know how I feel about it, but when you start talking to folks about it you get surprisingly different opinions. I've been told it doesn't matter and I've...

Saturday Shoutout / Brookies and Steelhead

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At the risk of being self serving, I'm shouting out to an essay I put together for the good folks at Filson. They are putting some energy into beefing up the Filson Life Blog and it's looking pretty good. Check out Yellowhammers and Specks On the other...

Anchor Placement When Space Is Tight

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You could write a book about anchor placement in Spey casting. In fact, I feel sure several have been written. Rightfully so, since anchor placement is the foundation on which a good Spey cast is built. For those who are not aware, the anchor is...

Switch Rods for Steelhead

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OK, I admit it. I’ve been all about steelhead lately. Can you blame me? Steelhead are addictive and they ruin some guys but so far I’m resisting the urge to move into a shack on a river in the Pacific North West and instead I’m...

Steelhead Your Face

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  I didn’t see a Sasquach on my trip to Oregon but I did get a glimpse of the reclusive Horatio Nailknot. He walked with a distinctive lopping gate and carried this unique custom engraved Hardy reel. It features some Oregon scenery along with the...