In this installment, we visit with Kerry Burkheimer in his shop on main Street in Washougal, WA, where he shares the meaning of “hand rolled soul,” explains how he became one of the most innovative spey rod designers in the world and why his mom slept in the trunk on fishing trips.
Icons: Clark Lucas
With a famously eclectic vocabulary, a contagious full-belly laugh and a cache of body language to match his love of high volume jazz, Clark Lucas is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic characters in the spey fishing and fly tying universe.
Icons: Dec Hogan
Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. This installment looks at Dec Hogan, an authority in spey casting instruction and one of the most revered steelhead anglers, guides and authors of our time. His 2006 book, A Passion for Steelhead, has been the portal taken by legions of anglers in learning the pursuit of sea run rainbows.
Icons: Mike Kinney
Mike Kinney, known as the “Godfather of Skagit” to many, is quietly and humbly one of the most respected legends of Pacific Northwest steelheading.
Icons: John Shewey
ertainly at the same time—in Oregon, Washington, BC, and on other streams in CA—fly anglers were succeeding in catching these enigmatic fish on flies, but on the Eel, with John Benn in the forefront, the sport really found its legs…and its founding flies.
Icons: Mark Bachmann
If wild steelhead need a boost from humans, it would be to give them more space.