I’ve know Dave Reid for about 15 years, since way back in our days in West Michigan. Dave’s now in Idaho, and I’m in Montana, but a few years ago we shared a day on the Clearwater, where he showed me a bamboo single hander he’d made. The taper was his proprietary design, and man […]
I’ve fallen hard over the past few years for the 6-piece Spey rod. It’s really nothing complicated. They break down to almost the size of a 9-foot single hander, so they fit inside your luggage; you don’t need to check an extra “bag” (rod tube) on a flight or find an special spot inside an […]
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No-Compromise Midweights for All Water, All Seasons and All Anglers Completing a years-long process of design, materials research and on-the-water testing, Patagonia has unveiled two new wader models—the Women’s and Men’s Swiftcurrent Waders. Boasting all-season and all-water versatility, the Swiftcurrent Waders come in two models for a better match for a range of bodies. Along […]
“Our design inspiration for the River Ops™ was largely the uncompromising nature of tactical Armed Forces gear,” says CEO Brian Chaney. “Guides and hard core anglers depend on their gear to do their job. Comfortable boots alone don’t cut it, so we designed every facet of the boot with premium features to withstand seasons of serious abuse. The River Ops™ boot merges durability and comfort, providing the premium support and tailored fit dedicated guides and anglers require.”
I know I’ll soon be making a trip to watch a dry fly gurgle among the fall glow of the Salmon River.
A few great opportunities to get out this winter from STF sponsor Confluence Outfitters!
Working with professional photographer Jimmy Chang, Darkes goes beyond that to compile in this book the first ever collection of GL patterns (steelhead, salmon, brown trout, musky) by contemporary tiers of the region. Over 600 patterns and recipes cover the historically important patterns from well-known tiers such as Schweibert and George Griffith and Swisher and Richards as well as flies that are on the cutting edge from tiers such as Kevin Feenstra, Walt Grau, Jon Kluesing, Rick Kustich, Jeff Liskay, Dave Pinczkowski, Ray Schmidt, Greg Senyo, and Matt Supinski.
If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past few years you probably have seen that Trout Spey has been all the rage lately. And why not? For the swung fly enthusiast its a great way to expand our season and broaden our horizons. With all that rage has come a host of […]
The Spey Lite series includes both integrated and head-only versions of Scandi Skagit lines. They are available in a wide range of lightweight grain-ages (150 to 420 grains) for the new push of Trout Spey rods. The Spey Lite Scandi Head has been my go-to trout line for several years now. I pair it with […]
A while back I purchased a Meiser 12′ 6″ 3-5 wt Trout Spey. Most are well aware of the gorgeous craftsmanship typical of RB Meiser Rods and this one is no exception. I love a beautiful fly rod, but must admit that performance is more important in my book. Well, this rod far exceeded my […]
AK Trout Camp has been created to provide you with an intimate, personalized Alaskan fishing experience. A once in a lifetime trip that you’ll treasure forever, or until you’re back again. Believe me, one week with us and you’ll be re-booking for years to come. You’re invited to join us at AK Trout Camp and […]