Tag: Flies for Spring Chinook


SAGE X 990-4 A Cannon in the Hand by Jeff Mishler After winter steelhead season winds down, the months of May and June mean long hours spent casting shooting tapers into the wind hoping that, on at least one presentation, a spring chinook eats my fly. By the end of the day, a ten weight […]

Amazing, slow sinking, best casting still water line I have ever used!

This goes against the grain of this site, but I do love to cast a single hander long distances and make long slow retrieves for anything that swims. Thanks to Simon Gawesworth, I’ve been jacking those casts with this line: http://www.rioproducts.com/fly-lines/saltwater/coldwater/outbound-short/ The WF/10/SI overloads a 9 foot 10 weight perfectly.  The bullet taper turns over […]

The ONE Rod! Wow!

Being buried by production stuff keeps me away from trends and technological breakthroughs. But, since the release of SM3,  (Thanks by the way for buying so many) I’ve been able to get a little fishing in.  Not fishing in the sense that we discuss here, but fly fishing with a single handed rod for large, […]

Sliding Into Anonymity

This is the season when we become lost in the routine of cast, swing, strip. The two handers are stashed, but for the switch rods. We turn them into distance casting tools where space behind is not an issue. The salmon we catch are eaters; food fish plain and simple.