Nearly two years ago April interviewed me at my home for her podcast. I’m very happy with how this turned out. After spending time on her site, I can see why she’s putting in the effort. Our oral history should not fall into a black hole. Thanks for listening. http://www.aprilvokey.com/podcasts/ JM
Tag: New Water Media
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 […]
SAGE X Series—7120-4 Jeff Mishler February and March is prime time for winter steelhead here in Oregon. The rods I use are 8 weights for two very good reasons: 1) I’m usually chucking heavy sink tips and weighted flies so the 8 weight rocks that gear. 2) I’m often fighting a wild fish that I […]
In an age when water quality is recognized as a limiting factor for successful/sustainable salmonid populations, it really is amazing how far this river has fallen. The idea of creating pre-dam conditions and safe passage for sockeye to the historical spawning in the Metolius River was novel, but the implementation has left out serious aspect […]
http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org While its true that the recent management of the Lower Deschutes has produced higher water temps earlier in the summer and lower water temps earlier in late summer and that has postponed the early returns of summer steelhead in the last few years, the quality of the water coming from the mixing tower […]
When and how is a great question, with no perfect answer. I try to address this, in this clip. JM
Thanks to all who have purchased the book. I’m amazed at the interest. Here’s one comment from Robert Sheley: Hi Jeff, Just got my copy of Bent. Very clever double entendre for the title. It looks great – it’s the book that I’ve outlined in head for year, my dream project that work always seems […]
Wow, some of you were waiting with hovering fingers for that moment when the site went live. BAM! and the first books were sold. Thanks for the interest. I’m wondering how long it will take to sell the first printing of 500. At this rate, not long. JM
It’s been a very long process, but the books are on their way to the fulfillment company and I should have a live Point of Sale here at Skagitmaster.com by Monday….Tuesday at the latest. Thanks for your patience. I hope you like this work. If you love the culture of fly fishing, this book contains […]
I posted a couple new clips for you to check out. They might help you find fish and fix that casting flaw that might be nagging you. JM
I produced a short clip of Yours Truly showing how easy it is to incorporate a Skagit Line into your single hand rod fishing arsenal. For tight quarters, there’s really nothing better: I’m developing SM5 to cover this material, presented by expert anglers dedicated to using Skagit style lines on small rods. The world of […]
March 2013 Winter Steelhead You know how it is: Winter creates unpredictable water conditions, but everyday family life hands you so many variables that planning a two day foray to the coast and being lucky enough to see perfect water conditions coincide with your hall pass is luckier than holding a winning Powerball ticket. This […]
by Jeff Mishler I spent some time last week helping a new-to-the-sport angler/buddy work on his casting. My initial intent was to find a fresh steelhead for him, but his casting flaws brought the line, leader and fly down from the sky in a heap, keeping his fly too close to his casting position for […]
Check out this new clip Tom Larimer and his good buddy Dave Pinczkowski hit their favorite rivers in the fall hoping to connect with a few steelhead. Tom talks about water temps and presentations.
I love to fish mono behind my shooting heads. It’s effortless to jack casts of any length and have total control over the swing because mono, being so light, is easy to manipulate when the line is laid out on the water. But if you fish mono a lot, you know that winter steelheading with […]
A documentary featuring some amazing women in fly fishing. Thanks to Patagonia for getting on board. I’m looking for others to help produce this documentary intended for festival audiences: “Headwind” (working title) A Documentary Film (in development) Format: HD Video Length: 60 minutes Produced by: New Water Media, LLC Jeff Mishler—Owner “Headwind”(working title) Portraits […]
Tom talks about fishing in the wood and the use of his switch lines in tight quarters.
July 18, 2013 Casting Issue: Your fly nearly takes your hat off on the forward stroke. This is common when these things happen: 1) You place the anchor too far away from your casting position while thinking, “If I just move it farther away, I’m safer”. The tendency then, is to put too much power […]
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 […]
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