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: skagit casting
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 […]
Most of the time, we are dealing with less than ideal casting conditions. Here are some simple tips to deal with the brush.
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.
by Jeff Mishler In the dinner tent of one of our Russian steelhead expeditions, Pete Soverel proclaimed to the weary clan of weather beaten anglers, “If you loose the fish because the terminal gear fails, that’s operator error”. Interpretation: You failed the process of landing the fish if the leader parted, because you didn’t check […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you haven’t seen SM4, please check out Tom Larimer’s introduction of the man who has led many down the path of life with a two handed rod. The video is here JM
http://forum.skagitmaster.com/index.php?topic=1142.0 Thanks Poppy!
I’m busy with the edit. Hope to have it finished and out the door by April 1. No guarantees. Tom did a great job as did all the anglers in the show. The Midwest is a cold place in winter, I’ll tell you that much. JM
After two weeks of chasing Midwest steelhead, I’m quite happy with how Tom Larimer and his band of steelhead buddies pulled through. We suffered through the lowest water conditions since 1944. That’s steelheading. Fortunately, we caught some fish. Swung flies through some excellent water using the latest Airflo Lines and Sage ONE Rods. The WaterMasters […]
The great thing about Affiliate Networks is that you don’t have to do anything to make some $$$ other than post the link on your page in a place where people easily see it. The more Skagit Master DVD sales you generate, the more you make. 12% on $39.99 is about $5. I’ll […]
Every year I, and a couple buddies take our dad’s to the Big D for a four day steelhead bender. Shuttling the gear and guys up the river in the Camo Sled made for nearly 60 miles a day of river running, but the flexibility it gave us, the ability to place sons and dads […]
It’s hot. But the water is cool from a wet summer. The fish are here. Urban summer steelheading in the PNW is something I’ve avoided because I don’t like fishing around a ton of people, but we spent the day trying to flip that into touchable awesomeness. Amazing that with so many fish around, no […]
If you haven’t seen this, you could, if you owned SM2. Or watch it here… I looked through my boxes of flies recently and realized I will most likely never use 90% of them. Every time a new fly concept surfaces, it decreases the likelihood even greater. The Ska-opper is a blast to tie. Pop […]
I’ve been working on a “How To” video channel for steelheaders interested in taking their skills to the next level. We produce the Skagit Master DVD’s to help you move up the ladder by refining angling skills using the latest rods, lines and flies. SM3 promises to do the same, but with your fly tying […]
You wouldn’t know it with the rain we continue to get. Fortunately, the fish are late, still coming in numbers and the crowds are off chasing bigger chrome stuff. It’s my favorite time of the year, this late spring thing. You have the river to yourself, and the fish cooperate if you can […]
Okay, here goes… I’m developing Volume 3 and so far sponsor interest is strong. I want to feature steelhead flies, in their full glory, or not. I plan to explore traditional flies a bit but focus mostly on modern steelhead fly concepts: materials, design, hooks, shanks, rigging, etc…I also plan to feature some non-celeb type […]