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 […]
I was recently asked by SAGE to produce some video clips focusing on Winter and Summer Steelhead fishing tactics. During the process I was fortunate to use a new SAGE Mod 7130 featuring Konnetic Technology. The rod sports a deeper flex than the other Sage spey rod models, making it an efficient tool for casting […]
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
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
Most of the time, we are dealing with less than ideal casting conditions. Here are some simple tips to deal with the brush.
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 […]
My buddy Dave Moskowitz and the staff at DRA are working hard to make sure our wonderful treasure known as the Lower Deschutes River, is managed for the long haul. The Deschutes River Alliance was formed when concerned stakeholders noted that there was no long term management plan for the river while observing substantial changes in […]
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 […]
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 […]
http://forum.skagitmaster.com/index.php?topic=1142.0 Thanks Poppy!
Anyone interested in pre orders of the DVD? I will flip the switch on the point of sale if I get enough feedback. SM4 features Tom Larimer and a bunch of his steelheading buddies as they travel from the rivers of Wisconsin to Steelhead Alley in Ohio, swinging flies for midwest Steelhead. Dave Pinczkowski, […]
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 […]
http://www.bigskyinflatables.com/ I’m a boat guy. The problem with boats is that one craft cannot do it all. My myriad of pursuits require specific capabilites. But since this site deals primarily with all things steelhead, if I had to chose one watercraft to use twelve months a year here near my homewaters, it would be […]
To the many who have pre ordered, you should receive your order within 7 days if you live in the US. Thanks for the overwhelming interest. I’m very interested in your feedback about the show. The Skagit Master membership site will include SM3 in the Skater Package and Full on Intruder package later this […]
Spent the week shooting Hannah Belford for SM3. Catching up on stuff. The new membership site is on its way. Yeah, yeah, yeah you say. No really it is. Stay tuned.