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: tying steelhead flies
Pardon the misogyny. It is, after all, a story about a couple of crittery steelheaders. And if you know one, you also know that the descriptive language they adopt after days of pounding the water can take on shades of…let’s just call it…questionable colors and tonality. tyler-corke-chapter-6
Click on the link below to read the entire article about how simple my flies have become. my-steelhead-flies
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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, […]
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
Using feathers from the ducks I kill during the season. Mallard, Pintail, widgeon, etc. Just something to look at while you wait for SM4 to come out. 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 […]