Posts Tagged ‘Spey’
Have trouble finding the best 5wt trout line? Are the modern spey lines confusing and intimidating? Want to know more about all the new Skagit and Scandi variations? Well Rio breaks it all down in these 3 informative videos.
RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, is excited to introduce an addition to the Skagit Shooting Head collection – the new Skagit iFlight.
Frank G. Swarner III shows how to tie a Balmoral Dee Fly tied on a Size 1.5 Alec Jackson Hook.
Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.
Switch rods have been gaining a lot of popularity of the past 5yrs or so. A versatile rod that can be used in 2handed spey casting, single handed spey casting, tradition over head, and nyphing when you need long mends or reaches. A swiss army knife of the fly world, a rod that can do […]
Dave Henry has taken on a great new topic… 2handed rods for trout. While mainly a tool for targeting steelhead and salmon, 2handed rods (commonly called spey or switch rods) have a loyal following looking to expand their horizons; taking a rod that has its origins in swinging flies and applying it to nymphing. Dave does a great job breaking down tackle and technique.
If you’re looking for an easy variation of the MOAL Leech, look no further. Jay Nicholas demonstrates step-by-step instructions for tying this great steelhead fly. For more fly tying videos, check www.OregonFlyFishingBlog.com. Materials Front hook: stainless steel streamer hook Rear hook: Octopus hook Eyes: dumbbell eyes Body: cross-cut rabbit stip over super braid Glue: tearmender […]
A few years ago I was looking at Irish Shrimp flies in various books and thought that they would be good for Steelhead in New York……..and they were!! I also do well with crayfish style flies, so I tried to combine the two for a fairly simple and effective pattern. Hence the name Irish Crayfish. […]
So Scientific Angler has really put out some neat things this year. With all the technical innovation that comes with an 3M brand, they may have rolled out the greatest “wish I thought of that” innovation. SA ID- a line identification that is printed on the front taper of a line. This is great feature for […]
Winters Hope is a great steelhead pattern developed by Bill McMillan in the 1970s. While the original is tied on a eye up salmon hook or steelhead iron, Tony Torrence ties his version on a Pro Tube. Tube fly construction can be a bit confusing to a tier just getting started, but as Tony shows, […]
This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.
Scott Howell shows you how. Scott has developed a line of “Signature Intruders” and will be featured in SkagitMaster Vol2.
I’ve always been a fan of the spey flies tied by the late Syd Glasso. Glasso is considered by many to be the father of the steelhead spey fly. He was probably the first person to design a spey style fly specifically for steelhead, and in doing so, he started a trend that continues to […]
As a fly tier and a devoted steelheader, I encounter many new trends and “must have” flies. I am not one of those guys who have two different patterns in a couple of colors and sizes in his fly boxes. I have at best, two of each pattern, a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, […]
The following is a review and excerpt of The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon & Steelhead Flies, written by Chris Mann (Frank Amato Publications, October 2008, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 448 Pages, Index, All Color- originally published by Melin Unwin Books, 2008) which is available at fine fly shops and booksellers everywhere. Editor’s Note: Two […]