steelhead fly fishing
This was originally published on May 12, 2015 and was update on Feb 21, 2022. There’s something about the repetition of waiting for that first tug on the fly line. Of the power of that pull and excitement of trying not to lose a downstream screaming fish.  It's like being on a skateboard, tied to your friend's bike and he's...
spey rod
  I was on the Babine River for the 1st time in my life. Tyler, Randy, Shannon and I were dropping into the canyon for a 10 day float trip. The Babine River, is part of the Skeena system in Northern British Columbia and is known for some of the largest steelhead in the world. We were jumping into this...
Competitive Stillwater Techniques
Today's episode of the Littoral Zone is a deep dive into competitive stillwater techniques with Devin Olsen, a current member of Team USA. Devin is well-known for euro nymphing, a lethal technique for chasing elusive river and stream trout. Phil and Devin talk about the techniques Devin learned and used worldwide and how they can be applied to everyday stillwater...
wet fly fishing
Wet fly fishing on rivers may seem a little old school to some in the fly fishing world.  You know, the wet fly swing?  or fishing a cast of wet flies?  It's like when you were 14 years old and your parents were talking about their youth and the crazy stuff they did. Boring. But, today I'd like you to Just...
switch rod
  So, there’s no question you know what a single handed fly fishing rod is. You’ve probably also either heard about or used a spey rod…. right? But, what about the switch rod that has started to pick up some fame? What use are they if you already have a single and/or longer two handed rod? Switch rods, as the name denotes...
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