fly fishing
  The explosion of the rod and reel in my left hand brought my heart into my throat. It was just the beginning of the greatest fishing experience of my life. The canyon walls towered above on a typically cool November day on the Deschutes River. It was nearing the Magic-Hour, and I was set to meet a friend down-river for...
egg sucking leach
There are a number of different ways to tie the Egg Sucking Leech.  Whether a wooly bugger, bunny leech or other, this pattern is effective in many different situations.  I will take you quickly through a sparse bunny leech tying demonstration so you have a feel how to get started. Take a look at the video below and then check...
steelhead flies
I've had many steelhead guests on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast who have told me that steelhead flies and the fly pattern you select for steelhead is not of critical importance. More important are likely the presentation of the fly, the line you use, and whether you are getting down to the fish.  I have many podcast episodes and blog...
steelhead
I've got another amazing first steelhead fishing story from Chris this week.   There's a great reminder for all of us who steelhead fish, and for life in general - The only way to Fail is to Quit.  Take it away Chris! Landing a fly-caught steelhead on the Deschutes River was a rite of passage in our family. It shouldn’t...
steelhead fly fishing
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 going as fast as possible.  You are a little too afraid to touch anything...