Jon Hazlett is our guide today as we conquer the world of Rogue River fly fishing. We hear Jon’s captivating tales, from his early guiding misadventures in Alaska to his favorite boat to use in the Rogue.
What is on the menu today? Our main course is spey with a side of steelhead. Don’t miss out on this exciting escapade on the Rogue River with Jon.
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Rogue River Fly Fishing Show Notes with Jon Hazlett
03:35 – Jon got into fly fishing when he was 11.
06:51 – Jon got into guiding in 1998 through his close friend, Chris Lyda, who was guiding in Rainbow King Lodge in Alaska. He also recounts the unexpected events that led him to be fired from that very job.
09:39 – Jon’s friend Chris Lyda helped him secure a job in Elk Creek Lodge in Colorado, where he guided for trout and even dabbled in elk hunting. It was during this period that Jon met his first wife, who hailed from Southern Oregon, ultimately leading him to discover the Rogue River.
10:15 – During his three seasons of guiding at Elk Creek Lodge, Jon met Brian Gies from Fly Water Travel, and that’s how he got into guiding the Rogue River.
13:40 – Jon talks about the Rogue River and the fishing opportunities there.
20:08 – Jon paints a picture of what a trip to the Rogue would look like.
25:59 – Jon discusses the different techniques they use when fishing the Rogue River. Jon says he bases all his decisions on the water type, water conditions, and the time of day.
29:09 – Jon prefers to use an AIRE 136DD raft when Rogue River Fly fishing.
Spey Lessons with Jon
43:00 – Jon breaks down the D-Loop Stroke and the other casting tips and techniques he teaches.
52:30 – Jon recommends the Rogue Valley Anglers Fly Shop as a great resource for people who want to hit the Rogue River.
Coffee Talk with Jon Hazlett
53:50 – Jon’s go-to snack when Rogue Fly Fishing is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, beef jerky, and nuts. He recommends the Old Trapper Beef Jerky. Jon also hunts, so he usually has deer and elk pepperoni sticks.
55:57 – Jon suggests checking out the Common Block Brew Pub for people visiting the Rogue.
56:15 – If Jon were to pursue a professional career in a sport, he would opt to become a football player.
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Rogue River Fly Fishing Conclusion with Jon Hazlett
Our journey with Jon Hazlett into the world of Rogue River fly fishing highlighted the invaluable expertise he shared in spey casting. So grab your rods, practice those D-loop strokes, and get ready to unleash your inner spey casting pro on the waters of the Rogue River.