In episode 011 of the Fly Fishing show I sat down with Tom Larimer to talk about his career in fly fishing, summer steelhead tips, spey lines and casting and a bunch of other tips that you’ll love.
Tom goes deep into how he catches summer steelhead during the daytime, something that many thought unlikely in the past. Tom also gets into his Great Lakes background as well as a number of his mentors since he got started.
Click below to listen to this episode with Tom Larimer:
Show Notes with Tom Larimer
08:47 – Tom worked for Al Bagly early on in his guiding career
12:00 – The need to think about sun angles in relations to steelhead
14:30 – Tom uses lots of flash in his day time patterns (Grape Flash)
17:45 – The orientation of the fly is an important part of the equation
22:50 – Trees on the bank is the final piece to the puzzle
30:50 – The new 11′ 11″ two handed rod (not a switch)
35:20 – Todd Harris Guide Service
35:50 – Ray Schmidt and other mentors in the Great Lakes area
37:40 – SteelheadBum.com
45:15 – Larimer Outfitters is a good resource
55:50 – The Rage spey line for the wind
You can reach out to Todd Harris, Tom’s partner and guide if you have questions or would like to head out on a trip.
“Respect the history, respect the nostalgia of our sport, and its great stuff. But, don’t be afraid to try different things and don’t be afraid to fail.”
I wanted to give a big thanks to Tom for coming on the show and clarifying how they catch steelhead on the Deschutes as well as all of the other great tips. The biggest take home message from the show might be to experiment and try new things.
Here’s to not getting stuck in your old way of doing things. Slow it down, speed it up, add some flash and just be different.
If you loved the tips Tom shared here and wanted to get a summary of all past highlighted tips from my guests check out the Steelhead Tips PDF Quick Guide below: https://wetflyswing.com/chrome
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