Richard Harrington, from the River Rambler Podcast, is on the show today to share the fly fishing story of Oregon to New York and back again for steelhead. Richard also shares some great tips on steelhead fishing the North Umpqua.
we talk about skating flies and the best way to hitch a fly behind the head so it skates up nicely for you. We get into a little bit of everything including who is the mastermind behind Richard’s podcast and which spey rods he loves.
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Show Notes with Richard Harrington
28:40 – Here’s the skunk I used to catch the Frank Moore fish on the river. I tell the story of how Frank coached me into my first North Umpqua steelhead.
37:10 – John McMillan was on the podcast here and talked about the status of steelhead.
44:30 – The River Why book was amazing and compared to the River Rambler here.
47:10 – Currents Podcast is produced by Richard’s daughter.
57:30 – Todd Hirano’s blog is a great resource for dry flies for steelhead.
1:12:10 – I noted Moonshine Rods and some of the smaller companies that are out there.
1:17:20 – The Drake Magazine forum is a good resource.
1:31:45 – Todd Hirano’s Wang fly is great for skating steelhead.
1:42:00 – Richard C Harrington is the art side of Richard and where you can find his stuff.
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Videos and/or podcasts Noted in the Show
“You’re not going to skate fish if you don’t fish skaters.”
Conclusion with Richard Harrington and the River Rambler Podcast
We hear Richard Harrington’s amazing story of creating a steelhead focused podcast after being “stuck” in New York for 40 years prior to returning to the NW. Richard and I talk about everything in this one from D Day to the Wallowas.
We also dig into some resources and tips on skating flies for steelhead including some great blogs, books and videos that you’ll love. click the link below to subscribe so you get updated when the next podcast drops.