• The wild life of a guy that lives for steelhead & spey casting •


The importance of the first time

Well the title says it all. The first time at anything can and is often times the most valued experience that can make or break a view or passion from an activity. Looking back at a handful of my own firsts in life, I can say some have been amazing, Others very trying, Some regrettable, […]

Finally!! The Spey Booklet is on line for sale

Sorry for the wait, my Spey fishing and casting friends and community. The Spey booklet is now online, in a hard copy and a downloadable PDF will be up shortly as well. here is the link to the page http://speyfishingoregon.com/product/spey-casting-booklet-travis-johnson/ Enjoy On to the current Steelhead news. The Deschutes Steelhead fishing has been about the same since […]

A Heads Up for 2018

Just a quick note to all those looking forward to 2018. The Winter Steelhead calendar is open and ready to book. After we all get through another tough summer steelhead season, and get through the heat into a cooler season. The one thing I like about the chasing winter fish, No Damn counts, lol. those […]

The Next Big Development……

I was not on the forefront of any movement in this sport. Nor do I claim to have invented anything in this wonderful microcosm in which in have invested my life. Then, I feel it has been a long time since something truly new, and fresh has come along in the game of advancement in […]

Making friends with your Spey line steering system.

As a group, the contemporary ideals of spey casting have their ups and downs. Some of them I can get behind and others i just don’t have time for.  The main thing is our group tends not to look at thing objectively, we go with the flow. I think this is for a couple reasons, […]