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

The Sound of Silence….. or really quiet any way

I sometimes teach a bit of Spey casting technique, sometimes. I watch a lot of Spey casting. I also hear a lot of spey casting. The sounds produced by spey casts can and often tell me what the problem or casting situation might be. On the other hand a well performed cast makes the sweetest […]

The Binary Language of Steelhead Fly Fishing

Steelhead, oh Steelhead….What a crazy fish. Might drive a person crazy, I know I already am. For the past two years thing is the Steelhead world have been a bit tough. Sometimes it has seemed luck was the only real way to find any success. Of course having fewer fish does not help, but there […]

As the season pushes on…

On the brink of one of the oddest elections in our nations history, all I can do is turn to fly fishing. Like a new season brought forth with excitement, and change, Also come uncertainty. The last couple of seasons on the Deschutes have been tough to say the least. A number of reasons and […]

Tough Seasons Make Success Sooo Much Sweeter

  We have all seen the low numbers of steelhead this season. The ones you will encounter will be better and those brought to hand so much sweeter. The fish around are a bit bigger, just further between. Remember to wear you hat and smile right, and maybe a touch of luck. Get out and […]

The coolest fly tier I know

Now I think it is about time to do some blog posts on some of the folks in this wild world of steelheading I find interesting. Now I am not sure how many of you have ever heard of David Nelson, so listen up. He and his strikingly elegant flies are some of the most […]