Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

No turning back

I've fallen victim to the long line.

I picked up the 15' spey rod with a traditional long belly line and I don't think I will ever have the same excitement using a shorter two-handed rod for a long time.  The shear size of the rod and its power being able to lift almost 100' of line out of the water is something that is truly amazing.  I cannot seem to erase the slow and delicate nature of its cast out of my mind.  Something about the gracefulness of the line unfolding at such a long distance and peacefully landing on the water is something that I could go an entire day doing on the river and not even care about catching a fish.

While everyone seems to be on the switch rod and short spey craze I guess I'm going the opposite direction.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Quillayute produces!.....

...Just not the intended target, it was nice to feel something on the other end though!


Here's a couple of Quillayute flies I tied up this morning. Most angling literature states Syd Glasso as the originator of the fly, however, some argue it was actually originated by Dick Wentworth. Either way, I think it is a great looking Steelhead fly, and I hope it fishes as good as it looks.

I played with the head color, to add a touch of brightness. Maybe it will wake Mr. Steelhead up.