***Update*** Check out this discussion from Spey Pages on the One. Sounds likr the 4 switch was the big hit.
Having cast the single hander 9ft 5 wt Sage one rod I can say they are incredible. I can’t wait to cast the Spey and Switch models that are sure to come out soon. Below I have listed a bunch of places advertising Sage one switch and Spey rods for sale, some vids, pics and interviews about the One. One word to the wise. At $900 you should buy your rod from Terry at A Marblehead Flyfisher in Centerville, Delaware. Remember folks Delaware is the home of tax free shopping. The shop phone is 302 654 6515. Drop him a call. He will get you what you need!
Anyone who has been following this blog knows that I am a huge fan Yukon Goes Fishing. In his latest video Ivan tangles with some really nice carp. Check out the link to his vid below. If you have not found the joy of carping yet please do your self a favor and check these cool fish out. I hooked into a monster last weekend on my two hander. Few fish can make a reel sing like these fish can. Too bad I couldn't get any pix. I have included a pic of one I got a few years ago on my 6 wt Scott STS.
Simply put, Ivan is the man and kills it with each vid he puts out. big up Delaware.
I had a great day out on a wild brown trout stream with my buddy Ryan. I have to credit him for the great pix and vid here. We were hoping to get into some good hatches but that really didn't happen. I fished a Fenwick 706 which is a 7 ft 5/6 wt rod. I used a 5 wt weight forward line and a long leader with a big stimmy and a long dropper with various heavily weighted nymphs. Ryan fished an 8 ft 6 wt Fenwick Glass rod with 6 wt wt forward line.
G. Loomis Pro Tim O'neill and I went out Shad fishing at an undisclosed location. He was dialing a ndew G. Loois Roaring RIver GLX 11ft 7wt switch rod. He was rigged with a 425 gr Rio Skagit Flight. I used my 12 ft 6 in 400 gr 5/6 G. Loomis Versispey rigged with 350 Rio Scandi. He used an itermidiate Versileadrer and I used a medium sinking Versileader.
We caught a bunch of fish that morning and also eneded up taking some cool photos. There is something fun about watching the city wake up with the river roaring around us.
I learned from steelheading that fish will often hold in the secondary areas adjacent to the deeper more traditonal holding spots. Whether it is people activity or birds the fish will move to the least disturbed areas. In this case I believe that the tree cover and lack of good ambush rocks protected these fish from osprey and heron despite the lack of depth.
We caught a bunch of hickories after moving around and finding a slug of fish that we hard to get to. Over the next series of days I came back and hit the fish. Below you can see the S. flies we used to catch the Hickories. Our secret color combo is not shown below.
The Americans like a little bit larger fly. I tied these earlier in the year
When you are fishing in the hood you find scary stuff. Be safe out there kids!
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From the Skagit Master Website:
Skagit Master 3 presents modern concepts in steelhead fly design. No single steelhead pattern is a silver bullet. Confidence in the fly you choose plays a major role in a fly's success. But thinking beyond what you learned in the "how to" books of the past often results in some cool fly concepts. Skagit Master 3 presents a few modern patterns and the steelheaders who tie them: Hannah Belford, Tom Larimer, Eric Neufeld, Jeff Hickman, Ed Hepp and of course Scott Howell, Ed Ward and Jerry French. For more info about Skagit Master DVDs, go to: http://skagitmaster.com/
I would also like to give a big shot out to my fav Salmon RIver guide Paul Conklin for being the first person to bring this latests Skagit Master's release date to my attention
I've been playing around with some pro tubes. I didn't get any Chrome this winter on them so I shifted over to tying some shad streamers. I have tried some kip tail patterns but have figured out that the normal S. flies translate well onto the tubes. This is a skinny little buck pictured here.
So I am shamelessly stealing this from Moldy Chum. I though it was such a great tutorial that I would share it with everyone else. Please note that these vids were made by a guy names Peter Charles of The Anglers Eye. http://www.hooked4life.ca/welding/welding.html The preceeding link has some really nice pix and descriptions on making welded loops.
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