Category Archives: Gear

Northern California Fly-fishing events this week…

April 20-22: Spey-O-Rama All this week at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds. This is the world championship of spey casting. The event takes place Friday through Sunday. Stop by on Friday and Saturday to check out and demo some of … Continue reading

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Be careful what you read….

on various fly-fishing or spey fishing forums. While there is a lot of good information these days, too many people believe the everything they read on many forums. A recent thread on a “popular” fishing forum really got me laughing. … Continue reading

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Ross Reach Spey/Switch Rods Review

The last couple of days I had the opportunity to fish with Chad Foster and Ross Pro Staffer Jeff Hickman. Jeff is a steelhead guide in Oregon and helped develop the Ross Reach Spey and switch rods. We spent a … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead flies and a few thoughts

Been long overdue for a post and have been doing some thinking about winter flies after seeing some posts on other blogs. These are just some thoughts and ramblings…. In the last few years, it seems more and more people … Continue reading

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Gear Junkies Beware….Skagit Intermediate Heads

For those of you that are always looking for something new and improved in the Spey market, lookout! Airflo and Scientific Anglers have released their versions of Skagit Intermediate heads. The intermediate heads are designed to get the mass of … Continue reading

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Airflo’s New Rage Compact

Thanks to the good folks at Rajeff Sports, I have been playing around with Airflo’s new Rage Compact lines. The new Rage Compact is a full floating skagit head that seems to be more of a cross between Scandi and … Continue reading

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Tube Flies: A lot of variety these days

This past weekend we did a little Pro Tubefly tying demo at Kiene’s Fly Shop Annual Expo. There was a lot of interest among anglers in tying tube flies not only for salmon and steelhead, but also for bass, stripers, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

April is a busy month for social fly-fishing gatherings in Northern California. Here’s what’s on tap for Steelhead on the Spey… April 15-17th, Spey-O-Rama: The world championships of spey casting held at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Hoser becoming top producer for winter steelhead

Yes, this should be placed in a category called shameless self promotion but its hard not to share a good thing. Plus, I could use a little more beer money and might even be able to buy a six pack … Continue reading

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Sage VXP 6129-4 Review

So I have been asked by a couple of people for reviews on Sage’s new VXP 12’9″ 6 weight spey rod. I have been playing around with this rod now since last October and have to say it is a … Continue reading

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