This is a neat tip from Jordan Young-Treadway @treadwatersfly on how to tame your Skagit head and sink tip while swapping a fly without reeling in any line at all. If you’re working through a run and want to make sure that you start again at the same distance, this trick lets you easily swap flies without reeling in your line. Without tying off to your rod like Jordan shows here your fly line will float away and tug on your tippet, making swapping flies more difficult. Happy fishing!
It’s that time of the year when fishing options can be scarce around the country, but steelhead and bull trout are starting to fill our northwest rivers. So whether you’re on the west coast or elsewhere, get out there and #seekandexplore some new water.
Here are a few images from recent outings.
Some fly fishing action from the Pacific Northwest this past summer.
As spring turns into summer it brings snow melt and springers (spring chinook). What a great time of year to be out on the river.
DRYFT S14 Adrenaline waders and Primo jackets are in stock and shipping immediately.
Some pleasant bycatch while out chasing Searun Cutties.
Sometimes the bycatch is just as much fun as the target.
The DRYFT waders crew has been out hitting the rivers a few times since they opened a couple weeks ago on the first of June. Targeting summer steelhead, we’ve seen mostly resident rainbows and a few anadromous bull trout. This past week we got out and caught a pretty big incidental bull. Here are some photos.
Conditions were less than optimal for fishing on Saturday. Freezing rain, wind, and waves made fishing a bit difficult to say the least. The use of a light switch rod made handling the wind better, but completely numb hands (nothing like forgetting the gloves at home) were really starting to get in the way of a fun time. Luckily, a few fish showed up to play so the adrenaline rush kept us out long enough to snap a few pics.
The first fish of the day.
Wind and waves
Putting a bend in the 5wt Switch on a healthy bull trout.
DRYFT Waders and bull trout. A winning combination.