New year #fishporn

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.

Last light

Kyped bull trout

Making the cast

Swinging

Underwater kype

Glorious springer on the fly

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.

Springer on the flyDRYFT Waders spring chinook DRYFT S14 Adrenaline waders fly fishing Spring chinook on the fly
DRYFT S14 Adrenaline waders and Primo jackets are in stock and shipping immediately.

Winter steelheading on the spey (gallery)

Winter steelheading with the spey rod is all about the experience. Making the cast. Mending the line. Slight modifications to the swing to slow the fly down, get the presentation just right. Sometimes you hook up, mostly you don’t. Aside from some bull trout, this day we went fishless.

Spey casting for steelhead Spey casting for steelhead Spey casting for steelhead Spey casting for steelhead Bull trout bull trout release Spey casting for steelhead Spey casting for steelhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday fishing photos

DRYFT waders

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.

DRYFT Waders S13 breathable waders
Face down…

 

 

DRYFT adrenaline waders fly fishingDRYFT waders

 

DRYFT waders beer holder
Perfect fit for a victory tallboy.

 

Photo selection: Bull trout, rain, and DRYFT Waders

bull trout close to hand

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.

Searun Bull Trout DRYFT Fishing

Wind and waves

Stormy day on the water fly fishing

Putting a bend in the 5wt Switch on a healthy bull trout.

 

DRYFT - Fish ON with a big bend in the 5 wt switch

 

DRYFT product testing

 

bull trout close to hand

DRYFT Waders and bull trout. A winning combination.

 

Bull trout fly fishing saltwater

Score.

DRYFT waders with bull trout

DRYFT waders with bull trout