In case you missed it, our good friends from SAGE just released a great video for all you fellow spey-nerds out there. The ‘Slowdown’ digs past the fun-factor of swinging flies and sheds light on how the two-hander can actually be a great tool for conservation as well. If you like swinging flies for steelhead […]
Sage ambassador Gray Struznik shares his passion for Northwest fisheries in this short film from Sage. Swing Season – TheSlowdown from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.
Fall on the Naknek River, home to our Rapids Camp Lodge, is a trout-spey angler’s dream. In fact, we’d go so far as to say you’d be hard pressed to find a better river to chase trophy-sized resident trout with spey rods anywhere else in the world. How good could it really be you ask? […]
Our pal, Jerry French, has teemed up with the folks at Aqua Flies to kick off a series of videos on spey casting tips. And to that, we say, FINALLY! Their first video focuses on the double spey, although does a great job at highlighting an important fundamental of any skagit-style spey cast – sweeping […]
This film from Smokin Drag Productions showcases five of the most amazing fly fishing locations around the world in both fresh and saltwater. The full film can be bought or rented on demand via Vimeo.
The second season of Streamer Chronicles kicks off with the first episode featuring Rich Strolis. “Rich is the originator of some well known flies such as the Ice Pick, Headbanger Sculpin, The Masked Avenger, Juggernaut, and many, many more.” Upcoming episodes … more ?
Trout spey has been growing increasingly popular of late, and for good reason, its super fun! We do a lot of it at our Rapids Camp and Alaska West operations, and fish with more and more anglers each year who are interested in sticking trout on two handers. However, over the last five or so […]
Fishing stories often center on friends and camaraderie. However, some of the best fishing days can be found when out on the water alone, writes Domenick Swentosky. “Alone, I am my own angler. I fish the way I was designed … more ?
In the first episode of the Tie Like a Pro web series, Gunnar Brammer explains the basics of tying and thread control. “Topics include proper hook placement, casting on, thread base, thread tension, spinning threads, pinch/set/and lock wraps, and different … more ?
We love mono running lines on our spey and switch rods. However, regardless of your casting ability, or even the type of running line you prefer, some amount of line twist is inevitable. Unlike traditional over head fly casting, the rotational nature of spey casting across multiple planes can cause a great deal of twist, […]
A new project from The Flyfish Journal features a day spent on the Columbia River fly fishing for carp with John Montana. Read the essay by Liam Gallagher, with photos by Copi Vojta, and view the short film they made …
There’s no doubt that one of the most alluring things about swinging flies is the constant anticipation of that electrifying grab while under tension. After all, as they say, the tug is the drug right? Well, if the tug is the drug, then a tug from a king salmon is the most illicit kind.. Don’t […]
A while back we shared a great fly tying video put together by our pals at North 40 Fly Shop on the Summer Sculpin, a great sculpin pattern for trout designed by anadramous authority and Alaska West alum, Jerry French. Well, they did it again, this time with a more steelhead worthy version of the […]
This short film features beautiful footage of fly-fishing for brown, rainbow and brook trout in the Bavarian Mountains. Via Trout in Trouble.
Forty years ago Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It was published and forever changed the world of fly fishing. “Fishing had been transformed from a hobby to the inside language of his family’s tragedy,” writes Will Ryan in American … more ?
This short film features stunning footage from a fly fishing trip in the remote waters of Greenland. Via Black Fly Eyes.
In the most recent episode of Trout Tips, Chris Hunt talks about what to do and what not to do when fishing a backcountry beaver pond. In this article on Fly Fisherman, Montana-based guide Eric Paulson writes about chasing salmonfly … more ?
This short film highlights the long-term project of The Nature Conservancy and California Trout to bring salmon back to a section of stream where they have long since disappeared due to irrigation diversions and water obstructions. Via EcoLogic Films. Little …
This short film from Rainbros Fishing features great footage of trout fishing in Scotland, on Loch Leven and the Lake of Menteith, as well as salmon fishing on the River Spey. Natural Highs | Part Two from Rainbros Fishing on …
We’ve posted an awful lot in the past about popper fishing for our ridiculous run of silver salmon at Alaska West. After all, big bright salmon inhaling surface flies, over and over again, is hard to keep entirely to ourselves.. That said, without seeing it for yourself, we don’t think reading about it does it […]