Hot of the presses, here’s BC West guest Jim Hund last week with his second steelhead ever.
The Dean can be kind sometimes!
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Our friend Chris Santella is the author of some classics in fly fishing literature, not the least of which is the ‘Fifty Places to Go Fishing’ series.
Chris has a new book out called ‘The Tug is the Drug’, and Midcurrent just ran a great excerpt from the book called ‘The Karma of Broken Trailers’.
It’s a good one, and you should click right here to read it.
…and speaking of summer fishing, here’s a picture of a beautiful, fat rainbow trout from Alaska West.
Summer fishing is officially in season, and a lot of you are gearing up for remote fishing trips. With that in mind, today we’re presenting you with…
All of our tent cabins at Alaska West have names that mean something to the operation – like Chinook, Grand Slam, Rainbow, etc. That sign up above is from the Kanektok Cabin. Isn’t that a lot better than being in “Cabin #2”?
OK, OK we get it – when you’re swinging flies for steelhead and you can’t keep the pink salmon off, it’s sometimes a little bit annoying. When you’re targeting big rainbow trout and a bunch of little dollies keep climbing on, your rig might get a little screwed up every now and again.
But still –
Please, use the same care releasing the ‘other’ fish as you would with the particular species that you’re chasing.
Most Skagit-style spey setups these days involve a separate running line – the thinner diameter line behind the head that isn’t involved in casting, but allows mending and line control and a ‘handle’ for you to pinch when you’re swinging your fly.
We’ve written quite a bit about running lines here on the Deneki blog. Way back in 2009 we did a running line roundup, and we’ve done a few articles with posts on how to manage running line, how to avoid tangles, and how to hold your loops.
Running line trends seem to change every couple of years, though, so today we thought we’d find out what you’re using on there on the river in 2014.
Your fellow readers would love to know which running line you prefer, and especially why.
So, help a fellow Deneki reader out! Leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite running line is, and why. If you’re viewing this in a newsletter or a reader, click here to give your input on our web site.
Thanks, and have fun out there!
This time of year a lot of us have tarpon on the brain, and our friends over at Gink and Gasoline apparently do too. They just posted a really thorough review of a great tarpon reel, the Nautilus Monster. Yes, they really like it, but there’s a ton of detail for you gearheads out there.