So ya got’cher new spey rod.

And ya need a new line. 
Well the good news is they are a whole bunch cheaper than they used to be, they are a whole bunch better too.  The bad news is you might end up wanting two for your little rod.  One of the real charms of the 5, 4, even 3 weight spey rods is the sneaky factor.  In real quite water with a light dry line (Scandie) you can actually make very delicate presentations, which, trust me, can make a huge difference in how many fish you catch.  The problem with these lines is  they won’t carry any sort of sink tip or even sinking leader well.  So if you want to use these rods in larger water situations you will probably want another line, like a little compact skagit.
So you are out another fitty bucks.  !!WARNING!  If you are considering your second or third spey rod at this point and are worried about spending another 50 bucks your in the wrong game!!

So, now you have purchased your 5,6, and 7 weight echo Dec Hogan, ( or some other awesome spey pole) and you have two lines for the 5, and a compact skagit for the 6 and 7 you are going to need some running line.  I will put up one quiet vote for miracle braid, its a bit noisy, a bit rough on the hands, and doesn’t cast as well as some others, but I really FEEL a lot more with it.  My two cents.  In the next post however I will have a comprehensive running line article by a true expert in the feild.  Adam McNamara of Castaway guide service.

Notice the hook in that tube, yep it’s a treble.  I will do a post on this soon.

Up until Sunday the fishing had been good to very good, but a shade short of great.  Three days of swinging bright steelhead in the morning followed by nymphing chromers in the afternoon. Then a few days of steady nymphing on bright fish.  Then Sunday hit. Warm weather bringing melt, now rain pushing the river up.  This bodes well for the next few days but kind of shot yesterday to shit.  Today we scratched out  a handful of Coho, sockeye and trout on the #[email protected]  (you can guess right?  I mean I am not saying which river but where would we be catching Sockeye and Coho right now?), taking advantage of the cloudy skies and heavy rain to hide the boat.

Weiner with a nice bright hatchery steelhead


Many of these critters have been coming to the fly recently.

Jim Kerr
Raincoastguides
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