Host Rob Crandall and friends show you how to go deep for winter steelhead, demonstrating the spey tactics and gear required to be successful with the swung fly in cold water. The video includes the details on fishing a Skagit Line, sink tip, and spey flies in a variety of water types and conditions. Specific instruction is at the heart of this spey fishing production that will help you visualize the skills needed to bring winter steelhead to your fly. The elements of the sink tip, cast, mend, swing, step-down, and even line-slip, are all closely examined.
In addition you will learn how to alter your presentation in different water depths and flow. Cold water spey angling is a far different game than in summer so a portion of Winter Spey Strategies is devoted to reading water. You will get the particulars on not only where to look for steelhead but how cold water changes their behavior, and consequently changes how you must pursue them. Three top professional guides, on three different rivers, team up to provide you their insights and tips for spey fishing winter steelhead. Your host and key instructor is Rob Crandall who has guided Northwest steelhead waters for twenty-five years. Legendary North Umpqua River guide Dean Finnerty and Maupin, Oregon based Marty Sheppard provide you tips and tactics that will improve your chances with the deep swung fly. Subjects that get particular attention in Winter Spey Strategies are: the importance of a consistent and methodical presentation, selecting the proper sink-tip and fly for conditions, how to achieve depth early in the swing, keeping an even swing speed with the sunk fly, gaining depth with step-down and line-slip tactics, reading holding water and changing flows, fishing shallow and deep runs in cold water, specifics on sink-tips, leaders, flies, and rigging, and casting sink tips.
About the Instructor
Rob Crandall is your host in this detailed look at the whys and the ways of spey fishing steelhead in cold water. The ramrod of Water Time Outfitters, he is pushing 25 years of professional guiding on the Northwest s famed steelhead rivers. Spey fishing steelhead is the heart of his business and, next to his family, his primary passion. His goal in this angling instructional is to help you understand that cold water steelheading demands different tactic, and to demonstrate what gear and techniques are needed to be successful. Getting your fly down and making a proper swing at depth, in a variety of water types, is the essence of what he hopes you will learn here.