Category Archives: Spey

Welcome to 2015—Another Search for Skagit Steelhead

Ok, technically, I fished western Washington’s Skagit River system on December 29, not on the first day of 2015, but it felt more like an introduction to the new year than a wrap up of the past. That’s because there … Continue reading

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You Write The Caption-4

A few years ago I spent a week on Alaska’s Kanektok River southwest of Bethel, fishing for kings with two handed rods. The kings were sparse to say the least, but we managed one brute, lost another, and still had … Continue reading

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Steelhead Essay Contest

Hey scribes, here’s a great way to see where you stand with your literary skills, but you better hone that pencil tip soon. That’s because Trout Unlimited just launched a writing contest about wild steelhead with entries due November 11. … Continue reading

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Idaho’s B-Run Steelhead to Arrive in Good Numbers

If you haven’t already been slinging for Idaho steelhead, you may want to do so soon. October is prime time on the Snake and Clearwater rivers and it can be pretty good on the Salmon, too. According to managers, the … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Turns On

Got some reports of late from Oregon’s legendary Deschutes, and although fishing can be hit or miss any day of the season, right now there are plenty of hits being had. One friend said he fished the mouth recently and … Continue reading

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Kanektok River Rainbow’s Last Meal Included 19 Shrews

Saw this interesting story in the Alaska Dispatch and thought I would share it with you. We all know that trout eat rodents, but this is amazing. I’ve fished the Kanektok for rainbows, using mice patterns, and scored big. The … Continue reading

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Best Winter Steelhead Lens, Smith’s Low Light Igniter

My favorite sunglasses lens for low light or overcast conditions is, unequivocally, Smith’s Low Light Igniter. This thing seems to draw light to the eye, even on those days when it seems like getting Noah to build another ark is … Continue reading

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Redington’s Dually—Your Inexpensive Option for A Great Spey Rod

I’ve sang some praise for Redington’s Dually, especially after my trip to the Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula last September, fishing for Atlantic salmon. On that trip I threw Sage’s Method and Redington’s Dually and both performed great. The Dually, for some … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Oregon-Style

Spent last week in Oregon, enjoying the first big rains since anyone could remember. “If you had been here last week,” the regulars said, “it would have been sunny and 65 degrees.” I thought I’d timed it just right, expecting … Continue reading

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Greg Thomas Speaking at Denver ISE Show

Wanted to let all of you know that I’ll be presenting at the International Sportsman’s Exhibition show in Denver beginning tomorrow. I’ll speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. My topic this time … Continue reading

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