The fish of a thousand casts……….
Honestly steelheading has never been my thing. Sure, I threw a spey rod on the Thompson 10 years ago, until I realized I was never going to catch a fish. Steelhead are a fish of a thousand casts, me I prefer to cast over a thousand fish so give me Montana any day. I like odds like the Beaverhead's 3500 trout per mile. Hey, that's just me. But my mate Nick from Trout Waters Fly and Tackle has got the bug big time. Nick just returned from his two week pilgramige to Smithers for a couple of fish! Reports are a lot of rain have made the fishing tough this season. The water was high and dirty during Nick's time on the Bulkley, Copper and the Maurice. He did manage to tag a few steelies though. This buck taped out to 36"and came to a sparesly tied black and blue marabou tube fly from Nick's own vice.... ( he prolly just took from the fly boxes at the store!). Notice the sweet Abel Golden Trout patterned reel. Nice Nick! Only trouble is I'm not really sure it's his hand in the picture! Is that a Winston too? What do you own a fly shop man? More Later T>