Reading Steelhead water and presenting a variety of patterns to a number of water types is at the heart of this production. John, an unequalled Steelheader, also shares tips on knots, lines, leaders and flies.
Casting … Line Control … Fly Presentations … Mending…Hooking … Playing … Landing
John Hazel is a professional instructor, guide, and fly shop owner on the Deschutes River in Oregon. He is one of the pioneers of spey fishing in the Northwest and has introduced numerous anglers to two-handed rod fishing. John, with his wife Amy, made this video as a follow-up to “Introduction to Spey Casting” that was reviewed as one of the best ever on the subject.
Techniques for fishing skaters, sub-surface patterns, and wet flies are all part of this instructional. John will outline his system for fly selection, demonstrate his favorite knots for tying them on, and go over leader and tippet configurations. You will also discover what water is best for fishing a particular style of fly, and how to fish a sink tip fly line if the situation calls for it.
Most importantly, you will learn how to catch steelhead with spey gear in this complete 90 minute production. John will show you precisely how to properly present a variety of patterns in a number of water types. Flats, pockets, ledges, boulders, riffles and big water are all covered. And you’ll get help on understanding fish habits, reading the water, and how to methodically fish a run.
70 Minutes – DVD Video