Episode 132 – Spring steelhead and trout

Fly fishing for steelhead is one of my all-time favorite things. In this episode I talk about the latest trip to the river, what I use, why I use it, and why what I use shouldn’t necessarily dictate what you do. Casting style and individual taste should drive what you end up buying but I…

Column: Of books and social norms

Four nights into reading Roderick Haig-Brown’s classic Fisherman’s Fall, I realized I had already read it. It took me hours over four nights to realize this. Later I found an empty package of 6X leader near the end of the book – the bookmark that charted my progress. In my defense, I figured I read it a…

Episode 101 – From Trout Fest to the Alpine Obsession

After fishing 7 rivers in 4 states over the last 15 days, Trout Fest 2019 is over and it’s time to get into the alpine for blacktail bucks. In this short episode I talk about the importance of always having something to look forward to, and why it’s impossible to say one is better than…

Column: The big “What if…”

A good river is productive enough to make you happy yet still challenging enough to frustrate you. Though this applies to even my favorite steelhead rivers in southeast, the frustration is different when you travel because it burrows like a warble fly you can’t reach since it’s not your home river and your time is…

Episode 98 – Favorite Flies and Legendary Rivers

In the last three weeks I’ve been able to camp on the banks of some excellent rivers in Wyoming and Colorado. I talk about my favorite trout flies, why catching “the fish” each river isn’t always a good thing and why meeting locals makes the experience better.

Dry Fly Fantasies

By JEFF LUND For the Capital City Weekly There were trout, but they were following steelhead waiting for eggs or feasting on newly emerged salmon fry. I put on a No. 16 elk hair caddis because I was determined to catch a trout on a dry fly for the first time this year. I proceeded to…

Episode 39 – Spring steelhead Part 3

Fly fishing guide Jack Carson and I talk about the accident that postponed college, how it feels to be a 19-year old guide, whether or not growing up on an island in Alaska was a detriment and how to get through the winters.  

This is fun…right?

By Jeff Lund For the Capital City Weekly “This is the expectation, man. For steelhead fishing in late March, this is what it’s about.” It was around noon and Rob was at a three. It was a Fun Scale, not a Misery Scale or Overall Scale, but it was still a three. There was fun…