NEW 'FLY FISH TV' VIDEO RELEASE
"WINTER SPEY STRATEGIES" with Rob Crandall
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 flows.
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 approach
- Selecting the proper sink-tip and fly for conditions
- How to achieve depth early in the swing
- Managing the swing speed with the sunk fly
- Going Deeper- Slip, Step, Swing tricks and more!
- Reading holding water and changing flows
- Spey fishing shallow and deep runs in cold water
- Specifics on sink-tips, leaders, flies, and rigging
- Casting sink tips
I wanted to do this DVD with Fly FishTV because I see so many anglers using a summer steelhead approach for winter steelhead; often these anglers get discouraged and lose hope. The reality is that when the water is cold you're not catching fish unless you are getting your fly in the zone. This DVD gives anglers the swung fly secrets they need to be successful on winter steelhead.
By learning the details of how to manage the swing, achieve the "hover" and get the fly deep fly anglers can more consistently find cold water steelhead.
If you are just starting spey fishing for steelhead or have tried and perhaps lost hope or are a more advanced angler wanting to round out your winter steelhead arsenal- this dvd is for you!