Category: News

Annual Umpqua Steelhead Pilgrimage


July 15-24 Every summer for several seasons, Craig and Jerri have enjoyed a tradition of friends and family joining them for an annual pilgrimage to the Umpqua River to search for summer run Steelhead.  The Umpqua has one of the few remaining runs of wild summer fish in the lower 48 states that supports angling.  […]

Sandy River Speyclave, McKenzie River & Shasta Area Report


May 13-28th It’s been a few weeks since I have posted a report as I have been traveling and spending time with family as my father has been ill.  He passed peacefully on Wednesday morning May 25th with my mother and his wife of 63 years at his bedside.  He was a good man, and […]

Deschutes River Wilderness Fly Fishing Trip


April 28-May 1 I had a last minute cancellation so when I got a phone call from a friend to spend an extended weekend on the Deschutes River I jumped at the opportunity.  The Deschutes is my favorite river outside of my homewater in Northern California and so I make the pilgrimage north at least […]

Join me at Spey-O-Rama April 22-24th

Amy Hazel throws a lazer loop

Spey-O-Rama @ Golden Gate Casting Club San Francisco, April 22-24 I will be visiting the historic Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club to attend the Spey-O-Rama this coming weekend. Anglers from across the globe gather for an extended weekend of friendly competition, camaraderie, and the opportunity to sample the wares of the leading developers of […]

Klamath River Chrome


April 15, 2016 I fished the Klamath a few days this week.  The river dropped again and flows are now at 1420 cfs with water temps at 54-55 degrees, which is ideal!  The water color is still a bit off at one and one half to two feet or so, I prefer water that has […]

Chasing Chrome Ghosts on the Oregon Coast


March 21-24 Local rivers including the Klamath have been quite high and off color due to recent storms so when I received an invitation to join some close friends to chase Steelhead with two handed rods this week on the Oregon Coast I topped off the tank and headed out.  Chasing winter steelhead is not […]

Bugs & Brews at the Ashland Flyshop


February 27, 2016 I took some time off yesterday from rehab on my torn rotator cuff therapy to join some friends at the Ashland Flyshop for their Bugs & Brews fly tying workshop hosted by Southern Oregon Steelhead guide and shop guru Jon Hazlett.  Charles Gear, who I work with at Flywater Travel, was the […]