Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Focus

photo: by mike duffy

Outside, the robin settles its little toes on the swollen bud of the rhododendron. Her song is like a doorbell that wishes for us to swing it wide, and gallantly step out into the arms of spring. We are happy to oblige. As the mercury rises here in the Pacific Northwest, so too does the fury of the Steelhead. We lace our boots with the invigorating knowledge, that there may be aggressive fish in the river this day. Our fingers and toes are thawed out from winter’s harrowing torment. We are refreshed and focused and we wade ready for the pull from one of these ghostly migratory fish. The planets move a little closer together and we cast our lines into a horizon of opportunity.

March and April constitute the 2nd half of the winter steelhead run, and many rivers during the month of May will see the start of the summer run. It is a fine time to get on the water with thespey rod. Some of the value rods that we are most excited about are the Ross Reach Seriesand the Redington CPX. A little higher on the pay scale – It’s hard to beat the responsiveness of the Loomis NRX, or the unmatched smoothness of the Winston BIIX. Looking for a guide? Check out the Guide Page for bios on some of the most respected instructors in the Pacific Northwest!

From all of us here at SteelheadBum we hope you have a wonderful spring season. Thank you for your support and your business.


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