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Echo 3

The Echo 3 is the first rod I grab when I need a indicator nymphing rod for steelhead.  This 9’6” Fast action rod is great for turning over the heavy indicator nymphing rigs we use to catch steelhead.  Length: 9’6” Weight: 8 Pieces: 4 Action: Fast Use: Steelhead Nymphing Retail: $350 The line I have paired with the Echo…

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Thomas & Thomas Contact

The Thomas & Thomas Contact is a top notch tight-line nymphing rod that is light in hand, accurate, and durable. Length: 10’ 8” Weight: 3 Pieces: 4 Action: Moderate/Fast Use: Tight-line Nymphing Retail: $825 The Thomas & Thomas Contact is my go-to tight-line nymphing rod.  Along with all their other rods, I was no less impressed with this model. …

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Echo Base

The Echo Base is the rod that I use for my clients to borrow on a guided trip.  I have used these rods guiding for 6 years straight.  Granted, I break about 2-3 rods a year, so they do not have all the original parts, but I have no intention on changing anytime soon.  Length: 9’0” Weight: 5 Pieces:…

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Bottom Dweller Stone

The Bottom Dweller Stonefly is an excellent point fly for Euro style nymphing. With a tungsten bead and lead wraps this fly gets down in the zone quickly and adds sensitivity to the rod. This fly is an original creation tied by Nathan Schepker, owner and head guide of Top Fly Guide Service. Enjoy!

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BWO Perdigon

Take a look at how we tie our Blue Wing Olive Perdigon. This is a popular fly when tightline nymphing and is great as a dropper as well. We have added a little twist to the fly that you might enjoy. Thanks for watching! Make sure to subscribe to our You Tube channel!

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Scott Radian

Scott Radian is by far my favorite casting trout rod I own.  It is sensitive and flexible enough to play fish with light tippet but has enough backbone and power to easily throw an entire fly line.  I have paired it with the Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX line which is a half-size heavy and a Ross Animas reel for…

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T&T Exocett

I use the T&T Exocett as my popper and backup streamer rod.  This rod is T&T’s flagship saltwater series rod.  To me, that was perfect as I needed something that was a faster action and accurate rod that would have no problem turning over flies that were very wind resistant.  I paired this rod with the SA Redfish cold…

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Lamson Center Axis

Lamson produces a great all-around quality rod and a concept that was invented by them in 1997. In this article I will explain the particulars about this rod and why I enjoy fishing them so much. Lamson Center Axis (CA). Length: 9’0” Weight: 6 Pieces: 4 Action: Fast Use: Indicator Nymphing/Streamer Retail: $750 (Rod & Reel) The first thing…

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Yakima River Winter Fishing

Yakima River winter fishing can be very fun and exciting. Here is a video of some Yakima River trout fishing in the winter. We will have a lot more video coming. Make to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

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Effective Technique for Trout

Euro nymphing is an extremely effective way to fish for trout.  Unlike indicator fishing where your flies are at a fixed position at the depth your bobber is at, when euro nymphing the depth of your flies is determined by you.  If you are fishing a drop off, you can raise up your arm up high and, as the…

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