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Spring Fishing on the Yakima River

Spring fishing on the Yakima River can be some of the best fishing you can experience and the very next day be your worst.  I have always told my clients that Spring fishing is day to day and while we experience a lot of inconsistency there is a general pattern we follow.  As guides, we are studying the river…

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Tightline Nymphing (Euro Style) From A Drift Boat

I have been asked countless times if tightline nymphing from a drift boat is possible, and if so, how?  The answer is yes, it is very possible and extremely effective at that.  It is like getting an extended drift when you are wade fishing.  Imagine fishing a long run and walking down the bank with the flies all the…

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Echo Shadow 2

When I think of the Echo Shadow 2 I think of a work horse of a rod that won’t break the bank.  This was my starter tightline nymphing rod that I used for years and loved it.  It has precision accuracy and backbone with excellent feel and sensitivity. Length: 10’6” Weight: 4 Pieces: 4 Action: Fast Use: Tightline Nymphing…

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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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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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