Gear up Steelheaders!

If you are like us, you are chomping at the bit to get on the water!

This "pre season" time is a great opportunity to go through your gear one more time to make sure everything is in order. Have you restocked your fly box, yarn supply, hooks and line?

One often overlooked task on the steelheaders check list every spring is to check and clean one's reel. If you did not loosen your drag at the end of last use, you will definitely want to check to make sure it is working properly. Check for any sand or debris that may have found it's way into your reel's mechanics too. A poor or faulty drag is on the top of a trophy steelhead's wish list.

Two often overlooked items on a steelheader's spring fishing list are GOOD polarized sunglasses and sun screen.

We can't encourage GOOD polarized sunglasses enough! We recommend taking your glasses into your eye doctor and having them tested. Most of the cheap glasses do not have 100% UV-light blockage. Most clinics will do this at no charge.

Sunscreen is also very important. Most of us associate this with summer fishing. The sun's UV rays in April are not to be taken lightly - prevent cancer and dab a little sunscreen on.

Our stream reports will begin as soon as the ice is out of the rivers. We will list a main report in this blog for each week. We encourage all to submit comments under that weeks heading.

We have decided, for the time, that this form of "forum" was the most secure for both our website and our visitors. Our old forum was visited by too many spammers & hackers.

We appreciate any and all feedback - even just a hello.


Anonymous said…
I am heading up to the shore tonite, can't wait.


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