Category Archives: Techniques

5 Ways to Catch more Kings on the Fly – Mike Lunde

  King salmon rivers are special ecosystems.  Each one is specifically characterized by a variety of habitat features – riffles, runs, eddies, backwater sloughs, and pools that distinguish them from others thereby establishing their own identity.  For years, we converged … Continue reading

Popping // by Cecelia Kleinkauf

Who doesn’t love popping for bass on a small farm pond?  Those same techniques transfer to a host of different species in warm and coldwater as well as fresh and saltwater. 

Mending- A Guides Perspective // by Matt Heron

There is no question that being able to get your fly where you want it is of the upmost importance in fly fishing. The fly cast has long been revered as one of the purist art forms in all of … Continue reading

Pyramid Lake Perfect Set Up – Matt Koles

Pyramid Lake Nevada is home to some the big cutthroat trout, in it’s alkaline waters swim the Lahontan Cutthroat, the biggest cutthroat in the World.  Sixty pounders once swam in the lake; 41 pounds is the record Cutthroat caught in … Continue reading

Six Steelhead Mantras to Swing By – Mike McCune

We recently caught up with our longtime friend and Sage Ambassador Mike McCune and talked about winter steelhead in hopes of mining out some basic theories on the fish, the casts, and what makes two handed casting unique and magical. … Continue reading

Spey and Switch for Stillwater Angling – by Matt Koles

Fly fishing with two handed fly rods at Pyramid Lake in Nevada is an advantage to the wade angler and that advantage is measured in increased casting distance. The striper guys on the East Coast have been using them for … Continue reading