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Packing List for Steelhead Spey Fishing Trips

Anglers may encounter a broad array of circumstances when pursuing steelhead with a two-handed rod. Many of our customers travel to British Columbia, Olympic Penninsula, Klickitat River, Grande Ronde River, Snake River, Deschutes River, or many of the Columbia River tributaries. While some specific gear may vary this list should have you covered from most trips.

Gear Checklist:

 Double handed rods in 12 to 14 feet for 7 to 9 weight. (6 weight for Summer Run Fish) On the Skeena anglers will appreciate rods in the 8-9 weight range 13'6" - 14'
 Skagit Head (floating)
 Scandi Head (floating)
 Skagit Head (Intermediate essential for Winter Steelhead)
 Sinktips covering a wide range of depth, from intermediate thru Type 6 and 8 and 20+ of T-14, or equivalent.
 Poly leaders can be helpful for clear water, low water scenarios.
 Floating line or Floating tip
 All running lines and backing should be at least 30-lb test.
 Large arbor, disc drag reels with minimum 150 yards 30-lb backing.
 Leader material in 10 25 pound break strength. Maxima Ultragreen is most popular.
 Flies - Bring a variety of both weighted and non-weighted patterns. Every angler needs to always have several dry flies as well during summer and fall seasons.
 Wading Staff

Clothing, Waders, and General Gear

 High-quality breathable waders in good condition, with repair kit
 High-quality breathable raincoat in good condition
 Stout, felt soled wading boots with good ankle support.
 Rubber Sole Boots should have studs.
 Long sleeved shirt
 Insulated Primaloft Type Jacket
 Fishing Gloves
 Stocking Cap
 Lightweight and fleece long underwear
 Fleece sweater or jacket
 Casual clothing for wearing around the lodge.
 Toiletries
 Camera
 Insect repellent
 Sunscreen
 Water proof boat bag
 Water bottle
 Liquor, Beer, or Wine (find out if the lodge provides)
 Books or games
 Passport (for BC)
 Polarized sun glasses, multiple pairs if possible


Suggested Products for Spey Fishing Trips:
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NEW Sage X Rod - Two Handed Rods SAGE X Switch and Spey - Two Handed Fly Rods
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Simms G4 Pro Jacket - Best Wading Jacket Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket
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Simms G3 Guide Wading Jacket Simms G3 Guide Wading Jacket
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Simms Downstream Sweater Simms Downstream Sweater
Our Price: $249.95
Flies for fishing Steelhead Red's Winter Steelhead Assortment
List Price: $65.99
Our Price: $59.99
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