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.
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.
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
Lightweight and fleece long underwear
Fleece sweater or jacket
Casual clothing for wearing around the lodge.
Water proof boat bag
Liquor, Beer, or Wine (find out if the lodge provides)
Books or games
Passport (for BC)
Polarized sun glasses, multiple pairs if possible
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