Matt Sigmeund, Gardner Floor Covering co-owner and spey casting guru and Barrett Christiansen Caddis Fly guide/employee and fly tying guru headed down to the Umpqua yesterday. Despite some big snow flakes and overall cold conditions the two anglers had some good fishing. Matt was tossing his Winston 13’3″ # 7 spey rod with a sink tip and a MOAL leach black and blue, the down an across swing method yeilded a nice wild winter fish. Barrett stole my Sage 10′ # 7 Z-Axis out of the demo barrell and used his winter time go to bug, the “lowly glowly” aka, the lead eyed egg.
The river is in great shape, the run is fantastic in terms of numbers, it’s the famous fly water section of the North Umpqua, there are only a couple more weeks of winter steelheading, do I need to go on. Forget the weekend chores grab some flies and get down to the North Umqpua.