Swinging with my Switch Rod for Steelhead.

Mary Ann and I hit a local river with one of my bamboo switch rods two days ago, hoping to scare up a steelhead.  I took out my 10′  6″  5 wt. switch rod…a little under gunned if I happened into a large winter fish.  I swung a #6 bucktail coachman on an intermediate leader….yes, Paul, you’ve had an influence on my fly selection!  The weather was cold (33 degrees) and foggy, and all we caught were frozen extremities and iced-up guides.  But it was still fun to get out.

A #6 Bucktail Coachman

A #6 Bucktail Coachman

Swinging with my bamboo switch rod

Swinging with my bamboo switch rod

 

2 Responses to Swinging with my Switch Rod for Steelhead.

  1. Paul Metcalf says:

    Ha Dave – I opened your blog and first saw the picture of the coachman and was about to send you a razzing for using a “classic salmon” fly and then I read your post. Yup, you’re learning!! LOL Now you need to use that fly for cutties this summer! Love that rod… Paul

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