Steelhead Nymph Fishing Outfit:
Single digit temperatures and frosty fingers will make for a longer than usual rigging session. You tie on a big rubber legs and a dime sized glo bug under an indicator because you like to actually catch Steelhead. A big roll cast followed by a mend gets your indicator drifting down the bubble line. Just as you whisper to yourself “foam is home” your indicator dives toward the bottom. A strong hook set and the fight is on!
It’s a mistake to believe that steelhead only return to larger, broader rivers. In fact, many large steelhead return to spawn in smaller streams and rivers each season.
In these waters, it’s common that casting space is limited and to be successful, accurate casts are a requirement. For this reason, we designed our British Columbia Drift Outfit. Primarily designed to be the ultimate steelhead nymphing solution, we’ve found that this same outfit works great for single hand swinging, if the conditions allow. Regardless, with the British Columbia Drift Outfit, you can efficiently and accurately get your fly on the mark with overhead and underhand casting techniques. To compliment the stable and efficient rod taper, we use our Leland Custom Fly Line. This unique fly line offers a longer weight-forward belly, which serves up smooth and powerful casts that deliver the fly exactly where you want it.
For physical and aesthetic balance, we’ve loaded this great casting line on our Leland Reel Co. Classic Drift fly reel. Of course this reel is fully machined and anodized for a long life on the water, but more to the core, this reel looks like it was passed down from your angling mentor and soon to become a family heirloom.
Its simple, functional and adjustable click and pawl drag mechanism will surely slow any hard-running steelhead, while it’s classic sound announces “Fish On!”