Save Wild Steelhead Festival

Last week the Sweaty Waders ambassadors for world peace and cheep PBR made the trek over the hill to Bozangeles to attend the first annual Save Wild Steelhead Festival. The event included films by the Fly Boys, Roll Cast Productions and Wahoo Films. Also featured were guest speakers Dylan Tomine, Jeff Bright, Rob Masonis and Rich Simms as well as artwork from Derek Deyoung. Fly Boys Paul and Jess did a great job putting on the event and raised a bunch of dough for the cause. Thanks for practicing what you preach boys! LINK

Road Trip

Best family vacation ever.  Wendy, Griffin Mae and Charlie on the Clearwater.  Thanks to Timm Rosenbach for the plush accommadations and the scoop on where to get the Steelies!

Preperation is the key to a successful trip

Kispiox Hog

Copper River Lodge guide Nick English hooked up with us in Smithers B.C. for a couple of days of steelheading before heading back to the States. After a fruitless day on the Bulkley Nick and girlfriend Kaylin decided to fish with us on the Kispiox. After being pointed in the direction of a couple of pools by Scott Schumacher, Nick landed this incredible buck measuring 45″ x 25″ with an estimated weight of 37lbs. HOLY CRAP!!

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Holy Crap!!

Billy Blewett of the Lower Dean River Lodge holds a buck that was recently landed by a lucky client.

Steelhead and Fried Chicken

OK, so the economy is in the crapper and gas prices are at an all time high. Here at Sweetwater Fly Shop we try and look at the bright side. Steelhead returns to the Skeena system in B.C. are twice the 10 year average this year, which is great for those of us able to make the trip north. Charlie however will not. So to compensate for this great injustice he had fried chicken for lunch while admiring the steelhead flies that he won’t be fishing. For more on Skeena steelhead returns check out the Skeena Fisheries Blog.