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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jig fishing FUN!!

More fish taken with my favorite tactic……JIG FISHING!!  Nothing like seeing that float slip under, swinging, having that rod bend to the cork, and feeling the surge of life on the other end!!

Here is a nice Umpqua River winter steelhead that fell for a pink/orange jig!

A winter steelhead from the Rogue River that also fell for the orange/pink:

Upper Rogue River jig fish!

Big ole colored up Coho buck that couldn’t resist the VOLCANO jig!!!

Tight lines and screaming drags to all!!!

More Winter Steelhead Jigs

Here are a few more Reel Tech Steelhead jigs that have been VERY productive!!    FISH ON!!

Steelhead Stalkers UV yarn tail jig:

Fl Pink and Shell Pink Maribou jig:

Fl pink/white maribou with orange rabbit fur:

Pink/white maribou, Fl pink chenille, purple head:

Shell pink/Orange Maribou:

Northern California Steelhead

My good friend Barry Filippone took some friends out on a small Klamath River tributary this past weekend and was able to put some steelhead in the boat using Reel Tech Steelhead Jigs!!

Barry with a nice small river, Northern California Steelhead.

Billy Whittaker with a fine California Steelhead taken on a Reel Tech Jig!

Tight lines and screaming drags to all!!

Some Winter Steelhead Candy

Here are a few of my favorite hand tied winter Steelhead jigs.  These jigs have brought alot of fish to the net, and are some of my favorites for this time of year.   Steelhead can’t resist em’!! 

All the jig heads are hand poured in 1/8 oz with premium Gamakatsu 604 heavy wire jig hooks, coated in powder paint, and then coated in clear coat sparkle to give them a strong durable finish.  They are all tied with more maribou than you will find in any other jig, which gives them an unmistakable fish catching look when in the water.  A little crystal flash is used in some variations.  There are no corners cut and only the finest materials are used in making Reel Tech Steelhead Jigs.   GET THE NET!!!

Pink and White-Go anywhere and fish with confidence!

Pink and Orange-One of my absolute favorites-Steelhead magnet!!

Hot Pink/Shell Pink/Chartreuse head-A great jig for dirtier water!

A jig fondly dubbed “The Volcano” – LOTS of Steelhead have felt the sting of the hook on this jig!! 

More to come……..

Tight Lines, Bobber downs, and Screaming Drags to All!!

Jon Geyer’s Fishing Guide Service

A couple of very happy, repeat customers of my dear friend Jon Geyer of Jon Geyers Fishing Guide Service.  Another successful day for Jon and his clients, Cory and Josh on the Rogue River.  Booking a trip with Jon will be an experience you will not forget!!

Jon Geyer’s Fishing Guide Service
(541) 292-6850

Here is Cory with a steelhead caught on a Reel Tech Steelhead Jig while fishing with Jon Geyer!!   Look at that smile!

Here is Josh with a fine Rogue River Steelhead caught on a Reel Tech Steelhead Jig while fishing with Jon Geyer!

Tight Lines!!

Jon Geyer

One of my dearest friends, Jon Geyer of Jon Geyer’s Fishing Guide Service showing off some steelhead caught on Reel Tech Jigs!!!  

Jon Geyer’s Guide Service
(541) 292-6850

Tight Lines!

Drag Upgrades

As far as the ever popular Abu round reels are concerned, there is now a drag washer that I feel is the best out there.  The new carbontex drags are absolutely amazing.  I prefer to install them “wet” with a light coating of drag grease.  They can also be installed dry, without grease, if that is your preference. 

I feel the lightly greased carbontex drag system is the smoothest, longest lasting upgrade that can be made for these reels.  I guarantee you will be pleased when a big salmon or steelhead takes a hard run and the drag works smooth as silk.

Tight Lines!

2011 Winter Chrome

Had a wonderful day on the Chetco River in Brookings, Or with my good friend Jon on 1-3-11.  The water was perfect, beautiful emerald green.  Being an avid jig fisherman, it was nice to get a couple of these hot chrome fish on the jig.  They took a liking to the pink/orange on this day!! 

This Chrome hen was landed right where the photo was taken and was returned to the water right after this photo to continue her journey!! Tight Lines!!!