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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Reels before-Then after Reel Tech Service!

Here are some before shots of the Shimano Scorpions a customer sent me.


Notice the dirt, grime, and solidified steelhead bait on the frame and sideplates.

Dirt and grime inside the worm gear and level wind system.

Front view with level wind guard removed.  Dirt and grime gets in and under everything, affecting performance.

Excessive dirt and grime on the level wind system.


Nice clean, debris free frame and sideplates.

Nice clean worm gear and level wind system.  Free of debris and ready to go!

Under view of reel with a nice clean debris free level wind system.

Its amazing what a thorough cleaning and lubrication can do for the performance of your reels.  Send them to me and I will make them like new again!!

Tight Lines!

February Middle Rogue Steelhead!

Was happy to be able to row my good friend George Freitas into his first winter steelhead of 2011!!  Its been a bit slow so far, there are a few around, but many more are on their way!

Gary Bendo on a nice middle Rogue Steelhead.

Tight Lines!

2-11&12-11 Upper River Jig Fishing

The fishing in the middle Rogue has been slow so far this year.  The fish are on their way however and with rain scheduled for the coming week, it should be on when the river drops back in.

Friday and Saturday were spent on the upper Rogue to see if the fish wanted to play up there.  The fish were much more cooperative, and although not as bright as chrome winter fish in the middle Rogue, they were VERY willing to chomp the Reel Tech Steelhead jigs!!!

Brett Stewart fighting a feisty upper Rogue Steelhead.

In the net!

Brett with a nice jig biter!-Released.

Dave McIntyre bendo on an upper Rogue Steelhead.

Dave McIntyre with a nice jig steelhead!-Released.

A nice upper Rogue Steelhead that couldn’t resist a well placed jig!-Released.

A big buck that ate the jig!-released.

Hatchery Hen that came home with us!

Jig biting steelhead-Released

Small barbell Reel Tech Steelhead Jig!

Couldnt resist the Pink/Orange/White Reel Tech Barbell Jig!

Bobber downs, Bent Rods, Tight Lines and Screaming Drags to all!!!

2-2-11-Main Umpqua Maribou Magic

Nice chrome winter steelhead caught on the Main Umpqua with a 1/4 oz Reel Tech Steelhead Jig in pink/orange.  Look at that mouthful of maribou in that hen’s mouth!!!  Just goes to show ya, sometimes bigger jigs get the job done!!

Serious Bendo action shot!!

Beautiful winter steelhead with a mouthful of maribou!!

The release!

Tight lines!

2-2-11-Main Umpqua

Had a great day on the water with my good friends Jon Geyer and Clay Sandlin.  We landed 5 fish this day.  Winter Steelheading at its finest.  Beautiful weather and willing fish!

Classic bendo action!

Jon Geyer with a pair of fine Main Umpqua Steelhead!

Clay with a pair of Main Umpqua Chromers!