BETA Testing Steelhead Flies on the Grande Ronde River

 In Beta Testing, FRESH CATCH
Al Green with a fresh Grande Ronde steelhead.

Al Green with a fresh Grande Ronde steelhead.

This last weekend, CATCH fly designer &  owner Al Green did a little BETA testing of our steelhead flies on the Grande Ronde.  Floating the stretches above and below Boggan’s with fisheries biologists Andy Hill and James Brandon, and angler Bridget Condon, we tried out some new CATCH steelhead designs.  The nice hen in the picture was fooled by Hard A’s new Sparkle Spawn (available for purchase in 2014 catalog or sooner!).

CATCH fly designers Kevin Eneroth, Bjorn Otsby and Mark Poirier were also on the Ronde and the Snake swinging some new spey flies, but all of the swingers we ran into were having some tough luck in clear, low water conditions.  We did run into Silver Bow Fly Shop owner and guide, Sean Visintainer, who hooked his client up with her very first fly-caught steelie.  The CATCH steelhead flies work on chrome – make sure your shop has ’em!!

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