ECHO ION XL 8wt – steelhead, salmon

Retail Items = $349.80 / Your Cost = $299.95   

Always feel free to call us @ (360) 417 – 0937 to order / Store hours: 9:30am-6:30pm Mon-Sat / closed Sundays during the summer

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* quality steelhead, salmon set-up at the best price on the market. In our shop and for our large anadromous species the ION XL is our best selling rod for the value

THE QUICK BITE

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Fly Rod: ECHO ION XL 8wt 9″, a Med-fast action rod which suits casters who may need a rod capable of handling heavier flies but don’t partiality like the stiffer “Fast-Action” rods… or cant afford them. This Medium-Fast action is best for novice casters but of course has got the backbone for those of you who’ve developed a powerful cast. The 8wt were designed for trout, steelhead, salmon, permit and bonefish. These rods are saltwater resistant and our top pick for the value.

Fly Line: RIO GOLD. A true all-round line which is heavier thus making it easy to load the rod (just means it casts easier). Will throw sinking leaders, nymph rigs and great for dry’s/skaters… seriously it’s known as one of the best all-round fly lines to-date.

Reel: LAMSON LIQUID Our best selling low cost reel, we’ve sold many and own these reels personally. We’ve put them through guided seasons, fished them in the salt, steelhead, salmon, trout these reels are the ultimate in “gets the job done”.

We’ve assembled this top pick for the avid angler looking to hit the water without having to wade through the muddy confusion associated with today’s world of fly fishing gear. ECHO ION 8wt is a great launching pad for today’s angler looking for a premo package ready to fish.

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES 1EACH OF THESE ITEMS:

ECHO ROD- ION-XL 890 (9ft 8wt)
LAMSON Reel – Liquid 3.5
Rio Fly Line – Gold WF8wt
Rio Tapered Leader – Powerflex Trout
100 yrds of 20lb backing
Package comes ready to fish. We spool everything on so all you have to do is attach the reel to the rod, run the line through the guides and tie on a fly.

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Spey Casting Classes

The Art of Spey Casting

30 years experience, Jedi Master Dave Steinbaugh (owner of waters west) showing us how its done

SEE DATES AND AVAILABILITY

Always feel free to call us @ (360) 417 – 0937  to book a date / Store hours: 9:30am-6:30pm Mon-Sat / closed Sundays during the summer

Details

Cost: $95.00
Time: 9am-3pm
Dates: see our Calendar
Place: We will meet either at the Elwha River under the Pedestrian Bridge off of Crown Z Road in Port Angeles, or at the Puffin Bar and Grill in Forks. Location varies depending on weather, class size, and time of year. You can generally expect to be in Forks in Winter and on the Elwha in Summer.

This full day class takes place on the water where you will learn the essential concepts of spey casting, as well as of the major casts from both sides of the river.

What to expect: Our classes focus on the fishing during the season the class is held. Our focus in our summer classes is on dry line techniques for summer steelhead and the focus in our winter and spring classes is on casting and fishing sink tips and heavy flies for winter steelhead. Even though the focus in on the techniques used in the season of the class, we also go over sink tip fishing in the summer classes and dry line techniques and lines in our winter classes. We will discuss and have available the many different Scandi and Skagit heads that make learning to spey cast so much easier than it used to be. Additional topics include reading water, run timing, fly selection and more.

 

 

 

(Head Guide/instructor Curt Reed, Spey Class-Fall 2015) We’ve been on the spey scene since 1980 developing tried and true methods for teaching spey. All of the instructors at Waters West have many years experience fishing, guiding and providing instructional classes to the sportsman community of the Olympic Peninsula.

 

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Redington Chromer – Summer Steelhead

Retail Items = $620.70 / Your Cost = $529.00

Always feel free to call us @ (360) 417 – 0937 to order / Store hours: 9:30am-6:30pm Mon-Sat / closed Sundays during the summer

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also available REDINGTON CHROMER – Winter Steelhead Package

* Comes with the whole kit and caboodle! Build with summer steelhead in mind, this is a high quality rod package at the lowest price point on the market. *

THE QUICK BITE

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Spey Rod: Redington-Chromer, a true fast action rod capable of busting out high line speeds. Great for anglers who’ve developed a taste for “Fast Action” rods. For the value, the Chromer is hard to beat.

Reel: Redington – Behemoth Reel Our number one selling reel “friendly priced” for steelhead. Practical, reliable and aesthetically pleasing. Balances well with the Chromer rod.

Shooting/Running Line: OPST LAZAR LINE, most popular and our personal favorite. A running line that is virtually memory free, low stretch and super slick for longer casts hence the name “Lazar” line

Shooting Head: Rage Compact. A best seller. Our pick for a summer line most casters can use. It’s shorter and heavier summer line. More of a cross between Scandi and Skagit heads. With a polyleader, will throw Itsy-bitsy spey flies and still capable of handling a light sink tip and medium-large (slightly weighted) fly.

Polyleader: Airflow Polyleader. Offers a smoother transition from the shooting head to the fly. The polyleader is great for turning over bulky and heavy wind resistant flies like Bombers or Muddlers

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES 1EACH OF THESE ITEMS:

Redington – 7126 Chromer 12′ 6″ or 7136 Chromer 13′ 6″
Redington – Behemoth Reel
Airflow – Rage Compact 420gr
OPST – Lazar Running Line – 35lb
Airflo – Polyleader 14ft FLOAT
Maxima – 1 spool of 8lb tippet
Backing – 150 yrds 30lb

New for 2017 Redington Chromer. We’ve assembled our top two summer steelhead picks for the avid angler looking to hit the water without having to wade through the muddy confusion associated with today’s world of Spey. We’ve done our best to simplify your process of deciding which rod and what line. With the correct balance of grains and running line, The Redington Chromer spey rod coupled with the Redington Behemoth reel is a great launching pad for any angler looking for a premo summer steelhead package ready to fish.

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REDINGTON CHROMER – Winter Steelhead package

 

Retail Items = $621.75 / Your Cost = $529.00

Always feel free to call us @ (360) 417 – 0937 to order / Store hours: 9:30am-6:30pm Mon-Sat / closed Sundays during the summer

Online Store

also available, REDINGTON CHROMER  – summer steelhead package

* Comes with the whole kit and caboodle! We built this package with winter steelhead in mind, this is a high quality rod package at the lowest price point on the market. *

THE QUICK BITE

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Spey Rod: Redington-Chromer, a true fast action rod capable of busting out high line speeds. Great for anglers who’ve developed a taste for “Fast Action” rods. For the value, the Chromer is hard to beat.

Reel: Redington – Behemoth Reel Our number one selling reel “friendly priced” for steelhead. Practical, reliable and aesthetically pleasing. Balances well with most any rod.

Shooting/Running Line: OPST LAZAR LINE, most popular and our personal favorite. A running line that is virtually memory free, low stretch and super slick for longer casts hence the name “Lazar” line

Shooting Head: RIO SKAGIT MAX. A best seller. Our pick for a winter line most casters can use. Will throw the heaviest of weighted flies and sink tips.

Sink Tip: RIO MOW TIP. Offers a smooth transition from the shooting head to the fly. Great for turning over bulky and heavy wind resistant flies like intruders.

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Redington Hydrogen – Trout Spey Package

Retail Items = $570.80 / Your Cost = $494.00

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THE QUICK BITE

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Switch Rod: Redington-Hydrogen, a super light rod with less swing weight and incredibly sensitive. These rods are sweet and hard to beat for the price

Reel: Redington – Behemoth Reel Our number one selling reel “friendly priced” for steelhead. Practical, reliable and aesthetically pleasing. Balances well with the Chromer rod.

Shooting/Running Line: OPST LAZAR LINE, most popular and our personal favorite. A running line that is virtually memory free, low stretch and super slick for longer casts hence the name “Lazar” line

Shooting Head: OPST COMMANDO. A best seller. Our pick for a line that does jsut about anything you ask of it. We have been using these head for a few years now and have found that most anybody can cast them, they throw large streamers like a pro and land softly (we often fish these line in the upper reaches of the olympic Penisnula… those are extreme low and clear conditions. Capable of handling a floating to light sink tip and medium-large (slightly weighted) fly.

TIP: OPST COMMANDO SINK TIP. At 12 in length Offers a smooth transition from the shooting head to the fly. Great for turning over bulky and heavy wind resistant flies like Sculpzilla’s and Dali Lama’s.(those are just large/heavy flies)… Think of a fat wet hamster on the end of your leader.

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES 1EACH OF THESE ITEMS

Redington – 11′ 3″ 3wt Hydrogen Trout Spey 3113-4 or 11′ 6″ 4wt Hydrogen Trout Spey 4116-4

Redington – Behemoth Reel 5/6 for 3113-47/8 for 4116-4

OPST – Commando Head – 250gr

OPST – Lazar Running Line – 35lb

OPST – Sink Tip – Riffle (96gr, S2/3)

Backing – 100 yrds 20lb

Leader – 6ft Maxima 8lb

* Bonus* 1 Dozen Flies – Consisting of streamers and a few soft hackles that we have selected as our most productive trout patterns

We’ve assembled our top pick for the avid angler looking to hit the water without having to wade through the muddy confusion associated with today’s world of Spey. With the correct balance of grains and running line, The Redington Hydrogen rod coupled with the Behemoth reel is a great launching pad for any angler looking for a premo package ready to fish.

Package comes ready to fish. We spool everything on so all you have to do is attach the reel to the rod, run the line through the guides and tie on a fly.

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Shank Chuck Tool – OPST

 

OPST Shank Chuck Tool:  A solid pinch/grip on the very tag end (approx a 1/4 of a cm) of this 2″, 51mm OPST Steelhead Shank.

OPST Shank Chuck Tool: Easily secure shanks into vise. You have seen it (or a prototype of it) in OPST fly tying videos. You have called and emailed and asked about it. And now it’s here: the OPST Shank Chuck Tool. It took OPST a long time to dial this one in.

  • First, its a tool that will fit in just about any vise on the planet. OPST succeeded in making a tool anybody can use.
  • Second, we can secure both shanks and (some) tubes- by unscrewing the chuck housing, you can flip the inner chuck one way for shanks and the other way for tubes. Another surprising feature is this Tube Chuck, which clamps down evenly around the circumference of the tube (only holds Large 1/8 OD tubes such as HMH Rigid Tubes) and does not crush or mar the tube body. Once clamped into the chuck the tube does not spin out of place, even as the tyer makes continuous outward pulling thread wraps. We were a little apprehensive at the cost of such a tool but can say the chuck is surprisingly secure and extremely easy to adjust. It’s a brainless tool.

The chuck will hold shanks down to OPST Micro Shanks, which are 0.90mm in diameter. Tube adapter inner diameter: 2mm.

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