Redington Hydrogen – Trout Spey Package

Retail Items = $570.80 / Your Cost = $494.00

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New for 2017 trout spey models offer trout anglers a new, highly-efficient way to cover water and for you two-handed anglers, a way to scale your favorite pursuit to trout-sized waters. The trout spey allows the angler to fish untouched, tight, brushy areas where back casting space is limited, anywhere distance is needed. i.e beach fishing for Coastal Cutthroat trout in Washington. A longer rod also aids in better mending capabilities. The world of spey has even opened a door to individuals who may have developed joint pain or injuries associated with the wrist, elbow, or rotator cuff, or anybody who has found traditional overhead casting a challenge due to fatigue. The trout spey allows anglers to throw long casts, larger flies all in a relaxed body position with easy and of course the main draw… spey is a world of fun!

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.


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

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.



*Life Time Warranty* Hydrogen rod family is designed especially for the trout angler. A fine-tuned, medium-fast action combined with the lightest weight components available to give anglers incredible performance with a light in-hand feel. Skeletonized reel seats and single-foot guides help reduce weight, while the rod actions and models will match any trout fishing scenario.

3wt 11′ 3″ : Great for smaller flies and trout. Great for soft hackles, smaller to moderate sized streamers like Sculpzilla’s (approx 1inch to 3inch inch steamers). The 3wt is the preferred rod for places like the Yakima River, Wa.

4wt 11′ 6″ : Great for larger trout and summer run steelhead. Opt for the 4wt if you plan on throwing larger trout flies (1″ to 3.5″) i.e Dali Lama Flies. The 4 wt will be preferred by those fishing larger flies and or on larger rivers like the Yellowstone River in Montana.

  • The lightest rod in its class
  • Super-tuned, smooth,medium-fast action blank construction
  • Single-foot guides for increased tip recovery
  • Skeletonized, CNC machined, anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Pinpoint accuracy delivered through improved rod tracking
  • Matte finish blank for flash reduction
  • Section tips epoxy coated to prevent sticking
  • Half-wells, premium gradecork handles
  • Euro nymph actions feature a softer tip for easier turnover
  • Fully protected cordura rod tube with dividers
  • Trout Spey models feature Scandi and Skagit grain ratings on rod blanks
  • Trout Spey models feature downlocking skeletonized reel seats for superior in-hand balance
  • Trout Spey models feature Zirconia stripping guide inserts to reduce guide/line freeze
  • Lifetime warranty

Skeletonized, CNC machined, anodized aluminum reel seat

premium gradecork handles

Single-foot guides for increased tip recovery





Why did we pick the Behemoth? Our new BEHEMOTH reel has been very popular on the Olympic Peninsula, especially for our winter steelhead enthusiasts. Combines the most powerful drag (not that a heavy drag really matters for trout, but it doesn’t hurt) Stunning aesthetics that push the limits of fly reel design. The unique, un-machinable, die-cast construction is coupled with a durable, interlocking, large-arbor spool design that both looks and functions like a premium reel. A super-heavy duty carbon fiber drag package brings the utmost in drag strength, reliability and performance to the family. Sized for your HYDROGEN TROUT SPEY 3-weight or 4-weight. the BEHEMOTH reels offer performance and affordability to beginner and veteran anglers alike.

Most powerful drag in its class
Adjustable, CarbonFiber drag
Unmachinable, unique Die-cast construction
Large arbor design speeds retrieve and reduces line memory
Oversized drag knob foreasy adjustment
Easily converts to left or right hand retrieve
Deep V-Spool for increased backing capacity
Twin molded, soft-touch ergonomic handles
Nylon reel case included
Lifetime warranty


OPST COMMANDO HEAD – 3wt / 250 grain : 4wt / 300 grain


Here on the Olympic Peninsula we know spey and the Commando head has been an essential tool for our guiding and leisure, steelhead in the winter and trout fishing in the summer. We love these heads for their undeniable practicality. Whether your the seasoned guide or the begging spey caster, these heads are easy to learn and fun to use.

OPST’s Commando Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward. They are designed to expand the capabilities of shorter spey rods, switch rods and single hand rods beyond that of normal. You may be surprised at their short length, but this was no accident. The ultra-short design provides an effortless casting feel and enhances performance in circumstances of restricted casting room, troublesome winds and in casting bulky flies. It also makes them more fishable than longer lines that are hard to control on the water. Wanna roll cast? Underhand? Nymph? Single hand Skagit with a haul? Overhead? Go right ahead. You have never cast a line like the Commando.


Bright Green Mono running line increases visibility giving you greater visual control as the current grabs and pulls at your running line and head, most importantly in periods of limited visibility. i.e Dusk or Dawn and especially for those throwing mice patterns at night.

Your package comes with 35lb. OPST LAZAR line is today’s hot product for many reasons. It’s memory free (less likely to tangle unlike that of standard mono) great range of hot and cold memory, ties great knots, easily visible and of course, it flies through your snake guides like greased lightning for easy of casting with less effort.


Another hot product from OPST and we have been personally fishing this running line for a few years now and recommend it to to anybody looking for a memory free mono running line that allows the angler to cast further and have a light sensitive touch to the fly. OPST Pure Skagit Lazar Line is our finest running line available.

User Note: If you where to step on your mono running line getting a nick in it (this mostly applies to those wearing studs), just cut off a foot or so below the damaged section, tie a new double surgeons loop (super easy) and loop-to-loop back onto your Commando Head. This process may happen on the river and takes a maximum of 5 minutes. Good news is you have 50 meters of running line! We typicality re-spool with fresh mono every two to three seasons depending on use and care. Greatest feature of mono running line is you can simply peel off the damaged sections, cut, re-knot, good to go!

50 meters comes already spooled on your reel
Exceptional durability
Consistent performance in hot and cold conditions
No permanent memory at any temperature
High visibility
Ties beautiful knots
Calculated stretch- high knot strength

We Spool on the running line for you!


OPST 12′ SINK TIP – “Riffle Series” 96 grain / S2/3

  • RAND NEW! OPST now offers dual density Commando Tips, completing your Pure Skagit system from hook to reel. This Tip is 12 feet long to enhance stick/water load and prevent blown anchors, (making it easier to cast for beginners).
  • “Dual Density”: today’s answer to yesterdays technological imperfections. You will notice that the designation on your OPST sink tip is  S2/3, meaning the back half of the line is a Type 2 (2 inches per second), and the front half is a Type 3 (3 inches per second). the front tip sinks more than the back, hence the name “dual density” This produces a straighter sink to the fly. (standard level sink tips tend to sink with a sagging belly in the middle) OPST tips are the answer to this technical imperfection .
  • OPST tips come with strong welded loops at both ends for easy rigging. The rear ends come with color-coded line IDs to identify both grain weight and sink rate. 96 Grains are looped with Yellow.



8lb moss green Maxima might be bit large for trout in a clear water scenario but 8lb will have the necessary diameter give turnover larger heavier trout flies i.e the Dali Lama fly. Also, if your just beginning your spey cast learning, 8lb is less likely to tangle up as apposed to a thin diameter i.e 6lb Maxima.
We tie the loop for so all you need to do is loop-to-loop to your OPST Sink Tip and tie on a fly and get to fishing.

20lb Backing

all you need to do is select “Right or Left Hand Retrieve” in the drop down on our online store below and we spool the backing on the reel for you. That simple

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  • Redington Chromer Spey Packages Coming Soon!

If your looking for more exclusive Package Deals keep checking our blog or our online store, we are currently assembling our top picks and more packages will be available very soon!






SAGE PULSE – single hand rods: *FAST ACTION*. Whether your a dry fly fisherman or the die hard steelhead swinger.       $450.00 Save: 15% off = $552.50

Trout Fishing From a Drift Boat/Smaller Rivers: 5wt 8′ 6″ (586-4 PULSE) built to cast a wide variety of fly sizes and weights makes it a great rod for wade fishing for trout. Because of the shorter length the 8′ 6″ inch is the perfect length for drift boat fishing, specifically so, pounding the bank with streamers and large terrestrials/simulators.

Trout Dry Flies and Nymphing: 4wt 9′ (490-4 PULSE) A light and versatile trout rod, for dry flies and smaller nymphs.

*Trout: 5wt 9′ (590-4 PULSE) Sage’s most versatile and *most popular rod model*. Handles trout flies of nearly any size and lines of varying densities.

Trout Streamers/Big Bass Bugs: 6wt 9′ ( 690-4PULSE) A streamer junkie’s favorite, this rod has enough power to cast big streamers or bass bugs all day. The 691-4 PULSE is saltwater-ready with an anodized aluminum reel seat.

Steelhead/Larger Saltwater Species: 8wt 9′ (890-4 PULSE) Great steelhead rod that will throw larger sinking leaders and flies, as well as the nymph rigs. The 8wt is the go-to saltwater model. Able to effectively present flies and handle the fight with bonefish, redfish, striped bass, largemouth bass or other similarly-sized species. Best option for steelhead nymph fishing out of a boat.

Steelhead Streamers and Nymphing: 8wt 9′ 6″ (896-4 PULSE) for anglers fishing heavy, sinking lines or heavy, multiple-fly nymphing rigs to anadromous species. The added lenght give more mending control and added distance to your cast.

Trout Stillwater Chironomid/Big River Trout Streamers: 5wt 9′ 6″ (596-4 PULSE) A slightly longer five-weight to aid in casting distance and line control (better mending capabilities) when fishing for trout. The 596-4 PULSE is great for big river fishing, nymphing and stillwater situations when fishing chironomid rigs using extra long leaders. Also, the rods extra length adds distance to your cast.

Trout Euro Nymphing: 3wt 10′ (3100-4 PULSE) is a European-style nymphing rod that allows anglers to fish a variety of long and short line techniques with varying fly sizes. This is a go-to Euro rod.

Steelhead Steamer or Nymphing/Large Trout Stillwater Chironomid: 7wt 10′ (7100-4 PULSE) offers the greatest line control (mending capabilities) of all 7-weights. Due to the exceptional length you have incredible mending capability in rivers and distance casts are lengthened on lakes or bigger rivers. Will make for great summer steelhead rod. Consider the 10ft for its incredible mending capabilities allowing the angler to work a fly or indicator rig through tricky riffles and runs. If fishing lakes with long leaders like many Chironomid fisherman of British Columbia who at times may fish tapered leaders up to 20ft these longer rods get the lift you need for such a task.


SAGE PULSE – two handed Spey/Switch rods: *FAST ACTION*        $650.00 save: 15% off = $552.50

Trout: 3WT 11′ 0″(3110-4 PULSE) a Trout Spey rod designed specifically for two handed casting and swinging flies for trout. Ideal for swinging streamers to trout with Skagit lines and light sink-tips. Target grain weight: 250. this 3WT switch is equivalent to about a 6 wt single handed rod due to the leverage of the longer rod.

Steelhead – Summer and smaller winter rivers: 6WT 12′ 6″ (6126-4 PULSE) Ideally suited for a multitude of steelhead, light salmon, and big trout and works well with Scandi, Skagit, or Traditional spey lines. Excellent rod for rivers like the Grande Ronde, WA.

Steelhead – *All-round summer and winter*: 7WT 13′ (7130-4 PULSE) BEST all-round rod. 7130-4 PULSE Spey is a go-to choice for anglers chasing anadromous species on the swing. From Skagit lines and intruders for winter steelhead to Traditional spey lines and classic flies for summer steelhead.

Steelhead – Winter: 8WT 13′ 6″ (8136-4 PULSE) *Go to winter steelhead* angler has an ideal rod in the 8136-4 PULSE Spey. Big fish, heavy sinking tips and big rivers. Able to handle the unique demands that anadromous species require.



SAGE MOTIVE       $450.00 save: 15% off = $382.50

single handed rods: *MEDIUM FAST ACTION* a little easier to cast for anglers who may not have quite developed the strength/technique to load stiffer fast action rods and are enabled to cast all day due to its light weight. The MOTIVE has the capabilities of casting distance and powering through the wind without the broomstick feel of modern “fast action” rods. Best yet at a friendly price. Here’s the line up…

Trout/Coastal Cutthroat/Bass/Smaller Saltwater Species: 6wt 9′ (990-4 MOTIVE) best all-round trout rod. Handles fast-sinking lines and packs enough power for big permit and snook, striped bass and around here in the Northwest, the 6wt is the pick of the litter for Coastal Cutthroat beach fishing.

Trout/Coastal Cutthroat/Salmon/other Salt Water Species: 7wt 9′ (790-4 MOTIVE) though still a great pick for freshwater trout fishing the 7WT is the best all-round saltwater species rod. Applications are many: bonefish, redfish, salmon, sea trout. For here in the Northwest, these 7wt’s are the go to for all salmon, summer steelhead, and an essential tool for beach fishing for coastal Cutthroat when the afternoon winds decide to pick up.

Salmon/Steelhead/Medium to Larger Saltwater Species: 8wt 9′ (890-4 MOTIVE)The most versatile and popular of the MOTIVE family, the 890-4 is ready for action in a multitude of fisheries. Built to handle large flies and lines, the rod can do battle with bonefish, permit, snook, baby tarpon, striped bass and salmon/steelhead.

Largest of Salmon/ Big Saltwater Species: 9wt 9′ (990-4 MOTIVE) handles fast-sinking lines and packs enough power for big permit and snook, striped bass and more.

Go to Tarpon rod: 11wt 9ft (1190-4 MOTIVE) 11 weight rods are becoming the go-to size for tarpon.

 For the big boys: 12wt 9ft (1290-4 MOTIVE) is strong enough for any tarpon or GT.



SAGE 2200 SERIES       $129.00 save: 15% off = starting at $109. 65

This is a large arbor with rugged machined die-cast frame, generous concave spool surface, whisper-smooth carbon drag and unexpected finishing touches like its fully machined drag knob and handle, the 2200 gives you high quality tools without the costly expense of a fully machined aluminum and anodized frame and spool. available in 3 flavors: Black Platinum / Black Blaze / Black Lime (in reel sizes: 3-4 / 5-6 / 7-8 / 9-10. From a lightest weight 3-4 (4 7/8oz)  to the heaviest in lineup 9-10 (7 13/16oz).

For check out, all items are available online Closeouts and Bargains / rods and reels... If you have any questions about availability or if you have questions about pairing up a rod, reel, backing, line or for any other questions always feel free to call our shop (hours Mon-Sat 9:30am – 6:30pm / Sun 11:00am – 5:00pm)


Happy Fishing!










25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish

Coming out in June! Perfect timing for your summer adventures. The boss man, Dave Steinbaugh, wrote the section on the Olympic Peninsula too, so be on the lookout for this book.


“25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish celebrates the phenomenal fly-fishing opportunities in the National Park System, and the centennial of the National Park Service stewardship. Authors Terry and Wendy Gunn tap into the collective knowledge of some of the most accomplished guides and anglers working the waters both inside and adjoining the nation’s most accessible national parks. From jumping tarpon in the Everglades, high-sticking for brook trout in the small creeks of the Great Smoky Mountains, and throwing line in the high-alpine lakes of the Rocky Mountains, these authors and contributors share their deep knowledge of each park and the many species that inhabit their waters. In addition to the detailed GIS maps, recommended flies, hatches, hot spots, and suggestions for gear, lodging, and dining for each location, this book contains more than 150 stunning, 4-color location photos that will make you want to pack up your gear and hit the road for a world-class experience in America’s national parks!” – 25 Best National Parks To Fly Fish



Beach and Lake Fly Tying Demo w/ Jeffrey Delia

Jeffrey Delia at Waters West for a free BEACH AND LAKE fly tying demo!

Saturday May 21st @ 1pm!

Jeffrey is a well known fly tyer, developing flies that are not just pretty but EFFECTIVE. Our personal go to for beach fishing is almost always the conehead squid created by Mr. Delia himself.

With the possibility of closures looming, beach and lake fishing may be a safe bet this summer, and
this is a great demo to attend for those who don’t even tie. The man has tons of info on not only beach fishing, but lake fishing as well, AND HE WANTS TO SHARE.

It’s hard to come by a genuinely well informed person who is willing to divulge info that took him a lifetime to cultivate, you wont want to miss it.

It’s FREE! Hit the farmers market before hand, wonder around downtown and swing on by 1pm for some quality information and tying demo.

Class Schedule and Free stuff!

Spey Classes!

We’ve got some more Spey Class dates! These classes fill up quick, so jump on it.


  • Sunday Jan 10th 2016
  • Saturday Jan 30th 2016
  • Saturday Feb 13th 2016

Time: 9-3ish

Place: Either the Elwha under the Pedestrian Bridge or on a West End river.

Cost: $95


Fly Tying Courses!

Our Steelhead Fly Tying Course is getting full fast, but we’ve still got spots open for both the 3-530pm and 6-830pm class time

These are 3 class courses that cover a wide variety of techniques and flies to provide a foundation for future tying endeavors. We offer a Beginners Course and a Steelhead Course, and both will leave you with effective flies for the OP and beyond.

Get more info by clicking here!


We’ve also got some free stuff happening!

We’re putting on free tying demos every Saturday starting Jan 9th, 2016 at 10am. It’ll mostly be Waters West staff with a few special guests sprinkled in here and there.

We are also doing Open Tie Nights every Tuesday starting Jan 5th, 2016 from 6-8. This is a BYOStuff event. Whatever you want to tie, no instruction, just hanging out and tying after hours with good people and probably some beverages. Note that the shop closes at 6:30 for ordinary folk, but we’ll keep the cash register open for those tying 😉

Peeled Rhea

For a limited time we are offering Rhea feathers that have been peeled off of the stem, making an extremely easy-to-wrap hackle.  They are great for palmering on large prawns, collaring intruders, etc.  Hackles average 10” long, and with two per bag they go a long way.

These rhea feathers save you from having to peel rhea yourself.  We only have a limited supply of these feathers so Click Here to get some of your own.

Peeled Rhea feathers for steelhead flies