Our crew rented a 30-foot motorhome in Vancouver from Cruise Canada, and had the gorgeous country at the perfect time of year. Saw several bears on the drive. — at Kispiox BC.
OSG Outcast Commander
The OSG Outcast Commander, 35 pounds, no frame, you can stand up at any time, $1000. These are sweet boats for bumping around on the Kispiox, Bulkley and elsewhere. — at Kispiox BC.
Editor Ross Purnell making a double Spey cast for October steelhead on the upper Kispiox River, British Columbia.
Up He Goes!
Steve Rajeff calmly manages another steelhead.
The G. Loomis Man
Bruce Holt, director of communications at G.Loomis. He knows how to have fun and knows how to catch fish! — at Kispiox BC.
The Man: Steve Rajeff
Steve Rajeff caught more fish than anyone and often took last spot coming down the pools? Possibly the most polite, friendly, congenial angler around.
Good times at the Rodeo Grounds pool on the Kispiox. Oh, and Editor Ross Purnell's wife made him this hat.
Choice Spey Rod
Our favorite tool for the Kispiox was G.Loomis's new 13' 7/8 Spey rod.
The Biggest Fly Rod
World's largest fly rod in Houston, B.C.
Foremost Maker of Bamboo Spey rods
Bob Clay is a former guide on the Kispiox, and now runs a bed & breakfast from a beautiful home on a great steelhead pool. He is the world's foremost maker of bamboo Spey rods. Get in line if you want one: River Watch Rods.
Biggest Fish, Third Cast
Biggest fish of the trip was this hog that ate third cast of the morning at Bear Hole. This pool was 200 feet from our camp site at River's Edge Campground run by Allan and Dorothy Weston. (250-842-5822) These are great folks who go out of their way to make people comfortable. $24 per night to live on the best steelhead river in the world? Outstanding. — at Kispiox BC.
This is possibly the mot dedicated group of steelheaders we've met, yet. They spend about two months in the Skeena watershed (mostly on the Kispiox) and every evening at 5:30 PM they have Happy Hour. Awesome people! — at Kispiox BC.
Thank you Greg for taking a photo at the precise moment that would make make my Snap-T cast look half decent.
This is the Sportsman's Hole on the lower Kispiox. Known to regularly give up large steelhead, we fruitlessly worked this hole on a number of afternoons and didn't get a hookup. Still, great water that undoubtedly holds steelhead.