Trout
Steelhead
Saltwater
Specialty
Apparel
Test Drive a Red Truck
Red Truck Resources

Videos

Search Results
Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit, 6126-4
Want to get the right two-handed outfit for your favorite summer steelhead rivers?.
20859
id::20859
thumbnail::6126 diesel outfit.jpg
desc::Want to get the right two-handed outfit for your favorite summer steelhead rivers?.
itemprice::$1,199.95
Price::$1,199.95
pricelevel::$1,199.95
baseprice::$1,199.95
Name::Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit, 6126-4
Rod Weight::6 Weight
Rod Length::12-13 Feet
Reel Line Weight::10-11 Weight
Rod Action::Medium/Tip-Curve
Series::Diesel
Featured::Leland Favorite
Category::Outfit
Fishing::Steelhead
Brand::Red Truck Fly Fishing
Rod Type::Freshwater
Primary Color::Grey
Size::
Line Weight::
type::item
mediaimg::http://www.lelandfly.com/core/media/media.nl?id=755513&c=3316021&h=c7c1e3efab55ce742d3a
url::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-Fly-Rods/Summer-Spey/Red-Truck-Diesel-Summer-Steelhead-Spey-Outfit-6126-4.html
thumb::http://www.lelandfly.com/core/media/media.nl?id=755513&c=3316021&h=c7c1e3efab55ce742d3a
detdesc::Nothing beats catching a steelhead on a fly rod...especially a summer run fish, and there's no denying that a steelhead caught on the skate or swing is top shelf. If you agree with this, you'll probably also agree that using a well-designed, perfectly-balanced two-handed outfit is the most efficient and enjoyable way to work your angling magic on your favorite summer run river. That's exactly why we designed our Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit.


 




Much has changed since the old days, when a longer, heavier two-handed fly rod was necessary to cast a classic steelhead fly to the mark. Today, due primarily to more efficient fly line systems, our two-handed rods are shorter in length and lighter in rod rating, making a day spent casting much more enjoyable. Take our Diesel 12'6" #6 two-handed fly rod for instance. When fishing summer run rivers, it's the perfect length...long enough to make for easy casts and smooth mends, yet short enough for improved balance and bushwhacking. Our Diesel rod's finish gives a nod to rods from the past with a raw, classic "snake belly" appearance. Of course our rod comes well appointed with high-grade cork and bomb-proof guides...we even include a real aluminum rod tube for protection. No cheap nylon covered tubes here.


 




As mentioned, today's two-handed line systems (if properly selected) can make for easier, more-efficient casts, as well as the ability to quickly adjust your line to match the fishing conditions. We've tested all the fly line options and found Airflo provides the best solution for casting enjoyment and fishing function. The Airflo Ridge Running Line, shoots like a dream and feels great in your hands, even on a chilly morning. We've added the right Compact Scandi head when it's time to skate a dry or swing a classic summer pattern. When necessary, you can take your fly deep by using the included Skagit head and appropriate MOW tip. Bottom line, you'll always have a fly line option regardless of your fishing conditions.


 




Of course you'll need a quality fly reel to store the perfect fly line system and do battle with a spirited summer steelhead. For this reason, we at Red Truck designed our Chrome fly reel. Classically styled with a simple and proven click and pawl drag system, this reel not only looks the part of a true, two-handed fly reel, it also sounds the part. Our click and pawl drag will sing with pleasure when a rosy-cheeked bullet asks for line. Of course our Red Truck Chrome fly reel is fully-machined from aircraft-grade, bar-stock aluminum and then anodized for a long life on the river, but more important...it's a fly reel that your grandfather would approve of.


 




When combined, our Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit walks the fine line between casting enjoyment and fishing function. Balance, stability and efficiency are words we use to describe the experience you'll have when you cast our best work. As you probably know, you won't catch a steelhead on every cast, so you better enjoy every cast between your fish...at least that's what we believe. It's time you treated yourself to a summer run steelhead on the swing...it's also time you treat yourself to a Red Truck balanced outfit.


 

featdesc::
  • Rod: 6126-4 Diesel, with extra tip
  • Head #1: Airflo 390gr. Scandi Compact
  • Head #2: Airflo 450gr. Skagit/Switch Compact
  • Tips: Rio MOW Tips, Light
  • Running Line: Airflo #20 Ridge
  • Reel: Red Truck Chrome
  • Leaders: Umpqua Leaders
video::
sku::Di-Out-6126-4
rating::97.0%
Fly Category::
Fly Stage::
Fly Tying::
quantity::0
dealdaycont::
addtocart::
{{thumbnail}}
{{itemlink}}
{{desc}}
Regular Price: {{itemprice}}
Special Price: {{itemprice}}
{{addtocart}}
Log In to add this item to your Wish List.
Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Rod, 6126-4
If you're new to two handed fly casting, you just found the perfect fly rod.  Great for learning, perfect for fishing.
21047
id::21047
thumbnail::Diesel 6126.jpg
desc::If you're new to two handed fly casting, you just found the perfect fly rod.  Great for learning, perfect for fishing.
itemprice::$625.00
Price::$625.00
pricelevel::$625.00
baseprice::$625.00
Name::Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Spey Rod, 6126-4
Rod Weight::6 Weight
Rod Length::12-13 Feet
Reel Line Weight::
Rod Action::Medium/Tip-Curve
Series::Diesel
Featured::Leland Favorite
Category::Rod
Fishing::Steelhead
Brand::Red Truck Fly Fishing
Rod Type::Freshwater
Primary Color::Grey
Size::
Line Weight::
type::item
mediaimg::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-Diesel-Spey-Summer-6126-4-image.jpg
url::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-Fly-Rods/Summer-Spey/Red-Truck-Diesel-Summer-Steelhead-Spey-Rod-6126-4.html
thumb::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-Diesel-Spey-Summer-6126-4-image.jpg
detdesc::For some very strange reason, catching a steelhead on a fly rod is appealing. Whether you've already joined the chrome club or are thinking about pursuing this great fish on the fly, the fact is...we're all in the “crazy club” if you actually consider the facts. When compared to the general trout population, steelhead are a rarity. Water conditions and seasonal timing must be part of the formula. And...even when you spot a steelhead holding in a run, there's no guarantee it will eat.


 




So why do we chase such a fish and why do we make the challenge even harder by choosing to fly fish? Maybe it's because of the beauty that most steelhead rivers provide, maybe it's because the payoff is pretty big. At Red Truck, we believe the real “maybe” is that steelheading is a wonderful excuse to cast...and cast a lot. With the right fly rod in your hand, fly casting (even without catching a fish) is enjoyable, cathartic and redeeming. And when your line goes tight after a beautiful and efficient cast and a chrome fish leaps from your river...the world seems right, if even for a moment.


 




For these reasons, we at Red Truck, designed what we believe to be the best, all-around summer steelhead two-handed fly rod. Forget hyped-up, material-based marketing. Forget super performance hyperbole, let's talk about a fly rod that is well-balanced, stable, efficient and just plain fun to cast again and again. At 12'6' in length, we believe it's just right for fishing most of the rivers that summer steelhead call home. As a six weight, it generates enough power and casts the appropriate line systems to accurately deliver the flies that summer fish respond to.


 




It's designed to make a battle with a six pound fish memorable, yet still has the power to bank the odd double-digit fish you dream of encountering. We're not kidding...we've don it. Of course we've used the right blank materials and components, including top-quality cork on our uniquely shaped grip. We just don't like to scream to you that materials and components alone make a worthy fly rod...they don't! It's the big picture that counts. You'll know what we're talking about the day you cast our work on a summer steelhead river. You'll smile between fish and you'll truly understand what we're about when your line tightens during a swing and your Red Truck Diesel 6126-4 Spey rod comes to life.


 

featdesc::
  • Line Size: 6
  • Length: 12' 6"
  • Sections: 4
  • Blank color: Black
  • Reel Seat: Darkened Silver Anodized
  • Guides: Hard chrome steel
  • Handle: Proprietary Grip
  • Action: Adaptive
video::
sku::rt 6126-4
rating::100.0%
Fly Category::
Fly Stage::
Fly Tying::
quantity::0
dealdaycont::
addtocart::
{{thumbnail}}
{{itemlink}}
{{desc}}
Regular Price: {{itemprice}}
Special Price: {{itemprice}}
{{addtocart}}
Log In to add this item to your Wish List.
Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit Review


SUMMER STEELHEADING DONE RIGHT


The perfect two-handed outfit for chasing summer chrome, designed exclusively by Red Truck Fly Fishing Outfitters ... Read More.
373
id::373
thumbnail::Red Truck Summer Steelhead Thumb
desc::

SUMMER STEELHEADING DONE RIGHT


The perfect two-handed outfit for chasing summer chrome, designed exclusively by Red Truck Fly Fishing Outfitters ... Read More.
itemprice::N/A
Price::
pricelevel::
baseprice::
Name::Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit Review
Rod Weight::
Rod Length::
Reel Line Weight::
Rod Action::
Series::
Featured::
Category::
Fishing::
Brand::
Rod Type::
Primary Color::
Size::
Line Weight::
type::infoitem
mediaimg::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-6126-Vertical-Banner.jpg
url::http://www.lelandfly.com/In-Stock/Rod-Reel-and-Line/Red-Truck-Summer-Steelhead-Balanced-Outfit-Review.html
thumb::http://www.lelandfly.com/Red-Truck-Summer-Steelhead-Thumb.jpg
detdesc::
 
•  Head #2: Airflo #20 Ridge
•  Leaders: Umpqua Leaders



January 24, 2014 (Sonoma, CA): Steelhead fishing, regardless of the season, is a test of form. A day of two-handed casting demands the most from your technique and your gear, making efficiency the key to all-day success. The Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit was designed with this in mind, providing exceptional power and line control in a perfectly balanced package.

The Right Length: The Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit is all about the efficient transfer of energy. At 12' 6'', you'll have no problem making long casts and easy mends, but the reduction in length and weight makes for a tremendous improvement in the in-hand feel. This is thanks to the custom line system built around Airflo's Ridge Running Line. With today's efficient fly lines, we're able to reduce the overall length and weight of our spey rods without sacrificing performance. If you're used to fishing longer rods (we were too), it's a welcome change. And if you have one steelhead rod in your lineup, go for the Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit.

Diesel Durability: This is a given. Red Truck fly rods are built to handle the harshest conditions, and steelheading is grueling on your gear. The heavy-duty guides, aluminum rod tube, snake-belly finish, and quality cork are all top-notch. Plus, the outfit includes an extra tip for streamside insurance.

The Reel: Red Truck Diesel reels, like any good diesel engine, are built to stand up to a lifetime of hard work in tough conditions. The Diesel Chrome may be the largest in the series, but it's every bit as efficient as its younger brothers and tough as nails. Built to balance perfectly with our Diesel 6126-4 spey rod, it's the exact right weight and size for summer chrome. And the outgoing click is there to celebrate when all those casts finally pay off.

The Lines: The backbone of any good outfit is as much the fly line as it is the rod, and we chose the Airflo Ridge Running Line for its superb shooting capabilities in any conditions. Included is the Compact Scandi head for skating dry flies or swinging summer patterns. And if the fish are staying deep, you've got the Skagit head and a set of Rio's MOW tips. It's a comprehensive kit for every steelhead scenario.

The Rundown: Summer run steelhead make for some of the most enjoyable fly fishing around, but an inefficient setup can distract you from the fun at hand. Enjoy every cast, focus on the fishing, and reduce fatigue. Invest in an outfit that will last forever and experience the Red Truck Summer Spey Balanced Outfit.


Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Outfit Review - Leland's Burke White


Washington State's Grande Ronde River is world renowned for its summer run of steelhead. If you've ever wanted to raise a steelhead to a skated dry fly…this river must be on your list. I was lucky enough to spend a few days on the G.R. last season and my goal was to bring a wild fish to the surface…more on this later.

My current selection of two-handed fly rods was a bit overkill for this style of fishing, so I wrangled a Red Tuck Summer Steelhead Outfit for the trip. I'm sure glad I did. Although the outfit came with a properly matched Skagit Compact head and a selection of sinking tips, I didn't need them. Instead I got to cast the floating Scandi Compact head with a tapered leader and skating fly. Every cast was effortless and enjoyable. I almost forgot how fun it is to cast a two-hander without a heavy tip or a big bug.

The Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead rod is 12'6" in length, which felt perfect in my hands. It was still long enough to provide efficient casts and easy mends, but didn't feel like a big stick…it's very well balanced. I was a bit hesitant to fish a two-handed fly rod rated as a six weight, as most of my all-around two-handers are seven weights, but I found it had ample power to efficiently cast the flies we were using. Most of the runs we fished were pretty shallow and therefor required a subtle presentation, as to not spook the fish. I have to say, that casting the included Airflo Scandi Compact (390 grain) head on this rod was a real treat…easy casts and subtle presentations. Everyone needs to cast a Scandi head!

Like any steelhead trip, I had to make lots (as in tons) of casts, but with this Red Truck outfit, every cast was easy and enjoyable. My mends were effortless and each skate of my fly seemed to promise a surface grab. I found myself almost forgetting that I had just made another cast and swing, as everything seemed to work better than my other outfits. Finally, on one of my many skates…it finally happened. I woke from my comfortable daze to see my skated dry fly disappear into a watery void, then my line went tight. I had just skated up a wild, summer-run steelhead on the Grande Ronde. It gets better. The Red Truck Chrome fly reel, with its click and pawl drag system, announced to the world I had completed my goal.

I was lucky enough to repeat this topwater experience two more times while on my trip. I'm pretty confident that I could have caught more steelhead with a Skagit head and sink tip, but I didn't care. The fun I encountered while casting and skating dries on the G.R. far outweighed the potential increase in fish count I might have encountered fishing down deep. If you're looking for the truth and essence of catching a summer run steelhead on a fly rod, I highly recommend you book a trip to Washington's Grande Ronde River and don't forget to pack a Red Truck Diesel Summer Steelhead Outfit.
featdesc::
video::[Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute("item","custitem_product_video") : record infoitem 373 not found]
sku::Red Truck Summer Steelhead Balanced Outfit Review
rating::0
Fly Category::
Fly Stage::
Fly Tying::
quantity::0
dealdaycont::
addtocart::
{{thumbnail}}
{{itemlink}}
{{desc}}
Regular Price: {{itemprice}}
Special Price: {{itemprice}}
{{addtocart}}
Log In to add this item to your Wish List.