- The most effective color combos for heavy winter flows
- Extra Large profile pushes water, yet sinks fast down into the zone
- Undulating silicone legs get the steelies excited
- Maintains a swimming, breathing action while swinging through a wide range of current speeds
- Fish with a loop knot, for faster sink and more movement
- Cast, mend, swing, and HOLD ON TIGHT
- Length: 1.75in. shank, 3.5in. overall
- Hook: Size 2 trailer hook
Leland on Scott Howell
The release of Skagit Master II is letting the world in on a secret that Leland has known for years: when it comes to steelheading experience, knowledge, and technique, Scott Howell is a resource without peer. We think he might just be the fishiest man alive.
For almost four decades, Scott has been fishing the steelhead waters of the Pacific Rim, and for over 20 years, he's been guiding them professionally. He was one of the handful of Pacific Northwest anglers to pick up two-handed rods in the late 1980s, and was an integral part of the period of casting and line-design innovation known as the "Skagit Revolution." He was also part of the first batch of American guides to fish the unexplored steelhead rivers of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. His wealth of experience and scope of expertise are difficult to fathom.
For six years, when he was guiding in Alaska every summer, Scott made his home in British Columbia. One year, he promised himself we would fish every day, from the time he got home from Alaska in September, through the winter, until he went back the following May - and he did.
Each year Scott spends over 300 days guiding on his homewaters in southern Oregon, with the vast majority of his bookings coming from repeat clients. Leland feels very fortunate to have this opportunity to work with Scott.