Dec 6, 2018

Ground Breaking News

12.6.18 UPDATE

Gorge Fly Shop is moving
Coming Soon. To an angler near you.
In early November, Gorge Fly Shop started work on what will be our future home. Just minutes away from busy downtown Hood River with plenty of parking for fully outfitted fly fishing rigs and travelers alike.

Oh Yeah, and our parking will be free!


Just a few notes about what is going on...
If you've ever visited the current location of "The Gorge" you know we outgrew it several years ago. The search for a new location started a few years ago. We tried to stay in town but just couldn't find space that could suit our retail needs as well as our growing e-commerce needs. 

It was then that Travis started to think outside the box. What else can we make work for us. Our answer was sitting, waiting, nestled in a little business complex just off highway 35. With easy access and room to grow the decision pretty much made itself. 

While this building appears modern it's actually quite old with a rich history. A history of which the Travis' family is well aware of. As we move forward we will be sharing this history with you. 

We thank you for your continued support and wish to share this excitement for future great things at The Gorge Fly Shop. 



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Redfishing - What you need to know

Jo finding out what it's all about

To start off, let me remedy any of your doubt and command you to go ahead, get on-board, book that redfish trip...Now! Trust me, you want to do this! This was my second time and God willing I will be back to do many more trips.

What you need to know...

It's generally considered prime time from around October through December but keep in mind anglers fish for redfish year around.

This is mostly a site fishery therefore I wouldn't put all your fishing on one day. A cloudy or windy day can really shut you down. Ideally I would book minimum of 3 days.

While everyone wants to catch a bull red, take every opportunity that comes to you. Some days it will be many and others days it might be few. Hint, the small reds are just as fun.

Be rigged to cast short. I mean real short. Red fishing is usually up close and very personal. You never give up on a redfish until it bolts out of site.

Luv that Tail

A Typical Day...

A nice feature of this fall time redfish site fishery is you only fish during sunlight hours. Generally you start around 8am and end by 5pm. You need the sunlight for fish spotting. You can wake up and take your time in the morning with breakfast and coffee before you meet your guide. Get your business in order before you head out. Redfish guides generally don't take breaks. It's a constant hunt.

Pack your own lunch. It's been my experience that most redfish guides don't provide your lunch. Many of them won't even break for a lunch unless you request to. It's good to pack easy food choices and get back to the fishing quickly.

Whether you fish in Louisiana or Alabama, it's a good idea to have a rental car and be flexible with meeting spots. The guides might choose from many different locations to launch their boats from depending on weather, water and wind conditions.

Just one of many

Gear list...

Rods:
Rods are very subjective in red fishing. There are times an 8 weight is enough and there are others times a 10 weight is not too much. I guess it would be easy to say that a 9 weight is ideal. I think the more important rod characteristic would be "easy loading." Most of your cast are going to be very short. I've been most effective with rods that load easy at short distance. Shorter mangrove style rods can very effective.

If I were to take two rods I would focus in a short mangrove style of about 8-9 weight such as Sage Bass II series 330gr, Redington Predator Series 8710-4, or Scott Meridian 848-4. I used the Sage Largemouth and it was great at this game.
For Bull Reds in open water, where longer cast are needed, reach for a good 9' salt stick. A G.Loomis NRX 9 weight or a Winston Air Salt 9 weight would both be great choices

Little ones are a blast!

Lines:
I put lines before reels because I actually believe they are more important to choose right. Like rods, lines can be very subjective to this style of fishing. I think the first hitch is tropical, or moderate temp lines? I've used both and at this point I see no reason to need tropical at this fall time of year but at same time I've had no trouble using a tropical temp line.

Most important quality of a line is ability to load your rod close, especially in the marsh style of fishing. If that means a double bump line such as RIO Outbound Short or Scientific Anglers Titan Long then go with that. Another line that works well is the Airflo Bruce Chard Tropical Punch. Both RIO and S/A make designated lines for winter redfish. The RIO Winter Redfish is a double bump line that's loads close. The S/A Mastery Redfish Coldwater is only half line bumped so depending on your rod choice you may have to bump up one line size for short loading.
I express all this simply because from experience most of your cast are going to be within 30 foot and I've caught too many redfish to count in under 20' cast.

Reels:
Keep in mind you are in saltwater so you want saltwater quality reels. With smaller reds you most likely won't ever get to backing but big bull reds can get you deep in backing. Size your reels to your rods and you should have all the backing you'll possibly need. My Nautilus Reels performed with excellence as expected. I also successfully tested a Ross Evolution R.

Let me reiterate one more time, "Trust me, you want to do this!" If you need more encouragement Check out my first redfish experience in Redfish, Born on the Bayou.



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Nov 27, 2018

Tibor Tested - Tried and True


My Tibor Signature Series 9/10 reel on it's first time out on the river and we SCORED! Always a good sign when that happens. Both specimens equally beautiful.
I was like a kid in a candy store the day my new Tibor Signature Series 9/10 reel arrived, it was ridiculous, ask anyone who was in the shop that day and they will testify. Honestly I had my eye on one for quite awhile, but just couldn't pull the trigger. Finally I was able to place my order and that was the point that I couldn't sleep much for the next few days until it arrived. I guess if you've ever wanted something and had to wait and then finally got it, you'd know what I mean. After ripping open the box like it was my birthday and giving the reel the close once over (like a surgeon) I lined it up with backing and my running line and planned on fishing it as soon as I could (see photo above). A few days later I found myself shin deep the water testing the reel out and within an hour I was hooked into my first steelhead with the new reel!

Couldn't have been a better scenario as far as I'm concerned. Not just because the reel had Mojo (if a reel or rod catches a fish on the first outing - it has Mojo, no need to argue.) but because I now own one of the greatest reels ever made of all times. Don't believe me, just check out how many World Records that are now held when using Tibor reels. The number is staggering - according to their website the count is now over 900 as of 2017.

"In 2017, Tibor Reels earned 68 new world records according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). This brings the Tibor's World Record count to over 900 - more than any other fly fishing reel in history. IGFA Hall of Fame fisherman, Lefty Kreh, describes Tibor Reels as "the finest saltwater reels I have ever used." They are the prized possession of every fisherman who owns one. Each is capable of delivering a lifetime of virtually maintenance-free fishing enjoyment for which Tibor Reels are famous." - excerpt from Tibor's website.
When looking at their current world record standings it is difficult to even try to argue with their success. I certainly am pleased with my Tibor Signature Series 9/10 which I use mostly as a spey reel as show in the photo about but, I will also use it most definitely for saltwater applications when I get lucky enough to do so. Since that first outing, I have had a number of times to get out and get better acquainted with the reel and there have been a few other fish caught. Confirmation that the reel truly does have "MOJO"!




I love the reel color and hub color options to choose from to help personalize your reel. Of course the species engraving is a sweet addition, as well as the name plate to really make it your own. What's not to love?!




I chose to have the salmon engraving to add a nice touch. With a Tibor, I am not too concerned about reel malfunction while on the water, history shows them to be solid in saltwater and freshwater. I love the sound of the clicking of the reel when reeling in but even more so when a fish is tearing up the water trying to shake the fly. I'm not a silent reel kinda guy. I work hard to hook my fish and when I do come tight, I want anyone near me to know about it. I am all about the serenity of the situation, being stealthy to spooky fish and getting in the full on Navy Seal mode when approaching nervous fish, BUT, when it gets reel and the war is on, you better know I get excited and the world knows it.

Here are some of the features of the Signature Series reels
Features
  • The completely ventilated spool and frame keeps the reel cool during long, smoking runs. 
  • Boasts a robust incoming and outgoing clicker sound. 
  • Unique mechanical clutch system allows easy change from right to left hand retrieve. 
  • Features Tibor’s QuickChange™ spool system which involves only a single moving part. 
  • Innovative sealed drag system is waterproof, self-maintaining and still the strongest in the industry. 
  • The drag system constantly applies seal pressure while in free spool so the reel will never overrun while stripping the line. 
  • Comes equipped with our legendary silky smooth micro grain cork that is constantly lubricated. On the rare occasion that maintenance is necessary, the system can be easily disassembled, yet still remain under warranty – unlike many other sealed-drag reels on the market. 
  • Made from solid bar stock aluminum. 
  • Each reel is serialized for identification and protection. The serial # is located UNDER the nameplate on top of the frame next to the reel stand. 
  • Features a personalized Nameplate engraved free. 
  • Our Delrin Handle offers positive gripping and quick release. The Signature 11-12S & Signature 11-12 comes standard with our Gorilla Handle. 
  • SpeedHandle™ Spool option available. 
  • Comes with an extra thick Neoprene Case for convenient storage and transportation. 
  • Finishes: Frost Silver, Frost Black, Satin Gold, Jet Black, Royal Blue, Crimson, Aqua & Graphite Gray 
  • Available in 5 sizes. 
  • Made and assembled in the U.S.A.
I could go on and on about Tibor and the reels they produce, but I think I will let the World Records do the talking. I just know, that this will not be the only Tibor I will own.

Remember, if you can’t find it at the Gorge Fly Shop, you don’t need it!


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John Garrett | Product Specialist

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Nov 26, 2018

Fishing Report 11/26/18


With bellies full of turkey and the winter season quickly approaching, we're transitioning to exciting things to come. What do I mean by this? Winter steelhead of course! I know, I know it was a tough summer-run for many of us... Nevertheless, some are out still chasing summer-runs until we get a few good rains to blow out the rivers and bring in some robust and chrome-bright ghosts, laden with sea lice. I did get out just before Thanksgiving and took off to my favorite river in a last ditch effort before putting away the floating lines for the season.

It's no secret what my favorite summer-run fly is...

My first day out I took water temps and found them to be a chilly 42 degrees. No worries though, I'll have plenty of time to fish sink tips this winter so I kept things on top. During this time of year I actually start seeking any water with sun already on it as just a simple change in air temperature can trigger the reaction needed. Also, any bit of water that saw a little sun would quickly release a few more October Caddis, who in turn would dance above the water and all-around me. While we only have a limited amount of sunshine this time of year, I found most the water I was fishing was in the canyon shade. Between noon and 3pm I had two fish boil under the hitched muddler, another one eat and miss, before finally got one to stick in my favorite pool of the river.  Sometimes I wonder who is more shocked to be on the other end of the line- The fish or me?


The following day I decided to split my runs up fishing half with a dry fly and half with a wet fly. More or less testing out if the success of my day prior skating flies in cold water was just a fluke. As I was on the upper portion of the river and in tight quarters, I ended up making a lousy anchor placement in ankle deep water and thought I heard a "whack" from the wet fly. However, I still followed through with the cast. While swinging through the the juice of the run a strong pull came right where I expected it would. In no more than a fraction of a second, 15-20 ft. of line screamed off the old Hardy before abruptly going slack. Dumbfounded, I went to check my fly and let out a loud sigh...

  They'll work much better with hook points...

While I do enjoy sharing some of personal fishing adventures, those who read these reports will probably be more interested in what's going on with the local waters. Well, the Klickitat closes on November 30th. Action is still slow over there and the water has been cooling off a bit and ranging from upper 30's to low 40's, and flows are remain very low over there at the time being. I do see some rain on the forecast though. November can generally be a pretty quite time if you do decide to go fish a run or two before it's closure. Over on the Deschutes we're still seeing a few fish being caught throughout the lower 100 miles and I've had some friends recently stick a few on dries last week with water temps in the upper 40's. Furthermore, the John Day has been an absolute ghost town this year with very few fish throughout the system this season. Water has been very chilly out there too, though most of those fish are mid-day fish anyways so I wouldn't be too concerned with first light fishing right now.  

 Vintage reels and classic patterns such as this Akroyd just scream winter steelhead to me!

Nevertheless, I'm done targeting summer-run steelhead for the year and will give them a little R&R, which they fully deserve after a long season of us trying to trigger them with feathers and floss. Speaking of feathers and floss, I've just begun adding some flies back to my winter arsenal to replace the ones lost, bartered, and gifted away from last season. After preaching the teeny tiny flies all summer, here I am getting stoked and back to tying on 1.5 Alec Jackson Spey Irons and McNeese Blue Heron #3 hooks. 

Trout: We get pretty limited on open waters this time of year for resident trout and therefore the Deschutes remains our biggest draw during these colder months. Caddis hatches have tapered off quite a bit if not entirely, though the Blue Winged Olives are still showing face. Whitefish are in spawn mode and the trout have keyed in on them in the faster shallow riffles. If you're into fishing egg patterns, this would be a good time to do so for picking up any trout who're sitting behind the whitefish. Personally, I'd rather two-hand cast some sculpin patterns and find the bigger boys and girls if at all possible. Occasionally, you'll find steelhead fishing this way too, though I'll just tighten up on them and break 'em off instead of attempting to land one on light tippet. 

Warmwater: We had a bit of a weird warmwater season on the Columbia this year with some high water levels and high temps, then all of a sudden levels dropped off and fish quickly dispersed. A few diehards will be out fishing for them still and I'll be basing my intel mostly off these second hand reports. However, I won't be reporting much on bass or carp during the winter months ahead so I apologize in advance to my warm water junkies.


As always, we are happy to talk fishing anytime. Give us a call if you have any specific questions on local rivers, gear, and tactics, or if you just want some encouragement to get out of the office.

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Nov 21, 2018

Oregon Free Fishing Days - November 23-24, 2018


While assembly this info from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife I came across and pretty cool page of info. It's called 50 Places to go Fishing within 60 Minutes of Portland. Tons of great info here to help one get out and have some weekend fun.

Introduce a friend, child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon's free fishing days. ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and experience fishing, crabbing, clamming without the need for a license or tags on specific listed dates throughout the year.

Enjoy the fun of fishing for free anywhere in the State of Oregon! Fishing regulation and bag limits still apply.

Free Fishing Dates for 2018:
  • Feb 17-18
  • June 2-3
  • Sept 1-2
  • Nov 23-24
Time - legal fishing hours
Location - Statewide
Fee - Free
Registration deadline - No registration

For more information visit ODFW website, www.myodfw.com




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Nov 12, 2018

Columbia Gorge Fishing Report 11/12/18

I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more...

Steelhead: There's something satisfying about working hard for what you love. In fact, if steelheading were easy I probably wouldn't be so attached. I've only ever swung flies for these aquatic critters, and thus maybe I've never experienced "easy" fishing. I also wasn't here fishing during the record shattering years  in the 2000's. Sure I've had some fantastic days of a few fish to hand that'll forever be burned in my memory, but more often than not I come home with the dogs barking and a heavy sigh, signaling another average day out. Of course it's easy to become disenchanted with fruitless pursuits and especially on lean return years like we're currently having, but a true steelhead junky won't just give up or call it quits. Those people are my type. Whatever the weather, whatever the cost... Fortunately, my girlfriend is 100% okay with me being a steelhead junky. There's plenty worse addictions, and besides Chelsey is a little bit of a steelhead nut herself...

 Claret has become a go-to color of mine this year...

So where am I going with all this? Nowhere really, except if you're looking for an excellent catch report from me it's just not going to happen. For reference we've experienced the lowest return year since 1975. What I will say is that the fishing is always excellent, regardless of whether or not a steelhead is in the equation. And, obviously if you work hard you'll eventually be rewarded. Despite these lower numbers, I've found about the same if not more fish than on higher return years.

The Klickitat River and Deschutes below White River blew out last week with the rains, but are mostly back in shape. Water is certainly cooling off, though its not completely time to hang up the floating lines. For up to date info on the Klickitat, I'd give Carl a call at the Canyon Market. Also, remember that the Klickitat closes here at the end of November. I've been finding little flies working the best for me lately, and I mean little. A size 7-8 is about as "huge" as I'm going right now while fishing in Oregon on the Columbia tribs. I've had some plucks with no success until I tied on something smaller in the size 10-12 range. I've gotten better at landing fish on these light wire hooks, however at first I was having fish straiten them out due mostly to pilot error of me applying a little too much pressure to my click/pawl reels. Flies like RIO's Last Call that were a great comeback fly a month or two ago, are now becoming a great searching pattern with fish that have been in the system longer and are reverting to more trout-like behavior.

Trout: Many of our trout streams here in Oregon and Washington closed October 31st, so if you're unsure just be mindful to check local regulations or call ODFW/WDFW for more information. A lot of lakes will remain open for the winter, however access to them will be restricted. The Deschutes however stays open year round and as we encroach the winter-time, it can be a great place to skip on some crowds and find some resident fish that still gotta eat. Currently though there are still some great caddis hatches on the river and some BWOs. Like I've said before, don't be afraid to grab some streamers and target some of the larger Redside trout that the Deschutes has to offer! These big guys are occasionally caught during the salmon/stonefly hatch, however for the most part are hanging out in the non-typical trout water as they're the more predatory resident fish and willing to crush your sculpin pattern as it comes swimming by.

Warmwater: Pretty quiet out there on the bass and carp front. They're our there still, but have all become fairly sluggish. This means if you're targeting the smallies, focus a little more on the shallows and slow your retrieve down some. If you get out there, you'll find the water all for yourself and those are really my favorite days- when its quiet out on the water!

As always, we are happy to talk fishing anytime. Give us a call if you have any specific questions on local rivers, gear, and tactics, or if you just want some encouragement to get out of the office.

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Gorge Fly Shop | Product Specialist
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Nov 7, 2018

Deschutes Steelhead Camp


As a fly angler there is one destination sooner or later you have to check off your bucket list, the Deschutes River, Oregon. Come to think of it you may have to visit this desert river more than just once to experience not only the aggressive steelhead but also the hardest pulling redside rainbows you may ever encounter.

I joined some friends this year on their annual fall camp. With less than stellar fish counts this year I understood the challenge would be high but with big challenges comes great rewards. The promise of good company was also a great influence. Part of what makes steelhead camp special is in the fact that one is not alone in the quest for the unforgettable catch.

Spotting the big horns
This season on the "D" came with a different landscape. The fires early in the year claimed up countless acres, (or more appropriate square miles), of the desert landscape. While one could choose to dwell over destruction I instead chose to witness the rebirth. While sadly some of the famous man made landmarks have been lost forever, nature is quick at work to regenerate the rivers edge all while advancing into the hills.


I watched big horn rams from great distance grazing the hillsides while wondering what could they be eating with the only answer I could come up with is a sparse delicacy of new growth of which I could not see. I fear for their future but must remind myself the combination of their will to survive and natures will to replenish equals an equation much greater than of my own understanding.


A few years have passed since I last waded this fishery. The river itself hasn't changed much. Still big current and slippery bedrock as always. If you go here do yourself a favor, equip your boots with the best traction possible and a Wading Staff is a good idea. The old saying for this body of water is "It's not if you will dunk, but when will you dunk!" I foolishly relaxed on my boot traction and left the wade stick behind. That decision cost me.

Please keep your hands arms and legs inside the vessel and remain seated
Another part of the adventure to appreciate is the jet boat rides. Myself, having been a licensed boat captain, can fully appreciate the knowledge and skill it takes to navigate all the dangers from the big class rapids to the shallow broad runs. Fun fact for those who've never been here, regulation is; No fishing from boats. Boats are only used for transportation. All fishing must be done on foot. This regulation includes rafts and drift boats as well.

The great part of camp trips is you fish optimal times. Up before dawn to fish first light and through the morning hours, break for lunch and afternoon siesta, and back at it for the evening shade until darkness takes over. Camps are generally set on some of the best runs of the river to take full advantage of first light fishing. Wake up, slip into your waders, grab a snack and chug a cup of coffee, grab your rod and get at it. Simple and effective! You will have made many casts before the first day trippers head up river.

Swinging into the sunrise
If you follow our fishing reports then it's no secret that 2018 has been less than stellar. Fish counts back that up. While the counts keep many away, the ones who do visit are blessed with far less fishing pressure. Several opportunities presented themselves and some very nice fish came to hand. A couple even fell for a skater.

I welcomed the opportunity to sample a lot of great gear on this trip. I could write a whole article on my findings. But if one rod really stuck out to me it would have to be the Burkheimer's. It's as if they were born on this river. There's just a soul about them that plays a direct connection between you and  this mysterious underworld.

CF Burkheimer, Vintage build 7127-4
On the morning of my last day in camp I was rewarded with a solid hookup on a nice buck. He fought hard as I navigated the challenges of maneuvering to a landing spot. Jeff and Barrett had arrived to secure the landing. We caught glimpses of this beautiful solid steelhead. In the last moments with just feet to go he gave one last knuckle busting run when something just felt wrong. Line went slack and I let out a heavy sigh! As I reeled in the line Jeff says "Hey, whats that hanging from your fly?"

No one can say exactly how it happened but there hanging from my flies hook was a black and gold hot-n-tot lure. Maybe the lure was snagged on a rock and the fly line got tangled in it or maybe that lure was broke off in the bucks mouth. The only explanation that was for certain is it somehow interfered with the desired end result.

"Hey, whats that hanging from your fly? You've got to be kidding me!"
This event was certainly unexpected. I mean what are the odds. While I would never wish this happening to anyone it is just another example of how the Deschutes River can challenge your every ability.

I've faced many incredible experiences over many years on this demanding river. This river will teach you to appreciate being a little lucky. Success here should never be taken lightly. I believe it is for these reasons that captivate a lifelong pursuit of desire to be at one with Oregon's famous, desert river The Deschutes.

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Greg Darling 






"My Passion For Fishing Is A Lifelong Pursuit Of Discovery"

Nov 5, 2018

New from Burkheimer - 2018/2019

A couple interesting additions from C.F. Burkheimer for the new year. 

C.F Burkheimer Single Hand Spey shown in Classic

Single Hand Spey

A couple years ago Burkie, (CF Burkheimer) introduce a line of rods called Single Hand Spey. It started out with a 7104-4 and 8104-4. New for 2019, 6104-4. All Single Hand Spey Rod models are 10'4" long and crafted in 4 piece versions now offered in a 6wt as well as the previous 7wt and 8wt.

Single handed spey tactics have come along ways especially since the short skagit evolution started by OPST Commando Heads and now extending into RIO, Airflo, and Scientific Anglers offerings as well.

Single Hand Spey Rods are ideal for small-ish water. It gives the angler versatility when space is at a minimum. If you already spey cast then single hand spey will come natural and if you are just learning to spey cast some find that process much easier when they are only learning the one hand approach instead of two hand. Single handed spey is fun, practical and will advance your overall fly casting tactics quiver of tricks.


Streamer

C.F Burkheimer Streamer shown in Titanium Finish
There are those who fish streamers then there are streamer anglers. No streamer angler is ever satisfied with any standard action fly rod. The demands of repetitive casting with large flies causes one to look for any advantage they can get from a specialized rod.

A couple years ago Burkie, introduce a line of rods simple called Streamer. The model started out with a 688-4 and 788-4. New for 2019, 888-4. All Streamer Rod models are 8'8" long and crafted in 4 piece versions.

There are a couple of advantages to keeping a streamer rod under 9 foot. Much of this angling is done from a drift boat therefore the shorter length help rod/boat management especially considering the fact that no streamer angler only shows up with one rod. Another advantage is a short lever. Basic physics tells us that the shorter the lever the easier it will be for one to control. This is an important function when fly size can push toward a whole small rabbit package and your muscle power must be maintained for the duration of the day.

In addition to length, the Streamer also employs an action that is all to its own. The taper is designed to move cargo efficiently. Aside from big streamers they are also quite capable with heavy nymphs, deer hair dries and large wind resistant poppers. The new 888-4 size pushes the extreme in fly size handling as well as trophy size handling.

Do you have streamers hanging from your rear view mirror? If yes, then you are the guy Burkheimer built these rods for.


Two Handed Spey 6139-4


One doesn't have to search hard to find some of the most sought after spey rods on the planet. We know it so well that attempt to keep pre-ordered custom, In-Stock, on hand, ready to ship, two handers all the time.

So why a 6139-4? We have the source that will fill you in on what you might find interesting about this length/power of a two hander. Read Cody's report on Burkheimer 6139-4 and Airflo Delts Spey II 6/7

Please keep in mind when buying a Burkie; Unless we have it in-stock, it is 99.9% likely to be a special order. Rods can takes several months from order date to ship date. Even we wait for the rods we have in stock. This is why we special order and stock some rods. Check often cause they don't stay around very long. See In-Stock Inventory here...

Tight Lines,
Greg

Along with these unique additions you can find many more great rods from C.F. Burkheimer at "The Gorge"

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