Flyfishing North Coast Steelhead
My name is Jason Hartwick and I am the owner and head guide for Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service. I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and have been fly fishing for over 15 years. I attended the University of Texas on a golf scholarship and pursued professional golf for four years after school. While I grew up playing golf and trying to make a career out of it, I spent most of my youth trout and steelhead fishing the rivers of California’s Central Valley. I hooked my first steelhead on the American River and I have been crazy about them ever since. Although I grew up in Sacramento, I consider the Trinity River my home river. I have been fly fishing the Trinity River watershed for over 11 years in Summer, Fall, and Winter. What drew me to this river is the variety of steelhead fishing it provides all anglers throughout the year.
While I have been an avid steelheader for many years, I have been even more excited about steelheading since I started fishing two handed(spey) rods nine years ago. Spey rods not only make steelhead fishing much more enjoyable, but a heck of a lot easier. Not only can you cast further with ease but the two handed rod makes mending a breeze! Part of my love of fishing the two handed rod is teaching others to cast and fish them as well. If you have not experienced steelhead fishing with a spey rod, I suggest you give it a try.
Go for the grab!