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A Steelhead Family

A personal favorite documentary short that provides insight into what it may be like to grow up among generations of rod builders and steelhead anglers in British Columbia

From the Vimeo description:

“What if fishing was so important that you would change your life to pursue it? You would focus your entire life around it and raise your family to appreciate every aspects of the sport for themselves. “A Steelhead Family” walks you through a few days in the lives of the Clay family (Bob, Jed, Kaili, Kathy & Kateri), who have done just that. Headed by bamboo rod builder Bob Clay, this accomplished steelheading family makes the sport of spey casting look easy while illustrating the importance of the survival of these great fish in BC, Canada. A true fishing family in one of the last wild Steelheading strongholds left on earth.”

Created, edit, directed and produced by: Andrew Hardingham – Ubiquitous water Media”

Regency Centerpin Switch Rod

Built with high frame guides and a switch grip for use with this Kingpin Regency, a small diameter 3.75″ centerpin reel.

Rod Blank: Batson 1087-4 10’6″ Switch 7wt
Butt Cap: Pac Bay BCS20B-CCND  Composite Cork
Rear Grip: Switch Rear Grip HESW325S-300 3.25″ Super Grade Cork
Reel Seat:Pac Bay Channel Lock Fly Reel Seat CL8R-G
Fore Grip: Switch Fore Grip SWFG115S-250 11.5″ Super Grade Cork
Stripping Guides: Pac Bay Minima Model M Ceramic CMSG16, CMSG12, CMSG10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Running Guides: Pac Bay Model SV Ceramic CSVSG08, 6xCSVSG06
Tip Top: Pac Bay Model PT Ceramic CPST06-05.0