Review: Kast Steelhead Glove

I picked up a pair of these from the good folks at Deschutes Angler last month.  I was about to head out on my annual fall "end of the season" float with some pals, and the forecast was for super cold and windy... my favorite combination!  Late fall in Central Oregon can be down right frickin freezing, especially with a little wind chill.

The first thing I noticed was the huge loop that you can use to pull the gloves on.  Very cool.  It helped a lot when I needed to get them on quick, even with numb fingers.  The next feature I like is the heavy duty rubber cuff.  You can stretch it around your sleeve and it has very high quality velcro.  The fleece lining was comfy and didn't separate from the shell of the glove... it is a single membrane I believe.  They are waterproof... I dipped my hands in the river to test and they stayed dry.  I can strip and shoot line while wearing them.  Changing flies or hooks and tying knots with the gloves on is out of the question, but otherwise they are allow for quite a bit of finger dexterity.

I will be wearing these gloves all winter.  They get a thumbs up from me.


Guide's Dental Insurance

These things are perfect for the river...


Happy Thanksgiving!

As I am hanging out with my family in Hillsboro today I wanted to drop a note of thanks to everyone who fished with us this year or helped support us in any way.  We are thankful for another wonderful year in business and we couldn't have done it without you.

Thankful for health and happiness!


They are running big this year!

Here is a bruiser we picked up recently, taped 37 inches.  Angler:  Gary Lawrence from Bend, OR


My little girl Paley!  It is great to finally spend some time with her after a long fall season.


A few perfect fish

A few of the beautiful steelhead we have been lucky enough to meet...

Dale Isenberg with a camp water beuaty

Me and pat Clark showing off a dandy buck.

A beautiful and amazing hen from a classic run. Fish, fly, and photo courtesy of Dan LeMoine of Rifle, CO.

There is no place like the Deschutes. Dan LeMoine photo.

I have lots to tell but a few photos will have to do for now.  Thanks for checking in!