Mad River Manufacturing makes some of the best steelhead fishing products out there. Last summer, I stopped by and Jimmy Davis gave me a quick tour of his made-in-the-USA worm facility. For a steelhead angler, it’s kinda like being a kid with the golden ticket at the chocolate factory…only the “sweets” here are pink and rubbery!
One of the things I really like about Jimmy Davis of Mad River Mfg. is that he’s always thinking of ways to add to his already impressive lineup of salmon & steelhead gear.
His latest two entries are Hard Fish Pills and Floaties. Mad River Mfg.’s soft Fish Pills are extremely popular for anglers drifting bait, the new hard models are likely to be a hit as well.
“Hard Fish Pills have the same basic
uses as Corkies or Cheaters (Drift fishing with bait, added to yarnies fished all by themselves and used as float heads for plastic worms),” says Davis. “The difference is Hard Fish Pills don’t have that hard ‘candy’ shell like the others; they float better for their size; and they cost about half of what Corkies do.”
Davis says his new Floaties are buoyant plastic beads with many uses.
To learn more: www.madrivermanufacturing.com
Okay, so maybe this fish didn’t actually eat Cleveland, but it’s damn near big enough to do so. Jimmy Davis caught it, as he says, “Somewhere along the West Coast,” on a pink and chartreuse Action Tail Steelhead Worm dangled under a float. After the quick grip-n-grin, the big beast was left to go about his business.
The behemoth wasn’t the only toad from the trip….
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