Not taken much time to 'putt about' the forum "Home Page;" ... till this morning. AMAZING the amount of truely good info/articles/etc., available for reading. This one really caught my attention; well written and hugely informative. Yes, you can 'high stick nymph' with a spey rod. :ray1: http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/faq/idx/0/107/article/Steelhead_Nymphing_Strategies.html In 'skinny water' or runs that are close to your bank it's a VERY effective way of taking fish.