Steve Luethi: Guide, Travel Host & Shop Ambassador

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When did you start fly fishing? When I was a wee lad.

What or who got you started? Mister Rogers.

Favourite place in Alberta to fish? Any Alpine lake with Rodney and Bob.

What’s your favourite fish to target? Whitefish.

If you could fish anywhere on the planet for a week (and money was no object) where would you go fishing and why? Yemen. I hear fishing pressure is low. 

Top 3 fish on your bucket list? Carp, inconnu, quillback suckerfish.

What’s your Top 5 Go To Flies on the Bow? Red lightning bug, red wire worm, red squirmy worm, red chenille worm, brown chenille worm.

Go To 5 Weight Rod? Redington minnow.

Favourite Fly Line? Rio Pike Line.

Would You Rather: Strip a Streamer or Swing a Streamer? Swing a squirmy worm.

Would You Rather: Dead Drift a Dry Fly or Skate a Dry Fly? Skate a mouse that’s eating a worm.

Most Embarrassing Fishing Story? Was fishing for trevally in Oman. I was using hooks between 2/0-6/0 so big saltwater hooks with the barbs still intact. I hang the hooks on the side of my backpack to dry before putting them in my fly box which prevents rusting. We were just about to end a long run with the boat, I was sitting down with my backpack on the floor between my legs. I decided to change my fly, so I pulled my backpack straight up which sent a big barbed hook straight in to my nethers. I started screaming immediately as I was in intense pain. The people I was with started videoing the situation instead of helping (which speaks highly of their character). After a few moments, which felt like hours, I was able to get the hook out. The next beach we stopped at I didn’t wade deeper than knee deep as to not attract any sharks. No s*** this actually happened.