JD Richey

JD Richey Sportfishing

Please extend a warm Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show welcome to JD Richey. JD’s name looms large in the world of salmon and steelhead.  He’s an innovator and educator and he’s coming to this year’s show to share his decades of focused knowledge and expertise.


JD Richey has been a full time fishing guide in Alaska, Nevada and California since 1998. As a columnist and features writer for publications like Salmon Trout Steelheader, Fish Alaska, Salmon Steelhead Journal, Field & Stream and a host of others, Richey has penned literally thousands of articles (mainly focusing on salmon & steelhead) and has also written 5 how-to books on fishing.  His seminar, Hot Bead Techniques for Salmon & Steelhead, captures his vast experience on rivers across the west and Alaska into an informational hour of how-to on this red-hot technique for catching salmon, steelhead and trout.


JD Richey, will take you on a deep dive into how to become a proficient bead angler. He’ll cover everything from his unique rigging styles to proper gear setup, why these round balls are so effective and where/when to use them. By the end, you should be able to confidently take your bead fishing game to the next level. Anyone interested in the what, why and how of bead fishing needs to attend this session.  It’s only being offered once at the show so mark your calendar!