Archive for September 12th, 2008

12
Sep
08

Goodbye Stewart’s Flyshop & Custom Tackle (Troutdale, Oregon)

Just wanted to say goodbye to a flyshop in the Troutdale, Oregon area that was run by Doug Stewart and his sons. After a long run, the doors have closed. It is hard to run any small business this day in age, and particularly hard in such a small field as flyfishing. Not sure why they went out of business, but I owe a debt to Doug. I took my first flytying class from him almost 30 years ago and Doug was instrumental in fostering my love for two places: the Sandy River above the Revenue Bridge & The Crooked River at Cobble Rock. Doug, I appreciate you and best wishes now and on.

12
Sep
08

Pucker Time At The Beach (Tan with some Noise)

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jddg_feriasnapraia1wmv1_shortfilms  (CHECK THIS)

12
Sep
08

October Caddis (Fall Dry Fly Action, but Pupa’s Too)

October Caddis Pupa

October Caddis Pupa

http://onlineflytyer.com/article_octcaddis.asp

October Caddis (EHC w/ CDC)

October Caddis (EHC w/ CDC)

Caddisfly Genus Dicosmoecus       (http://www.troutnut.com/topic/189)

This is a superhatch in the West. Gary LaFontaine had a self-proclaimed obsession with Dicosmoecus, and he devotes several pages of Caddisflies to stressing the importance of its larvae, pupae, and adults. He wrote:

The question for fly fishermen seeking big trout is: “Which insects provide the best opportunity for catching such fish?” My list would be: Giant Orange Sedge (Dicosmoecus sp.), Salmon Fly (Pteronarcys californica, a stonefly), and the Michigan Mayfly (Hexagenia limbata). Dicosmoecus is the most important — and the contest is not even close.

His reasons for this judgement are five traits of Dicosmoecus:

  • Very large size: Adults 30mm long, and thick.
  • Activity concentrated within 2-3 weeks.
  • Emerges in the low, clear water of fall.
  • Active during afternoon and evening.
  • Abundant in rivers with sea-run trout
Graham Owen Perfection

Graham Owen Perfection

http://www.grahamowengallery.com/fishing/more-fly-tying.html  (If you have the time and are enormously gifted like Owen)




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