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Stillwater Fly Fishing (Larry Tamiyasu Pays His Dues…and not just in fairweather)

Rainbow (OrchysBrusis)~Larry Tamiyasu

Rainbow (Oncorynchus Bruisus)~Larry Tamiyasu

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I have remarked before that Larry Tamiyasu is a very dedicated stillwater fly fisher from Oregon. He started the season in the snow from one lake to another and finished (well who knows…if it isn’t frozen over, he may still be there) the season in the snow. This beautiful rainbow fell to a black leech in the Spring on a very chilly day. This fish and others went back to the depths, unharmed. And, no, it was not a pay lake. You will note the top of Larry’s head was cut off. The photographer took the liberty of cropping the shot to eliminate the bizarre stocking cap that Larry is often seen wearing. I told Larry that, today, pink is not an uncommon color for a man, but perhaps a more somber color on stillwaters is in order. Actually, I have no idea why it was cropped that way, a misplaced tree, inappropriate logo on a trucker’s hat or……………….? No matter…the fish captures your gaze, doesn’t it?

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6 Responses to “Stillwater Fly Fishing (Larry Tamiyasu Pays His Dues…and not just in fairweather)”


  1. 1 Beth Powell
    February 15, 2011 at 15:30

    That’s my Step-Dad who’s been there for me since I was 7. I was looking for his website and found this too! I was totally stumped over this pink hat comment, wondering why I haven’t seen it. His grandkids would LOVE to see it but seems it was a joke. Phew! A pink stocking cap?

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    • 2 SwittersB
      February 15, 2011 at 20:47

      Hello Beth,

      My attempt at humor and pathetic at best. I have never met Larry but know of him indirectly via a friend. I do know he is an exceptional fisherman…..and i believe he has completed an epic journey as well. No pink hat…just the cropped pic and my inane comment to explain that……..

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  2. November 6, 2008 at 15:24

    Hello swittersb,

    Thanks for the reply. Email me with a mailing address and I’ll mail you a handful of my flies.

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  3. 4 swittersb
    November 5, 2008 at 21:00

    Hello Bob,

    Thank you for visiting and I will point people your way whenever possible. Best wishes.

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  4. November 5, 2008 at 18:49

    It looks to me like Mr. Tamiyasu has discovered the secret of fishing without the crowds. While other stillwater fly fishermen are carrying out cold weather honeydos around the house, he is enjoying fine fishing with little competition. In that environment, he can get away with a pink cap! I enjoy your blog and writing style, swittersb. I was raised in Oregon, but now reside in the Idaho panhandle. I have a website, http://www.idaho-insider.com and have just recently begun a WordPress blog at http://idahope.wordpress.com/ I can learn a lot from your blogging and will stop by often for a visit.

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