Archive for January 23rd, 2009

23
Jan
09

Strung Out Leech Technique (Extended Body and trailing stinger)

'Strung Out' Technique

'Strung Out' Technique

“The MOAL was originally designed by northwest steelhead guide Derek Fergus, the Strung Out Leech and the Mother Of All Leeches – MOAL have become a popular new direction in fly fishing circles. The benefit of the S.O. or Strung Out design is the short hook which does not come out as easily during strong battles with heavy steelhead. The Strung Out Series can be adapted to other patterns as well. Northwest Featured fly tyer John P. Newbury has taken the MOAL to a second generation in design.”        http://flyfishnw.com/content/view/97/60/

23
Jan
09

“Protecting the McKenzie River from death by 1,000 cuts..”

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The Oregon Fly Fishing Blog is often in the forefront of reporting on projects, groups, efforts at a grass roots level engaged in preserving habitat of our watersheds and bringing focus upon overuse, abuse and lack of responsiveness at State and Federal levels. This piece on the amazingly beautiful McKenzie River is informative on what can be done when focused experts and groups bring awareness to those of us that infrequently fish the McKenzie R. or get no more glimpse of her than from a freeway bridge. 

      “Moll, Executive Director of McKenzie River Trust is working hard to prevent us from loving our homewaters to death. Find out more about the threats to the McKenzie River watershed and what our local land trust is doing…”

http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/

23
Jan
09

Nomad Stillwater Pattern (Proven UK Reservoir Pattern…worth some experimentation?)

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While perusing Jardine’s book, I came across a pattern called the NOMAD. I like the looks of the pattern because of the ‘hot’ focal point of the snout and the placement of the bead toward the middle of the shank. It is probably nothing more than my desire for a little variety to the ubiquitous Woolly Bugger. I love the Little Fort Leech, Minnow Bugger and Calico Bugger (to name but a few) but this pattern adds some non-drab energy and it would be fun to experiment with the attractor color. In the book, and not shown here, the pattern is black marabou and rear body with a hot chartreuse green front. The hot green, red, orange opens the way to all the usual experimentation and alternatives to any pattern…Jardine touts the pattern as highly effective in UK stillwaters. I am going to tie up a few in various sizes for early season Browns and Bows in Central Oregon. 

 

Nomad

Nomad

Nomad

Nomad




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