Archive for January 17th, 2011

17
Jan
11

Fly Tying by Oar Whore: BWO Sipper Emerger

Oar Whore: BWO Sipper Emerger

This pattern tutorial by Oar Whore, has some good explanations on tying in a deer hair wing in reverse fashion, a trailing shuck, a goose biot body and how to finish the fly off. And here is an excellent piece by OW (need to learn his name Daniel Palmer) on how to get in and out of a drift boat.

17
Jan
11

Speaking of the Sandy River: EEK!!! Flooding 2011

FLOODING FLOODING FLOODING

I recall working near the Sandy River in 1996. I witnessed devastation akin to the Christmas 1964 Flood.

I recall the woman I talked to in the afternoon. I strongly suggested she and her husband vacate their home at once. She agreed. The husband balked. I left. They stayed. In the night, the home was washed away, the wife and husband inside their home, into the Sandy R.. The husband grasped for her outstretched hand as the house (decapitated after it had passed beneath 3 bridges) passed out into the Columbia R. The tug boat crewman pulled on the husband as the husband pulled on his wife. The wife let go and sunk below into the remnants of the home as the Columbia R. claimed the house and the woman. She was never seen again.

Today, I went out and checked out my unofficial gage (the Troutdale RR Bridge & the Columbia R. Hwy. as it curves right below the bridge). The water has receded several feet below where it had reached. The skies are black to the East. I do hope that no more warm rain falls over the West slopes of the Cascades.

17
Jan
11

Fly Tying: Classic Dry Fly Proportions

You strive for these proportions. Not just for tradition and appearances sake, but for functionality also. I borrowed this graphic from Rosen’s Fly Fishing Blog, an excellent Bulgarian FF resource.

Classic Dry Fly Proportions @ Rosen's FF Blog (SB)

Proportion Matching

D = G = Е = 2 x C = 2/3 B

F = H = 1 1/2 x C

Excellent Fly Tying, Step by Step Tutorials




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