Posts Tagged ‘flies

29
Mar
17

It should be relaxing…

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.”  Washington Irving

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02
Nov
16

Late Fall fly fishing…

Makes for a little friskier fish as water temps cool down

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Above Rainbow Trout caught & released

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The Whitlock’s Red Squirrel Emerger pattern (above) accounted for many nice trout this late Summer. Fished on an Intermediate fly line just above the weeds, it proved to be quite enticing on Oregon lakes.

06
Oct
16

Caddis Fly pattern…

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Size 16 X Caddis, Elk Hair Wing for trout

12
Sep
16

planning & anticipation…

Late Summer fly fishing…pleasant daytime temps and cool mornings.

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Big, beautiful fish caught, carefully photo’d and released.

28
Feb
16

The season cometh…

By now, I have usually reminded my fellow fly fishers/fly tiers that it is time to inventory the fly boxes and gear in anticipation of the coming Trout season. If you fish during the Fall/Winter, as I sometimes do, your gear can be much divided mess of Steelhead, Salmon and Trout equipment/tools etc. I usually have to cull out the essentials for Trout fishing and then take an inventory of all my fly boxes to see what needs to be tied (assuming you tie your own) or purchased. That will also necessitate an inventory of your fly tying materials that you may have packed away last Summer/Fall.  Find that old checklist and get started. If you don’t, you will be scrambling when that invite comes.

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All Trout Caught/Released

23
Jan
16

Birds & Trout Feeding…

An evening hatch of midges (chironomids) excited the feeding birds and trout (and the fly fishers)…

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Sipping trout take suspended pupa and emerger patterns right below the surface…

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 All trout caught/released…

12
Oct
14

Comet Sighting in Oregon

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First significant Fall rains may, finally, raise the coastal rivers and flush Chinook salmon up out of the bays and tidewaters into the fresh, sweet waters. A chuck & duck (heavy fly pattern that may well embed itself in the back of your head on the forward, power stroke of a cast…so you duck or bend forward on the forward stroke) fly pattern to dredge the pools is a Comet. I know these are much bigger than usual, with bigger hook and dumbbell eyes. Oregon salmon often like that chartreuse green color. 

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