Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Fly Fishing Blog


Sexy Stuff: Marabou

Isn’t it sexy? Can you imagine it wet? No, not her baby doll. That sexy, undulating tail on that damsel. I said not her. Ok, I haven’t really posted one naughty insinuation on SwittersB in ages. So, its over…relax.

For the beginning fly tier, marabou is one great material to become familiar with for tails, abdomen, wings. It pulses and undulates with the slightest movements. Learn the types of marabou feathers and how they are used for various patterns. Never treat marabou with any floatant materials (same with CDC). Let it work its magic. This will also encourage you to visualize how you are presenting a fly beneath the surface.

Sexy: Provocative, Seductive, Appealing, Exciting….This Rainbow Trout took a marabou enhanced streamer pattern. Caught/Released.


Fly Fishing: Simple Partridge & Green Shined

Yesterday, midday, on the McKenzie River the Partridge and Green Wet Fly Shined

PMD’s and a variety of  Caddis were coming off. As the fly became tattered from teeth, it still worked just fine until it finally came undressed. Darn!  Tutorial/SBS by Oregon Fly Fishing Blog.


Fly Tying: Folding the Hackle at OFFB

Recently wrote about this and none to clearly either. Leave it to the always educational OFFB to explain a clear way to do this. I recall the scissor technique but never saw it clearly ’til now. The spot also deals with winding hackle front to rear and rear to front and the affect it creates. Thank you OFFB!

Steelhead Pattern by Jack Hagan (NWFFO)


Fly Fishing Blogs (Time to Reconsider My Efforts)

I was reading the always useful Oregon Fly Fishing Blog and a piece (installment) by Jay Nicolas entitled The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it, by Jay Nicholas.

In the piece there was something that caught my eye besides the uncharacteristic pic of a tight tush (are the OFBB guys loosening up?)…it was a comment that “….Research has demonstrated that blogging occupies an average of 6.5 hours per day for an avid fly fisher. Researchers have concluded also that a preoccupation with blogging” essentially precludes devoting any time to actual fishing. Thus, any bloggers who pretend to report fishing trips must have been hallucinating the event.”

Well, that is so true. It becomes akin to ‘those that can do and those that can’t coach’ (sorry coaches). So much effort to create posts that are meaningful, accurate, tinged with humor. It is a consuming drain, especially combined with work and family and vices. I so seldom get to fish of late..the addiction of the pasttime is so self evident I worry for my sanity headed into Winter. Too consuming, too passionate this blogging. So with that in mind I have decided to relax, expand the mind and remove myself from the blogging harness for awhile and explore other avenues of fulfillment. I mean if OFFB can pull a little sex kitten from Moldy Chum or Buster then certainly I can find a similar release……

rap star

Well, on second thought…although there were lots of ‘bootylicious’ displays in this cultural sidebar…I guess as Clint said,  ‘a man’s got to know his limitations’ or something like that. I am too old for a mid-life crisis, so I will go back to researching and tweaking the FF populace and dreaming, planning and yes, sometimes getting out there.


OFFB (Can You Feel The Energy??)

fry pan toss

Winter is on the wane. Runoff is evident and anticipation is heightened. No where is this more evident than at the OFFB, where the advance assault is afoot and the photo’s depict the energy after a bundled up Winter.  If you check out the OFFB site, see if you don’t agree that you feel the energy. The pictures are not static; they seem alive and energizing….come on Rip Van Winkle..get out there and watch the high water.

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