Monday, April 7, 2014

The Clave is Coming up Quickly!!!

Especially YOU Are Invited To This Party!!!

May 16 May 17 May 18

7:30- 9:00

Final Set-Up

Get prepared for the BIG show!

Yes, there will be coffee 7:30- 9:00

Breakfast Sponsored By:

Clackamas Fly Fishers Club

Come early! Everyone is welcome!

Coffee will be brewing by: 6:30am 7:30- 9:00

Breakfast Provided By:

The Fly Fishing Shop

Come early! Everyone is welcome!

Coffee will be brewing by: 6:30am

9:00am - 9:30am

Dwight Klemin

Spey Casting, A Teachers Perspective

9:00am - 9:30am

Mark Bachmann

"Spey Casting Basics" 9:00am - 9:30am

Donna O'Sullivan

"Underhand Casting"

9:30am - 10:00am

Eric Nuefeld

"Fishing and Casting Sink Tips"

9:30am - 10:00am

Brian Styskal & Tyler Kushner

"Full Circle 21st Centery Long lines" 9:30am - 10:00am

Lee Davidson

"Going the Distance-tips and techinques"

10:00am - 10:30am

Mia Sheppard

"Extending your Spey Cast"

10:00am - 10:30am

Tom Larimer

"Fishing & Casting Micro Speys" 10:00am - 10:30am

Jerry French

"Sustained Anchor Systemology"

10:30am - 11:00am

Jeff Putnam

10:30am - 11:00am

Brian Silvey & Hawkeye Hawkins

"Which rod, when & where." 10:30am - 11:00am

Charles St. Pierre

"Fundamentals of Swinging"

11:00am - 11:30am

Zack Williams

11:00 - 11:30am

Simon Gawesworth

"Fixing Comon Spey Casting Problems" 11:00 - 11:30am

Scott O'Donnell

"Drasticly Improving your Learning Curve"

11:30am - 12:00am

Jennifer Mitchell

"Hooking and Landing Fish" 11:30am - 12:00pm

Scott Howell

"Defining Skagit Casting, recognizing faults and tips" 11:30am - 12:00am

Carl Zarelli

"Dealing with sink tips"

12:00pm - 1:00pm

FREE Lunch

Prepared & served by El Burro Loco 12:00pm -1:00pm

FREE Lunch Sponsored By: TFO

Prepared & served by El Burro Loco 12:00pm - 1:00pm

FREE Lunch

Prepared & served by El Burro Loco

1:00pm - 4:00pm

FREE Spey Casting School

Sponsored by: Simms

and The Fly Fishing Shop 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Josh Linn

"High Precentage Casts" 1:00pm -1:30pm

Jon Hazelett

"Straight Lines Make Good Casts"

This is the largest FREE Spey Casting School offered anywhere...period!!! 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Jeff Hickman

"The Geometry Of Spey Fishing" 1:30-2: 00pm

Trevor Covich

"Situational Pokes"

We're talking about 24 instructors, and 120 students, in 2-miles of river. 2:00pm - 2:30pm

George Cook


Hawkeye Hawkins


FOR FREE !!! 2:30pm-3:00pm

Klaus Frimor

"Scandi Casting for Chromers"

2:30pm-4: 00pm

Try out tackle on the water or -

Tear down - go home.

The first 100-students are guaranteed hands-on instruction by a professional instructor.

All 24 instructors

are named on this Agenda Page. 3:00pm-3:30pm

Marty Sheppard

"Next Level Loops"

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Try out tackle on the water. 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Nick Rowell

"Matching Angles"

5:00pm - after dark

Taco Dinner

Everyone welcome!

Be part of the Woodstock of Spey.

America is about big! 5:00pm -

"G. Loomis Hosted Barbeque"

Prepared & served by:

El Burro Loco

Everyone welcome! Thank You

For Attending !

Projected Entertainment

4:00pm - dark

Try out tackle on the water.

There will be lots of tackle provided for you to try

and lots of help for you to improve your casting. The 14th Annual

Sandy River Spey Clave

Additional Volunteer Instructors For Beginner's Day:

Dave Hubbard, Beau Purvis and many more to be added!

Hope this help you guys getting ready for this AWESOME Event.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Come Join the Fly Fishing Shop at the Expo

Come join us at the Albany Fly Tyer Expo. That weekend is always fun. Watch some of the worlds best tyers and fly casters in action. Our booth will be stack and packed say hi and don't be afraid to ask any of us questions. Fishing has been OK, so you all need to get out and go. Enjoy

Monday, January 20, 2014

Yep Winter Steelhead or Winter Trout.

 Depending on what weather your getting the fishing can be awesome. I have been out for both trout and Winter Steelhead and have been finding success with both. The Steelhead are around and showing themselves to those willing to work, but you wont be alone on the river. With all this nice weather the urban rivers have been busy.

You cant catch Winter Steelhead if you don't get out there. Fish are being caught from the coast to the Urban rivers of Portland. The day you chose is everything.

Odd winter weather has lead to some great trout fishing!
On the East side the trout fishing has been very productive. Nymph fishing and dry fly fishing have been options on both the trips out on the Deschutes lately. Fish responded well to a variety of flies, time of day was more important. The Crooked river has been on fire and our very own Dave is there now so more info to come. Hope everybody has had a great start to their year!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!

That's what I will be doing!!
We here at the Fly Fishing Shop wanted to say thanks for all the support over the years. Wishing all of our friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!!! Lets go catch some fish in the yer 2014. From all the crew here at the shop, Dave, Matt, Mark, Joyce, Patty, Travis, Tony, Mike, Rhawnie, Tippet.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Get Ready for Satureday!!!

Especially YOU Are Invited !!!Last up-dated: 11/29/13.Merry Metal Head Christmas !!!

Super Santa says:
Be a hero this Christmas!
Order Early!
December 14, Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Metal Head Christmas Party &

Annual Winter Steelhead ClinicA new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!
Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations!
Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge.
Please Share The Day With Us:

Mark Bachmann

Patty Barnes

Garry Sandstrom

Travis Johnson

Josh Linn

Hawkeye Hawkins

George Cook  is a factory representative for Sage, Simms, Rio, Tibor, Action Optics, Solitude
George Cook

Jon Covich

Come meet the Company Reps:

George Cook: Sage, Rio, Tibor, Solitude
Eric Neufeld: Simms, Echo, Airflo, Winston, Umpqua
Garry Sandstrom: Hardy, Scientific Anglers, Royal Wulff
Bruce Berry: Beulah Rods, Hatch Reels, Montana Flies
Dick Sagara: TFO, Teeny, Rainey's Flies
Jon Covich: Outcast, Fishpond
Come meet the Guides & Instructors:
Mark Bachmann
Josh Linn
Travis Johnson
Hawkeye Hawkins
Scott Howell
Brian Silvey
Marty Sheppard
Mia Sheppard
Ted Neely
Slide Shows & Demonstrations

Mark Bachmann - Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing 101 - 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Tom Larimer - Chinook Spey Fishing - 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Jon Covich - Fly Water Travel - 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Barbeque lunch will be served Plus
The NEW Sandy River Spey Clave Logo will be chosen: 11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Scott Howell - The Indigenous Range of Steelhead 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Jeff Hickman - Clackamas River recovery 2:00-2:45 p.m.
George Cook- Defining Modern Spey Lines - 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Fly Tying Demonstrations (all day):
Featuring: the region's most experienced steelhead guides tying
their favorite winter steelhead flies.

Scott Howell - Intruders & Squidros
Hawkeye Hawkins -
Josh Linn - Stinger Flies
Charles St. Pierre - Foxxee Dog
Bruce Berry - Pro Tube Flies
Mark Bachmann - Possum Flag Flies
Brian Silvey
Travis Johnson
Nick Rowell
Party At: The Fly Fishing Shop - Welches, OR
This will be the best party in Welches, Oregon: December 14, 2013 !!!

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
1(800) 266-3971

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Weather is turning and tying flies is looking like a good option.... for a little while anyway

Tons of furs and feathers to peak your creative juices.
Well the holiday season is in full swing and days spent shopping or inside doing family stuff like eating dinners with way to many calories. If you are going to be stuck in this perpetual state of way to full, then find a comfy chair and be creative in this less than motivating state of mind. The shop has tons of fly tying stuff for all your trout, Steelhead, or saltwater needs. With new stuff headed our way right now, this is the place to get your fly tying muse motivated.
If you did not have enough vises in life, we can get you at least one more.

Or thing that would inspire a new tier to the tying community might be a new vise. either way we still have you covered. Never be afraid to stop on in and take a look. Grab a cup of coffee and hang out. Remember the Christmas party is on the 14th of December so be ready for that.

Monday, November 18, 2013

I M.O.W.'s

I M.O.W. tips are the way to go this time of year. Not as cold asit is going to be but not as HOT as it was. I have been out there lately and can tell you there are still fresh Summer Steelhead showing up in Most of the rivers east of Welches and 2014 is not to far away now. Take a look at these as a great way to control fly deepth and help fly speed. I MOW's here!!