Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Well This is the weekend

The Christmas party is upon us. The line up has been set by the master himself Mark. We are also running a 10% in store discount on EVERYTHING in the shop. The list of northwest celebrities is a long and deep one. Missing this would not be the best move you could make for either your Christmas shopping or you steelhead fishing career. We will again be feeding you and there will be no shortage of snacks. From the entire crew here at the shop, See you soon.
December 8, Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Metal Head Christmas Party &

Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic

A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!

Please Share A Day With These These Folks:


Merry Metal Head Christmas !!!

The shop crew!!!
Mark Bachmann

Patty Barnes

Marcy Stone
Marcy Stone works at The Fly Fishing Shop

Travis Johnson

Eric Neufeld - One Cool MF'er the Simms Man

Josh Linn- G loomis guru... and great guy
George Cook- You can't say enough about Geo
Bruce Berry- The Buelah and protube master, great fly tier as well

Hawkeye Hawkins- The Hawk...need I say more
Jon Covich- Destination Master
Garry Sandstrom- you like loud reels,,, he your guy

Brian Silvey-Local Fly angling specialist, man can this son gun tie

April Vokey - Special Guest

Come meet the Company Reps:

George Cook: Sage, Rio, Tibor, Solitude

Eric Neufeld: Simms, Echo, Airflo, Idylwide Flies

Garry Sandstrom: Hardy, Scientific Anglers, Royal Wulff

Bruce Berry: Beulah Rods, Hatch Reels, Montana Flies

Dick Sagara: TFO, Teeny, Rainey's Flies

Jon Covich: R. L. Winston, Outcast, Fishpond

Josh Linn: G. Loomis

Come meet the Guides & Instructors:

Mark Bachmann

Marcy Stone

Travis Johnson

Hawkeye Hawkins

Brian Silvey

Ted Neely

Slide Shows & Demonstrations

Mark Bachmann - Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing 101 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.

April Vokey - "Swinging Flies for Steelhead" - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Travis Johnson - Winter Steelhead Secrets To Success - 11:00-Noon

Barbeque lunch will be served: Noon-1:30.

Josh Linn - 1:30-2:30 p.m.

George Cook- Defining Modern Spey Lines - 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Fly Tying Demonstrations (all day):

Featuring: the region's most experienced steelhead guides tying

their favorite winter steelhead flies.

Hawkeye Hawkins - The Hawkeye Special - 9:00-9:15

Josh Linn - Stinger Flies - 9:15-9:30

Charles St. Pierre - Hoh Bo Spey - 9:30-9:45

Bruce Berry - Pro Tube Killer - 2:30-2:45

Brian Silvey - Tube Snake - 2:45-3:00

Marty Sheppard - Metal Detector - 3:00-3:15

Ted Neely - Tiger Leech - 3:15-3:30

Party At: The Fly Fishing Shop - Welches, OR

This will be the best party in Welches, Oregon: December 8, 2012 !!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New flies to get ready for the winter season.

Here are all the colors to chose from.
Well the latest brain child of Scott Howell is here. In our shop any way. The long awaited Squidro have arrived. If you have liked the other flies that Scott has released on to the angling market the Squidro will compliment your box. Just take a look on the link provided. Squidros

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Want to get the word out.

It is coming up on us all fast Christmas...But before that the FFS Christmas Party!!! oh yeah. As we normally do we will be having presentations on casting and lines as well as lots of the worlds best fly tiers here to show you there stuff. Plus in keeping with the Christmas spirit we will be doing the annual Christmas raffle.

Need we say more.
With the free food and goodies, push an in store discount give that day and that day only, how can you loose. Hope to see you all there!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Simms Jacket.

Matt seems to enjoy the new jacket.
Well Simms keeps trying new product ideas and they might have a winner here in the northwest with the Bulkley Jacket. The Bulkley Jacket has the look of the old classic guide but for those this may concern. The Bulkley jacket is insulated to add warmth and gives you more mobility by not having to layer so deeply. The insulation oF prim aloft so even if you wade deep it dries quickly and still stays warm. If you are a hard core Northwest angler and in the market for a new rain jacket then look no further.

Great stuff now at a better price>
No another note all Fishpond items in the shop are currently on sale. If we have that pack or vest or gear bag you need you will like the price. Just call the shop at 503-622-4607

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Late fall is the best time for Terrestrials

Well even in our lovely state there is some great top water terrestrial fishing. From ants to Beatles to hoppers. from so of the small cascade streams and creeks to the Owyhee in far eastern Oregon. You can find fish looking for these types of bugs.

A Stunning Brown Caught on a hopper imitation.
Before the weather gets to cold and the probability of fishing nymphs becomes more prolific. The opportunity remains during the up and coming Indian summer. The types of takes you can receive fishing with these tactics are amazing. With the bonus if your fishing Beatles or hoppers you can still fish your favorite dropper. The large foam patterns are also easy to see for even the older folks. You don't have to wait for the Salmon fly hatch.

The Mohawk Hopper one of the best hopper Patterns.
Call for some ideas on where you might be able to fish some of the funnest trout flies to fish. 503-622-4607. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Trout Fishing is has been Awesome.

The Trout fishing on the Deschutes has been AWESOME as of lately. On the past few trips over we have been trout fishing in between Steelhead sessions. It has been super productive and the fish are big. With a combo of dry dropper and nymph fishing an hour or so a day has been doing the trick with the sometimes long time periods between Steelhead takes.
Lovely Redside taken during the heat of the day.
The Steelhead fishing has been tough this year but giving up wont catch you fish. The test of a real Steelhead fisherman is the drive to keep casting and fishing to the best of your casting ability. So when the time presents itself your the one who is ready. My last trip was just that way. My sports want to keep casting along with me shoving him into as many runs as I could get him to fish. We ended up hooking a few fish.
The hard work pays off!!! Brad catches his first summer Steelhead.
Call the shop for up to date reports 503-622-4607. Or just swing in on your way to the next fishing adventure.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Has the Season rolls on...

Well as the Fall season approaches the cooler mornings and changing of the leaves are starting to be noticed. Now we can all see that the fish counts are low... In my opinion this year is the true test of real Steelhead anglers. The harder the fishing comes the more they persist.

One of many taken on a dry fly.
We could talk Steelhead numbers and methodologies all day, But if you want to go out and be on top of the game right now trout are the way to go on the Deschutes. I was out with a couple of good friends of mine last Friday and intermixed with the Steelhead angling we went trout fishing!!! Wee HAMMERED them... crushed them and almost all were on the surface!

These are also fun but have been tough lately.
We also caught a couple of Steelhead but the trout were awesome. Plus know one was fishing for them, or has been fishing for them. Call the shop or stop in and get the details on which flies we used and when and where to go... Enjoy

Monday, September 3, 2012

We have been busy

Mark making the best of the prototype.
Well we have been busy here at the Fly Fishing Shop. Working the River both local and the Big "D". I am going to be honest the the Steelhead fishing has been tough but those who don't go down easy are still getting fish. Floating line still seam to be best, not to say sink tip wont work but does not seem any more effective.

Mark finds a fresh Deschutes fish on the 6126!!! Good equipment is fun to fish!
On a better note the new Sage "One" rod are all ready to go... Finally I know. The back order on Sages part was a bummer but maybe they did not anticipate the following of this rod series. If I were in the market for a new summer Steelhead Spey rod then  the 6126 Sage one takes the cake.

We have been messing around with these rod since the prototype we saw in Febuary. More full flexing that the Z-axis and coupled with the vibration reduction. You have one of the sweetest 6 wts ever made. Call the shop for details or just order on online...order 6126 Sage one! yeah!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fishing Report

Bend rod! my favorite kind.
Well as Steelhead remain slow in the lower Deschutes fishing else where is great. The lakes of the cascade are producing well. Lost and Timothy are ripping the Hex hatch right now. While the mid day action is on damsel or flying ants.

PED's are awesome at the righ time.

The Trout fishing on the Deschutes has step up in the last 2 week. Evening Caddis is out of control. Hatches of caddis are being over lapped by PED's. The morning start as early as you are willing to rise. Starting with dead caddis and aquatic moths. Then Nymphing will be from about 12 to 1 until the shade hits the water. Caddis emergers like Silvey's are kicking ass as well as brightly colored attractor patters.

Mid day attractors.
 If you nee more inspiration call or come on in the fly shop. (503)622-4607

Away they go!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Trout Fishing Rocks!!!

Well if you are in the mood to catch trout the central Oregon river are producing well. The Deschutes is in the middle of the best part of the Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and PED. I dont think you can beat the dry fly action on the Deschutes.
Caddis rules the summer months!!

The Green Drakes are also hatching on the Mettolius. And with the odd weather we have been having have only made the the Hatches better and more prolific.
Never forget your emergers.

The Crooked is also fishing well still nymphing is the primary tactic. But dont think you wont get a chance to fish dries. Good evening caddis as well as midges and PMD hatches will all be present. If you are in the right water type you will see the bugs and maybe some fish.
The bent rod, my favorite kind!

So on your way over to one of these kick butt fishing destonations swing on in the shop, we will show what flies are fishing well and how to rig them for on river sucsess.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sometimes the right dropper can be the difference!!

Interesting colors can provide success.
We the Big bugs are out on the Deschutes and so are the people... The best way to handle the pressure is with the best strategy. The Fisherman with the best plan and the most ammo typically do the best. A good variety of large stone fly dries and a great selection of droppers is a wonderful way to fish amongst your fellow man.

The other point that seems to make a huge difference this time of year is the size tippet you are willing to use. The finer you go the more fish will be eating your fly! Hands Down!! Here is my disclaimer, if you start dropping tippet size you wont land as many fish, you will hook a lot more. That's the give and take of the fishing right now.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Salmon Fies are Coming are You Ready???

Are you ready for the stone flies??? We are!
Well the day of the stone fly quickening is upon us and weather it is tomorrow or Saturday or next Wednesday they are starting to pop and fish will follow!!!! Be sure you are ready and not left behind. Having all your ducks in a row is half the battle of having a good trip. We can help get you set up with leaders, indicators, split shot, floatant, and all the flies need to kick but at what ever the river might throw at you stop in or call the shop for more info 503-622-4607.  Or the easiest way is to go to our website and order them there!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SPEY CLAVE time!!!

Yep it is time for the best spey gathering in the world. Not long now and at the normal location. We are amping up for a great year. This year the list of presenters is better than ever. people that know the northwest and can help you answer all the question you could come up with. Take a look for your self so you can be there when you favorite presenters are up.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NW fly tying expo

Yep it is already that time again. The Albany fly tying expo is apon us. As ussual The Fly Fishing Shop will be attending. Josh Lynn, and some of the crew will be down there to istruct and talk fishing, or just shoot the breeze with. Be sure you stop by the booth, and check out the link .

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What to do??? Perpare!

Well the weather is just a crap shoot right now. The only thing between now and when the Pat's face off against the Giants is tie as many flies as possible or at least prepare for when the water gets better. Checkout the good stuff here at one of these places. or

We all must have done that rain dance at the same time... Just be patient.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sunday Round Tables

Well it is that time of year. We are Starting up the round tables that mean great tiers and cool flies and instruction, all for free. Next up we have Bruce Berry and the Fly Shop crew tying on Protubes. If you have been wanting to know how to tie on tube or are just looking for new tube ideas come on down.

Then on February 19 we have the Brian Kite (the Wombat), and Charles St. Peirre (Chaz Michael Michael's). Both these guys are great tyres and spey casters. Pick-er-Pockets, and Hoh Bo spey are staples in these guys boxes. If you are fans of these flies then be here to see them in action.

If anything else happens to come up or if there is anything you guys want to see tied just shoot us an email or a comment on this post. Thanks from all of us at the shop.