Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Two Hands Trailer

Something to look at if you are a Steelhead angler in the Northwest. Glad these boys stepped up and did something.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Green Drakes

Josh bring a lovely trout to net during a Drake hatch.
Well if you are in the know then June is the time for Green Drakes. Nymphs, emerges, and dries all taking fish when fished at the correct time. The most impressive thing about these Drakes we have is the size, like sausages with wings these bad boys get noticed. If you have never seen a Green Drake now is the time check it out, and enjoy.

Great Redside taken on a well fished Green Drake Nymph.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Post Clave and Deschutes Report.

Free Casting Day gets bigger every year!! Next year will be even better!!
The 2014 Sandy River Spey Clave has come and gone. I am going to say the best attended and best represented Clave yet. This year there was more to do, see and try then ever before. The tying sessions were a hit as well as the hand out that contain all the sponsers and infomation about the schedual of events both on water and in the theater tent. The free casting again was amazing, for everyone involved. If you have never attended this gathering then you are missing out, the Clave has become a staple event in the Northwest and I would say any persons interested in spey casting expert of beginger can and does benifit from the Sandy river Clave. My pronise is that next year we will try to improve and make the event bigger and more enjoyable.

Fat Redside taken on a dry on a guide trip last week.

Heavy water sometimes provides nice trout.

Now to the good stuff. The Deschutes trout fishing has been steady...I am not saying stellar or out of this world. The trout have seen alot of flies and something different would help to change the game. The Salmon fly hatch is always this way. Now toward the later half of the hatch progressivly grown hatches of Caddis and Mayflies are becoming more and more pervilent. The trout are seeing the ouportunity not to be hooked by changing their eating habbits this year. The lower water than normal, this has moved the fish more wide spread over the surface area of the river. I would also recomend longer leaders and lighter tippet. These have been the keys to our on river sucsess lately if you have any other questions about fishing anywhere just give us a call (503) 622-4607.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Deschutes Opener and The Clave

Way to start the season!!!
 It is that time of year again!! Busy and lots of fishing potential. Still some fish in the Sandy and the Clack. Lakes are opening up and the bid "D" is open and there are fish to be had for those willing to get out and chase them!!!

Coming up quick be there for the largest persentation in two handed rod in the world.
I know I just pumped you up about going fishing. But the Sandy Spey Clave is not one to miss. I would be there for as many days as I could and then go fishing. The free casting clinic is worth the trip to Oxbow alone!! Don't forget to sign up for the free casting class at speyclave2014@ragingriversales.com Hope to see you all there.

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!!!