Saturday, February 28, 2015

Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes

All this warmer weather has gotten us thinking about an early Salmon Fly hatch on the Deschutes. Todd Moen's Catch Magazine video above captures so much of the anticipation that is stirring in us.

For more information on getting the right fly and equipment, click here to read more about the Deschutes river and the Redside Trout: Deschutes River

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Volutionary Trapping at Mt. Hood Rivers

Here is a Volutionary Fish Trap that looks like a Spaceship on the local rivers around here. It is great to see the Passion in the Conservation Officers and to get some insight what they are doing to protect the next generation with juvenile count.

For more of our local fisheries The Fly Fishing Shop has access to, click here: Our Waters

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Upcoming 2015 Sandy River Spey Clave

With this dry and warm winter, it is starting to feel like the Sandy River Spey Clave kind of weather. JC here at the shop has corralled our first draft of presenters, and will publish the agenda on line shortly. With the attendance increasing every year since its inception in 2000, with last year having over 1000 in attendance, this year is going to be another great attendance event.

For more updates, check here from time to time: 2015 Sandy River Spey Clave.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chillin with the Big Easy

This promo video from Sage has a nice, easy, and luxuriant tempo; featuring Jerry Siem who did some of the casting and consulting on the fabled movie 'A River Runs Through'. It captures some of nostalgia of our past and of our pursuit. Better still, it also settles us within.

For more information about Sage Circa rods used in this video, click here: Sage Circa

Monday, February 16, 2015

How does your fly knot stack up against other common fly knots?

It is good to see the breakage strength of these knots using an Lab Pull test (although it was a small sample).

After seeing the Improved Clinch Knot breaks at 66% of line test, perhaps its time to learn knots of higher breaking strength (Trilene breaks at 99%).

For more about Rio's Tippet and Leader Material, click here: Rio's Leader and Tippet

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Advance Casting: Shadow Casting

If you photo copy an original many generations (photo copy the previous copy), eventually the data becomes ineligible and is often left to artistic interpretation.

What generation do you think this video's 'copy' is based on from what you see?

For more about Casting Classes so we don't end up casting the above 500th generation casting style, click here: Casting Classes

Saturday, February 14, 2015

'Fly fishing is a joke' video

Check out this video that puts a unique spin -and not a rub- on fly fishing.

For more on having a little break from the hectic of life, and on feeling present to the moment, click here on our Newsletter page: Newsletter. It will take you to the river when you are unable to do so.