Here are some Products I use. Be sure to support your local fly shop first, but if you can’t find them, I’ve added a few links.

Galvan Fly Reels –

I use the Torque T-5 as my main reel and love it! The T-6 is used for lake fishing with my intermediate line. These reels are light and have very smooth drags.

Winston Rods –

I have 4 Winston fly rods:

  • BIIX 9′ 5 weight
  • BIIX 9′ 6 weight
  • BIIX 9′ 7 weight
  • Tom Morgan Favorite 8′ 4 weight

While I have other rods, I find myself fishing these the most. They are a joy to cast and fish all day long.

RIO lines –

I fish with Rio Gold fly lines and attach their leaders too. They work quite well.

Korker Wading Boots –

I’ve worn my Devil’s Canyon boots for the last 1 1/2 years (as of May 2017) and absolutely love them! They are light weight, easy on and off, and the same interchangeable soles I’m used to from the Chrome boots I had for a few years.

Korkers are the best boots I’ve ever had! I like the interchangeable soles to switch back and forth between studded felt, regular felt or rubber. And I don’t have to deal with shoestrings! I always had trouble tightening the laces in regular boots. Seems like they always loosened up. The improved M2 BOA lacing system is even better than the original. They’re quicker to tighten and snug up just great. I just take a couple of deep squats to make sure the boots adjust to my feet and can always get a few extra “clicks” with the BOA dial. Sturdy and lightweight!

Simms G3 Waders –

The Simms G3 is a great wader. The gortex does it’s job. Very comfortable for all-day fishing.

Renzetti Vise –

I have several fly tying vises, but the one I use the most is the Renzetti Traveler Vise. Really like the rotary functionality. If you are in the market, take a look at them.

Olympus TG4 Camera

I recently upgraded my waterproof fishing camera to this Olympus. It’s a great camera and I highly recommend it.

Bug vials

I use these vials to capture real bugs. Over the years, I’ve used denatured alcohol, but recently learned that good old Purel hand soap works too! Pick up some for yourself and start capturing bugs while you’re out on the water.

Verilux Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp 

I love this lamp! It provides enough light for me to tie and shows the true color of materials. Other lamps might have yellow or blue hues, depending upon the bulb. If you are serious about tying, this is a MUST!

Ikea Jansjo Desk Work LED Lamp Light

I’ve added this lamp to my fly tying bench as well to provide a little more directed light. Seems the older one gets, the more light is needed!

Postage scales

I purchased this SAGA postage scale for EBAY use. Works well!



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  1. Hi John,
    I have been following your blog now for several months. I look forward to the information you post each week. We met some time ago on the Oregon Coast while we were both members of the Central Coast Flyfishers. I have since moved to Central Oregon and live outside of Prineville. I am very close to the Crooked River and enjoy fishing it as much as I can. However, without much information, I am still trying to learn the river, the fish, and the bugs. I have read your information about the river and am taking it to heart. Additionally, I am hoping to join the Central Oregon Flyfishers in the upcoming weeks. I will be at the Flytying Expo next week and would like to stop by and say hi. Thanks for taking the time each week to share great information with anyone interested.

  2. Thank you for the flies at east lake. Also wanted to thank both of you for a wonderful breakfast. I will be going to the Healing Waters outing again next year. I finally caught two the evening before I had to leave. I ended up dropping down to a size 18. Wow such fun.

    • Tony

      Thanks for your comment. Happy to hear you caught a fish or two at East Lake. Be sure to check out the fly patterns on RiverKeeper Flies…there are a few fish-catching patterns for you to tie.


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