Recent Changes

Recent Changes

If you haven’t checked lately, I’ve added a few fly patterns. Not a tyer? That’s OK. Check out a pattern sheet or two. Not only will you find pictures of the fly pattern, I’m trying to include pictures of the real bugs the flies imitate. Use the fly pattern pictures when shopping at your local…

Fly Fishing Knots

Fly Fishing Knots

Which fly fishing knots do you use? It’s important to tie good strong knots. Think of all the time casting, casting, casting only to lose a fish because your knot slips or breaks. Why would it do that? Let’s discuss knot slippage. Whenever a knot is tied and trimmed, a tag remains. If a knot isn’t…

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters

Central Oregon Project Healing Waters had an outing at Lake in the Dunes last week. What a wonderful event and turnout. Had just shy of 20 Vets out fly fishing. Oh the joy on their faces. This happens to be one of the volunteer efforts taking up my time when I’m not fly fishing myself. I…

Pale Morning Duns – PMDs

Pale Morning Duns – PMDs

Pale Morning Duns, otherwise known as PMDs, are an important hatch for fly fishers. These flies are a size 16 -18. The hatch begins in late May and will continue through September. Generally, they will hatch in the afternoon. Mayflies in general spend much of their life as a nymph, rummaging around the rocky stream…

Salmonflies

Salmonflies

Yup – it’s time for Salmonflies to hatch. We all wait for this time of year when these BIG bugs become active and the fish go crazy. As in reckless with voracious appetites. Trout have already seen March Browns and Caddis this spring. But these bugs are BIG! Have you ever looked into the gullet of…

Antique Fly Wallets

Antique Fly Wallets

Old leather, sheepskin, metal. Those are the materials for what was a very common sight years ago – fly wallets! We didn’t have the plastic containers so many of us use today. Many of our fly boxes consist of foam slots or clear plastic, materials unavailable decades ago.