Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow

Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow. Denny offers these flies in different colors, including Golden, Silver, Olive, Blue Back, Rainbow, and Yellow. I purchased this fly a few years ago at his booth during the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo in Albany, OR. Here’s what Denny writes about…

Mike Jacobs’ Blonde Goddess

Mike Jacobs’ Blonde Goddess

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Jacobs’ Blonde Goddess. I learned about this fly from a customer asking if I could tie the fly for him. He planned to fish for rainbow trout in the 14 to 24 inch range on a local river and thought this fly might work. Jacobs originally tied…

Sanchez’s Double Bunny

Sanchez’s Double Bunny

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Scott Sanchez’s Double Bunny streamer. Sanchez states he first thought about this fly in 1988 on a trip to Belize. His inspiration for the fly were two other flies they were using, a Kiwi Muddler and a FisHair Cuda Fly. He wondered what might happen “if I put…

Roxey’s Red Squirrel Tail

Roxey’s Red Squirrel Tail

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Roxey’s Red Squirrel Tail streamer. I was contacted by a customer in early January asking if I would tie a few streamer fly patterns someone in his family had developed many years ago. I like a challenge, so I responded with interest and he provided a couple of…

Fall Fishing at East Lake

Fall fishing can be great. And last week, I wanted to get back and try a little fall fishing at East Lake. It was worth the trip. Here is a picture of a Rainbow Trout caught in the cold, windy weather. But read on for the whole story. My wife and I enjoy fishing East…

Fall Fishing at East Lake

Fall Fishing at East Lake

Fall fishing can be great. And last week, I wanted to get back and try a little fall fishing at East Lake. It was worth the trip. Here is a picture of a Rainbow Trout caught in the cold, windy weather. But read on for the whole story. My wife and I enjoy fishing East…

Mamba Black Rufus TBT

Mamba Black Rufus TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Mamba Black Rufus TBT. The Mamba Black Rufus TBT is a local fly pattern developed by Bob Gaviglio of Sunriver Fly Shop in Sunriver, OR. There is a series of Rufus flies, including the CJ Rufus, Brown Leech Rufus, Mamba Burnt Orange Rufus, and a Brookie Rufus…