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Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:10

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  • Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 3

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 7, 2018 | 11:02 am

    Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 3 Josh Graffam from UmpquaWe have Josh Graffam, from Umpqua Feather Merchants, in the shop to chat about new Umpqua products, competition fly fishing stories and a little bit of horsing around.See the episode below or listen on your favorite podcast platformCheck out this episode!

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  • Small Stream Cutthroats on Hoppers

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 2, 2018 | 22:37 pm

    Small Stream Cutthroats on Hoppers Small Stream Big FishKeoni captured this fine Cutty on a hopper patternWe've had hopper fishing on the brain again, so we decided to head south and find some native cutthroat who have a penchant for eating hoppers or ants. Our buddy Keoni, who spent a good portion of the summer in Hawaii chasing salt water fish, stood in for Cheech and did a fine job.And we also did a quick blurb on some wet wading options because we do a fair bit of wet wading and get questions on that every now and again.The patterns we used consisted of mainly hoppers and ants with a few dropper fish to boot. Here's the ones we have online:-- Bionic Ant-- Thread Frenchie-- (coming soon) Tubular Hopper

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  • Top 5 Late Summer Flies

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 30, 2018 | 15:33 pm

    Top 5 Late Summer Flies Go-To Patterns for Late SummerSummer CutthroatWith summer heading out, we decided to review our fly boxes and select the top 5 patterns that we've been using this month and going into September as we target trout in both rivers and streams. Click each image or the fly name to see the video tutorial.#1: Bionic Ant:It comes as no surprise one of our best-producing later-summer patterns is from Lance Egan. But seriously the Bionic Ant is a pattern that should be in all summer fly boxes. We done well with it on lakes and rivers alike. Easy to tie.                           Hook: TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook - 12 - 25 PackThread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - BlackBody: Foam Ant Bodies - Black - LargeWing: Para Post Wing Material - Cinnamon CaddisLegs: Daddy Long Legs - BlackHackle: Whiting Saddle Hackles - Coachman BrownOther tools from the tutorial:Tiemco Hackle Pliers - Standard#2: Palomino Caddis:Even as summer dies down, there are still lots of caddis. But this time of year, you may need to hone your imitation a bit more. The Palomino both floats well and acts as a great imitation -- even in slow water.                     […]

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  • Adams Hairwing Dun

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 29, 2018 | 16:20 pm

    Adams Hairwing Dun Add Extra Buoyancy to Your Adams PatternsOn a float trip in a galaxy far far away Curtis and I found ourselves with high expectations of a great caddis hatch that would surely lead to the kind of fishing where you cast as far as you can, give your fly a twitch, and just wait for the fish to propel out of the water to chase food like I do when there are unexpected free tacos in the break room at work.  It was going to be what we would describe to the shop guys the next week as certifiably "insane."  Well, the hatch was insane.  The feeding was insane.  The catching, however was neither certifiably insane, nor just normal insane.  We had a boat full of our beloved palomino caddis tied in larger cinnamon colors, but the fish had a laser focus on flies that were much smaller and darker.  I scoured through my 25,000 (plus or minus 3 or 4) flies, and the only fly that I had that somewhat fit the color and size profile of the caddis on the water was a size 16 Adams hairwing dun.  I figured that we could always trim the tail if[…]

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  • Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 2

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 27, 2018 | 21:39 pm

    Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 2 Shop Talk Ep. 2 Join us as we chat about our origins in fly fishing and how you can get more into the sport if you're just starting out...Join Lance Egan, Curtis Fry and Clark "Cheech" Pierce as they chat about how they started fly fishing and discuss tips on getting started if you're just getting into Fly FishingCheck out this episode!

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  • Tigers and Cutts on Dry Flies!

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 26, 2018 | 21:57 pm

    Tigers and Cutts on Dry Flies! Slow Hopper SippersNo other explanation needed!  Big B, Curtis, and Cheech headed to the high country to chase trout that love to eat dry flies.  Hoppers and ants did the trick, but after the dry fly action died down, we got down and dirty with midge tip and hover presentations.  Check it all out on the video!

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  • Micro Rambo Nymph

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 22, 2018 | 16:27 pm

    Micro Rambo Nymph A Simple Mayfly NymphI'll be honest, I had never heard of this fly until we ordered them out of the Fulling Mill catalog for the shop.  As many small mayflies and midges as we have here in Utah, it was an instant hit and I took notice one day as I was stocking the bins.  It fishes just like a pheasant tail, but it's much simpler to tie...  The best part is that you can tie them in a wide variety of sizes and colors in pretty short order.~Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                             Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 18 - 25 PackBead: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - CamelBead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 5/64" (2.0mm)Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium PardoRib: UTC Ultra Wire - Copper - SmallThorax: Natural Furs Dubbing - Fox SquirrelOther tools from the tutorial:       Renzetti Master ViseHard As Hull Head CementDr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4"Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

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  • Fly Gear vs Bass Gear: Ep 1

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 19, 2018 | 21:47 pm

    Fly Gear vs Bass Gear: Ep 1 Fly or Gear?We used to fish a lot more for bass, but for a variety of reasons, we scaled down a bit a few years ago. Well, we finally found a better bass boat (it's actually pretty badical) and so here's our first installment of "Fly vs Gear"And flies used in this video and that were super-effective with the Smallies were the following (click for material lists):---Balanced Blank Saver---Humongous---Fl├╝genblinger Bugger

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  • Baby Palomino Caddis

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 17, 2018 | 15:01 pm

    Baby Palomino Caddis Get In My Belly!!This one really doesn't need much introduction because the regular palomino caddis and version 2.0 have been our best caddis patterns for a few years.  What we didn't realize was that we needed a smaller and darker version.  Out goes the chenille, and in comes magic dub and a lighter.  Check it out and get some in your box!!~ CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                             Hook: Daiichi 1130 - Light Wire Scud Hook - 16Body: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Olive DunBody: EZ Magic Dub - Olive BrownUnderwing: TroutHunter Premium CDC - Caddis DunDubbing: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Brown OliveWing: Nature's Spirit X-Caddis Deer Hair - Natural DarkOther tools from the tutorial:         Renzetti Master ViseRenzetti Midge Hair StackerHard As Hull Head CementDr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4"Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

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  • Fluttering Caddis

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 17, 2018 | 14:53 pm

    Fluttering Caddis You Twitch It, They Kill ItI remember learning how to fish caddis dry flies on my home river years ago (once I realized that I was fishing the wrong part of the day.) This hatch was so different from my usual midge and baetis hatches that I usually would fish because everything moved so much quicker.  The fish would rise quickly, the bugs would hatch quickly, and most importantly, I could skate and twitch my fly quickly.  This was a dream come true for a guy who didn't like to use fine tippet and needed a LOT of work on his presentation.  One of the first fish I caught during a real caddis hatch came as I was stripping my line up stream getting ready for another cast...  The lights turned on, and I spend the rest of the evening loading up my flies with floatant and twitching them across the current.  Since then, I have tied lots of flies that are good at both skating and dead drifting.  This one is no exception.  This fly is designed to act like a caddis that is fluttering all around ready to take off, drinking water, or laying eggs.  The key to this[…]

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