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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- December 14, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Dec 14, 2018 | 12:09 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round The 20 mile section has been fishing very good and the river is clear . Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 44 to … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- December 14, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report December 2, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Dec 2, 2018 | 21:13 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round The 20 mile section has been fishing very good and the river is clear . Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 44 to … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report December 2, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 26, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Nov 25, 2018 | 23:11 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing well in this cooler Fall weather. Rainbows are more active in the afternoon and rising to small Midges and Mayflies around 1pm. Water temps are at 48 to 50 degrees and this section … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 26, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- November 20, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Nov 20, 2018 | 14:09 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing well in this cooler Fall weather. Fly anglers have been doing well nymphing deep with dry droppers or under an indicator. Water temps are at 50-55°F and this section is running at 190 … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- November 20, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- November 4, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Nov 4, 2018 | 18:25 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing well in this cooler Fall weather. Fly anglers have been doing well nymphing deep with dry droppers or under an indicator. Water temps are at 50-55°F and this section is running at 190 … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- November 4, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- October 26, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Oct 26, 2018 | 10:54 am

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing excellent with all the summer crowds gone and perfect conditions. Fly anglers have been doing well with various techniques including both nymphing and dry fly fishing. Water temps are at 50-55°F and this … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- October 26, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- October 19, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Oct 18, 2018 | 23:38 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing excellent with all the summer crowds gone and perfect conditions. Fly anglers have been doing well with various techniques including both nymphing and dry fly fishing. Water temps are at 50-55°F and this … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- October 19, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report October 3, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Oct 4, 2018 | 00:45 am

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The 20 mile section has been fishing excellent with all the summer crowds gone and perfect conditions. Fly anglers have been doing well with various techniques including both nymphing and dry fly fishing. Water temps are at a nice 55-60°F … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report October 3, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report- September 28, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Sep 28, 2018 | 16:08 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Fall is finally here and fishing has been solid! CDFW has recently stocked the 20 mile section. Water temps are at a nice 55-60°F and is running at 160 cfs and very clear. Anglers are having success fishing in the … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report- September 28, 2018

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  • Kern River Fly Fishing Report: September 14, 2018

    Kern River Fly Fishing Reports Sep 14, 2018 | 12:10 pm

    Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) We are in the last days of summer and cooler weather has finally arrived on the Upper Kern. Water temps are at a nice 55-60°F and is running just under 140 cfs and very clear. Anglers are having success fishing … Continue reading Kern River Fly Fishing Report: September 14, 2018

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  • Lake Tahoe area fly fishing update 6/9/2018

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jun 9, 2018 | 13:16 pm

    We are having a blast right now, fishing is really picked up the last week or so. Starting down south the East Walker is back down to about 400cfs and very fishable. Streamers, nymphing under indicator, and some dry fly action in the evening I’m sure will all produce at these flows. Word is there […]The post Lake Tahoe area fly fishing update 6/9/2018 appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Let’s do this!

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters May 22, 2018 | 14:42 pm

    Nothing but good news here folks! We are ready to do this for sure. Great fishing is already happening all up and down the Sierra. We have had some outstanding days on everything from the East Walker to Little Truckee and everywhere in between. We have still got a snowpack up high which will keep […]The post Let’s do this! appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 in the Truckee/Tahoe area!

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Apr 17, 2018 | 17:50 pm

    Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 in the Truckee/Tahoe area! Quick update, two weeks out and we still have a few openings for Guide School 2018.  If you have an interest in becoming a fly fishing guide here in the greater Truckee/Tahoe area, Alaska, the West etc. and or working for an outfitter, shop or guide group I do […]The post Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 in the Truckee/Tahoe area! appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Tahoe Truckee Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2018

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Apr 3, 2018 | 12:50 pm

    Spring is right around the corner and so is our Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide school!  Do you enjoy teaching fly fishing to others, being outside, and sharing your knowledge?  Then now is your opportunity to learn from some of the best fly fishing guides in the area. In addition to some of our guides at […]The post Tahoe Truckee Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Tahoe Area Winter Fly Fishing Report 2018

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jan 25, 2018 | 18:26 pm

      Tahoe Fly Fishing winter fishing report: By Rob Baldwin of Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters The Fly Fishing Report for the Tahoe Region this winter has been quite different from last year at this point.  The rivers aren’t sacked in with snow. Frigid temperatures aren’t turning the fish into ice blocks, and snow hasn’t affected parking access […]The post Tahoe Area Winter Fly Fishing Report 2018 appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Tahoe Truckee Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 dates announced!!

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jan 25, 2018 | 18:06 pm

    Truckee Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2018. We’re excited to announce that we will be holding our 8th annual Tahoe/Truckee Area Guide School from April 30th- May 5th, 2018!  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Matt Heron Fly Fishing will be hosting the fly fishing guide school .  Back again this year are top notch instructors: Matt […]The post Tahoe Truckee Area Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 dates announced!! appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Fall fishing is truly here now!

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Oct 29, 2017 | 18:49 pm

    Fall fishing is in full swing up here. The crowds have vanished (midweek at least), the water flows are extremely user friendly and our trout are stacking them calories for winter. With talk of real snow by next weekend most people will be calling it for the season and shifting gears into winter mode. We […]The post Fall fishing is truly here now! appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Game on! River update July 23, 2017

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jul 23, 2017 | 10:58 am

    We have had a lot of run off this year but it is truly game on rite now. Very fishable flows from the East Walker to the Big Truckee rite now guys! I am hoping to get on the East Carson here the next few days and if I can get the chance will be […]The post Game on! River update July 23, 2017 appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Mid Summer Fishing Update

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jul 16, 2017 | 11:22 am

    It’s here those long summer days we dream of all winter. Summer bugs ants, beetles, caddis, pmds, etc. It has been hot up here for a while but with the high cold flows the fish were still behaving like it was early June. Sometime over the last ten days tho(depending on which body of water) […]The post Mid Summer Fishing Update appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • It’s bin a bit hot out!

    Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters Jun 23, 2017 | 22:31 pm

    It has certainly felt more like July than June the last few days up here. With lots of cold bottom release water on the Little Truckee and frosty snow melt on the Big Truckee wet wading hasn’t quite kicked off yet unless you are part polar bear that is. The temps look to drop about […]The post It’s bin a bit hot out! appeared first on Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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  • Big Pine

    Eastern Sierra Oct 10, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    It’s the other side of California. Flanked between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, Big Pine is the gateway to outdoor recreation in Inyo County. Here you can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the planet’s oldest living trees; Palisade Glacier, the southernmost glacier in the western hemisphere; and miles of […]

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  • Alabama Hills

    Eastern Sierra Jan 25, 2013 | 01:48 am

    ALABAMA HILLS  –  MOVIE FLAT Bizarrely-shaped boulders and pinnacles of stone; behind them the snow-capped peaks of the High Sierra — no wonder the Alabama Hills have been the setting for hundreds of films — depicting deserts of the Old West, the Far East, and even distant galaxies! in the Alabama Hills, along with dozens […]

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  • Mary Austin

    Eastern Sierra Jan 25, 2013 | 01:17 am

    Mary Austin lived and wrote from her home in Independence, California. Her book, Land of Little Rain, has been hailed as the most magnificent description of California desert ever printed.

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  • Lone Pine

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:20 pm

    It’s extremely different. The portal to both Death Valley and Mount Whitney. Upon approach to Lone Pine, named for a towering pine that stood over the town in the 1800s, views of Mt. Whitney’s 14,496-foot summit steal the show. Beyond Lone Pine’s city center is the Whitney Portal Trail that leads to the summit of […]

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  • Independence

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:19 pm

    It’s how life should be. Much of Inyo County’s human history is linked to Independence, the county seat since 1866. Here you’ll find attractions that tell the stories of discovery, determination, spirit, and survival in Inyo County. Independence Chamber of Commerce PO Box 397 Independence, California 93526 (760) 878-0084 Inyo National Forest Get a Permit! […]

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  • Death Valley

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 13:18 pm

    It’s the oldest and the driest. The highest and the lowest. Death Valley, the largest national park in the lower 48 states, is a fascinating study in topographic contrasts. Marvel at Telescope Peak towering 11,049 feet, while Badwater, North America’s lowest point, sits at 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is a popular destination […]

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  • Big Pine

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    It’s the other side of California. Access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Flanked between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, Big Pine is the gateway to outdoor recreation in Inyo County. Here you can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the planet’s oldest living trees; Palisade Glacier, the southernmost glacier in […]

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  • Bishop

    Eastern Sierra Jan 4, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Where stars shine not street lamps. Home to world-class fishing and bouldering. Bishop is the largest community in Inyo County offering hotel accommodations, restaurants, wilderness outfitters, shopping, casino gaming, and exciting annual events such as Bishop Mule Days and the Blake Jones Trout Derby. For more info, visit Bishop Chamber of Commerce. Bishop Area Chamber […]

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  • Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Apr 2, 2018 | 08:46 am

    Lance Egan, Devin Olsen, and myself have been working for months on a sequel to the popular instructional film Modern Nymphing. The creation of Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics has consumed my life for the past while, but we are finally excited to launch the trailer and offer pre-sale orders of the digital […]The post Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Next Generation Brook Trout Angler

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 13, 2017 | 11:49 am

    The first fish I remember catching was a brook trout. I grew up in a region that isn’t known for it’s fishing, but there is one special gem of a lake that holds some of the most beautiful brookies on the planet. Brook trout have always been my favorite Salmonid. With anticipation for Spring fly […]The post Next Generation Brook Trout Angler appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • New Video: The Evolution of Nymphing

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 2, 2017 | 12:10 pm

    We have all experienced advancements in our fly fishing game. For me the biggest eye opener was introduced to me nearly nine years ago by my good friend Devin Olsen. From the first time I watched him apply European techniques I knew I needed to get in on this action. Thus began my own personnel […]The post New Video: The Evolution of Nymphing appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques – Instructional Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Dec 6, 2016 | 11:36 am

    Now Available for early bird presale orders. This will get you a 15% discount through Christmas! DVD Presale Here Ships the middle of January. Digital Download Presale Here Promo code: earlybird Available December 19th For the past eight months, Devin Olsen , Lance Egan, and I have been working together to create the most innovative […]The post Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques – Instructional Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Salmonfly Time – Get Your Dries Here!

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos May 19, 2016 | 14:06 pm

    Regarding dry fly fishing, is there anything better than watching fish rise to giant flies?!?! For the next short while on rivers across the west Pteronarcys (also know as the Salmonfly) will be abundant in numbers sufficient to attract most fish to rise. This can be some of the funnest fishing all year long. If […]The post Salmonfly Time – Get Your Dries Here! appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Predicting Spring – Bad Weather Fly Fishing Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 23, 2016 | 16:45 pm

    Here is some footage from the past shot on a day that was so wet the GoPro was about the only camera safe to use. The wind and the rain were so bad that Kohler and I thought about calling it quits many times throughout the day. However, persistance paid off and we ended up […]The post Predicting Spring – Bad Weather Fly Fishing Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Pliva Perdigon Nymph – Guest Tyer Devin Olsen

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 15, 2016 | 10:58 am

    Devin Olsen of Fly Fishing Team USA shares with us one of his most deadly flies, a perdigon nymph he discovered while competing in Europe. Recipe: Hook: Hanak 230 sizes 16-12 or other nymph hook Bead: Copper, silver, or gold slotted tungsten 2.3 to 3.3 mm Additional Weight: 0.015” lead wire Tail: Coq de leon […]The post Pliva Perdigon Nymph – Guest Tyer Devin Olsen appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Iron Lotus (PMD) – Fly Tying Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 25, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    Another super effective Lance Egan fly pattern that catches fish like crazy! PMD nymphs become very active in rivers and streams during most of the summer and early fall. Trout fill themselves on these critters day after day which makes the PMD Iron Lotus nymph such a valuable nymph fly pattern. A few years back […]The post Iron Lotus (PMD) – Fly Tying Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • “The AK Way” – Amazing Alaska Fly Fishing Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 21, 2016 | 13:08 pm

    This is a fly fishing film that consists of the beauty of Alaska mixed with a lot of underwater footage of amazing salmon schools. Our flies pass by them, and often times they are seen peeling away to chase our presentations. It was fun to capture this on film! Alaska is a very special place […]The post “The AK Way” – Amazing Alaska Fly Fishing Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Tungsten Surveyor (Jig Hook) – Fastest, Easiest, Most Productive Nymph EVER!

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 11, 2016 | 13:17 pm

    For the past five years or so this Lance Egan creation has been one of the top producing nymph in my arsenal. For the past year Kohler and I have been fishing the Tungsten Surveyor on a Syndicate jig hook which has been dynamite! When it comes to easy, quick to tie, and extremely effective […]The post Tungsten Surveyor (Jig Hook) – Fastest, Easiest, Most Productive Nymph EVER! appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • What Does the River (or a Fish) Owe You?

    Featured Content Nov 21, 2018 | 14:27 pm

    What Does the River (or a Fish) Owe You? This year anglers are staring down the barrel of sacrifice. The worst run of summer steelhead headed up the Columbia River and its tributaries in generations is here.

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  • Osprey Journal on the Rise

    Featured Content Nov 19, 2018 | 16:16 pm

    Osprey Journal on the Rise The Osprey journal teams with US and Canadian conservation groups to expand its wild salmon and steelhead advocacyFor more than 30 years, The Osprey journal has dug its talons into wild Pacific salmon and steelhead advocacy by promoting the best science and policies to restore and conserve native fish populations.

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  • Mile-High 25 — Enter Today

    Featured Content Nov 16, 2018 | 15:39 pm

    Mile-High 25 — Enter Today Colorado's Anglers All fly shop is getting set to detonate its annual Mile-High 25 showdown — the world's premier “Catch, Photo, Release” tourney. For 2019, more than 50 teams will test skills against 25 eligible species on the fly. From muskie to wiper to bluegill to splake, last season's attendees landed 24 out of 25 targets, with the winning duo scoring a fishy royal flush of 19 species. All state waters are in play — warm or cold, as long as they're wet. And with only one weekend of fishing, strategy is key. "We're taking anglers out of their regular trout-fishing scenarios," says shop owner Chris Keeley, "It's all about exploring new waters and having fun." Registration is now open. Here's a taste of what's in store ...

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  • The DrakeCast Episode #50 - Mules, Music & Monkeys: The Howler Brothers History

    Featured Content Nov 15, 2018 | 22:09 pm

    The DrakeCast Episode #50 - Mules, Music & Monkeys: The Howler Brothers History After a brief hiatus, The DrakeCast is back. This episode aims to answer one question: How did a band of fishing and surfing bums living in Virginia create an iconic Texan brand? To help tell this story we'll be assisted by musican and Howler Brothers cofounder, Andy Stepanian. Along the way, we'll also get to hear some of his music. Stick around.

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  • Video Daze: Ghost of Steelhead Future

    Featured Content Nov 14, 2018 | 17:33 pm

    Video Daze: Ghost of Steelhead Future Someone wise once said, "If we can't remember our past, we're doomed to repeat it." In Sage's latest Swing Season edit, Ghost of Steelhead Future, Ashland Fly Shop's Jon Hazlett also says something genius: "Abandon the river... abandon the fish... not this river!" Catch up with Jon as he time-machines back into an Atlantic salmon past and uncovers lessons about conserving our steelhead rivers for future generations.

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  • Squirmy Wormy

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 15, 2018 | 14:35 pm

    Squirmy Wormy Yes...  A Video Was Necessary.Have you ever run into "that guy" who refuses to fish anything but a dry fly tied with all natural materials.  He's constantly dropping names about Thomas VanSomethingorother, or Frederick Whogivesadamn who personally gifted him a package of urine stained stag fibers back in '72.  The funny thing about this guy is that you typically have these conversations with him in a shop, at an expo, on the fancy interwebs, and most of all - NEVER on the water.  He never brings up fly selection on the water because he's got the same box we all have.  The box that is so full of unmentionables that we prefer to leave it in the back corner of our vest, boat bag, or non denominational and unigender sling pack.  When the fish aren't sipping his "classic" dry flies, they are secretly gorging on protein under the surface, so he'll give a look over each shoulder and make sure there isn't anyone impressionable at his six before he ties on the fish catching filth.  I get it...  It's all about getting a bit of bendo in your rod - regardless of the heathen status you must achieve to get[…]

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  • Baby Belly Scratcher Minnow

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 14, 2018 | 17:07 pm

    Baby Belly Scratcher Minnow Downsizing an Effective Slayer!Someone asked me about all the "baby" flies...  Yes, there is a BABY EVERYTHING...  Anyway, if you haven't tried the belly scratcher minnow, it's a highly recommended single hook baitfish that is designed to have a small, thin profile, and ride hook point up to avoid snags.  Originally designed for a buddy (Bryan Gregson) for the streams in Argentina, it has quickly become one of the most popular flies in my arsenal.  I have tied them from 7" to about 1" and they all catch fish in the correct situation!  This iteration of the belly scratcher minnow eliminates a zonker strip tail because the leather on any zonker is too much sauce for a fly this small.  Instead, I've subbed it out for Whiting Spey Hackle, which is actually kind of stringy, but it has really really good movement with minimal materials.  You can also add/subtract weight from this fly depending on where and how you want to fish it!  Tie them up and get them wet!!!!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                             Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 6Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier[…]

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  • The Americanchie

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 13, 2018 | 17:20 pm

    The Americanchie Yeah, it's a Frenchie soft hackleAmericanchie NymphsA while ago we were joking (somewhat) about giving this variation of a Frenchie a new name. Given that it's got a few different materials, including Coq De Leon "center" tail for the body, I suggested the Spanish Frenchie. Lance suggested Americanchie because of the Americanized flavor of the Coq De Leon and other materials and that's what stuck.If you're not a huge fan of Coq De Leon (CDL), you should be. The CDL we use on this pattern and pretty much all the CDL we sell in our shops is from Whiting Farms. The CDL line from Dr. Whiting comes from a small flock of birds imported directly from León, Spain in the 1990's, so this is the real deal. And what we have gained over the years with Dr. Whiting's genetic wizardry is a much wider selection of CDL birds and associated products while still keeping the pure line intact as well. The tail on this comes from a CDL Rooster that been bred for longer saddle feathers while still retaining the speckling and bronzing on the original. One saddle probably will last a lifetime.The body is where we introduce something likely not[…]

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  • The Menamerger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 9, 2018 | 22:56 pm

    The Menamerger Emerger or Dry?Brandon steps in and ties up one of his favorite Mayfly emerger patterns. It's a great one that can double as an emerger as well as a good ol' dry fly in a Klinkhamer style pattern.I'm a huge fan of the "butt-hanger" style patterns and this one's got a sweet buggy abdomen and uses a couple of our newer Trouthunter dubbingsMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                Hook: Daiichi 1167 Black Nickel Klinkhamer - 18Thread: Veevus Fly Tying Thread - Dark Tan - 16/0Tail/Ribbing: Midge Flash - RootbeerBody: TroutHunter Professional Dubbing for Emergers & Nymphs - RustThorax: TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing - PMDParachute: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Caddis Western GrayHackle: Whiting Hebert Miner Hackle Cape - Bronze - Light Tan DunOther tools from the tutorial: C&F Design Hackle Pliers

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  • Creamer's HD Craw

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 2, 2018 | 18:55 pm

    Creamer's HD Craw Killer Mud BugThe HD CrawOut of Jeff's videos he's done for us, this is one of my favorites because I like to fish crawdad patterns and because this is a fun one to tie. The cool thing about Craw patterns is that trout eat them, bass eat them and they're in a lot of both moving and still water fisheries. Worst case, it passes as a cool bugger. Best case, you'll fool some huge fish that like to eat juicy cray fish.In Jeff's words...."I won’t lie, for years I thought we as fly tyers really overthought most craw patterns. Then I began fishing more super clean water for bass, and was watching my more generic patterns get refused more than I’d like. I revisited the idea of a more detailed craw, and my initial test pattern caught fish but had an issue: weight distribution. I had used a Sculpin Helmet for weight, which got the fly down, but it dropped like a rock and fell through the water column vertically with all the weight at the head of thefly. I then began playing with Fly Fish Food’s “belly scratcher” system of weighting, hanging a tungsten bead off some tippet or mono, and that’s when the[…]

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  • Bastian's Floating Caddis

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 28, 2018 | 20:58 pm

    Bastian's Floating Caddis A Cure for Aggressive Caddis EatersI'll be honest, I didn't know about this fly until I saw it in the Fulling Mill catalog...  (Yes, Fulling Mill is the main supplier for Orvis.)  I think we have all been in that situation where the fish are aggressively rising during a caddis hatch, and your drag free drift is kind of not good enough anymore. I immediately was intrigued by the foam back and the soft hackle front because it was kind of the best of both worlds for these aggressive fish.  Lots of times I'm torn between fishing dries in the surface film or greasing up a soft hackle, but this fly kind of covers that for you. Fish this fly on the swing, dead drifted, or as a trailer behind a bigger, more visible dry fly.  Oh yeah...  And use bigger tippet so you don't break a bunch of them off due to aggressive strikes.Instead of me butchering the history of this fly, HERE is a link to how this fly was developed told by Don Bastian himself.  All I'm going to say is that you NEED some of these in your box!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart  […]

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  • Murdich Jig Minnow

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 25, 2018 | 18:38 pm

    Murdich Jig Minnow Jig Minnow PowerThe first time we saw Jeff Creamer's variation of a Murdich minnow, we knew it would be a winner. It falls in the category of super-sparkly streamer patterns like the Sparkle Minnow and others.The nice thing is that this pattern doesn't have many materials. It's pretty straight-forward and easy to tie.Fish it as a streamer or jigged along with a Euro nymph or regular nymph rig.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: TMC S506H Specialty Jig Hook - 4Eyes: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - WhiteEyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Small - Black w/ Yellow & BlackTail: Large Northern Bucktail - WhiteTail 2: Ripple Ice Fiber - Minnow MixTail 3: Ripple Ice Fiber - Smolt BlueGills: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Neon PinkBody (brush): Ice Dub - Minnow BellyOther tools from the tutorial:   Loon Ergo BodkinTiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor

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  • Bow River Bugger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 18, 2018 | 20:48 pm

    Bow River Bugger Streamer Time!Jeff Creamer steps up with another tutorial for us -- this time a great streamer pattern, the Bow River Bugger (or a variation of it, to be specific). With the hair collar, for a little buoyancy offset, it incorporates a lot of good streamerish materials for a fun tie.Give it a try!!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                 Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 1/0Cone: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - Rusty BrownCone: Pocket Eye Coneheads - Nickel - MediumEyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Wind (Golden) - 4mmWeight: Lead Wire Spool - .030Tail 1: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Tobacco BrownTail 2: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Medium OliveTail Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Copper - 6986Body 1: Fish Hunter Select Schlappen - Sculpin Olive (UV)Body 2: Fish Hunter Select Schlappen - Tobacco BrownBody 3: UV Polar Chenille - Rusty Copper     Legs: Silicone Flutter Legs - Fl. Orange     Collar: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive     Thread (for hair): Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier     Other tools from the tutorial:       Double Edge Razor BladesLoon Gator Grip Dubbing SpinnerLoon Ergo CombRenzetti Magnum Hair StackerAnd the video....

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  • Squirracell - Duracell Variation

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 13, 2018 | 20:56 pm

    Squirracell - Duracell Variation Spark Up Your Nymph GameIt's no secret that the Duracell nymph is one of the most effective patterns in our arsenal.  We have been fishing this pattern since we contracted with Fulling Mill a few years back, and it has been a big part of our nymph boxes.  I will say this...  The Duracell is a a great design that really needs no improvements at all, but since I started playing with really sparse collars of squirrel I had to see how it would look on a Duracell nymph.  The other thing that I really like about the squirrel collar is that you don't have to hunt for that perfect piece of CDC to either palmer it, or use the magic tool with it.  You can also use this collar technique with a wide range of other fly patterns.  I also decided to use Coq de Leon dyed red for the tail on this fly for no reason other than the fact that it looked really cool (And maybe that our top selling nymph pattern in the shop is a Red Dart.)It's also a great time to introduce the Whiting Coq de Leon Versa Pack which contains 4 1/2 capes[…]

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  • Funky Flex

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 7, 2018 | 21:14 pm

    Funky Flex I love me some jig hooks. They have quickly become my go-to hook on any nymph pattern (and much more). When I'm showing off jig hooks to customers at the shop many people, in tailwater Utah, have a difficult time with the smallest options being a #16 in many models. While I'm of the opinion you don't really need to go smaller than that I've become a big fan of the Dohiku jig hooks in sizes 18 and 20. These hooks are the perfect platform for my Funky Flex pattern that is a super quick sinking nymph pattern suggesting a baetis nymph.  I've had a ton of luck on this pattern fishing European style methods as well as just a dropper below my favorite hopper patterns. I think you should tie some up and try them out! They are one of my confidence patterns and don't forget to try the purple version 😉If you don't tie you can snag some on my website featherflinger.com-Brandon aka Big B aka Feather FlingerMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                   Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDJ Jig - 18Bead: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Brown OliveBead: Hareline Slotted[…]

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