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Czech Seed Bead Caddis Emerger

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This is an adapted version of a traditional Caddis Emerger pattern using Czech glass seed beads. It can be tied in many colors and combinations to meet the needs of the water you are fishing. Most of the beads that

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Hard Top Hares Ear

Seed Bead Version Early in my fly fishing career the Hares Ear was one of my most successful flies.   This fly is simply one of the best choices you can make in a searching situation.  When we started adding

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Magic Green Caddis

This fly is my favorite Mckenzie Green Caddis pattern.  The name “Magic” green Caddis came one rainy day in the spring fishing below Hayden Bridge on the McKenzie, it is a flashy fly and was bringing trout to the top

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Against Better Judgement – Chasing Deschutes River Steelhead November 30th 2013

I actually laugh when I read stories or fishing reports talking of a bad day on the lower Deschutes river that go something like this; it was a tough day of fishing, we hooked 3 landed 2.  This is quite

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Gold Bead Hare’s Ear Grub

A simplified version of the classic Hare’s Ear.  I think this is a great first fly to learn, it is simple, quick and deadly effective.  It is a great Caddis imitation as it does not have the traditional pattern.  The

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Purple Elk or Deer Hair Caddis

This is a great searching or make a hatch pattern for summer trout.  It has that magic purple color that bring big trout to the surface.  When the purple haze does not have enough float switch over to this guy that

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Callibaetis Cripple Dry Fly

A simple pattern for big fish in the high lakes.  This is my go-to dry fly when fishing a Callibaetis hatch in the high lakes of Central Oregon spring until fall.  You can tie a million variations but I like

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Bull Trout Zonker Riffing

All of the big trout food group colors.   After finishing a few of these I noticed that I put the eyes on the top of the fly which will result in the fly swimming upside down,  I am not

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Intruder Base on the Nor-Vise

I did a quick video on how I start my shank based intruders with stinger trailing hook.  Given the amount of time I might fish a single fly I tie my intruders with an eye towards durability.  The setup prior

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Sharpie Dyed Feathers

If you ever get pinned down and need a color of feather you don’t have here is a way to quickly dye feathers to match your need.  I use this technique for Intruder wings and other large streamers.  It is

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