Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tying the Steelhead Coachman – Herl and Rib Bodies on the Nor-Vise

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Yet another fly I could find no reference to on the net, literally only 3 photos that were less than ideal.  I believe this is an http://www.idylwilde.com/ pattern because I can’t find a recipe anywhere.  It was on my list so I

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What’s that?

  My response to the inquiry was; “something I made up”.  Over the past few weeks I have been tying to fulfill a long list of “trad” flies for my upcoming Lower D trip and I just have been feeling

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Irish car bomb! KABOOM!

    It was hard to find a pattern for this great fly.   What a fun tie on Alec Jackson gold hooks.   I believe the wing is black calf tail but not 100% sure.   I believe this fly was created

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Holy MOALy

One of the fly’s on my list for my September Steelhead trip on the Lower Deschutes in Oregon; is the MOAL (Mother of All Leech’s) leech.  I know that in September it is an unlikely pattern, however if it gets cold

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Hopper Down, Hopper Down!

This has been my magical duo this morning on the Crooked River in Central Oregon.   I have always fought the hopper dropper,  today it has been the magic ticket!  I did learn that having a hook in my strike indicator

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