Yearly Archives: 2015

Tailwater Micro Midge

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This simple pattern has become one of my go-to patterns for skinny tailwaters like the Crooked River in Central Oregon.  I fish it just like I would a Zebra Midge as my bottom fly with heavier flies above.  Using a

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Glo Bug – Clown Color

This past year I experienced the power of the fly fishers PowerBait; McFLYFOAM eggs.  As many of the other videos on youtube will tell you this pattern is much more challenging to tie than it looks at first glance.  It

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The Original – Lady Caroline

On a recent trip in my early morning haste I tested my knot so thoroughly that I pulled the delicate wing from one of my Lady Caroline’s.   Stuck at home today I decided to repair the wing with an

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Simple Thread Snow Cone Chironomid

  After taking almost 10 years off from fly fishing, I had two firsts that significantly changed my life forever.  A friend had called me to see if I was interested on going on an afternoon fly fishing trip with

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Radioactive Rock Worm

While spending a long winter weekend refilling my boxes with next fall on my mind, I was working through the design of a nymph pattern that I could fish confidently in all conditions for summer steelhead.   I was searching for

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Wetlander Bottom Coating on a Driftboat

A good friend of mine Rob Naughton of Pendleton Oregon has been telling me about his plans to upgrade his Willie Driftboat bottom from Gluvit to something a little higher tech.  He has been researching a specialty coating called Wetlander which

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