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  Chewy October Caddis Nymph Hook: Dai-Riki 135 #6-#8 Bead: Black Nickle (-1) Size Abdomen: Orange Antron Yarn Rib: Hare’s Ear Dubbing Collar: Black UV Caddis Dubbing Wing Buds: Starling Antennae: Pheasant Tail Weight: .015 Lead (or substitute) Wire Thread:

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Tailwater Micro Midge

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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Biot Butt Blue Winged Olive Klinkhammer

This past week I have been tying every BWO pattern I can get my hands on.  My work has been in anticipation of dropping water levels, after massive rainfall, that has blown out everything in Oregon including the Metolius these past few

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RMP – Summer Steelhead Fly

    This fly has been floating in my head since I first saw a picture of Dec Hogan’s B&O fly. Purple is one of my favorite Steelhead colors and red is a great compliment to the two tones of

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I love tying Steelhead Flies

I discovered this week that it had been nearly 3 months since I even tried to catch a trout and at least six months since I tied a single trout fly.  I have been absolutely obsessed with chasing Summer Steelhead

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