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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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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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Trout Counting and Investing

I just had my first epic day of the non-winter fishing season, it had very little to do with the number of trout brought to hand. It has become a bit of a tradition in our household to take a

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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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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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