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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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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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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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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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Put on your Sombrero and Tie on Something Purple

Trout Creek to Maupin – 4 Day Summer Steelhead Adventure – Late September 2013 “Something Purple” was the answer to the daily question of what to tie on.  I fished with two veterans of the D and a guy new to the two hander who

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Throwback Thursday – Secrets from Master Fly Tiers Circa 1996

– Read PDF Article Here – I ran across this old article the other day.  For the life of me I cannot even remember what magazine it is from but some of the thoughts still hold true I guess.  I

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East Lake Action

A friend and I were struggling on heading to the Lower D for Steelhead or something else….  Given the river is still clearing and reports are marginal we opted for something else. Reports from the high lakes have been mixed

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