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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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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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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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Caddis Sparkle Pupa

I was recently on a fly fishing trip out to the metolius river and came across a pattern that I remember trying to tie in my youth.  The Caddis Sparkle Pupa, there was nearly an entire bin dedicated to this

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Flashback/Epoxy-Back Pheasant Tail Nymph

A great Callibaetis imitation for the lakes.   It can be tied with or without a bead head.   Lead can be added to the abdomin but be careful of extra bulk.  Simple quick and effective.  

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East Lake Report

I fished East Lake just south of Bend Oregon on Sunday to test out some new patterns.  This was my first trip back to East since my guided trip last fall.  I was operating without a depth finder but remembered

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Hot Spot Hare’s Ear

I have been playing with “Hot Spot” nymphs lately.  Adding some green, red or pink to the fly as an attractor.  There is a great deal of discussion on this lately on the blogs and boards.  One thing I read

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