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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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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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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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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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Bright Sunny Days, Clear Water and Red Flies

As we head into the fall the color red has been on my mind.  My box really doesn’t have much red as I am usually all about the purple, black and blue.  I am one to worry about such things,

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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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Sharpie Dyed Feathers

If you ever get pinned down and need a color of feather you don’t have here is a way to quickly dye feathers to match your need.  I use this technique for Intruder wings and other large streamers.  It is

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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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Trad Flies on Pro Tubes GBS Tube

I had some fun today playing around with some Pro Tubes.  The goal was to tie some really small and sparse traditional flies, to date all of my tubes have been large intruders.  I think these turned out ok.  It

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