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In this video Jay shows us how to tie a minimalist trout streamer using Orange Pastel Bucktail. This fly imitates a small Baitfish or a Caddis Nymph. It can be fished under an indicator or cast, stripped, and swung.Old school … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

In this video Jay ties up a modified version of the classic Wooly Bugger. This is an excellent take on a pattern that has proven effective for decades. This pattern can be fished for trout and even Steelhead. Have fun … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

From the Native Fish Society. TWO ANGLERS FOR FLY-OUT FLY FISHING IN ALASKA FOR $100 That’s right friends, get your best fishing buddy on the phone, because this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Alaska and all … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing contests, oregon conservation news

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Welcome to 2018, April. Arriving with you are cloudy, mild days and mayflies fluttering angelically around this desert oasis. Below the water’s surface, vulnerable stonefly nymphs tumble down turbulent riffles, and drift across vibrant weed beds where hungry trout enthusiastically … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: central oregon fishing report

On April 19th TU chapter #678 will be assisting in planting native trees on Bum Creek in the Smith River area. If you would like to plant some trees, get muddy, have fun and help the river and its denizens … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: oregon conservation news, oregon fly fishing clubs and events

Fair Flies from Brother on Vimeo. Founder of Fair Flies, Jef Coffey, will be joining us to teach tying with new modern composite brushes. Techniques and patterns that can be used to create beautiful flies with ease that catch fish. … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: classes and instruction, fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

Join us at Armitage Park on April 28th from 10-2pm for a Trout Spey tutorial. We will have spey guru’s George Cook and Eric Neufeld on hand to discuss and demonstrate in-depth, the what, why and how of fishing for … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: classes and instruction, fly fishing gear review, oregon fly fishing tips

From the Rio Product Team. Some good info here. Some of you remember when there where three choices for a floating line Air Cell (white one) Cortland 444 (Peach) and 444SL. Not so much anymore. Specialize lines help you get … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing gear review, shop sales and specials

We are fortunate to have access to a ton of very good fly tying tools these days—but in some respects the abundance of choices makes it difficult for the average fly tyer to decide between various products. So today, I’d … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

John Fabian our dear friend, fishing legend, film maker and much more died this past Thursday. John was with his beloved wife Anne in his home and passed on peacefully. If you ever had a chance to fish with John … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing profiles

Reprising my stunt caster roll this summer: MidCurrent gets the scoop!

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: uncategorized

One of the first signs of spring is the emergence of the little black stonefly in many streams in the East. A variety of stoneflies (Order Plecoptera) in different sizes and colors follow suit throughout the season. Stoneflies are often overlooked by many Eastern anglers as mayflies and caddis are much more prolific. They rarely show up in any great numbers and their timing is not very predictable. Still, it is an important insect to understand for both nymphing and dry fly fishing.In the...

Source Feed: Paflyfish

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Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: blog, fishing reports

One of the great things about Paflyfish is the tremendous knowledge and sharing that is done especially in the forums. Tom "afishinado" Ciannilli, like many, regularly contributes to answering questions in the Beginners Forums. As the early trout season is about to get started he offered some great advice on A Dozen Top Flies. A very subjective topic, but for anglers just getting started, Tom's picks are are spot on. Tom's selection is broken into six sinking flies for subsurface fishing...

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Wow, it has been quite a winter.  Lots of snow still on the ground and way more in the mountains.  Very quiet here on the river, but expect that to change with the string of good weather ahead. We are getting lots of calls everyday asking about the future of water flows on the Bighorn, and more... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

Fly fishing anglers can pursue many types of freshwater fish in the region including bass, carp and sunfish. Undoubtedly, fly fishing for trout is by far the most popular. Millions of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout are stocked in the Northeast every year. Aside from state and local club stocking efforts, all three species can be found naturally reproducing with varying degrees of success as well. Trout flourish in waters that sustain fertile, cooler conditions year-round....

Source Feed: Paflyfish

Our weather is on an emotional rollercoaster.  One day it’s 40, the next 15.  February is the quietest month on the Bighorn, but the fishing can be great.  Just be flexible to pick your days and it will be worth it. Still a nymph deal for the most part as water temps are at the lowest... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

You are invited to attend and participate in the 2018 PAFF Eastern PA Fly Tying Jamboree, to be held on Saturday, February 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM.This event is being hosted by Michael Lohman GenCon and Rich Mooney, Mooney4. Either of us will answer any questions regarding the event.This event will be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, in Slatington, PA. Directions can be found here: http://lgnc.org/Everyone is invited to attend and watch the demonstrations, get tips from the the tyers, and...

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by Guest: George DanielThere are no absolutes in fly fishing and that’s why I refer to this approach as a theory. While this “theory” produces good results, there will be times you will have to adjust your way of thinking as there are no absolutes in fly fishing. What I’m referring to is trying to get inside the mind of a wintertime feeding trout. Think about it, wintertime is a period when these cold blooded critter’s feeding habits slow down as water temperatures drop. In many...

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The Moldy Chum Chumion breaks the story! I can neither confirm nor deny. The satire is strong with this one… Chumion Breaking News: Secretary Zinke tries to go Paul Maclean on us

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: #notserious, casting, fly fishing life, other people's blogs

With weather patterns up and down, it’s been tough to settle into consistent winter fishing on the Bighorn.  Weekends have still been very busy.  Yes, busier than any winter traffic we have seen in the past.  Fishing has been pretty decent, but will continue to get better as the weather stabilizes.   Water temps are now... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

1/10/2018
It’s tying season here on the northern 45th parallel, so here’s something for the tyers who follow this blog. A little video on the Double Hitch knot, a skill that I learned as a young kid as part of my tying education. It’s versatile and easy and has served me well for decades. Worth dropping … Continue reading Double Hitch

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: media, tying, video

A short and sweet review of Single-Handed Fly Casting, from the Winter 2018 edition of Trout Unlimited’s “Trout” magazine: Truly pleased that the editors had such a positive impression of the text. Thanks TU!

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: books, casting, media

It’s finally winter in the Bighorn Valley.  Extreme cold temps from last week’s storm have cleared the river from drifting grass and the clarity is back that we’re used to!  A handful of people out there braving the weather, but most of them concentrating on our great late season waterfowl hunting.  Flows are still steady... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

So tell us about the Open Air Project?Steve Sunderland and I decided one day to start a podcast about hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. The vision for The Open Air project was to share with people the stories of us and our guests, all while educating everyone in the process. We both feel that learning is a never ending journey, one that we intend to share with our audience. If we can learn, meet unique people, and make few friends along the way, we feel that we've accomplished our goals.Who...

Source Feed: Paflyfish

Paflyfish is a popular spot for fly fishing anglers in the region for many good reasons. There are all sorts of great conversations and information shared in the forums on a host of different topics. We are very fortunate to have so many folks not only provide information online in the forums, but help out beginners at clinics and instructional jamborees. Also there are some darn smart anglers on the site coming from all walks of life. The site is filled with thousands of great post and...

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Couldn’t be better for December on the Bighorn.  Fishing is good and the weather has been outstanding.  It’s no longer the quiet winter season on the Bighorn with these conditions.  Weekends have been pretty busy, so if you can get here on the weekdays, even better. The majority of fish are in full spawn mode... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

12/10/2017
Got new rods, lines, and reels for the next fly casting book project. Special thanks to Paul Arden at Sexyloops for the HT6 Instructor rod and Thunderbolt line, and Tim Rajeff at Echo Fly Fishing for Ion reels (and more lines). Popped in at Tim’s Echo world empire HQ the other day and wiggled a … Continue reading More Book Gear

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: uncategorized

12/6/2017
If you want a copy of the limited-edition book, Single-Handed Fly Casting, you’re in the right place. ABOUT THE BOOK: 1001 copies, signed/numbered; hardcover; 320 pages; fully illustrated, with drawings based on slow-motion HD video. DOWNLOAD: Table of Contents | Chapter One TO ORDER: Click on the option below that applies to you and proceed. NOTE: If you are … Continue reading Order SHFC

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: books, casting, media

Fly fishing during the winter can be an enjoyable endeavor if you put some effort into finding where the wily trout feed during the cold water temperatures. An important “hatch” in winter is that of the early black and brown stoneflies. Stoneflies both little and large are the canary in the coal mine for water quality. They are one of the first species to disappear on impaired streams. They thrive as nymphs in highly oxygenated fast moving waters like rapids or heavy riffles and often...

Source Feed: Paflyfish

It’s that time of year on the Bighorn where the brown trout are doing their thing.  A majority of the fish have got one thing on their mind and it’s not eating dry flies..  What does this mean as far as fishing?  The river is behaving quite a bit different than it was the past few... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

There are quite a few beginners on the board so I thought I would post a little on how I approach a day on the stream. I would be very interested to read about how others on the board approach a day of FLy Fishing.The success or failure of a day on the stream (although no day on the stream is really a failure…unless you drown I guess) is often determined before you even leave home. I check flows and temps on the USGS; conditions can differ in certain areas and streams. For example, if the...

Source Feed: Paflyfish

Awesome fishing continues on the Bighorn. Streamers, dries, nymphs, take your pick, it’s all great right now.  A bit busier on the weekends, but nothing like Spring or Summer traffic.  We have amazing weather for the next week, so come enjoy the best the Bighorn has to offer! BWO’s continue to come off in great... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The recent cold weather snap has the river into gear.  The Bighorn trout realize winter is upon us and are taking full advantage of all meal options.  If you want some of the best the Bighorn has to offer, get here now! Fall Baetis have really come out in droves and the fish are all about... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

It’s looking a lot better for the Bighorn.  Water clarity has improved dramatically, although still not ideal, it is getting there.  Bugs are around, fish are back to eating on top, grass is clearing out and the river continues to fish better and better.   Water temps are on the way down so fish have moved... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

Looks like I’ll be up at Sundance Mountain Resort November 10-11 to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration of A River Runs Through It. Planning on doing some casting and a bit of storytelling from days on the set. I’ll even have a few copies of SHFC floating around. If you’re in the neighborhood … Continue reading Sundance for ARRTI – November 10

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: film, fly fishing life, special

Another review of SHFC (this time from Lars Chr. Bentsen) at sexyloops.com. Lars sums it up like this: …if you find yourself “left in a place that’s full of movement with speed, but not much in the way of mental and physical direction”, this book will help you find a path! Thanks, Lars! Truly pleased … Continue reading SHFC Review – Sexyloops.com Again

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: books, casting, media

So, I’ve gotten some emails concerning PayPal and SHFC book order/tee order confirmation. The issue revolves around a PayPal receipt, but no apparent response in terms of direct verification of an order from Fish, Flies & Water (FF&W). Once a PayPal order is placed, it is processed on direct behalf of my LLC, and it is … Continue reading About PayPal Orders

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: gear, media

Today (October 9) is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. theatrical release of A River Runs Through It. Since I had a bit to do with the film, and I have unused Bunyan Bug drawings collecting dust, I figured I’d do a tee to commemorate. Going to run 250 50 of these total across all … Continue reading A 25th Anniversary Tee

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: gear, tees

9/21/2016
My new Indiana blog can be found at:http://rifflesandslicks.blogspot.com/

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life

I have decided to shut down this blog.As you have gathered by now, my family and I have moved. We're back in the Midwest. It was time. After ten years of being 2,000 miles away from three daughters and four grandchildren, we are now practically neighbors. And my daughter Lidia and grandson Sebastian came with us, so now all the grandchildren are together. We're looking forward to being an ongoing part of their lives.I will miss the trout fishing that I have left behind, and I will miss the...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: so long

You squeeze in one more trip to the lake--the last trip. You get that last fish--on a muddler. Seasons come and seasons go, and a long season with this lake--ten years--comes to an end. It has been good.So long, lake.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: muddler variations, rainbow trout, so long, trout lake

You think this will be your last trip to the lake for a long time. You're in the middle of packing everything in the house, loading a U-Haul truck, and getting ready for a move away from Washington back to the Midwest. It's too busy to fish anymore.So you document the last time you park the truck at the channel (the truck is sold; the new owners will pick it up in a day or two) and the last time you launch the float tube.But then something goes wrong. You can't document the last fish you catch...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, stars and planets, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake

Change is hard--and hard work--but you get away to the lake once again. You range a little farther down the familiar shorelines, saying your goodbyes. A trusty muddler brings some fish.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, muddler variations, rainbow trout, summer on the water, trout lake

Busy times. Big changes afoot. But you can still make time for Trout Lake. The trout are still standoffish, but you fool one with a little caddis.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, rainbow trout, summer on the water, trout lake

It's windy, then calm. The weather is cool, and the hatches are impressive. But the fish are strangely silent.Saturn, Mars, Antares (top to bottom)You watch the planets align and decide to keep your mouth closed about the fact that you couldn't coax a single fish to open theirs.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: antares, august, getting skunked, mars, saturn, stars and planets, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake

Read it HERE.

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Categories: eat sleep fish, europe, fly fishing ezines, united kingdom

Today is the Centennial of the creation of the National Park Service. The Adventure Blog shares some of the history and what the NPS is doing to celebrate 100 years of protecting our National Parks. Click the link for more.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life

Back to the drop off for the evening.The wind is blowing from the south. You hope it will back off. It steadily increases to a roar.Your new muddler fits the bill. Lots of marabou.You rip it through the waves.Then the wind does back off.An otter checks you out.You work the muddler around the weed beds.Your efforts are rewarded.Then the wind picks up again, and begins to shift. The waves don't know which direction to roll.Then it settles into the north and steadily increases to a roar.The...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, marabou muddler, muddler variations, rainbow trout, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake, waves, wind

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