Emergency Regulations on the Umpqua – July 2018

Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River.

Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp:

Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a 200 feet radius of all tributaries in the Umpqua River and in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. This regulation is in effect from Scottsburg Bridge to River Forks Boat Ramp.

This emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and fall Chinook salmon that hold in and around tributaries looking for colder water. Currently, the Umpqua River has abnormally low flows and high water temperatures due to drought conditions.

“The Umpqua River at Elkton was 79 degrees this morning, and we know that temperature will be higher in the late afternoons. We believe the closure is needed to help protect our native fish that use these areas of cooler water,” said Greg Huchko, Umpqua District fisheries biologist. “Salmon and steelhead begin to have a tough time when water temperatures reach the upper 60’s, and we aren’t seeing a cooling trend any time in the near future.”

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Dragon Tail Gurgler Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a “Dragon Tail Gurgler” using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails from Hareline Dubbin. This is a good pattern to be used to fish for Bass, Pike, Musky, Brown Trout, Peacock Bass, Snook, and more. Using a piece of foam on the head will push water as you strip in creating a disturbance on the surface.

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Dragon Tail Gurgler

Hook: B10s 1/0
Thread: Danville’s 210D Flat Waxed
Tail: Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tail Tan
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush On
Foam: Black Foam
Body: Chocklett’s Filler Flash
EP Brush:Med- Olive/Orange
Sharpie for spots

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Ties That Bind – Cedar Lodge Article – Alberto Rey – 2018

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Check out this fun article on our South Island operation. Alberto and his son were a blast to fish with at Cedar Lodge.

Click on this link and the click on the article to make is larger.

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Cascade Lakes Report: July, 2018

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With the warmer weather coming into the valley, it was time to head to the cooler air of the Cascades. Sneaked into Hosmer one night to catch a few trout stripping a callibaetis nymph. and a nice sunset. The paddle boarders were out in force and the fish seem to be indifferent to the traffic. The next day we headed out to East Lake.

East Lake was no disappointment. After catching several nice trout near the ramp, headed out to the slide area and managed to land a nice Brownie. We saw several large browns cruising within inches of the shoreline, but no interest in our emerging callibaetis.
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With the warmer weather continuing for at least the coming week, the Oregon’s Cascade Lakes provide a cool escape for everybody. Get out there and enjoy some of Oregon’s greater places to visit….and fish!

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Fly Line Reviews: the family of RIO Outbound fly lines

RIO Outbound fly lines

RIO Outbound fly lines

I have been partial to fishing RIO’s Outbound fly lines since 2005 and have seen these lines evolve and improve over time. Wait. The fact remains that my head tells me the lines have improved, but for practical purposes, I had no complaints regarding the performance of the lines back in 2005, so, with the exception of adding the loops and the line labels and the low stretch core, I guess my satisfaction regarding the performance of the lines has remained strong over the decade I’ve fished Outbounds. Most of the lines I fish are Intermediate sink rate lines but I will occasionally fish full floaters and sink 3 or sink 6 lines.

The purpose of this blog post is to distinguish the various outbound lines RIO offers and hopefully clarify the key differences among lines that all have “Outbound” in their title.

Note that I’ve included the Coastal Quickshooter fly lines and the Direct Core Flats Pro line because as far as I’m concerned these are very similar variants of the Outbound.

Note also that these are all lines that I consider “integrated shooting head” fly lines.

General features of RIO Outbound fly lines
* Lines come with welded loop – front and rear.
* Most of the Intermediate lines are stated as having a 1.5 – 2.5 IPS sink rate. I find it practically * impossible to differentiate among any of these sink rates.
* Mono Core lines (clear tips or heads) are not practically weldable by the consumer.
* Lines with a multifilament core may be weldable.
* Multifilament core lines are low stretch (4-6%)
* Specified Outbound fly lines will be named as suitable for cold/temperate or tropical conditions.
* Generally, the different line core and fly line coatings sufficiently different that a tropical line will not perform well in cold climates (too stiff) and a cold line will not perform well in the tropics (sticky).
Connect core lines have a multifilament core with very low have very low stretch (4-5%).

A general feature of the Outbound fly line family is that these WF (weight forward) fly lines have an “aggressive” head taper design that allows one to load fast action rods easily and cast bulky flies into the breeze. That said, some of the Outbound lines are heavier and have different head lengths than other models.

I suggest that the line purchaser check out the head weight of each line to choose the proper weight for their casting style. As an example, the WF 8I Coastal QuickShooter XP has a 330 gr

The majority of my casting in estuaries is in the 50 to 80 ft range (most often about 70 ft), but my angling companions routinely demonstrate that these lines can be cast considerably further than I do.

Rio Coastal Quickshooter

Rio Coastal Quickshooter

Rio Coastal QuickShooter Fly Line
* Cold and temperate climate line
* Clear head
* Mono core
* 30 lb core
* 35 ft head
* 250 gr head (WF 8I)
* Intermediate running line
* Stated sink rate – 1.5 IPS
* less aggressive taper than Coastal QuckShooter XP

RIo Coastal Qulickshooter XP fly line.

RIo Coastal Qulickshooter XP fly line.

Rio C0astal Quickshooter XP
* Cold and temperate climate line
* Clear head
* Mono core
* 35 lb core
* 32 ft head
* 330 gr head (WF 8I)
* Intermediate running line
* Stated sink rate – 1.5 IPS
* More aggressive taper than Coastal QuckShooter

RIO direct core flats pro stealth fly line

RIO direct core flats pro stealth fly line

Rio Direct Core Flats Pro Stealth Tip
* Advertised as a tropical climate line, I fished this line in 50-60 degree F climate and loved it
* Clear 6 ft intermediate tip
* Mono core – exceptionally low stretch, low memory, and lays out very straight
* 35 lb mono core
* 38 ft head
*240 gr in first 30 ft (WF 8F/I)
* Full floater except for Intermediate tip
* Stated sink rate of tip is 1.5 IPS
* This line lays out so straight I was amazed; the floating line floats and the clear tip is a true intermediate
* The relatively long head allows more precise and softer presentations than more aggressive head designs
* I consider this to be an “all climate“ line that is perfectly suited to fishing flies close to the surface.
* This line is the least like the other Outbound family of RIO lines but I wanted to include it because of its excellent performance.

Rio Outbound fly line

Rio Outbound fly line

Rio Intouch Outbound
* Cold and temperate climate line
* 37.5 ft head
* Clear head
* Multifilament core – low stretch
* 20 lb core
* 330 gr head (WF 8F/I)
* Floating running line
* Stated Intermediate sink rate – 1.5-2 IPS-
* This is the longest head in the outbound line family and will allow somewhat gentler presentations than the shorter head lines.
* Offered in floating and intermediate head lines
* Running lines are floaters
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Rio Outbound short fly line

Rio Outbound short fly line

Rio Intouch Outbound Short
* Cold and temperate climate line
* Clear head
* Multifilament core – low stretch
* 20 lb core
* 30 ft head
* 330 gr head (WF 8I)
* Intermediate running line
* Stated intermediate sink rate – 1.5-2 IPS
* Available with many sink options:(WF8F, WF8F/I, WF8I, WF8I/S3, WF8I/S6)

RIO InTouch Hover Fly Line

RIO InTouch Hover Fly Line

Rio InTouch Hover
* Cold and temperate climate line
* Pale olive head
* Multifilament core – low stretch
* 20 lb core
* 30 ft head
* 280 gr head (WF 8S1)
* Intermediate sink 1 running line
* Stated sink rate – 1.0 IPS
* This line genuinely sinks slower than the other Outbound Intermediate lines at s1
* This line is only offered in WF 5 to WF 8.I and only has a loop at front end of line

I hope these details and observations are useful.

Jay Nicholas
2018

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad). You can jig it. You can swing it. You can jig it under an indicator or swing it under an indicator. It’s a really good fish catcher and a fun color combination. Give this pattern a try!

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad)

Gamakatsu 60 Degree Jig Hook #2 or #4 or
Umpqua S506H Jig #4
Danville’s 210D black
Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes Orange
Cement: Loc Tite Brush on
Tail: Spirit River UV2 Orange Bucktail
Wing: Orange Bucktail
Flash: Copper and Gold Ice Wing
Lagartun Carded Flatbraid Holographic Gold
Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Midnite
Micro Grizzly Legs

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Native Fish Society – Homewaters Roundup on August 19th

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A Guaranteed Good Time for A Good Cause!

Join the Native Fish Society Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Miracle Barn in Bend, OR for a great evening of fellowship, festivities, and a live auction benefitting Oregon’s native fish and wild rivers. Admission includes a delicious dinner from Tate & Tate Catering, local craft brews, a speciality cocktail and the finest Willamette Valley wines from Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard, A to Z Winery, and Yamhill Valley Vineyards.

Don’t miss this great Native Fish Society gathering in Central Oregon!

To purchase tickets call Native Fish Society HQ at 503.344.4218 or click this link to purchase tickets online: Homewaters Roundup

Thursday, July 19th 2018 5:00pm – Thursday, July 19th 2018 9:00pm

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using a Purple and Orange color variation. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for Summer and Winter Steelhead.

Jay's Ultralicious Steelhead Tube (Purple and Orange)

Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange

Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube Medium blue
Hook Guide: 40/40 Tube
Thread: Veevus 8/0 Orange
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush On
Eyes: Hareline Double Pupil Lead Eyes Black with Fl. Chartreuse and Black
Body: Lagartun Carded Flatbraid Fl. Blue
Bump: Wire Free Synthetic Fox Brush Black
Strip: Black Barred Purple Rabbit Strip
Flash: Ice Wing Baitfish
Collar: EP Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Midnight
Collar: UV2 Marabou Hot Orange
Hook: Owner #2
Hook: OPST #2

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New Hollow Fly Tool – Nicholas’ Review and test run

The JAWN Hollow Fly tool.

The JAWN Hollow Fly tool.

I guess I’s say it is a blessing and a curse (just a little curse) that there are so many new fly tying products entering the market these days. I watched a very good Ted Talk recently that noted something close to 200 varieties of salad dressing available at the local grocery store. This huge selection is in some respects good and in some respects not so good because it can lead to indecision and paralysis.

Count me in.

During a recent conversation with Chris, he asked if I had yet tried the new JAWN tool.

“Nope,” I said.

“Let me know what you think of it if you do,” he said, “it’s supposed to help tying hollow flies”

Two days later, I sat at my bench with a pile of bucktail and flat wing saddles at my side, tying my first hollow fly ever.

First three flies were pretty darn good looking, then things went downhill, then got better, then got worse, then – – – – –

As we know, this is the normal process anything we begin tying an unfamiliar fly style, especially a style that requires new skills, proportions, materials and so forth.

Of course I am quite familiar with bucktail where Clousers are concerned, but I had never tied with bucktail in the lengths and methods involved with hollow flies, and flatwing style streamers were also new to me.

Coincidentally, I had been struggling recently, in a fly tying sense, trying to find a fly that I wanted to tie and tie and tie. Given that my Clouser boxes are full, my summer steelhead wet fly box is full, and I have more than a few steelhead Intruders stashed around the den, I wandered, looking for inspiration.

Well, thanks to the new JAWN tool, I found the new fly inspiration.

JAWN tubes in hand.

JAWN tubes in hand.

JAWN tool review.
* I like it and it works as intended.
* The tool set has thee sizes of plastic tube, each tube has a different size opening at each end yielding six size options.
* This tool replaces the pen tube and is used to push back the material (often bucktail or craft fur) during the process of tying a hollow fly.
* Can you just use a pen cap? Of course you can.
* But the JAWN offers sizes that are difficult to find in pen caps, and it has a slot along each tube that allows its use with jig hooks, something not possible with pen caps.
* The opening of each end of each tube has serrations that allow the tyer to re-distribute the material before tying a thread dam to prop the material at each stage of the fly.
* This tool is suitable to tie on relatively small (steelhead size) to giant (Musky and Pike) size flies. I have only used the second smallest size so far, but the variety of size applications is great.
* I have only used this tool with bucktail so far, but I know it works with Craft Fur and should work with a wide variety of materials.

JAWN tool instructions.

JAWN tool instructions.

Hollow fly fresh from vise.

Hollow fly fresh from vise.

Big fly, yes?

Big fly, yes?

Here is what a Hollow Fly looks like when fresh from the vise.

Run it under hot water in the sink and hang it to dry.

Run it under hot water in the sink and hang it to dry.

Here is what the fly looks like after soaking under hot water.

Now I hang the wet fly to dry.

Two of my early attempt to tie Flatwing Hollow Flies.

Two of my early attempt to tie Flatwing Hollow Flies.

Here are two finished Hollow Flies that I am looking forward to fishing in less than a week.

And yes, I found my inspiration.

I will be following with a video as soon as possible, but I wanted to share these ideas as soon as I could.

This tool is very useful, but the reader tyer should be advised that this tying style will test your ability to work with bucktail, and it will require patience and practice to select the best bucktail and correct proportions. I am having a grand time working with these flies. I can see possibilities fishing the estuary for chinook, the ocean for albacore and salmon, and those are only my personal starting points. Hollow flies are super effective fishing for fresh and saltwater species around the world – so I’m told – and the next few months are likely to find me building new boxes stuffed with various sizes and; color combinations of flies tied in this manner—with and without flatwing saddles.

Jay Nicholas – July 2018

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Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100!

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BABINE FOR A BENJAMIN

Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100!

The one and only Babine Steelhead Lodge has generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support the Native Fish Society’s work protecting and restoring wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.

Keep in mind there are more 20+ pound wild steelhead on the Babine River than any other river in the world! That’s right, more than any other river in the whole darn WORLD!

Dates: August 31 – September 7, 2018

How does it work? Native Fish Society is selling tickets for $100 each. NFS will draw the lucky winner on July 10th and they’ll get ready for the time of their life!

To buy your tickets call 503.344.4218 or fill out the form at this link: https://nativefishsociety.org/events/babine-for-a-benjamin

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Making sense of Integrated Shooting Head Fly Lines

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I probably fish a wider variety of fly lines than the average fly fisher—in fact—some of my friends call me a fly line freak.

The range of high quality fly lines available these days is STAGGERING. As an industry associate I never-the-less find myself dazed and confused at times where the entire range of fly lines is concerned.

This blog is my blunt attempt to inject a little clarity regarding what I call integrated shooting head fly lines.

Here is how I would define an “integrated head” fly line: Remembering that a shooting head is usually a short heavy head of approximately 30 ft that we loop onto a slender running line. An integrated head line lacks the loop-to-loop connection between the short head and the running line—these are full fly lines usually of 90 to 110 ft long. Integrated head lines are generally referred to as Weight Forward lines, meaning only that they are heavier in the front portion of the line in contrast to a double taper fly line that is symmetrical in it’s profile.

I distinguish integrated shooting-head fly lines from other weight forward (WF) lines by the relatively short, relatively heavy weight of the front section of these fly lines.

First I’ll compare head length of these lines listing them shortest to longest:

20 ft
Wulff Ambush float and intermediate

26 ft
*Cortland compact float and intermediate

30 ft
* Outbound Short Hover

32 ft
* Airflo Beach   (33 ft)
* Airflo Spey Switch Float
* Rio Coastal Quickshooter XP

37.5 – 38 ft
*Rio Outbound
*Airflo sniper
*Rio Direct Core Flats Pro Stealth

Now I will distinguish the fly lines with clear heads or tips:
* Rio Coastal Quickshooter and Quickshooter XP
* Rio Direct Core Flats Pro Stealth (6 ft clear tip)
* Wulff Ambush Intermediate
* Cortland Compact Intermediate
* Airflo Beach lines have some clear head alternatives

Ability to deliver heavy flies in wind versus ability to deliver a fly precisely and delicately. Please note that this comparison is based on my opinion and far from expert casting ability.
* I found that the Outbound Short and coastal Quickshooter seemed best lines in wind and casting large flies.
* The Wulff Ambush excelled at casting poppers and streamers with the fewest back-casts at modest range.
* The Rio outbound, Airflo Sniper, Airflo Beach, Airflo Spey Switch Float, and Rio Direct core Flats Pro Stealth line seemed superior at
delivering flies precisely and softly.

Float comparison of these fly lines: All the floaters actually do so, noting that I fish estuarine waters that range from full saltwater to full freshwater.

Sink rates of the intermediate lines: All clear intermediate heads and tips sink at roughly 1,5-2.0 IPS and I could not discern a difference across the brands of lines I fished.

The exception is the slower sink rate of the RIO Outbound Hover fly line, making this a superior line if you want to fish sub surface but rather shallow.

 

Here are some key features of individual fly lines to consider when choosing an Integrated Shooting Head fly line. Each of the lines listed here are  fly lines I fish and recommend highly. As is usually the case these days, I’m expect that other good lines exist that I am not yet familiar with.

 

Rio Outbound fy line

RIO OUTBOUND:
37.5 ft head; 330 gr (WF8F/I); tip is not clear; suited to cold & temperate climate; about 1.5 IPS sink

 

 

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RIO OUTBOUND Hover:

30 ft head; 280 gr (WF8H); head is not clear; suited to cold & temperate climate; very slow Intermediate sink rate

RIO COASTAL QUICKSHOOTER:
32 ft head; 250 gr (WF8I): head is clear: suited to cold & temperate climate; about 1.5 IPS sink

RIo Coastal Qulickshooter XP fly line.rio quickshooter XPRIO COASTAL QUICKSHOOTER XP:

32 ft head; 330 gr (WF8I): tip is clear; suited to cold & temperate climate; about 1.5 IPS sink

Rio Direct Core Flats Pro Stealth fly line.

Rio Direct Core Flats Pro Stealth fly line.

line-profile-directcore-flats-pro-stealthtipRIO DIRECT CORE FLATS PRO STEALTH:

38 ft head; 240 gr first 30 ft (WF8F); 6 ft of tip is clear intermediate; suited to tropical to temperate climate;

 

Airflo Sniper Intermediate fly line.

AIRFLO SNIPER Intermediate:
37.5 ft; 330 gr (WF8F/I); head is not clear: suited to cold & temperate climate; about 1.5 IPS sink

Airflo Spey Switch Fly Line

 

 

AIRFLO SPEY SWITCH float:
32 ft head; 250 gr (WF8I) AIRFLO SUPER-DRI 40+; Full Floater; head is not clear (I add clear polyleader): suited to cold & temperate climate

 

airflo beach fly line

AIRFLO BEACH:
32 ft head; 250 gr (WF8I); head is not clear; suited to cold & temperate climate

 

Wulff ambush short fly line.

WULFF AMBUSH:

20 ft head; 290 gr (WF8F); floating head is not clear; suited to cold & temperate climate

 

Wulff Ambush Intermediate fly line.

WULFF AMBUSH INTERMEDIATE:

20 ft head; 290 gr (WF8F); Intermediate head is clear; suited to cold & temperate climate

 

Cortland Tropic Plus Compact fly line.CORTLAND COMPACT FLOAT:

26 ft head; 290 gr (WF8F); floating head is not clear; suited to cold & temperate climate

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26 ft head; 290 gr (WF8F); Intermediate head is clear; suited to cold & temperate climate

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS SONAR TITAN CLEAR TIP:
33.5 ft head; 280 gr (WF8F/I); head is clear; running line floats; suited to cold & temperate climate

 

I hope you find something of interest here.

Jay Nicholas 2018

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad Fly tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Jig fly in a Crawdad color variation. This is a great fly to use with a trout spey setup, swinging near a fallen log or boulder garden.

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad

Hook: Umpqua #4 S506H Jig
Thread: Danville’s 210D Black
Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes Large Black/Chartreuse
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush On
Tail: Black Barred Rabbit Strip Orange Variant
Brush: EP Foxy 3” Black/Orange
Legs: Barred Grizzly Legs Orange/Black
Flash: Copper Angel Hair
Brush: Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Olive/Sand

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Protect the Yellowstone River Permenantly

Check out this beautiful film from SAGE Fly Fishing.

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Urgent: Tell ODFW to Protect our Metolius River wild fish!

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From the Native Fish Society

Dear Members and Supporters,

The Metolius River in Central Oregon is the crown jewel of the upper Deschutes Basin and a place of exemplary ecological value in the state of Oregon. It is also ground zero for an exhaustive wild Chinook, sockeye, and steelhead recovery effort. These fish swim hundreds of miles up the Columbia and the Deschutes to reach the Metolius where plentiful spawning and rearing habitat await them. These struggling anadromous populations remind us that we are duty-bound to act on their behalf to restore sustainable runs. Long story short, the Metolius is just too special to not receive all of the protection that we can reasonably and sensibly provide it.

But existing angling regulations are leaving our Metolius wild fish vulnerable. They are difficult for the public to interpret, contribute to ongoing ecological damage, and are detrimental to the health of our wild fish. The Native Fish Society is urging the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to make changes to the 2019 angling regulations to protect the Metolius, our wild fish, and the communities that depend on this special river.

Please join us in sending an email to the ODFW Director and Commission that oversees the Department. Tell them to amend Oregon’s recreational angling regulations to extend the fly fishing only boundaries, require the use of single, barbless hooks, and ban the use of external lead weights.

The Metolius should be the shining example of how we manage our most cherished and ecologically significant river systems. Do your part today and send your letter of support to the ODFW Commission and Director Melcher. Simply follow the link, fill in your pertinent contact info, click the “Submit” button, and your message will be sent. Please send your message by 5 p.m. Pacific time on July 12, 2018. Feel free to customize the letter.

Thank you for your continued support of the Metolius and our wild fish!

Here is that link again: PROTECT THE METOLIUS

Adam Bronstein, NFS Metolius River Steward
Jennifer Fairbrother, NFS Campaign & Columbia Regional Director

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Jay’s Trout Tube Streamer (w/ Pine Squirrel) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties us a Trout Tube Streamer using Pine Squirrel and a Sommerlatte’s Foxy Brush. This is a fun fly that is easy to cast and won’t hold a lot of water. But it will also get down to the right depth because of the drop weight. This fly works great in running water and although Jay hasn’t tried yet he thinks this might fish well in still water as well.

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Jay’s Trout Tube Streamer (w/ Pine Squirrel)

Tube: Nanotube Sink
Guide: Pro Hook Guide Medium
Pro Drop Weight Sm Black
Thread: 10/0 Veevus Black
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush on
Polar Chenille Medium UV Copper
Ice Wing Gold
Micro Pine Squirrel (Crawdad Orange)
Sommerlatte’s Foxy Brush Root Beer/Orange
Cone X-sm Black/Red
Hook: Size 2 or 4 depending on fish size!

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