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Local Fishing Report July 13

Fishing locally has been great despite our recent heat wave. We’ve made it through this heat wave without any wildfires here in the valley and without our local trout water getting too terribly hot. Water temperature is still a factor … Continue reading

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Top 5 Summer Terrestrial Fly Patterns

Summer is in full swing and that means trout have terrestrials on the mind. This term refers to land based insects such as: ants, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, cicadas, bees, etc. On small streams with lots of streamside brush and vegetation, … Continue reading

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Simon’s Secret Sally: Yellow Sally Dry Fly Tutorial

Yellow Sallies are often an overlooked summer staple in Western Trout’s Diets. What they lack in size they make up for in abundance. Often Yellow Sallies make a more subtle option in pressured waters when people gravitate to throwing Gold … Continue reading

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Mothership Salmon Fly: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great extended body Salmonfly dry fly. Every spring some of the West’s largest aquatic insects make their emergence. The salmonfly often marks the beginning of trout season, and means summer is on the way. … Continue reading

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Jigged March Brown Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a fantastic Jigged March Brown nymph. March Browns are the first insect of the year which hatches in abduncance that is larger than Blue Winged Olives. For that reason, they are an important food source … Continue reading

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Mallard March Brown Soft Hackle

In this video, Simon ties a great March Brown Soft Hackle. Swinging soft hackles is a long forgotten art in the trout world. With the rise of euro nymphing, dry droppers, drop shotting, etc. swinging classic wets is sometimes seen … Continue reading

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Thomas & Thomas Avantt II Review

This past fall I had a chance to test the new Thomas & Thomas Avantt II before it was released. It is their high end fast action rod; which is a functional showcase of their beautiful craftsmanship. The rod is … Continue reading

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Jigged Perdi Egg: Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great egg pattern for the winter and spring. This “Perdi-Egg” merges two proven patterns into one. The Perdigon is a european style attractor nymph that is known around the world. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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Craft Fur Spawning Shrimp Surf Perch Fly Tutorial

In this instructional video, Simon demonstrates how to tie an effective shrimp fly he uses in the surf off of the Oregon Coast. The fly was originally designed for use targeting surf perch, but could also work for rockfish off … Continue reading

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Oregon Surf Perch On The Fly

An underutilized fly angling fishery exists right under all of our noses, in places most of us have already recreated. The Oregon coast has hundreds of miles of shoreline, which provide habitat for several species of surf perch. The most … Continue reading

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Driftless Cricket Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon Stephen demonstrates how to tie a fantastic hi-vis cricket pattern. Tested this summer on the spring creeks of the Midwest’s Driftless area, it was his most productive fly he brought along. Locally, this fly has brought … Continue reading

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Deer Hair PMD Cripple Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a Pale Morning Dun “cripple” fly pattern. This pattern imitates the PMD as it emerges, attempting to break the water’s surface meniscus. This half in half out or struggling mayfly is like … Continue reading

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Rusty Spinner Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon ties a “Rusty Spinner” dry fly. This fly pattern is an indispensable pattern in a summer angler’s box. It effectively mimics the spent Spinner stage of Pale Morning/Evening Duns in the West, and Sulphurs in the … Continue reading

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Late August Fishing Report

Despite warmer weather and smokey conditions, trout fishing remains good. Recent wildfires to our East have left the valley filled to the brim with smoke and haze. The haze and smoke mimics cloud cover, and has contributed to good dry … Continue reading

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Mottled Goddard Caddis Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Goddard Caddis is a classic adult caddis pattern. This fly pattern is high floating and versatile in terms of the variety of caddis species it can imitate. In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie the Goddard Caddis with … Continue reading

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