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If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is … Continue reading →
In this video Jay ties an Intruder style Steelhead fly using the OPST Shank Chuck Tool and a few new products from Aqua Flies including their Round Eye Shanks (which come in several sizes), Swing Hooks, and Intruder Eyes. This … Continue reading →
In this video Jay Ties a Trout Clouser Jig “Black Dace” using an Umpqua 60 degree Jig Hook. Like many of Jay’s flies this fly is tied using a 60 degree jig hook which allows for a variety of applications. … Continue reading →
“As fly tiers, we pride ourselves on the reward of catching fish on flies we tied ourselves,” writes Jason Klass. “But what about catching fish on flies we tied ourselves using tools we made ourselves?” Read his helpful article about … more →
So OK, this is a rather simplistic post but still it seems relevant, at least the question is one that i’m constantly asking myself each time I set to sea with fly rod in hand here at Pacific City, and … Continue reading →
RIO Products’ decision to sell flies is seen as a ‘natural fit’ by the multi award-winning fly line manufacturer. The move into a new ca... ...shing market, but RIO insists it is in line with its brand promise to ‘make the […]The post Selling flies is a ‘natural fit’ says RIO Products appeared first on Angling International.
The Big Hole river has had a very interesting season. Starting with a cold June, the river has maintained an above average flow, and the snow is still lingering on Fleecer Mountain for the second time in my career beyond July 4th. That being said, there is plenty of water, but our temps are getting..... Read MoreThe post Dry Flies, Clear Water, and Blazing Temps appeared first on GREAT DIVIDE OUTFITTERS.
This is another Ahrex fly tying hook that I have been working with for several months tying and fishing wet flies. Available in sizes that span the range from 4 to 10, I appreciate the wire, the barbless feature, the … Continue reading →
Yup. Contrary to what a person might think, different hook styles and manufacturers exhibit characteristics that are quite different, and these differences have a HUGE influence on the appearance of a finished fly tied on each specific hook. The flies above, … Continue reading →
Hey Jay, hope all is well. I was wondering about your thoughts on hook positioning in flies. In particular tube style flies. Have you experimented with hooks in the down position and further up towards the head of the fly? … Continue reading →