Marmot Dam 2008
Marmot Dam 2008
New Renzetti Vise
Fly Tying Scissors
Steelhead Flies Book
Spey Clave 2008
All pictures are Mouse-over.
Marmot Dam 2008
- After The Fact
One of the biggest worries was that the large amounts of sediments stacked up behind Marmot Dam would be released down the river and have detrimental effects on fish habitat. ODFW even captured a significant number of wild Sandy River Fall Chinooks and spawned them artificially as a hedge against a disaster form sedimentation released by the dam removal. This is the first hatchery rearing of Sandy River Fall Chinooks since 1977. This may have been a prudent move against extinction, but completely unnecessary as most the gravel and sand that was trapped behind the dam has only moved about a mile and a half since the dam was taken down. So far all the effects from removing the dam look positive. PGE has documented every step of the dam removal process. This should take a lot of the guess work out of taking down similar dams in the future. You can find many interesting facts at marmotdam.com.
NEW! 2200 Series
|C2203R||Renzetti Traveler Vise, Pedestal Model, Right Hand||$184.95||SALE ENDED|
|C2203L||Renzetti Traveler Vise, Pedestal Model, Left Hand||$184.95||SALE ENDED|
|C2202R||Renzetti Traveler Vise, C-Clamp Model, Right Hand||$179.95||SALE ENDED|
|C2202L||Renzetti Traveler Vise, C-Clamp Model, Left Hand||$179.95||SALE ENDED|
|Scissors for Every Kind of Fly Tying|
|All Purpose Tungsten Carbide|
|All Purpose Stainless Steel|
|Iris Stainless Steel|
|Micro-Tip Stainless Steel|
|Razor Edge Stainless Steel|
|Marc Petitjean Scissors|
|Plastic Handle Stainless Steel|
Besides for the bench, the vise is the largest fly tying tool and normally gets the most attention. However, the tier might remember that while hooks, threads and materials can be held in the hands while tying the fly, it might be much less comfortable to trim materials & threads with one's teeth. Scissors may be the most essential of all the fly tying tools. Certainly scissors are very important in determining the quality of any fly that is tied.
Author John Shewey
FRANK AMATO PUBLISHING, December 2006
Steelhead flies represent the highest echelon of artistic fly-dressing. They enjoy a rich tradition as both a functionally designed lure for tempting the much-revered steelhead, but also as a creative expression of the aesthetic appeal of fly angling. John Shewey, author of the acclaimed
|Spey Flies & Dee
Flies, has produced another well-written and researched book, rich in
technique, method and innovation. Through concise text and hundreds of
sharp, color photographs--including step-by-step and artistic individual
fly plates--Shewey covers: materials for steelhead flies; basic tying
techniques; hairwing and featherwing flies; Spey and Dee styles;
Practitioners, shrimp and prawn patterns; dry flies and much more. This
book is a must-have for all steelhead fly-fishermen.
9 x 12 Inches, 216 Pages, Full Color
|1-57188-400-9||STEELHEAD FLIES, by John Shewey||$49.95||SALE ENDED|
|1-57188-400-9B||STEELHEAD FLIES, by John Shewey with any purchase over $150. That is 20% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING.||$39.96||SALE ENDED|
Get Ready For
"Northwest Original Spey Casts"
The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of spey casting innovation.
George has been researching these developments and will help us put the "Northwest Style" into perspective.
George Cook is the guy in the Sage "Tight Loops" poster of the 1990's. He taught the "Sage Fly Fishing Schools" in the 1980's and has great casting and
He is a manufacturers representative for Sage, Simms, Rio, Ross & Tibor. He is pictured at right with a fine
fly-caught Alaskan King Salmon.
George is always at the fly fishing epicenter in that adipose rich band that reaches from Alaskan arctic in the north to the Rogue River in the south.
George was one of the chosen ones to appear in the new epic DVD, Rio's Modern Spey Casting. It probably won't surprise you that all of the chosen ones for this tutorial DVD have given key presentations at previous Sandy River Spey Claves. See George Cook, May 17, 10:30am-11:00am and May 18, 1:00pm-1:30pm.
|Fly Fishing Landing Nets|
|Fisknat Nets||McLean Weigh Nets|
|The Measure Net||Magnetic Net Retriever|
Nets are elementary tools for landing fish. In the sport of fly fishing nets are a secondary method for landing fish. The rod/reel/line are the primary tools. In this sport many fish are landed without nets. However, in the sport of trout fishing, nets are often helpful, practical tools for landing fish that are hooked with tiny flies and played on light leaders. Often the anglers is in a position that the fish may not be beached or grabbed. The preferred method is to lead the fish over the net and then the net is lifted and the fish sinks into the bag which is supported by a bow. The more the
fish struggles the deeper it sinks into the net. Nets are essential for landing fish when the angler is in a boat or float tube. The intended use will influence your choice in size and shape of your net. Size-range of fish will dictate the size of the net. Nets used from floating devices usually have longer handles than nets that are used while wading. Nets with rubber bags even though heavier are gaining popularity over nets with mesh bags. They injure fish less and are easier to clean. The nets listed here are most useful for landing fish that are under six pounds.
The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty