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February 18, 2014
Mark Bachmann, Guest Speaker: Clackamas Flyfishers
High Rocks Pub, Clackamas, OR -Members and Guests

"A Deschutes River Summer Steelhead Adventure"
Mark Bachmann has guided fly fishing trips on the Deschutes River for Steelhead for 32-years. Do you suppose he has learned anything about it? Please come to this 45-minute projected-program and find out.

February 22, 2014
WINTER STEELHEAD FLY TYING PARTY
At: The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday Afternoon.

“Tying Steelhead Flies with Pro Tube's Revolutionary Tying Systems”
Pro Tube is the leader is manufacturing tube fly parts.
Featuring Free Tying Instruction From: Pro Tube Systems Rep: Bruce Berry
Assisted by: Mark Bachmann and Travis Johnson.

Mastery Spey Skagit Extreme Intermediate Heads

 The popular Skagit Extreme Heads are now available in a unique Intermediate, slow sinking configuration. Conceptualized and tested extensively by Scientific Anglers Company rep, and anadromous fish wizard Garry Sandstrom, these heads provide some extreme tactical advantages over their floating counterparts, especially when the water is very warm or very cold. Since the whole head of the fly line rides below the fast skin of the river's surface, your line will fish deeper, and move much more slowly across the river, allowing your fly to stay in the strike zone of every fish much longer than when fishing with a floating head and a sinking tip of the same size. As the video above discloses, we were aware of this new line for many months before it became available to the public in August, 2011. They work, and under certain conditions will increase your hook-ups.
  Be sure to check out our extensive      Shooting Line Selection.     
Item Description Price To Top
339801 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 21-feet, 400-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339795 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 22-feet, 440-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339788 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 22-feet, 480-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339771 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 23-feet, 520-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339764 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 23-feet, 560-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339757 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 25-feet, 600-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339740 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 25-feet, 640-grains $54.95 Sale Ended
339818 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 27-feet, 680-grains $54.95 Sale Ended

Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip

This steelhead was landed with a Scientific Anglers Skagit line 

  • Short head with integrated sinking tip to eliminate loop to loop connections
  • Short head gives excellent line control
  • Fast loading taper designed for maximum flight time
  • For double hand and switch rods in all conditions
  • T-12 integrated sinking tip (type V)
  • Item Description Size Price To Top
    325538 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 280-grain 10' Tip
    18' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325545 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 320-grain 10' Tip
    19' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325552 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 360-grain 10' Tip
    20' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325569 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 400-grain 10' Tip
    21' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325576 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 440-grain 12' Tip
    22' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325583 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 480-grain 12' Tip
    22' Head
    $86.00 Sale Ended
    325590 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 520-grain 12' Tip
    23' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325606 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 560-grain 12' Tip
    23' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325613 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 600-grain 15' Tip
    25' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    325620 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 640-grain 15' Tip
    25' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    922997 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 680-grain 15' Tip
    27' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    923000 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 720-grain 15' Tip
    27' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    923017 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 760-grain 15' Tip
    29' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended
    923024 Scientific Anglers Skagit Line with Integrated Tip - 800-grain 15' Tip
    29' Head
    $86.95 Sale Ended

    Simms G3 Guide Boot NEW for 2014 BUY!

    Watch The Simms G3 Guide Boot Video
    Can you say, "Proprioception?"

    Description

    Simms’ G3 Guide™ Boot has blazed more miles than any other wading boot in existence—and it’s just warming up. Advancements to this year’s incarnation include the guide-approved performance of a RiverTread™ platform featuring proprioception, which minimizes rigid underfoot materials for enhanced feel whether on the trail or in the water. Vibram® Idrogrip outsoles add to this great-grip equation thanks to multi-directional lugs—compatible with all Simms’ AlumiBite™ and HardBite™ cleats and studs. Additional features include a TPU molded heel clip for a positive, locked-in fit, as well as neoprene internals that deliver cushioning where it counts for superior wading warmth, comfort, and easy on/off activation.

    Features

    • An update to Simms’ signature Guide Boot for a lighter, yet more durable balance of wet trail & all-day wading
    • Simms NEW RiverTread™ platform for guide-ready wading performance, support & traction
    • TPU molded heel clip for positive heel fit & hiking security
    • Partially-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off
    MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof nubuck leather & TPU-coated textile upper, RiverTread™ platform/4.0mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole
    APPROX. PAIR WEIGHT (size 10): 59.2 oz
    SIZES: 07-14, whole sizes, EEE width
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    10398-201-07 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 7 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-08 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 8 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-09 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 9 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-10 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 10 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-11 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 11 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-12 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 12 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-13 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 13 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10398-201-14 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 14 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-07 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 7 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-08 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 8 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-09 Simms G3 Guide Boot, withVibram sole 9 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-10 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 10 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-11 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with felt sole 11 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-12 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 12 $199.95 Sale Ended
    10399-201-13 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 13 $199.95 Sale Ended
    103998-201-14 Simms G3 Guide Boot, with Vibram sole 14 $199.95 Sale Ended

    Seal Line Seal Pak

      Buy Now!

    The Seal Pak is the perfect dry storage for your wallet, cell phone, keys, camera, T.P., box of flies, spools of tippet, hook sharpener, nipper, floatant, power bars & compact flash light. This is your compact survival & comfort waist pack for anywhere and everywhere. The large roll-up portion is totally water proof. Made in Seattle, USA. These are very cool, and on sale too!

    Seal Line Seal Paks

    Day 6 on the river and the side canyons beckon. A camera and lunch would be perfect were it not for the deep pools and scrambling to the rim. The Seal Pak pack provides just the sort of hands-free protection and storage you need. Free yourself with multiple carrying options, including a removable waist belt and shoulder strap attachment. Let the watertight roll-down closure remove the barriers to where you can and cannot go. An external pocket for easy organization and rugged PU-coated polyester construction give this pack the versatility to handle anything.

    Watertight Protection: Roll-down closure provides excellent protection from the elements.

  • Convenient Access: External zip pocket.
  • Versatile: Removable waist and shoulder straps plus options for securing to boats, bikes, etc.
  • PVC-Free: Eco-friendlier fabrics reduce environmental impact and add durability.
  • Colors Gray/Gray, Gray/Green, Gray/Blue, Gray/Red, Gray/Orange
    Width 3 in / 8 cm
    Weight 7.3 oz / 207 g
    Length 8 in / 20 cm
    Height 8 in / 20 cm
    Volume 244 cu. in / 4 liters
    PVC-Free X
    Closure Roll-down
    Material(s) 600D polyurethane coated polyester
    Country of Origin Made in Seattle, USA
    Item Description Price To Top
    08695 Seal Line Seal Pak, Gray Reg. $39.95
    Sale! $34.95
    Sale Ended
    08696 Seal Line Seal Pak, Gray and Green Reg. $39.95
    Sale! $34.95
    Sale Ended
    08694 Seal Line Seal Pak, Gray and Blue Reg. $39.95
    Sale! $34.95
    Sale Ended
    08697 Seal Line Seal Pak, Gray and Red Reg. $39.95
    Sale! $34.95
    Sale Ended
    08462 Seal Line Seal Pak, Gray and Orange Reg. $39.95
    Sale! $34.95
    Sale Ended
    So, you finally got a chance to go on that tropical fly fishing dream-trip. Much of the best shallow water fishing is done while wading. This requires some specialized equipment.
    One of the questions you will need to answer is, what to carry your flies and small gear in?"
    Fishing vests, like those used for trout fishing are too hot and cumbersome, and definitely out of the question. A fanny pack is a better bet, but which one. There are dozens of choices offered by companies that claim to know what you need. Many are bulky, water absorbant, expensive, and pure crap.
    What you need is a simple lightweight pack that protects your flies and gear from the corrosive effects of saltwater. The main compartment needs to be totally waterproof, which means it needs to have a roll-top to keep the water out. Most small zippers are only water repellent. Only roll-tops like the main compartment of Seal Line Seal Paks are waterproof.
    The smaller zippered compartment on the outside of each Seal Line Seal Pak is not waterproof, but is a perfect place to put used flies that have been in saltwater. Don't put saltwater saturated flies back into a box containing unused flies or they will contaminate your unused flies. Instead segregated the used flies until you can wash them in soap and water and thoroughly dry them. Then they can be placed back into their original boxes.
    Seal Line Seal Paks slide on the belt so that they can be slid from your back to either side for easy entry. There is room enough for two or three average size fly boxes, tippet spools, etc. There are a couple of D-rings for attaching tools such as a clipper and hook sharpener. Seal Line Seal Paks are inexpensive, and perfect of saltwater flats fishing.

    Rambulance Steelhead Fly

    Black/Blue/Purple Hot, Hot Orange Shrimp-ish
    "Flies That Boogie!"

    It’s all just FUZZ on a hook”, I believe is how Mark Bachman responds to most flies…especially new un-tested varieties.  In today’s commercial fly world there is something to be said for a statement like that. Working for a commercial company myself, I am sure there a more than a handful of flies each season that make catalogs w/o having had the chance to get wet first! The difference in my world of FUZZ on a hook and a fly worth talking about is: I don’t like to even name a fly until it has taken fish. With that said, I have a hard time staying tuned into a certain fly, even of my own creation, until it produces consistently, on different waterways, in different times of the year for Steelhead or Trout. Past that, if it is aesthetically pleasing and easy to cast…now we’re onto something worth talking about!

     

    Tying a fly to me basically means wrapping common sense, experience and trial & error around a hook (In this case a tube). Sometimes it is an involved process going through stages of development and some trial, other times it is simple…after all Steelhead eat pink rubber worms…right!

     

    The Rambulance started shortly after (and I mean as the credits were rolling) watching an OPB program back in 2009. Long story short, Biologists and OPB crew members wanted to watch the spawning habits of Oncorhynchus Mykiss to see if that information would yield any clues to the protection and ongoing efforts to restore the numbers of our beloved Steelhead in the P.N.W. Being impossible to observe what happens in the wild with humans mucking about was impossible. The solution: specially designed waterproof cameras strategically placed around pre spawn and spawning habitat where the fish would act like fish w/o the interference of man.   

     

    The video results were amazing, in particular a group of “Sneaker” fish, as OPB termed them, worked in teams to agitate and move Steelhead. The male Steelhead took the bait multiple times moving off his bed to chase off potential competition. The male obliterated one “Sneaker”, later on giving chase to another, while a third 3-3 ½” inch fish ducked under the adult female and took care of the job of inseminating the eggs. http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/segments/view/1697

     

    Wow, small immature looking trout are sexually mature? Steelhead hate these little bastards? Man…I bet if I can imitate “Sneakers” in basic size and shape, I can catch a lot of fish…off the spawning beds of course!!! O.K. shows over, I wish I would have recorded this one, now off to the tying room.

     

    Meanwhile, like most other fisherman chasing Steelhead I was taken in by the Intruder from the first time I saw that fly in Dec Hogan’s “Passion for Steelhead” on the two page spread. I already had a box loaded with varying flies from 3” to about 7 “long. I found the rabbit infested flies (among other materials) hard to cast at best (almost impossible in tight casting lies).  In open water where you could make a full D-loop the soon to be doomed to the garbage can flies would lazily waffle their way out mid stream. I also felt like a lot of flies were in a constant struggle. What struggle is that you ask? The struggle was loads of Rio T14 trying to get a fly down, but the flies and the way they were tied were not having any part of going down.  Kind of like eating candy for a sugar high and drinking beer all at the same…just don’t work!

     

    This fly was going to be different: Large 3 -3 ½” profile, colors that will represent these fish, easy to cast, a fly that will allow the tip to get it to desired fishing depth efficiently and tied on a tube. That way, if the hook becomes fouled or the gap opened up it would be quick and easy to replace the hook and keep the fly. Sounds easy, right!

     Continued below...


    Rambulance, Black/Blue/Purple 
    This is a deadly fly, which has a lot of movement and shows up in many differing water colors and conditions. Rambulance flies have an unusual mix of materials, which allows them to hold their shape in many different current speeds. Rarely are they to fat or too skinny. This mix of materials retains tremendous movement in all these same current speeds. Bruce calls it boogie. We call it, "Fish-on."
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    37-0640-TB Rambulance, Black/Blue/Purple Tube Fly
    size-4 hook supplied
    3 for $10.50 Sale Ended

    Rambulance, Hot, Hot Orange
    The other morning the river was high and light pea green with snow melt; my favorite water condition. My buddy tied on his modified Egg Sucking Leech, he calls Arnold. Arnold has been a strong producer of winter steelhead all season. I assembled my rod as my Buddy worked his way downstream from the boat. I chose the Bruce Berry's Orange Rambulance Fly, waited until my buddy was 150-feet 
    from the boat and slipped into the water. This fly is mostly hot orange, but has a strip of even hotter orange craft fur running up the center of the wing, the perfect color for a snow-melt river. The third cast brought the Hot, Hot Rambulance fly across the the river, side ways to the current.  There were three distinct tugs and then the line became real tight. Then the fly came free for no apparent reason. Two more steelhead came to the fly, and one finally made it to the net (pictured above, up-side-down in the net). My buddy asked, "What are you using?" "I'm using this Orange Rambulance Fly. It has great color, and boy does it boogie in the water. Look at this!" I dropped the fly in the water and it writhed and wiggled with life. "Here, do want one?" I handed him a zip-lock with half a dozen in it.
    The next stop, my buddy scored a nickel bright wild buck that weighted about ten pounds (pictured above, right-side-up in the net). Later in the day he landed a brand new summer steelhead as well (pictures didn't turn out). The Hot, Hot Orange Rambulance Fly had made the day for us. Mark
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    37-0641-TB Rambulance, Hot, Hot Orange Tube Fly
    size-4 hook supplied
    3 for $10.50 Sale Ended

    Rambulance, Shrimp-ish 




    NEW!
    Shrimp-ish
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    37-1090-TB Rambulance, Shrimp-ish Tube Fly
    size-4 hook supplied
    3 for $10.50 Sale Ended

    Continued from above...

    Actually, it was easy!  The first attempt just showed that the wing lengths needed a little tweak in order to keep it’s wiggle and boogie from the softest to the hardest currents you would encounter Steelhead with a fly. From there, I tied it with Iceland Sheep, Arctic Fox, Temple Dog, Finn Raccoon and Craft Fur. I settled on Craft Fur simply because the dyes were consistent and color fast. At the end of the day you could stuff the wet flies in a jacket pocket so the next time you use it there is not really any color transferred to the jacket. Also, the material would not take a set becoming bent up in all sorts of contorted angles while drying out and riding around in my jacket, hip pack or boat bag. The alternate materials that come in a close second tying my Rambulance are Finn Raccoon or Marble Fox.

     

    Keys to success:

    ~The wings wiggle in all currents adding realism to the fly and keeps the fly tracking across the runs properly.

    ~The fly is forward weighted so it rides level in most all fishing situations.

    ~The overall fly size I believe is perfect for most water conditions to take fish consistently.

    ~Rambulance is easy to cast when paired with a Skagit line and sink tip, it does not feel like you have much more than a size #10 Adams on the end of your line. When developing these flies I figure if it cast’ nicely on a Scandinavian line taper then it will be awesome on a Skagit set up.

    ~Alternate color: Orange, really good for fish fresh into a system.

     

     

    Pro Tubefly Systems had just become available in the U.S. market which made it even easier to develop the Rambulance. The weighting systems, tubes, metal and plastic cones all come in lots of sizes and great colors that allows simplicity in modern fly design. Kind of like Lego’s for big kids.

     

    For those of you who like to tie your own:

    ~Pro Micro Tube…Fl. Orange/ Drop Weight…4 or 6mm/Pro Hook Guide Large

    ~Orange Steelhead Dubbing of choice

    ~Fl. Orange Dyed Pheasant Tippets

    ~Kingfisher Blue Craft Fur or Finn Racoon rear wing

    ~Small Silver Wire

    ~Pearl Medium Tinsel/Pearl Saltwater Flashabou

    ~Kingfisher Schlappen

    ~Tiny Orange Dubbing ball between Schlappen and Drop Weight

    ~Black Craft Fur or Finn Racoon front wing

    ~Holographic Silver Flashabou (two pieces down each lateral line)

    ~Purple Marabou 3-4 turns

    ~Holographic Black Flashabou (four pieces splayed over the top)

    ~Black Schlappen 3-4 turns and finish the fly

    ~6/0 Fl. Fire Orange Thread

     

    Happy Fishing, Bruce Berry~


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