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Keys To The Winter Baetis Hatch

Keys To The Winter Baetis Hatch

By: Mark Bachmann

It probably seems kind of funny, with all the ice and snow in my front yard here in Steelheadville, that I am banging out an article about dry flies and trout. It is probably below zero on the Missouri, blowing twenty on the Deschutes, and shoreline ice on the Yakima. But, just as sure, there is a pretty girl strolling on tropical sand somewhere, and there are also trout sipping baetis mayflies between the gales. It goes on all winter, whether we are there or not...

Beatis Hatch Matching Flies

Beatis Hatch Matching Flies

Baetis mayflies are an extremely widespread genus and are found in both the western and eastern United States. The west's great fly fishing entomologist Rick Hafele tells us that there are at least five sub-species of Baetis that hatch from Oregon's streams and lakes...

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Pick 'Yer pocket Steelhead flies

Pick 'Yer pocket Steelhead flies

The great thing about the Pick-Yer-Pocket is that it carries a big presence in the water, gets down deep but does not carry a lot of weight resistance when casting. Fish these flies with classic swing methods...

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Two Day Spey School - Booking for April

Two Day Spey School - Booking for April

This school is for beginning, intermediate or advance student fly fishers who want to acquire new Skagit casting and fishing skills in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible...

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RIO Elite ConnectCore Metered Shooting Line

RIO’s Metered shooting line is the ultimate shooting line; packed with features that result in long casts, greater hookups and more efficient fishing...

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