Women's Fly Fishing Class, Hatch School, Bob Dennison, Sage Spey Rods

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Women's Class
Hatch School

Bob Dennison
Sage Spey Rods
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Marcy Stone   Photo: Josh Linn
New for 2011--women’s classes taught by a woman!
Come spend a day learning all the essential basics of fly fishing.  This beginner level class will focus on starting at square one and taking the angler through basic knot tying, fly selection, basic entomology,  how to set up a rod, reel and line, casting, fishing presentation, and fish fighting techniques.  The full focus of this class is to make each student an independent angler by the end of the day.
The class  will be taught by our own Marcy Stone--local guide, tier, and Fly Fishing Shop employee.  With Marcy’s high energy yet easy to learn style of teaching, this class is  perfect for women looking to get into the sport, or is a great option for couples looking to get their better half fly fishing (this class has the potential to save a relationship!).
We will offer 1 class a month, on Saturdays for your convenience. With a class size of only 3 the amount of 1 on 1 time is maximized.  Fly rods, reels, and flies will be supplied by The Fly Fishing Shop. We will also be providing  lunch and beverages for the full day learning experience.  A great package for only $175.00 per person. These classes will go from April through August.  Class dates are: 4/23, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20.  Call the Shop to set up your class. Space is limited!
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WOMEN-041611 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, April 16, 2011 Per Student
$175
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Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, May 21, 2011

Per Student
$175
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WOMEN-061811 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, June 18, 2011 Per Student
$175
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WOMEN-071611 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, July 16, 2011 Per Student
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WOMEN-082011 Women’s Entry Level Fly Fishing Class, August 20, 2011 Per Student
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Fishing The West's Best Hatches
With Rick Hafele

Rick Hafele on the Deschutes River...

What: 3 evenings with Rick Hafele discussing how to fish the West’s best hatches.
Where: The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Monday, March 28 - Monday, April 4 - Tuesday, April 12
Price: $75

Know your hatches. Come to these classes!

Want a head start in 2011 by getting prepared to fish the best hatches found throughout the West? Then sign up for this workshop by the well known fly fishing author, instructor, and aquatic entomologist Rick Hafele. The class will cover patterns and tactics, plus insect and trout behavior for the most important hatches of mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies, and a few others! To provide the best opportunity to cover this topic, the workshop will be held one night a week for three weeks, with each evening running about one and half hours long. With this format participants will have time to digest the wealth of information provided in each class and time to ask plenty of questions.
Some of the key questions addressed in the workshop will include: What stages of the hatch do trout target - when and why? What patterns best match the different stages of mayfly, stonefly, and caddisfly hatches? How should you fish nymphs, emergers, and dries for the most important western hatches? What are the key mistakes most anglers make? What triggers the timing of hatches and when do key hatches occur?
The presentations at these workshops will include PowerPoint projections, open fly boxes, etc.
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HATCHES-11 Fishing The West's Best Hatches Classes, 3 evenings with Rick Hafele discussing how to fish the West’s best hatches, at The Fly Fishing Shop - March 28, April 04, April 12 Per Student $75 SALE ENDED

Bob Dennison Good Bye Old Freind
Fishing tackle manufacturer Bob Dennison lost his with his fight with ALS January 21, 2011.
A machinist/tool & die maker by trade, Bob  sidelined as an inventor. He started in the Fishing industry in early 1970's with the Dennison
Leader Dispenser, Knot vise, Vests, Omni boxes, Pole Stands, stackers, Forward Motion Fins & of course a wide variety of  hand machined Dennison Fishing reels including Fly Lite. We will miss his enthusiasm towards life! Bob & his wife Sue were married for 42 years.

Sage Spey Rods
Z-AXIS TCX Xi3 TXL-F ZXL 99 BASS VXP FLIGHT VANTAGE
Z-AXIS Spey  TCX Spey VXP Spey
5126-4 Z-AXIS 8134-4 Z-AXIS 7126-4 TCX 6129-4 VXP
6126-4 Z-AXIS 9143-4 Z-AXIS 9140-4 TCX 7133-4 VXP
7136-4 Z-AXIS 10150-4 Z-AXIS 10150-4 TCX  
8129-4 Z-AXIS 10160-4 Z-AXIS    
Mark Bachmann landing a Sandy River winter steelhead with a Sage 7126-4 TCX rod, Sage 6010 reel, and Rio Skagit line...
Order your new Sage Spey Rod completely rigged by us and it will perform to the highest standards.
Sage Rod Orders received Monday Through Friday prior to 2:00pm PST are shipped same day!

   How to choose a steelhead rod.       Sage Warranty

Smooth actions & improved balance for deadly fishability.
Rod Actions: Overhead and Spey
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Materials: Graphite IIIe and Generation V.
These long rods allow you to roll cast, spey cast and overhead cast in areas with back cast or height limitations. Sage two-hand rods are available in modern fast action Z-AXIS, super-fast TCX models and economical VXP models.

Sage IS the leader in two-hand steelhead rods.  This is because of their unique understanding of steelhead, steelhead rivers and steelhead fishermen.  Sage is also the leader in two-hand rods designed with King Salmon in mind.  One of the guys that leads this advisory committee is George Cook, pictured here fishing out of Alaska West Lodge on the Kanektok River, with an 8129-4 Z-AXIS. This rod has the butt strength to pressure fish that weigh over 50-pounds, yet incorporates enough sensitivity to be useful as a steelhead rod.  It's shorter powerful flex loads easy to throw very large flies without casting fatigue; a rod to fill the nitch. 
8129-4 Z-AXIS is proven.

Sage 2-Handed Z-AXIS Specifications & Prices
High-Gloss olive colored with gold trim. Highest grade cork handles with rubberized cork butts.  High gloss black anodized, machined & polished, double lock ring reel seats are standard.
Sage went back to the drawing board to create the incredible Z-Axis Series Fast Action Rods. By improving the entire rod-building process,
they created a rod that's significantly lighter, stronger and easier to cast for anglers of all skill levels. The Z-Axis offers an entirely new level of fishability with unprecedented line feel, response and performance.
These rods are medium-fast and have slightly stiffer butts.  They handle the full range of fly line types (long, medium, short heads) and will suite casters of all skill levels.  
Pictured: Patty Barnes, Klickitat River.

5126-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 5     Pieces: 4

Mark Bachmann

The Mighty Mite of the Sage Z-AXIS Spey Series.  The new 5126-4 Z-AXIX is ideally suited for such rivers as the Rogue, Grand Ronde and Deschutes.  It is also very effective as a trout rod. Josh Linn uses this rod for steelhead year around and has landed many large fish with it. Light weight two-handers such as the 5126-4 Z-AXIS are gaining popularity as big water rods.
Line Match:
WindCutter 5/6, AFS 5/6, Skagit 375, Steelhead Scandi 350.
Sinking Tip Lines:
15' 109-grain in type 3, 6 & 8.  Spey VersiLeader 10'.
M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11
Reel Match: Sage 3810, Sage 6080, Tibor Everglade, Ross CLA 5, Nautilus 8.
Rod weight: 6 1/8 Ounces

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5126-4 Z-AXIS 5 Fast F $760 SALE ENDED

6126-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 6     Pieces: 4

The lightest of the Euro spey rods is ideal for a multitude of steelhead, light salmon and big trout duty.  Deschutes and Bulkey Steelhead, Tierra Del Fuego Browns and outsized Alaskan Rainbows are all ideal targets for this “small but mighty” performer.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 109 grain tips in type 3 and 6.  Type 8 in 150 grains.  T-14 in 9’ and 11’ lengths.  Reel Match: Sage 6010, Ross Momentum 5, Ross CLA 5, Tibor Everglade, Nautilus 10

Line Match: Steelhead Scandi 385, Skagit Flight 400, Skagit Short 425, WindCutter 5/6
Sink Tip: 15’ 109 & 129 grain type 3, 6 and 8. T-8, T-11 in 10’ & 12.5’. Spey VersiLeader 10’ all types (SH Scandi/AFS)
M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11
Rod weight: 6 3/8 Ounces

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6126-4 Z-AXIS 6 Fast D $770 SALE ENDED

7136-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 13' 6"     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

Marcy Stone, Sandy River, Sage 7136-4

A perfect summer run rod that can see duty for big Alaskan rainbows and TDF Sea Run Browns as well.  Designed specifically for rivers such as the Deschutes, Rogue, Umpqua, Grande Rhonde and John Day, for swinging flies or nymphing, this is the ideal Oregon rod. It has also been recognized as a premier winter rods for rivers such as the Sandy and Clackamas. This rod excels at casting Skagit heads and heavy sinking tips. It has an action that makes throwing larger flies to fishable distances easy.
Reel Match: Sage 6010, Tibor Riptide, Ross Momentum 6, Ross CLA 6, Nautilus 12.

Line Match: Steelhead Scandi 480 @ 34’, AFS 460,  Skagit Flight 500, WindCutter 7/8/9
Sink Tip Use: 15’ 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8.  T-8/T-11/T-14 in 10’ and 12.5’ lengths.
M.O.W. Match:
Light/T-8, Medium/T-11, Heavy/T-14 

Rod weight:  7 1/8 Ounces

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7136-4 Z-AXIS 7 Fast D $800 SALE ENDED

8129-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 12' 9"     Line: 8     Pieces: 4

Super tactical spey rod.  From Kings in Alaska to winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, don't be fooled by the short length.  Long casts come surprisingly easy with minimum effort.
Line Match:
8/9/10 WindCutter, AFS 8/9, Skagit 600, Steelhead  Scandi 550.
Sinking Tip:
15' 150-grain type 3, 6, & 8 as well as T-14 in 9' to 13' lengths.
Reel Matches: Sage 6112 , Tibor Riptide, Nautilus 12, Ross CLA 6, Ross Momentum 6.
Rod weight:  7 3/8 Ounces

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8129-4 Z-AXIS 8 Fast F $785
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8134-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 13' 4"     Line: 8     Pieces: 4

Clackamas River, 8134-4 Sage

Fast action spey rod.  This is a longer brother to the 8129-4. This "Power-Rod" is a favorite stick for Kings in Alaska and winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. Long casts come surprisingly easy with minimum effort. George Cook says he likes a Rio 550 Skagit for this rod the best. Some casters like a 540-grain Airflo Skagit Compact even better. I liked the feel of this rod better when it is loaded deeper, so a 570-grain Skagit Compact or a 575-grain Skagit Flight feels better to me.  This combination generates an incredible burst of energy at the end of the cast. I have this rod rigged in the boat with 12'-14' of T-17 for fishing big flies in deeper water.
Line Match: Skagit Flight 550 or 575, Steelhead Scandi 550, AFS 8/9, Skagit 550 with/without 2.5 cheater, PowerSpey 8/9
Sinking Tip:
15' 150-grain type 3, 6, & 8 as well as T-14 & T-17 in 9' to 15' lengths.
M.O.W. Match: Medium/T-11, Heavy/T-14
Reel Matches: Sage 6112, Tibor Riptide, Nautilus 12, Ross CLA 6, Ross Momentum 6.
Rod weight:  8 3/4 Ounces

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8134-4 Z-AXIS 8 Fast F $795 SALE ENDED

9143-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 14' 3"     Line: 9     Pieces: 4

The ideal winter steelhead, King Salmon combo rod has arrived (for those traveling to the Kola Peninsula this is your stick).   The Clackamas to the Skagit, the Kispoix to the Kanketok, this is the rod to “get-er-done”.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 & T-17 in 11’ 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Sage 6112, Tibor Riptide, Ross Momentum 6, Ross CLA 7,
Nautilus 12T.

Line Match: Skagit Flight 625, Steelhead Scandi 550, AFS 9/10, WindCutter 9/10/11, PowerSpey 8/9
Sink Tip Use: 15’ 150 & 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-11/T-14 in 10’ 12.5’ and 15’ lengths.  T-17 in 11’, 13’ & 15’.
M.O.W Match: Medium/T-11, Heavy/T-14
Rod weight: 8 7/8 Ounces

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9143-4 Z-AXIS 9 Fast E $845 SALE ENDED

10150-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 15'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4

A focused specialty rod.  B.C.’s Thompson River, B.C. & Alaskan Kings, Norwegian and Kola Atlantic Salmon.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 in 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Sage 6112, Tibor Gulfstream, Ross Momentum 7, Ross CLA 7, Nautilus 12S

Line Match: Skagit 750 with 5’ Skagit Cheater #12, PowerSpey 10/11, AFS 10/11, Skagit Flight 750 (no Cheater) WindCutter 10/11/12.
Sink Tip Use: 15’ 150, 166 & 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14/T-17 in 12.5’, 13’ and 15’, 15’ Spey Versileader all types (AFS) 
M.O.W. Match: Heavy/T-14
Rod weight: 9 7/16 Ounces

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10150-4 Z-AXIS 10 Fast E $885 SALE ENDED

10160-4 Z-AXIS

Length: 16'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4

The lightweight and core attributes of G 5 Technology make this the most useable long rod in history.  Usage and match ups are the same as 10150-4 with the addition of a 10’ Cheater.

Line Match: Skagit 750 with 5’ Skagit Cheater #12, PowerSpey 10/11, AFS 10/11, Skagit Flight 750 (no Cheater) WindCutter 10/11/12.
Sink Tip Use: 15’ 150, 166 & 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14/T-17 in 12.5’, 13’ and 15’, 15’ Spey Versileader all types (AFS) 
M.O.W. Match: Heavy/T-14
Rod weight:  9 15/16 Ounces

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10160-4 Z-AXIS 10 Fast E $920 SALE ENDED

Sage TCX Ultra-Fast Action Fly Fishing Rods
Dr. Steve White

7126-4 TCX

Length: 12' 6"     Line: 7     Pieces: 4

9140-4 TCX

Termed by George Cook, "The Death Star" of spey rods." The name really caught on. George has already taken some massive Alaskan Kings, and big bobos with it, as well as several Dean River steelhead. Mark Bachmann has fished this rod for ten sessions on the Deschutes and says, "If you are into generating line speed, you will love this lightweight rod. Don't think this rod is just for expert casters. Beginning Spey casters adapt to this rod easily. Because it lacks all of the harsh aspects of its predecessors, it is exceptionally easy to time. Because this rod is on the cutting edge, anyone who fishes this rod will naturally become a better caster. This may be the best ever steelhead/salmon rod by any manufacturer for fishing in the wind. The 7126-4 TCX is like nothing else you have ever fished with, and will become a pivotal mark in the scientific progression of steelhead rod design."
Rod weight: 7 5/8 oz.
Proven On The Water !!! In stock at The Fly Fishing Shop NOW!

The Fly Fishing Shop Line Matches:
Rio WindCutter 7/8/9
Rio Skagit 500, New Rio Skagit Flight 500 or 525, Airflo Skagit 510 Compact + 15’ #9 tips.
Rio AFS 520 grain, Airflo Compact Scandi 510 - European casters may like AFS 460 best.

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7126-4 TCX 7 Fast G $865 SALE ENDED

9140-4 TCX

Length: 14' 3"     Line: 9     Pieces: 4

9140-4 TCX

The ideal winter steelhead, King Salmon combo rod has arrived (for those traveling to the Kola Peninsula this is your stick).   The Clackamas to the Skagit, the Kispoix to the Kanketok, this is the rod to “get-er-done”.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 166 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 in 11’ 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Tibor Riptide, Sage 6012, Ross Momentum 6, Ross CLA 6.
Rod weight: 9 oz.

Line Matches:
Rio WindCutter 9/10/11:  If you’re in the WindCutter Club-this is your line.
Rio Skagit 600 with 5’ Cheater + 15’ tip.
Rio Skagit 550 with custom 7.5’ cheater

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9143-4 TCX 9 Fast G $895 SALE ENDED

10150-4 TCX

Length: 15'     Line: 10     Pieces: 4

10150-4 TCX

A focused specialty rod.  B.C.’s Thompson River, B.C. & Alaskan Kings, Norwegian and Kola Atlantic Salmon.  Sink Tip Use: 15’ 190 grain type 3, 6 and 8.  T-14 in 13’ and 15’ lengths.  Reel Match: Tibor Gulfstream, Ross Momentum 7, Sage 6012. 
Rod weight: 9 13/16 oz.

Line Matches:
Rio Skagit 750 with 5’ Cheater + 15’ tip
Can try a 7.5’ Cheater if you like.

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10150-4 TCX 10 Fast G $925 SALE ENDED

Sage Two-Hand VXP Rods
The new VXP combines the performance and power of Sage's renowned (discontinued) XP rod Series, but utilizing newer materials for a thinner profile and quicker recovery. The result? An exceptionally light, lively fly rod that generates high line speed for easy distance and wind penetration. In keeping with the versatility theme, each VXP is built with a specific taper to meet the particular performance needs of each line weight.

6129-4 VXP 

Length: 12'  9"    Line: #6     Pieces: 4

Don't think this is just a lightweight summer rod. The 6129-4 VXP has plenty of punch to propel all but the largest winter flies.
Line Match: Steelhead Scandi 435, Skagit Flight 450, AFS 6/7, Powerspey 6/7
Sink Tip Use: 15’ 129 & 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8 densities. T-8/T-11in 10’ and 12.5’.  10’ Spey Versileaders all types (SH Scandi/AFS)
M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11
Reel Match:  Sage 3810, Sage 4210

Rod weight: 7 3/4 Ounces.

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6129-4 VXP 6 Medium-Fast T $595 SALE ENDED

7133-4 VXP

Length: 13' 3"     Line: #7     Pieces: 4
Versatility, killer performance and price-point all meet on the curve in this new lightweight performer.  All around Steelhead, big Alaskan Rainbows, Sea-Run Browns & Dollies all fit the use profile of this stellar new rod.
Line Match:
Steelhead Scandi 510, Skagit Flight 525 , WindCutter 8/9/10, PowerSpey 7/8
Sink Tip Use:
15’ 129 & 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8.  T-8/T-11/T-14 in 10’ and 12.5’ lengths. M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11, Heavy/T-14
Reel Match: Sage 3810,Tibor Riptide, Sage 4210

Rod weight: 8 1/8 Ounces.

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7133-4 VXP 7 Medium-Fast T $595 SALE ENDED

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