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MOW Tips...Introduction to McCuneO’donnellWard
MOW Tips to make their public introduction at the Sandy River Spey Clave 2010!
Mark Bachmann testing the M.O.W. Tip System...

Spey-Jedi, Ed Ward was one of the first of a small group of hardcore anglers that began utilizing such tips in the late 1990’s/ early 2000 period. Mike McCune and Scott O’Donnell had been using custom-made Cheaters as length compensators for short T-14 tips on both the Oregon Coast as well as their Grande Ronde fall guide season. Over the course of the last 10 years, other folks have gotten onto this concept via the 3 Amigos allowing the Secret Society to build their own “chop-shop” product. This concept was needed to overcome the boomerang effect of fishing 2.5’ to 7.5’ sinktips that were attached directly to a Skagit or even a Windcutter type head. The integrated floating portion provides a buffer of smoothness making casting such short tips feasible, smooth and effective.
Usage.
 
To quote Mike McCune: "One of the primary reasons for our adherence to Skagit principles is its unmatched versatility under a broad range of fishing applications. Not all good steelhead water is of a classic format. Indeed, some of my best water is anything but classic. Basalt ledges punctuated by large boulders defines many of my “go-to” spots. This is where the short tip excels. Having the capability to swing the fly through the zone with proper speed is very difficult if not impossible when using standard length sinking tips. Often, I can consider that I am steering the fly through this type of water as much as swimming it. One of the most difficult aspects confronting the sunken fly angler is developing the ability to see the imaginable third dimension that exists below the water surface. I think that these tips help greatly in regard to learning this. Other examples of the use of short tips would be clear water extreme angle presentations, shallow tail-outs and enhanced depth penetration under summer/fall conditions."
Other uses for the M.O.W. system would be small-stream pocket water, along with boulder patches (Oregon Coast/Olympic Peninsula/SE Alaska), deep frog-water steelhead runs that have always proved problematic to the standard sink-tip approach, Alaskan slough-edge king and silver water along with general high-water soft edges.
It should be pointed out that these tips excel on both shorter Spey rods (12’3” to 13’9”) along with Switch rods in the 10’6” to 11’6” range. The M.O.W. concept in its initial offering features T-14 and T-11 systems (T-8 available September, 2010). T-11 M.O.W.’s will for the most part match up with 425 to 625 grain heads while T-14 will match up with 475 to 750 grain heads. However, as with all things Spey, there is always a given level of overlap which is to say the T-11 can and will perform on a 650 to 750 grain setup and that a T-14 in a 2.5’ or 5.5’ M.O.W. will see time on 350 to 450 grain heads. McCune, in his initial write-up, felt that tip selection (T-14 vs. T-11) was greatly influenced in terms of overall fly size and weight coupled with such factors as water speed/depth/temperature along with rod setup/size with consideration to wind direction and severity.
 
M.O.W. System Kits and Individual Pieces. 
Available May 10th will be both the M.O.W. Kits and individual tips as follows…

Kits
Both T-11 & T-14 Kits, $149.95/kit retail complete with wallet consisting of:
2.5’ x 7.5’ M.O.W.
5’ x 5’ M.O.W.
7.5’ x 2.5’ M.O.W.
Both 10’ & 12’ Double-Looped Sinking tips
10’ Floating Tip

In addition to the full-on kits, any of the individual M.O.W., 10’ or 12’ sinktips and specialized floating tips, can be purchased individually. Prices ranges from $19.95 (10’ floating, 10’ sinking, 12’ sinking) to $24.95 (M.O.W. tip).

Mike McCune
Mike goes on to say, "First of all my involvement fishing short tips is somewhat recent, the last seven, eight years or so. I don't know for certain how long Ed has been using them, but I'm reasonably confident in saying that he evolved into the short tip game way before that. In fact, the first integrated sink-tip that I saw was one that he left on a table at one of the original Kaufmann's Spey Days. Up to that time we (Scott and I) had been using custom made cheaters as length compensators for our short T-14 tips, and while these worked very well the integrated version looked very clean and cool (can't overlook the cool factor), so I started building them for myself and my clients. Loved 'em. Fast forward to the Grande Rhonde, morning "guide shack b.s. session" where Scott, Ed, and Mike are discussing potential new and unrealized products. What about integrated sink-tips? And why not a shorter floating tip. And you listened. The criteria that I use to decide on what density of T-material to use is very simple - size and weight of the fly. Large, heavy, and resistant flies require T-14. Moderately sized, light to zero weight flies, I use T-11. Small, diminutive cute ones, T-8. I could, of course use T-14 for all of them but why would I? Rods that cast a belly weight of 275-425 grains are much more fun with the lighter T-tips. The differential in sink rate isn't all that important to me. Why put water in your tires at the drag race?"
Scott O’Donnell
Scott O'Donnell says, "I like what Mike has written. I would just add that as far as what grain weight heads to use for which tips (or vice versa) there's going to be a large overlap. For example, I put the 5 and 5 T-11 tip on a 750 and it performed adequately enough. If I had to put together a guide together for this right now (which apparently I do) it would look like this:
T-8 tips: 475 grain heads and under
T-11 tips: 425 to 625 grain heads.
T-14 tips: 475 grain heads and on up.
That being said, I agree with Mike that the most important factor is the fly being used. Also, I've been guiding quite a bit and using these tips on my dudes rods, and I've used caster skill level to determine which tip to use. In other words, if a guy isn't a very good caster and he's using a 550 grain head I'll go with the T-11 tip over the T-14.
Ed Ward
Ed Ward says, "My recommendations on the tips are in-line with everyone else's. It's a combination of fly size and rod designation. As per fly size - T-8 for small, low resistance flies, generally under size 4. T-11 for medium sized, medium resistance flies, generally size 4 to 1/0. T-14 for large, high resistance flies, 1/0 and larger. T-17, have not had a use for it yet. This in conjunction with rod ratings - T-8 for rods rated 4, 5, and 6. T-11 for rods rated 6, 7, and 8. T-14 for rods rated 7, 8, 9 and higher. 
   That's the "simple" version. Of course it can be overlapped by quite a bit according to the design of the line and ability of the caster. For instance, certain lengths of T-14 CAN be cast on a 4 weight Spey/Switch if the belly being used is of a short enough configuration to create enough "concentration of mass/weight" on a per foot basis to match or exceed that of the T-14."
MOW Tips
Item Description Size Price To Top
21881 MOW Tip, T-11,
2.5’ Float  x 7.5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Medium
T-11
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21880 MOW Tip, T-11,
5’ Float x 5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Medium
T-11
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21879 MOW Tip, T-11,
7.5’ Float x 2.5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Medium
T-11
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21882 MOW Tip, T-11, 10’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Medium
T-11
$19.95 SALE ENDED
21883 MOW Tip, T-11, 12.5’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Medium
T-11
$19.95 SALE ENDED
21878 MOW Tip, 10’ Floating Tip Medium $19.95 SALE ENDED
21877 Complete MOW Kit Medium
T-11
$149.95 SALE ENDED
21874 MOW Tip, T-14,
2.5’ Float x 7.5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Heavy
T-14
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21873 MOW Tip, T-14,
5’ Float x 5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Heavy
T-14
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21872 MOW Tip, T-14,
7.5’ Float x 2.5’ Sinking M.O.W.
Heavy
T-14
$24.95 SALE ENDED
21875 MOW Tip, T-14, 10’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Heavy
T-14
$19.95 SALE ENDED
21876 MOW Tip, T-14, 12.5’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Heavy
T-14
$19.95 SALE ENDED
21871 MOW Tip, 10’ Floating Tip Heavy $19.95 SALE ENDED
21870 Complete MOW Kit T-14 $149.95 SALE ENDED

Limited Edition
10th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt
Pre order your Limited Edition 10th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave T-shirt. Sponsored by Simms and The Fly Fishing Shop. Shirts will be a available for pick up at the fly fishing shop on Thursday, May 13th.
Please bring your receipt to pick up shirt.
Color: Ash Gray
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Sandy River Spey Clave Agenda 2010
This Year's Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Paul Franklin
Last Up-Dated 04/25/10
This Year's Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Paul Franklin, the only guy we know to have made & sold a $400 jar of pickles at NFS Auction to support wild fish.
What has that got to do with Spey Casting? Better come to the Clave and find out !!!
May 14 May 15 May 16
9:00-Noon
FREE Spey Casting School
Sponsored by: Simms
and The Fly Fishing Shop
7:30- 9:00
Breakfast Provided By:
Santiam Spey Casters
Come early!  Everyone is welcome!
Coffee will be brewing by: 6:30am
7:30- 9:00
Breakfast Provided By:
Santiam Spey Casters
Come early!  Everyone is welcome!
Coffee will be brewing by: 6:30am
9:00 - 9:30am
Whitney Gould/Dawn  Fischer-Chou
“Nuts and Bolts of Spey Casting”
9:00 - 9:30am
Josh Linn & Marty Sheppard
"Spey Fishing Techniques For Local Waters"
9:00-10:00am
Steve Rajeff & Team G. Loomis
The Three Popular Casting Styles
9:30 - 10:00am
Olga Koran
“Spey Basics”
9:30 -10:00am 
Al Buhr
Spey Casting Basics Reinforced

10:00 - 10:30am
Rachel Andras  
“Single Hand Spey Casting”
10:00 - 10:30
Mark Bachmann
"Using Sinking Tip Lines"
10:00 - 10:30
George Cook  
"Northwest Original Spey Casts"
10:30 - 11:00am
Kateri Clay
“Skagit heads and tips”
10:30 -11:00am
Simon Gawesworth
"Using Longer Belly Lines"
10:30 -11:00am
Scott O'Donnell & Mike McCune
"Skagit Singles and Snake Rolls"
11:00 - 11:30am
Mia Sheppard
 “Scandinavian heads and leaders”

11:00 - 11:30am
George Cook  
"How to manage multi-part fly lines"
11:00 - 11:30am
Charles St. Pierre
"Spey Casting"
11:30am - 12:00am
All The Female Presenters
Free Casting Help On The Beach
11:30am - 12:00am
John Hazel

“Becoming a Better Spey Caster”
11:30am - 12:00am
Simon Gawesworth
"Using Longer Belly Lines"
12:00-1:00pm
FREE Lunch
12:00-1:00pm
 FREE Lunch
& Demo in the covered area
- Leroy Teeple
"Spey Line Loops & Splices"
12:00-12:30pm
Mike Kinney
Short Head Casting & Fishing
1:00-1:30pm 
Mary Ann Dozer 
“Single-Hand Spey Basics"
1:00-1:30pm  
Brian Styskal and
Nate Koenigsknecht
12:30pm -1:00pm
Mark Bachmann, Patty Barnes,
Josh Linn, & Marcy Stone
"Summation"
1:30-2:00pm
Katharine Hart
“How new equipment has made fishing and casting easier"
1:30-2:00pm
Mike Kinney
Short Head Casting & Fishing
1:00-2: 00pm
FREE Lunch
2:00pm-2:30pm
Adrienne Comeau
“Fly Presentation”
2:00pm-2:30pm
Brian Silvey  & Hawkeye Hawkins
"Which rod, when & where."
2:00pm-4: 00pm
Try out Tackle
2:30pm-3:00pm
Amy Hazel
Common Spey Casting Faults and How to Fix Them
2:30pm-3:00pm
Scott O'Donnell & Mike McCune
"Skagit Singles and Snake Rolls"

2:00pm-4: 00pm
Try out tackle on the water or -
Tear down - go home.
3:00-3:15pm
Nicole Darland
(15min) “Basics of Spey Casting Reinforced”
3:00-3:30pm
 Bob Clay
"Bamboo Spey Rods"

3:15-3:30pm
Anne Tattam
(15min) “Wild Fish Handling”
3:30-4:00pm
Jon Hazlett
"Spey CPR-Look, Listen and Feel"
5:00pm - after dark
Pot Luck and PowerPoint
Bring your favorite dishes
& join the party!
6:00pm - 
"G. Loomis Hosted Barbeque"
Everyone welcome!
Thank You
For Attending !
Evening Entertainment by Catch Magazine
Brian O'Keefe & Todd Moen
From: Catch Magazine
Will provide your after dinner entertainment.
4:00pm - dark
Try out tackle on the water.
There will be lots of tackle provided for you to try 
and lots of help for you to improve your casting.
This is the 10th Anniversary
of:
The Sandy River Spey Clave

Hardy Reels
Hardy Demon Reel  Cascapedia MkII Reel  Hardy Marquis 
Bouglé Mark VI Demon Cascapedia MkII Marquis
  Hardy has been making world class fly fishing reels for over 100 years.
The House of Hardy received its first fly reel patent in 1888. The Hardy story chronicles the history of reel manufacturing as it progressed from the start of the machine age to the present. The history of the Hardy Company is well documented in the DVD, "The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy".
The very first Hardy Reels were turned from hardwood. The next generation was made from brass. Then Hardy craftsmen turned to a revolutionary new metal; aluminum. These new reels were lighter in weight and could be made in more practical dimensions. With these new reels Hardy made deep penetrations into the best markets of the world. Older Hardy reels, especially the ones made between the two great European wars are much sought after as collector's items. These reels were individually made. Each reel was finished by a craftsmen who had spent many years at their trade. Some anglers believe that these were the best reels that Hardy, (or maybe the World) has ever made. Each person sets their own standards. From our observations, the the reels that Hardy is building today are the best quality the company has ever produced. It is probable that these are the reels that would have been built during the "Golden Age of Hardy" if the craftsmen involved would have had our more modern machines, metals and skills. Fact is, they did the best they could with what they had to work with. That some of Hardy's designs have remained popular for over 100-years means they were pretty well thought out. The newest manufacturing processes now allow Hardy to produce reels at a much reduced cost. Once again Hardy is making deep penetration into the markets of the world...and the new "Golden Age of Hardy" is dawning.
The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy DVD
Once upon a time, two brothers from a tiny town in the far north of England, set out to capture the hearts and minds of fishing maharajahs, film stars and royalty the world over. The astonishing story of how a passion for angling and a love of craftsmanship created one of the most interesting, quirky and best loved British companies ever. This DVD is a documentary of 135-years of the Hardy company, and as such it captures the history of the sport of fly fishing for the same period; a story worth seeing for the historical perspective alone.
Salmon picture from: The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy DVD The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy on Vimeo
Play Video Trailer
Hardy Videos on YouTube
Item Description Price To Top
478283 The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy, DVD $44.95 SALE ENDED

Fly Fishing: “SPEY” Casting / Beginning – Intermediate
Spey casting can be learned quite easily with the assistance of a professional instructor. This class starts with the most basic fundamentals so that you will have a solid foundation on which to build your "Spey Casting Skill Set". Our approach allows you to easily understand the scientific principles of how a rod and line work together to propel your fly to the target.
Our crash course starts in a nice warm class room with donuts and coffee. Here rod and line theories are discussed in detail so that before you get to the water, you have an understanding of the principals you are going to use. Then you will ride to the river with your instructors. There your instructors will demonstrate the theories you have already explored. Then you will take a rod into your own hands and be able to practice what you have learned. You will be amazed at how easy it is. All the major Spey Casts will be explored. Both floating and sinking tip lines will be learned.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).

Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop - Instructors: Josh Linn and Cullen Whisenhunt

Cost (8 hrs.): $150.
You will need the following equipment:  Waders, boots, rain coat, hat and polarized glasses. You may bring your own rod and reel if you want to. Properly balanced Spey Outfits will be provided.
(6) Students total.
First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.

Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class. 
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SPEY-CL-052210 Spey Casting Class, May 22, 2010 $150 SALE ENDED

One-Day Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing School
This is Steelhead Fly Fishing 101.
Take a pontoon boat ride down a Local River with: 

Mark Bachmann and Josh Linn.

During a school, you have the benefits of watching an experienced guide show you how to fish the water that he has fished dozens of times. Summer Steelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how.  Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors.  Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
We will show you how. 

This school will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in one day. Length of the class is 8-hours on the water. Big, safe, roomy pontoon boats will enable us to cover six miles of river during the class. Two students per boat/instructor format.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on giving you a solid foundation of skills to build on, with a high priority given to hooking fish during the class. We want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this class as possible.  Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed.  Emphasis will be on spey rod use and sinking-tip line fishing. Students should at least have moderate casting skills. This is a fishing class. Nothing teaches you about steelhead like catching them.
If you need basic knowledge or a brush-up on Spey Casting skills, we suggest signing up for the May 22 Spey Casting School and be ready to use these skills to catch steelhead.
Catch winter steelhead with flies... What you need to bring:
Bring your own waders and rain gear.  Bring your own rod/reel set up if you want to.  
A variety of premium quality 2-hand rod/reel set-ups will be available for you to use at no extra charge. Flies are supplied.
A hot lunch will be served on the river.  
There will be a very short rest period after lunch.  
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:30am for half-hour orientation.  Coffee and donuts will be served.

Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. Get a lot of hands-on help so that you too can be productive.
Arrive back at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:00pm.

What our customers say.
First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class.

SEE CLASS POLICY

Catch winter steelhead with your Spey Rod... 

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SST-CLASS-052810 Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing School
May 28, 2010, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 6-students maximum
$225 SALE ENDED

Teeny Leech
Jim Teeny is a remarkably productive fisherman. In 1971 Jim started experimenting with a fly tied exclusively from pheasant tail fibers.  It evolved into the Teeny Nymph, which has been credited with over 20 world records. Jim has earned a reputation for catching big fish everywhere he fishes. Lately one of his favorite places is Rocky Ridge Ranch. We asked Jim to give us a list of his top three favorite fly patterns for the Rocky Ridge Ranch lakes. He responded with the Teeny Leech patterns below.
The Teeny Leech is a variation of the original Teeny Nymph. The difference is that the leech has a tail and the nymph does not. The "Leech" has proven to be very productive on several species of game fish, especially big trout in lakes. Jim usually fishes his leech with a Mini-Tip or T-130 line and varies the type of retrieve with the water conditions.
Egg Sucking Teeny Leech, Black
This pattern really catches a lot of different fish. Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, and Bass fall big time for this pattern. These flies tied with the orange head seem to attract hard strikes by most fish. Both lakes and rivers are good waters for the Egg Sucking Leech. We've used floating lines but seem to do better on the Mini-Tip and T-Series sinking lines. When fishing in rivers a dead drift seems to work very well. The takes are usually very strong and aggressive. At times movement of the fly will also trigger savage hits
Item Description Size Price To Top
ES Leech BLK 6 Egg Sucking Teeny Leech, Black 6 3 for $5.25 SALE ENDED
Egg Sucking Teeny Leech, Antique Gold
Most Teeny Leeches are tied with one color, although a new Egg-sucking Leech version is tied
with a large orange head.
Item Description Size Price To Top
ES Leech ANTG 6 Egg Sucking Teeny Leech, Antique Gold 6 3 for $5.25 SALE ENDED
Teeny Sparkle Leech, Antique Gold
This pattern is tied the same as the regular Teeny Leech except a Crystal Flash butt section added and makes a great attractor pattern. This fly has proven to be Jim's top fly for the Rocky Ridge Ranch lakes and  was terrific for big brown trout in Chile last year.
Item Description Size Price To Top
SL ANT
GD 6
Teeny Leech 6 3 for $5.25 SALE ENDED
SL ANT
GD 10
Teeny Leech 10 3 for $5.25 SALE ENDED

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