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Beulah Guide II Rods

Expensive rod looks and feel, economically priced for great value. Beulah Guide Series II fly rods give you affordable performance for single hand freshwater applications. These rods were designed to satisfy picky professional fly fishing guides. From the smallest stream born brook trout to sea run steelhead, there is a high performance rod in the Guide series II. Each GSII fly rod is designed individually to match the blanks size, power and action with technique and environment and fish. Guide Series II are super light-weight and fun to fish thanks to our new slim blank profile and carbon scrim process. Beulah Guide Series II fly rods give you affordable performance in single hand freshwater fly fishing. From the smallest stream born brook trout to sea run steelhead, there is a high performance rod in the Guide series II. Each GSII fly rod is designed individually to match the blanks size, power and action with technique and environment and fish. Guide Series II are super light-weight and fun to fish thanks to our new slim blank profile and carbon scrim process. However, the best attribute of G.S. II is how beautiful, compressed, bullet-shaped loops form no matter your casting style.

GSII376-4 Length: 7' 6"    Line: #3     Pieces: 4
Alpine streams and small trout were in mind when this rod was designed, but it is equally at home on a farm pond full of hungry bluegills.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 2.1
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376-4 GSII 3 Medium   $295

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GSII490-4 Length: 9'    Line: #4     Pieces: 4

This is the spring creek rod of choice. It fishes tiny flies and fine tippets with a delicate touch. The GSII490-4 has the length to fish back eddies on big rivers like the Deschutes as well.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 2.6
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490-4 GSII 4 Medium-Fast   $295 Sale Ended

GSII590-4 Length: 9'    Line: #5     Pieces: 4
When you show up at that snooty lodge in Wyoming or Colorado with this rod, they won't realise that you paid less than $300 for it, but they will be impressed by your casting performance and fish landing ability.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 3.5
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590-4 GSII 5 Medium-Fast   $295

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GSII690-4 Length: 9'    Line: #6     Pieces: 4
Big trout rivers in Alaska, and fishing streamers in Montana, as well as chucking poppers for Oregon bass, shad or carp is what this rod is all about. This is a perfect rod for fishing big lakes and reservoirs from a float tube.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 3.7
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690-4 GSII 6 Fast   $295

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GSII790-4 Length: 9'    Line: #7     Pieces: 4
Big trout, big bass, averge bonefish will be in your command with this stick. Don't be afraid to take it steelhead fishing either.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 4
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790-4 GSII 7 Fast   $295

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GSII7100-4 Length: 10'    Line: #7     Pieces: 4
This is the perfect summer steelhead/Atlantic salmon single hander for all floating line techniques.
Rod Weight in Ounces: 4
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7100-4 GSII 7 Fast   $295

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Yellow Sally Stoneflies
By: Rick Hafele
This Yellow Sallie is technically called Cultus tostonus, but when the females drop to the water to lay their eggs trout just call them dinner.
This Yellow Sallie is technically called Cultus tostonus, but when the females drop to the water to lay their eggs. Trout just call them dinner.
A few weeks ago I was sitting in camp on the Deschutes River. The early June sun had finally decided to show itself and a variety of insects responded to the warmth with the same enthusiasm I felt. It can be hard to get a close look at the different insect adults whizzing by in the breeze - usually more of a gale on the Deschutes - but if you tent camp you know that tents attract bugs. Turns out my tent is often where I look for what’s hatching on the river. On this trip I found caddis adults crawling around under my rain fly and another bug that I was particularly interested in, the little yellow stones. In fact they seemed to think my tent fly was the perfect spot for mating.
My tent fly seemed to attract the opposite sex of these Yellow Sallie adults.
My tent fly seemed to attract the opposite sex of these Yellow Sallie adults.
Starting in mid June and continuing well into August little yellow stones take to the air to lay their eggs. Females ready to lay eggs often gather above the water and fall to the river like tiny yellow leaves to release their eggs. Trout find them much more appealing than leaves.
Yellow Sallies come in a variety of sizes and like other stonefly species the females are often larger than the males.
Yellow Sallies come in a variety of sizes and like other stonefly species, the females are often larger than the males.
These small delicate stoneflies are commonly called little yellow stones, yellow sallies, or stripetails depending on who is doing the calling. They belong to a diverse family of stoneflies – Perlodidae – and most to a single genus, Isoperla, though other genera also fall into this group. For example right now the species Cultus tostonus is active on many Northwest rivers like the Deschutes, Yakima, and northern California streams. The genus Isoperla has the highest species diversity of any genus of stoneflies with 57+ species currently known in North America. Some species are widely distributed occurring across most of the country, while others occur only in small regions. Altogether the diversity of species is evenly spread across the country with about 27 species in the east (Northeast to Southeast), 24 in the midwest, and 23 in the west (Rockies to the Pacific). Suffice it to say a lot of species get called Yellow Sallies.

Fish on!!!
The great variety of species within this genus makes it difficult to find a few defining traits that apply to all species. The size of mature nymphs and adults ranges from 6-18 mm (1/4 to 3/4 inch) body length, with most species tending to the smaller end of the range. Adults appear larger than they really are as their wings normally extend past the tip of the abdomen; however, some species exhibit greatly reduced wings, a trait common to a variety of stonefly species. Color patterns, normally a poor character to rely on, can be useful for recognizing little yellow stone nymphs. Nearly all species show distinct dark and light longitudinal stripes on top of the abdomen. In addition Isoperla nymphs completely lack gills, and their tails are as long as or longer than their abdomen.

Fast moving mountain streams usually have large populations of Yellow Sallies.
Adult Isoperla often show the same longitudinal stripes along the top of the abdomen as the nymphs, but not in all species. The head and prothorax (thoracic segment directly behind the head) also show distinct light and dark color patterns. Tails are well developed, but not unusually long. While known as little yellow stones, the color of adults ranges from light yellow to medium brown. Overall, the pale to dark yellow color, light and dark stripes on the abdomen, distinct light and dark color patterns on the head and thorax, and lack of all gills or gill remnants are the primary characteristics for recognizing species of Isoperla. Cultus tostonus adults have a distinct color pattern with the front two thirds of their abdomen yellowish-brown and the last third a bright to dark orange.
The little nymphs of Yellow Sallies lack gills but show distinctive dark strips on their thorax and abdomen.
The little nymphs of Yellow Sallies lack gills but show distinctive dark strips on their thorax and abdomen.
One of the key identification features, namely the lack of gills, strongly influences where and how these small stoneflies live. Without gills nymphs must obtain oxygen by diffusion directly through the exoskeleton. This normally occurs where the exoskeleton is naturally thin, like the base of the legs. Still, it is a rather inefficient approach to breathing, and to compensate, species tend to prefer cold streams with high levels of dissolved oxygen. Riffle areas also contain higher levels of oxygen than slow quiet flowing reaches of a stream, and therefore riffles tend to be the habitat of choice for most nymphs. The need for cold water also results in a general trend of more abundant populations in smaller higher elevation streams than in larger lower elevation rivers. Some species, however, have adapted specifically to large rivers.
Whether fishing nymphs or adults the majority of activity for yellow stones will be around choppy riffles where there is plenty of oxygen in the water.
Whether fishing nymphs or adults the majority of activity for yellow stones will be around choppy riffles where there is plenty of oxygen in the water.
Riffles provide a variety of niches and food choices for small creatures like stonefly nymphs. Most little yellow stones will be found around the base of cobble and large gravel where the current is significantly diverted and slowed. These areas also trap leaves and small pieces of wood, which provide both shelter and the primary food for most Isoperla nymphs. Some species have been found to be predacious, eating a variety of small insects like chironomid or midge larvae. Even those species that are herbivorous early in life often switch to a more meaty diet in their last month of development as they put on a final growth spurt before adult emergence.
Mature nymphs normally find a large rock protruding above the water upon which to climb out of the water for emergence into the adult, or they crawl out of the water onto shoreline vegetation. There have also been reports of some Isoperla emerging directly in the surface film similar to mayfly nymphs. It is also true that such reports have been widely disputed and I for one have never observed this type of behavior. But neither have I seen all the species of Isoperla emerge, and given the resistance of insects to conform to one type of behavior I wouldn’t be at all shocked if somewhere this happens.
Depending on the species and geographic location, emergence may begin as early as May or as late as October. Peak emergence activity typically occurs in June, July and August in most coldwater trout streams. Newly emerged adults hide on shoreline vegetation. Mating takes place a few days after emerging, also on the shoreline vegetation. Like other stoneflies many male Isoperla adults attract mates by “drumming” the tip of their abdomen against a suitable substrate. Only virgin females respond, often with their own drum reply. Don’t expect to be overwhelmed by the sound of drumming stoneflies the next time you’re fishing along a stream during a good stonefly hatch, however. You need the ears of a female stonefly to easily pick up the frequency of these invertebrate percussionists. After mating females remain on the vegetation a few days while their eggs finish developing. At that point they take flight on some pleasant summer afternoon and lay their eggs on the water’s surface. The entire life cycle, from egg to adult, requires approximately one year.
It’s easy to see why these  Little Yellow Stones are called Yellow Sallies..
It’s easy to see why these Little Yellow Stoneflies are called Yellow Sallies.
Fishing tactics for little yellow stones vary with time of year and activity of nymphs or adults. The months following adult egg laying activity are spent as eggs (3 or 4 weeks) and very small immature nymphs, neither of which requires imitation by the angler. Growth of nymphs continues slowly through the winter, and then picks up dramatically in the spring. A month or two before adults actually start emerging is a time when nymphs are available to fish. However, even then these stonefly nymphs do not drift in the current as readily as many other aquatic nymphs, so they are not often important to the angler. The one time I find the nymphs worth imitating is during the early stages of adult emergence. The number of migrating nymphs peaks at this time, and good numbers get washed off the bottom into the current where feeding trout wait. Drifting a nymph pattern close to the stream bottom at the tailouts of riffles or heads of pools can be effective at such times.

My favorite, and I think most effective time to fish imitations of little yellow stones, is when adults are active. A simple dry fly works great when females are laying eggs. You can adapt a number of standard patterns to this task: a yellow sally, yellow renegade, or yellow elk hair caddis for example. I also use a simple dry fly with a light yellow body, white CDC wing, and light brown hackle. Fish the dries with a drag free presentation where you see the adults laying eggs and fish rising to them. I have also found a small yellow soft hackle effective. This works great for adults that get trapped in the surface film. Fish it dead drift in the surface or an inch or two below just like you would a dry fly. Sometimes fish find these swamped adults more enticing than those floating high on the surface.

Yellow/Golden Stones

Parachute Sally Madam X, Gold
Chubby Sally Madam X, Olive
Yellow Sallie, Larimer's Stimulator, Yellow

Parachute Yellow Sally
This pattern has the attraction of both being a realistic low floater and yet is highly visible to the angler. When trout get really picky, trim the parachute post to lower the silhouette.
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20-0050-14 Parachute Yellow Sally 14 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended
20-0050-16 Parachute Yellow Sally 16 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended

Chubby Sally
Hatched from the vice of Brian Silvey, this unsinkable little yellow stone pattern is sure to put a grin on your face.
Cubby Sally
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SIG2059 Chubby Sally 14 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended

Stimulator, Yellow
This seems to be the most popular of the Stimulator patterns.  It is used as a golden or yellow stone or hopper imitator.  It may rank with the Royal Wulff as one of the all time most popular searching flies.
Stimulator, Yellow
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11991 Stimulator, Yellow 12 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended
11992 Stimulator, Yellow 14 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended
11993 Stimulator, Yellow 16 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended

Yellow Sallie, Larimer's

A revolutionary Yellow Sally patter by Tom Larimer. Floats good, very durable and easy for both fish and fisherment to see. Travis Johnson says it is the best of all of the Sally matching patterns he has tried, by far.

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D560-14 Yellow Sallie, Larimer's 14 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
D560-16 Yellow Sallie, Larimer's 16 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended

Indicator Madam X, Gold
This low floating fly has a white tuft on top so that it is more visible in low light conditions.
Indicator Madam X, Gold
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00108-06 Indicator Madam X, Gold 6 3 for $5.85

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Indicator Madam X, Olive
This low floating fly has a white tuft on top so that it is more visible in low light conditions.
Indicator Madam X, Olive
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00109-10 Indicator Madam X, Olive 6 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended

Joan Wulff Signature Fly Lines 10% OFF!

Joan Wulff has designed an easy-casting weight forward line with a change of color between the weighted section and the handling and shooting line. The 32'-38' head (depending on size) is ivory. The 8' handling line and

shooting line are orange. With this visual and tactile reference, this line helps to improve everyone's casting.  These lines are very much like the conventional Triangle Taper designed

by Lee Wulff, except each line has a thickened "handling line" section between the head and the fine diameter shooting line.

Joan Wulff.

This line is easier to hang on to than the shooting line and also diminishes the hinge effect when the head is extended several feet past the rod tip.  Joan's lines feel slightly heavier than other TT's of the same weight designation.

Joan Wulff, video: Dynamics of Fly Casting.
^  If you want learn to cast better, buy Joan's Casting Video.
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JWS2-32ft I Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS2 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
NOW $67.45

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JWS3-32ft I Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS3 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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JWS4-32ft I Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS4 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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JWS5-32ft I Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS5 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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JWS6 Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS6 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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JWS7 Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS7 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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JWS8 Joan Wulff Signature Triangle Taper Line JWS8 Ivory-Orange REG.$74.95
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The Measure Net
Small               Medium               Long-Handle

The Measure Net is made of strong aluminum tubing with a durable rubber handle that allows the net to float.  The netting is very soft fish friendly nylon.  The rubber handles make each net easy to hang on to. The most unique feature of these nets is that they measure your fish while they are in the net bag.  No more guessing about the exact length of your fish.  Offered here are three models which will cover most trout and bass situations.  The smallest net will measure fish to 20".  The largest will measure fish to 28".  The next most amazing thing about these nets are the prices.  Also consider that each net bag can be removed with a zipper, then be tossed in the wash machine to eliminate the odor of decaying fish slime.  All in al you will find The Measure Nets hard acts to follow.


Small Aluminum Measure Net
This is perfect trout stream size net.  It is large enough to measure trout found in most streams, and not so large to get in the way.

Dimensions:

Full Length: 19.5"
Net Length: 12.5"
Net Width: 8.5" at top
Fish Measure Length: 20"

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MEASURE-1 Aluminum Measure Net buyer pays shipping! Small $22.00

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Medium Aluminum Measure Net
This is a good net for use while fishing rivers and lakes with larger fish.

Dimensions:

Full Length: 25"
Net Length: 16"
Net Width: 8.5" at top
Fish Measure Length: 24"

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MEASURE-2 The Measure Net buyer pays shipping! Medium $25.00

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Long Handle Measure Net
This is a great net for a boat or float tube.  Large trout, small steelhead, shad, bass, sea trout and bonefish will all fit in this net.  The telescoping handle extends your reach.

Dimensions:

Telescopic
Full Length: 33" to 42"
Net Length: 18"
Net Width: 10.5" at top
Fish Measure Length: 28"

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MEASURE-3 The Measure Net buyer pays shipping! Long Handle $35.00

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Guide Size Measure Net
This Measure Net is made of strong aluminum tubing with a durable rubber handle that allows the net to float. This is a great net for a boat or the beach.  Large trout, steelhead, most salmon, shad, bass, sea trout and bonefish will all fit in this net.  The telescoping handle extends your reach. The net hoop is detachable from the handle for easy storage. The mesh in the net bag is rubber coated to be easy on the fish and measures fish to 40-inches.  Jeff Abel the inventor of The Measure Net calls this model the Guide Net. Us guys that live and work in steelhead country would call this "the steelhead net".  It is the perfect size for most steelhead. A net like this has the advantage for catch and release.  A fish can be corralled in the net instead of being beached where it might be subject to injury. This net will save lives.

Mark Bachmann nets a steelhead for Gary Bruner 09/03/0 using The Measure Net.
Mark Bachmann nets a steelhead for Gary Bruner 09/03/07 using The Measure Net "Guide Net".

    Dimensions:
   
Telescopic
    Full Length: 56" to 68"
    Net Length: 23"
    Net Width: 16" at top
    Fish Measure Length: 40
   

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MEASURE-4 The Measure Net buyer pays shipping! Guide Size $75.00

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