|Beadhead Pupa||Diving Caddis||Primetime Pupa|
|Dead Caddis||Edible Emerger||Sub-Merger Caddis|
|Brian Silvey started his career as a commercial fly tier at The Fly Fishing Shop while still in high school. It soon became obvious that Brian had uncommon talents as a fly tier, and he acquired journeyman's skills very quickly. After he graduated from high school he obtained a fishery degree from Mt. Hood Community College, but made a decision that he was going to become a professional fly fishing guide instead of a fisheries manager. Brian now resides with his wife and two children on their ranch in Central Oregon and is a full time guide on the Deschutes and other local rivers. He is a fly designer for Idylwilde. The links above will take you to Brian's caddis flies.|
Silvey's Primetime Pupa, Olive
Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan
|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.
Time: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).
Meet at: The Fly Fishing Shop - Instructors: Mark Bachmann and Josh Linn
Cost (8 hrs.): $150.
|SPEY-CL-071109||Spey Casting Class, Saturday, July 11, 2009||$150||
Korkers Mossy Rock
Wading Shoe Sole
This is the sole to use when fishing rivers like the Deschutes, Umpqua or Clackamas that are noted for technical wading. These soles fit both the Korkers Guide Boot and Cross Current boots. With 14 tungsten carbide studs to bite into the hardest bottom structure, these soles will keep you standing upright when you're wading deep. I tested these soles on the Clackamas, which is renowned as one of the slickest rivers around. The Clack has large seasonal fluctuations that leaves the bottom loose and the bowling ball size rocks tend to move when you step on them. To make matters even more challenging, these bowling balls are made from fine grained basalt that is so hard that most metals won't penetrate it. After a month of spring sunlight and continually receding flows, the bottom of this river turns greasy slick with a thick coating of algae. This makes the Clack a great test bed for wading shoe traction soles.
At first I was somewhat apprehensive, as nothing had worked very well on this river in the past, and I ain't getting any younger, you know. The first run I fished is swift right up to the bank and everything on the bottom tends to move. It was surprising how well the Mossy Rock studs grabbed a hold of the bottom. By the time this run was covered, I was feeling pretty confident about my footing. The rest of the day re-enforced this confidence. Mossy Rock soles will now be in my bag of tricks and I suggest you throw a pair in your wading gear bag, or install a pair on your Korkers Wading Shoes. They work great in mud or on soap-stone too.
The Clackamas has a bottom composed mostly of greased bowling balls that lie loosely together.
Anything under your feet can move at any time. You need dependable traction soles to be comfortable here.
I tested the Mossy Rock Soles on this notoriously slick bottom steelhead river,
and gained confidence with every step.
What the Mossy Rock studs looks like after use.
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|Fly Line Backing is the extra line attached to the rear end of your fly line, which enables you to land fish that can run farther than the length of your fly line. The amount and kind of backing you choose can mean everything when you hunt for trophy fish.|
Below is a picture of three different backing materials that are
all used for fishing big game fish. Micron will always have its
fan club with the fresh water and anadromous fish crowd. Master
Braid is smaller in diameter, hard finished and comes back to
the reel dry. When you need a lot of backing stored in a small
space, nothing beats TUF Line. As important is how the backing
is attached to the reel and fly line. Each backing type has it
personality and rigs a little differently.
We know how, and will be glad to rig your reels!
|TUF LINE XP||Micron, Chartreuse||Micronite Super Braid|
|Micron, White||Micron, Orange||Saltwater Micron|
|Custom Rigging||Master Braid||How to get free backing.|
We have all the different fly line backings for every big game or small game situation.
We know how to rig reels with the toughest, smoothest, most dependable junctions & knots !!!
We know which backing is best for every fly fishing adventure.
Send us your reels and get them done right.
In most cases, charges are only for lines and materials used.
The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty