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Silvey's Caddis
Beadhead Pupa Diving Caddis Primetime Pupa
Dead Caddis Edible Emerger Sub-Merger Caddis
Idylwilde Brian Silvey Photo
Brian Silvey Photo
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 Primetime Pupa, Olive
Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan
Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan

Fly Fishing: “SPEY” Casting / Beginning – Intermediate
Josh Linn instructing Dr. Craig Stemmer, who came all the way from Florida for the Spey Casting Class.

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.
This crash course starts in a nice warm class room where the necessity of acquiring good casting skills becomes apparent. 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. This class is centered on developing casting skills that will make you a better fisherman.

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.
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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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

Fly line backing is required for large fish such as this sailfish captured by Patty Barnes. 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.
Fly line backing comparison...
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.

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Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty