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Fall Caddis
Steelhead Schools  2
Riffle Raper
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Fall Caddis During The Summer
Bead Head Spun Rubber Cased Caddis Gold Rib Hares Ear
Bead Head Peaking Cased Caddis  

October caddis larva crawling across the bottom of the Sandy River...

Cased caddis larva displays a case made from both gravel and vegetation...


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In rivers, Caddis larvae can be divided into three basic types; case builders, net spinners and free-living roamers. All caddis larvae are subject to periodic behavioral drift cycles. This is how populations disperse themselves. Both Free-living and net spinning caddis larvae can produce a silken strand very much like spider web. To move down stream they will hook their line to a rock and then rappel themselves down stream. They are often dangling in the current for long periods. During these periods entire populations can be exposed to trout which will key on them exclusively. Caddis larva can be extremely vulnerable to catastrophic drift caused by high

water, which can sweep them from the bottom. During these times the larvae patterns listed below have proven very useful. Case builders construct tubular homes from small stones or vegetable matter. Each specie has a defining way that it constructs its cases. Some will be smooth, other are rough. Some are square in cross section, others are round. When cased caddis larva of most species migrate, they simply turn loose of the river bottom and let the current sweep them down stream. The case tumbles and rolls. The larva is often extended from the case waiting to grab onto the riverbed. Usually the dark head, legs and the light thorax are highly visible to the trout. They "key" on these dark and light bands. The Bead Head Spun Rubber Cased Caddis and Peaking Cased Caddis is a great cased-caddis larva pattern because it meets all of the "key" requirements.

Bead Head Spun Rubber Cased Caddis
This pattern mimics caddis species that build cases out of fine gravel and sand. It is especially productive in watersheds which contain a high percentage of granite substrate. Granite is usually composed of quartz (usually white), feldspar (usually gray to tan) and mica (reflective flakes). This fly pattern contains all of those elements. It also works well where granite does not occur.

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05-0175-06 Bead Head Spun Rubber Cased Caddis 6 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
05-0175-0 Bead Head Spun Rubber Cased Caddis 8 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended

Bead Head Peaking Cased Caddis
When cased caddis larva of many species migrate, they simply turn loose of the river bottom and let the current sweep them down stream. The case tumbles and rolls. The larva is often extended from the case waiting to grab onto the riverbed. Usually the dark head, legs and the light thorax are highly visible to the trout. They "key" on these dark and light bands.

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NSN0416 Bead Head Peaking Cased Caddis 8 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
NSN0416 Bead Head Peaking Cased Caddis 10 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended

Gold Rib Hares Ear
Gold Rib Hares Ear is a very old pattern and it has been tied in many shapes and sizes. The pattern as supplied by us is the universal favorite. Yes, you are right. The Gold Rib Hares Ear doesn't look like a perfect match for a Dicosmoecus larva, but the Gold Rib Hares Ear is very productive during many days in June/July when the larva are drifting. 

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11-0160-10 Gold Rib Hares Ear 10 3 for $6.75 Sale Ended
The key to success is "understanding".  You can never know enough.h.
Understanding the organisms that trout feed on is one of the keys to catching trout.
The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer 
is great reference material for the trout fisher.
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One Day Floating Summer Steelhead Schools on the Deschutes River

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 12-hours on the water.  These schools are conducted on the Deschutes River.  Big, safe, roomy drift boats will enable us to cover 8-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 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 both floating and sinking-tip line fishing. Students should at least have moderate Spey casting skills. This is a fishing class.

If you need basic knowledge or a brush-up on Spey Casting skills, we suggest signing up for a Spey Casting School and be ready to use these skills to catch steelhead.

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 6:00am for a 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 10:00pm.

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ST071913 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, July 19, 2013 $275 Sale Ended
ST082313 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, August 23, 2013 $275 Sale Ended

48-Hour Deschutes Summer Steelhead School, Entry Level

I will be glad to net your fish...  Photo by: Dean Finnerty

Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with:  Mark Bachmann
This school will cover a lot of water, and fishing knowledge in 48-hours.
Summer Steelhead will bite any time of day on the Deschutes River,
however odds go way up during the low light hours of morning and evening.
That is why this school will start and end in the middle of the day,
(actually: 12:00pm, August 16 to 12:00pm, August 18).
Classes will be during the middle of the day and, you go fishing during the four "low-light" periods.
I want to give you maximum advantage
by having as many fish hooked during this school as possible.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where
fish are being hooked and landed.
Emphasis will be on floating line fishing,
but will also cover sinking tip fishing during mid-day periods.
Emphasis will be on two-hand fly rod casting and fishing.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it.
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.
Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own.
There will be a small, quiet generator in camp and electric lights in the screened-in dining tent.
Some "class-room" type classes will include PowerPoint projections and/or video.
Many classes will be conducted on the water
Several classes in two-hand fly rod casting and fishing will will also include wading and working fishing areas with limited room.
It would be very helpful if each student had already attended a Basic Spey Casting School.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive, Brunch, Scandinavian Spey Class, Knots & Leaders, Fish Until Dark.
Day 2: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Skagit Spey Class, Fish, Dinner, Fish Until Dark.
Day 3: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Back To Mack's Canyon At Noon.
 
 T
ents, cots with pads and full accommodations will be provided.
The camp will be based on double occupancy in each roomy sleeping tent.
Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, change of clothes & camp shoes.
Lunch, dinners and brunches will be served.
The basic format is two meals per day with lots of munchies available.

Bring your own waders, or Rent Wading Gear from: The Fly Fishing Shop.
Bring your own tackle. Two hand rod/reel outfits will be available for trial.

Deposits (non-refundable) must be received by shopping cart no later than 07/01/13.
Phone orders will not be taken.
5 students per class only!
First come, first served.

Price includes Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Does not include Oregon Fishing License (available from The Fly Fishing Shop
Meet at Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 16
Depart for Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 18.
Transportation from Mack's Canyon to Camp will be in a big, roomy, safe jet boat.
This boat will make many miles of water available to you and
will transport you back to your car at Mack's Canyon
How to get to Mack's Canyon

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ST08020313 Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 2,  Stay two nights and Depart August 3, cost $695 per student, one spot open $695 payment in full
per student
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ST08161813 Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 16,  Stay two nights and Depart August 18 cost $695 per student, three spots open $695 payment in full
per student
Sale Ended

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Johnson's Riffle Raper

Looking at the history of swung flies for not just for Steelhead but for Atlantic Salmon as well. Claret or wine colored flies have had a place in the color spectrum of anglers around the globe. I first started noticing the effective nature of this color about 9 years ago.  I had 2 different groups of sports at different times though out the Summer Steelhead season were doing rather well. The first fished a classic Irish pattern called the "Irishman's Claret" this simple but eye catching fly seemed to shine, even when fishing was tough. The other group had an adaptation of a "Fiddle D" was a very popular Steelhead fly at the end of the last century.

After seeing how many fish these groups consistently brought to their flies, showed me the need for a few claret flies in my box. As a tier I kind of combined the two patterns. I can honestly tell you when times are tough and my sports start getting fly anxiety I go with the flow and trust my choices.... and I trust this one. You will too. 
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37-1100-07 Johnsons's Riffle Raper Steelhead Fly 7 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended
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The selection of waders is of prime importance to the fly fishing angler. Your wading apparel determines your performance and safety. It is hard to cast accurately if your coordination is degraded from being wet and cold, and you're not very stealthy if you are shivering. Unlike many anglers who fish rivers of the west from a drift boat, the staff at The Fly Fishing Shop wade-fishes some of the most demanding rivers in the world. That is because many of the best rivers in Oregon are regulated to provide sanctuary water for wild fish and fishing from a boat is prohibited. This gives us the perfect laboratory for testing wading equipment. Because of our marketing ability and our buying power, we are receiving promotional waders from different companies nearly constantly. We've field-tested most of the brands on the market today. Some were junk, others okay, but none compared to the models listed above for value and performance. Yes, there is no denying that all waders eventually will leak. Everything wears out from prolonged use. It is how many days it took for the first structural failure, and how the company backed their product when it happened that counts. If you are a professional guide, you soon learn who to trust for the gear you use. The fact that more professional fly fishing guides wear Simms waders than any other brand says all you have to know.

Fish long & prosper,
Mark, Patty & Crew

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