Steelhead Schools, Johnson's Outlaw, Aquatic Moths
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Floating Steelhead School
|Facebook Fish Picture Contest|
Win a $25 Gift Certificate!
Have you noticed: Our facebook
page features many pictures that were sent directly from
the water? Many smart phones have high resolution digital cameras built
in. All of these phones will send pictures by both email and text.
You can enter by sending your smart phone pictures and commentary to: email@example.com, he will then add it to our facebook page. The Picture with the most Facebook "likes" in that week wins.
2. No dead fish pictures.
3. First six pictures each day gets in our contest.
4. All pictures must include where (doesn't have to be exact spot) fish was caught, fly that was used, and outfit (rod & reel) used.
5. Contest begins at 6:00 PM each Monday and ends at 6:00 PM the following Monday.
6. The photo with the most Facebook "Likes" during that week wins a $25.00 FlyFishUSA.com Gift Certificate.
7. This is a revolving contest which means that all photos that have not already won can win each week no matter how long the photo has been on our facebook page.
8. Only one picture per person and a picture can only win once. Once a picture wins it is no longer in the contest.
9. Contest will run from 07/23/12 to 09/24/2012
10. Picture must be of a fish that was caught withing the last three months, we will rely on the honor system for this rule.
11. No whining if you do not win!
On September 25th, 2012 all winning photos between 07/23/2012 and 09/24/2012 will be entered into a new album on facebook. These photos will compete for the most likes for a period of one week and on October 2nd, 2012 the photo with the most likes wins a new pair of Simms Freestone waders in the size of his/her choice.
*Rules and prizes are subject to change without notice.
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.
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:
|ST082412||One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, August 24, 2013||$275||FULL Sale Ended-->|
|Johnson's Outlaw Steelhead Fly...don't fear the light!|
|Travis Johnson says of his Outlaw Fly: I like tying Steelhead Flies, a lot. I also love looking in peoples Steelhead fly boxes. I am not afraid to try something new for steelhead either. With all that in mind, I developed this fly for the purpose of minimal zing body materials to allow focus on the wing and the tail. In the case of the “Johnson’s Outlaw” I use arctic fox in a bit fuller wing with the idea that it would provide its own background. What really happened was the exactly that, but it worked in the exact opposite fashion. It ended up becoming the best fly in direct sunlight. In fact the wide full wing reflected the flash and bright body back to the eyes of the fish. I was not excepting that. You would think that the sun would kill the silhouette but this fly provides it own. Try it for your self and don’t fear the light.|
|Most anglers who fish for steelhead during the bright days of summer, do so with sinking tip lines. There is no doubt the these methods are proven to be successful. Steelhead will rise when there is direct sunlight on them. In the laws of nature, there seems to be many exceptions to to any rules. To give yourself the best advantages to fishing near-surface flies during periods of bright light, try to pick situations where the sun is behind the fish. The clearer the water, the more chance for success.|
|37-0810||Johnson's Outlaw Steelhead Fly||6||3 for $7.49||Sale Ended|
48-Hour Deschutes Summer Steelhead School, Entry Level
Take a jet boat ride on the
Deschutes River with:
Deposits (non-refundable) must be received by shopping cart no
later than 07/01/12.
|ST080612||Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 6, Stay two nights and Depart August 8, cost $695 per student||$695
one spot open
Get access to all parts of the river, while travelling in style and comfort.
We be cozy, secure and pampered!
|Summer Steelhead PhD School Featuring Al Buhr|
FFF Certified Master Instructor, Al Buhr is always one of the most popular presenters at the Sandy River Spey Clave. His casting & fishing talents are truly legendary. Al joins our team for a Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing School on the Deschutes River 9/16 - 9/19. Also instructing in this school are Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn & Ron Walp. Luxury river camp with two big jet boats. Six sessions on the water. Details same as above except for the dates.
This school dovetails into the school with Simon and you can sign up for it separately or take seven days of non-stop steelheading with the best guides and instructors you ever fished with.
Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2012
Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to other students, but not refundable.
Click for a report from 2011 Summer Steelhead Spey Schools.
|SPEY-SCH-091619-12||4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Al Buhr,||Deposit
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/02/12
|Aquatic Moths happening now!|
This Deschutes Redside undoubtedly mistook this Elc Caddis for an adult Aquatic Moth.
Throughout the summer months you will see
many tannish colored, delta wing insects perched in the
vegetation at the waters edge on the lower Deschutes River.
These are adult aquatic moths. They swarm and regroup as you
disturb them while walking or wading along the edge of the
river. They especially like shoreline grasses along splashy
riffles. Here they pass the days in gregarious communities.
Gatherings of Aquatic Moths can be very dense, often numbering
in the hundreds per cubic meter. Adult Aquatic Moth populations
will often be mixed with one or several species of caddisflies.
You can tell the moths from the caddis. Moths have delta shaped
wings while at rest. Caddis profiles are much narrower. If you
catch a moth, it will leave some of its shiny wing dust on your
hand. Caddis don't do this. It seems Aquatic Moths are always at
play, fluttering to and fro. They are often more active than
caddis through the warmer parts of the day. Knowing this can
extend your dry fly fishing period. Trout will key on these
moths and snuggle right up to the edge of the river and wait for
a moth to land on the water. Strikes are usually authoritative.
Moth underside color can vary from tan to cream. Sizes vary from
#14 to #16. Early season insects are larger that later ones. It
seems that every location will produce hatches of large, medium
and small moths. Hatches start at the mouth of the river in June
and progress to Pelton dam. There they will trail of in August.
Fish can be very selective to the size and color you are
presenting. Check the adults thoroughly. The Cream Colored Elk
Caddis flies offered here have proven themselves to be
convincing Aquatic Moth counterfeits. While the egg laying
habits of these insects are not completely understood at this
time, it does appear to happen in late morning and early evening
when air temperatures are moderate. At least during these
periods moths are observed on the water and dry fly fishing can
be outstanding. Look for rising fish and place your fly 4' to 5'
upstream in the exact center of its feeding lane and success is
Aquatic Moths collect in the safety of the jet boat cabin, 07/25/10.
|Aquatic Moths seek cover along the edges of the river in the vegetation or on boats, or anything that will shield them from the sun or wind. You can always tell when you are in Aquatic Moth habitat, even before they hatch, because the larger rocks of the stream bottom will be covered with white or yellowish discs made from silk. These discs average about one half inch in diameter.|
Aquatic Moths pupate inside these silken discs attached to submerged rocks.
Aquatic Moths provide consistent mid-day dry fly fishing.
Elk Hair Caddis,
Aquatic Moths as well as several species of caddis spend the hot parts of the day in the grasses at the edge of fast moving water. Here there is shade and the cooling effect of the water its self make a comfort zone for insects that would otherwise die from dehydration. Some of the prime areas become crowed with insects vying for position. This translates to fluttering movement that often attracts trout right to the waters edge. Many of these insects are tanish/brownish in color. Fish upstream along the banks.
|5015-14||Elk Hair Caddis, Cream||14||3 for $5.85||Sale Ended|
|5015-16||Elk Hair Caddis, Cream||16||3 for $5.85||Sale Ended|
Silvey's Aquatic Moth Emerger
Designed by popular Deschutes River fly fishing guide, Brian Silvey, this is probably the best Aquatic Moth pupa pattern available. Aquatic Moths hatch at many times of the day, and night. There is still much research left to be done. These insects have been observed hatching in the middle of the day, but are believed to be mostly nocturnal. Dawn and dusk are good times to try this fly. It can be fished wet, as a dropper off a dry fly. An easy-to-see dry fly is the Cream Colored Elk Caddis above. These flies fished in this way form a one-two punch that is hard to beat during Aquatic Moth time.
|CCECAD2929||Silvey's Aquatic Moth Emerger||16||3 for $5.85||Sale Ended|
Fish long & prosper,
Mark, Patty & Crew
P.O. Box 368 - 67296
East Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon 97067, USA
Voice: (503) 622-4607 or 1(800) 266-3971 FAX: (503) 622-5490
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