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Deschutes Steelhead Struck By A Band of Outlaws,
"Johnson's Outlaws" that is!
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. The following pictures are of Outlaws at work. Most of the remarkable collection of pictures below are from Travis' cell phone camera.

"Outlaw Morning"
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 mor chance for success.


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Item Description Size Price To Top
37-0810 Johnson's Outlaw Steelhead Fly 6 3 for $7.49

"Outlaw Alligator"

"Outlaw Release"

"Outlaw Joe"

"Long Distance Casting Champ Outlaw Designer"

"Outlaw Repentance"

"Outlaw Water"

"Masked Outlaw"

"Outlaw Chrome"
"Outlaw Sunshine"

"Outlaw Smile"

"Outlaw Kitty"

Anglers Image® Tippet Rings
Sometimes you discover solutions to problems where you least expect to find them. Tippet rings used in trout leaders can become the perfect connection for droppers used in steelhead fishing. These tiny stainless steel rings are very strong. To build a very efficient "two-fly-cast" for fishing tandem wet flies, start with a Rio 6' - 16 lb. leader and attach your tippet ring to it with an improved clinch knot. To this ring attach 30"-36" of ten pound test Maxima tippet. To the same ring attach a length of 15 pound test Maxima tippet. This will become your dropper. This dropper should be about four inches long when the fly is attached with a non-tightening loop knot. Usually the largest fly is attached to the dropper and a smaller fly is attached to the tippet. This is a deadly rig when fishing rivers such as the Deschutes.
These Extra Strong Fine Diameter Tippet Rings can be used for many types of fishing.
Allows for faster tippet changes and longer leader life. Tippet rings are only 2.25 mm in diameter. The use of tippet rings originated in Europe. During a fishing match, competitive anglers valued a fast and easy system to change the size of their tippet. Our Anglers Image® Tippet Rings allow the angler to simply knot the tippet end of their leader to the ring (using their favorite knot).
Unlike a blood knot or a double surgeons' knot, the use of a tippet ring allows the angler to connect a tippet that is significantly different in diameter than the end of the leader. For example, it is difficult to connect a 3X leader to a 7X tippet via a knot, but, with the use of a tippet ring, it is possible. The advantage to the angler is that they can rapidly change tippet diameters without the need to drastically rebuild or restructure their leader.

Aside from making tippet changes fast and easy, here are some tricks to employ while on the water:
1: Pinch on your split-shot above the tippet ring so that it will not slide down to your fly.
2: To create a dropper, extend a short section of tippet material off of the ring and connect a fly to it. A split-shot sinker can also be added in the same way.
3: To keep stick-on strike indicators in place, stick them on the tippet ring. The added benefit is a level tippet between your indicator and fly. This will sink the fly faster and make for a natural dead-drift.
4: 9 to 12 ft. leaders that taper down finer than 5X usually have long tippet sections. Knowing this, it is a good idea to cut back the leader 18 to 24 inches before adding the tippet ring and new tippet section.
Anglers Image® Tippet Rings come 10 per pack and are CNC spot welded in Germany.
Item/font> Description Price To Top
ACCTPR Anglers Image® Tippet Rings,
10 per pack
$5.95


Simms WaderWick Simms Socks
Bottom, Black Crew Top, Black
WaderWick™ Fleece
Pants, Black Zip Top, Black

We used to think that all fleece under-garments were created equal. That is until a trip down the Missouri River in late October. My cheap fleece didn't get the job done, and I was shivering all day. That evening we stopped at the local fly shop to find another layer to put on. What they had was Simms WaderWick™ Fleece. I thought wow, 50-bucks, but bought a top. The next two days on the river were much more comfortable, even though the air and

water temperatures never changed. We learned a valuable lesson about fleece. WaderWick™ Fleece is worth the extra money when the weather is cold. It wears well and looks good. Regular WaderWick™ is for moderate temperature conditions or for an extra layer under the fleece layer for when the conditions are extremely cold.


Simms WaderWick Bottom, Black
WaderWick™ Underwear utilizes an advanced fabric technology that provides excellent wicking and lifetime odor control for maximum performance.
  • VisaEndurance ® 2-way stretch fabric
  • Silver-based fabric with anti-microbial finish offers lifetime odor control
  • Perspiration-activated to release extra protection and wicks away moisture from the skin
  • Soil release discharges stubborn stains and odors without pretreatments
  • Fabric retains it's original weight, body and shape
  • Perfect for hot weather and cool water
  • Imported
  • Size Chart
    Color: Black


    Item Description Size Price To Top
    LWB1081130 Simms Men's WaderWick Bottom, Black M $29.95

    LWB1081140 Simms Men's WaderWick Bottom, Black L $29.95

    LWB1081150 Simms Men's WaderWick Bottom, Black XL $29.95

    LWB1081160 Simms Men's WaderWick Bottom, Black XXL $29.95


    Simms WaderWick Crew Top
    Stay dry and warm in all weather with this comfortable next-to-skin baselayer. A very technical top for a really great price.
  • Featuring VisaEndurance® fabric finish that lasts the life of the garment
  • VisaEndurance® finish is the finest anti-odor and wicking technology available for use in baselayer products
  • A silver-based fabric treatment, VisaEndurance® is perspiration activated, releasing extra odor protection when you need it
  • Quick-drying, resists shrinking and fading
  • 2-way stretch knit fabric offers terrific breathability and mobility
  • Mini-mock crew style offers more protection than standard crew
  • Features straight hem with slight drop tail
  • Size Chart
    Color: Black


    Item Description Size Price To Top
    LWC1081130 Simms WaderWick Crew Top, Black M $29.95

    LWC1081140 Simms WaderWick Crew Top, Black L $29.95

    LWC1081150 Simms WaderWick Crew Top, Black XL $29.95

    LWC1081160 Simms WaderWick Crew Top, Black XXL $29.95


    Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black
    The WaderWick™ Fleece Pants from Simms provide extra warmth for colder fishing days - at a fantastic price.
  • 2-way 200 series stretch fleece offers excellent warmth, breathability and mobility
  • Exceptionally soft microfleece
  • High-performance wicking construction to pull moisture away from the body quickly
  • Adjustable drawcord waist
  • Side-seam pockets
  • Self-fabric ankle cuffs
  • Size Chart
    Color: Black

    Item Description Size Price To Top
    LMB1081120 Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black S $49.95
    LMB1081130 Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black M $49.95
    LMB1081140 Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black L $49.95
    LMB1081150 Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black XL $49.95
    LMB1081160 Simms WaderWick Fleece Pant, Black XXL $49.95

    Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top
    The WaderWick™ Fleece Zip Top from Simms provide extra warmth for colder fishing days - at a fantastic price.
  • 2-way 200 series stretch fleece offers excellent warmth, breathability and mobility
  • Exceptionally soft microfleece
  • High-performance wicking construction to pull moisture away from the body quickly
  • 12" zip neck offers convenient internal climate control
  • Self-fabric cuffs
  • Size Chart
    Color: Black

    Item Description Size Price To Top
    LMT1081120 Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top, Black S $49.95
    LMT1081130 Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top, Black M $49.95
    LMT1081140 Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top, Black L $49.95
    LMT1081150 Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top, Black XL $49.95
    LMT1081160 Simms WaderWick Fleece Zip Top, Black XXL $49.95

    Clothing Size Chart
    Mens
    Chest
    Neck
    Waist
    Sleeve
    Inseam*
    S
    36"-38"
    14.5-15"
    28-30"
    33-34"
    30
    M
    39"-41"
    15.5-16"
    21-33"
    34-35"
    31
    L
    42"-45"
    16.5-17"
    34-36"
    35-36"
    32
    XL
    46"-48"
    17.5-18"
    37-39"
    36-37"
    33
    XXL
    49"-51"
    18.5-19"
    40-42"
    37-38"
    34
    *Inseam measured from crotch to ankle.
    "Long" pant inseam is +2" on standard Pant Inseam.

     

    Fish long & prosper,
    Mark, Patty & Crew

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