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What's Coming Up Next
Being able to see the future could be a tremendous advantage. There are some known probabilities about about out local fisheries that are based on past experiences. Oregon has some extremely productive fly fishing during the fall months that you should know about.
Steelhead - Year Around
Steelhead return to many of Oregon's larger rivers nearly year around. The Deschutes, John Day and Grand Ronde fish well through December. In the Rogue and Umpqua late summer steelhead runs start to merge with early winter runs around Thanksgiving. Most lower Columbia and coastal rivers start getting early winter steelhead around turkey day as well. Closer to our shop, the Sandy, Hood and Clackamas Rivers have bright steelhead nearly every month of the year. Don't forget Washington's Klickitat. It is a big fish river loaded with Chinooks and very large steelhead through November.
Fall Trout - Hungry Footballs
All local trout are porking out and storing fat against the leaner colder months. That includes trout in lakes. All trout streams in Oregon are open until October 31. The Lower Deschutes, Crooked River and Metolius are open year around. These rivers have prolific the hatches of fall caddis and mayflies. If you like chucking big flies for big fish, don't forget that the Metolius Bull Trout migration peaks in November. Larger trout rivers which have open access to the Ocean will have spawning salmon, and egg drift feeds a lot of hungry trout. Check out the egg fly selection below.
Coho, Chinooks & Chum Salmon - On Rising Rivers
Thousands of Coho and Chinooks return to the local watersheds during October and November. This year the rains came early, so the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers already have salmon. Some Spring Chinooks, and Tule Chinooks are already spawning. It is best to leave these fish alone. Be sure not to wade through redds. Instead target areas of the rivers where new fish are holding over bigger rocks. Intruder type flies in purple, pink and chartreuse colors are proven. Salmon often like flies which have lots of flash.
Loreto, MX - Fly Fishing For Gold and Silver 
For the travelling angler, the Sea of Cortez offers exceptional fly fishing opportunities in the Loreto, Mexico area for Dorado, Roosterfish and Yellowtail, through mid-November. Need a warm-weather before the winter rains set in. It is 80-90 degrees in Loreto right now. We have a couple of spaces OPEN
Metal Head Christmas Party - Biggest, Most Fun Ever
Biggest fly fishing Christmas Party in the Pacific Northwest !!!
Sandy River Spey Clave 2014 Logo/T-Shirt Design Contest
Win a G. Loomis NRX 1445/6-4 Spey Rod: retail value $1,100.
We are already organizing Sandy River Spey Clave 2014 to be the biggest Spey Show Extravaganza EVER! According to the several hundred questionnaires returned to us at the 2013 Clave, you wanted more of everything, and one of the things that became evident is that you wanted another Clave T-Shirt. So we are going to make sure one is available, and we're going to have fun while we are doing it. Our good friends at Simms will print the shirts. They did a great job on the last two Clave shirts in 2010 and 2011. These shirts featured designs by notable fly fishing artists. That program will be continued in 2014.
This year a Sandy River Spey Clave Logo/T-Shirt Design contest sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop, G. Loomis, and Simms will be opened to the general public. The new logo will be featured on all Sandy River Spey Clave advertising, including the new Clave T-Shirts, for one year, until a new logo is chosen for 2015. All design entries will be featured on www.flyFishUSA.com. The creator of the winning design will receive a brand new G. Loomis NRX 1445/6-4 Spey Rod valued at $1,100.
The winning design will be chosen by a panel of five judges during our Metal Head Christmas Party, December 14, 2013. All bonafide entries will be prominently displayed at our shop during the month of January 2014, and also be published in a special edition online newsletter following our Christmas Party.
HERE ARE THE RULES:
All entries will be sent to flyfish@flyfishusa.com with the subject line "T-Shirt Contest" or mailed on a CD in JEPG format: 18-inches wide X 13.5-inches high X 300ppi.
All entries will be received at: The Fly Fishing Shop, PO Box 388, 67296 E, Hwy 26, Welches, OR 97067, no later than 6:00pm, December 1, 2013. Suggest you send CD to: The Fly Fishing Shop, P.O. Box 368, Welches, OR 97067 by registered mail, or to the street address by UPS or FedX, The Fly Fishing Shop, 67296 E. Hwy 26, Welches, OR 97067, or deliver in person.
All designs must fit family values.
All designs entered become the property of: The Fly Fishing Shop, Inc.
No employees or sub-contractors of The Fly Fishing Shop, Inc. are eligible.
Only original art work will be accepted
The judges decisions are final.
The rod will be awarded at our Christmas Party.  
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Steak And Eggs Fly, Stinger Style Egg Sucking Leech

The Steak and Eggs was designed by our own Travis Johnson. He Claims the design was inspired by fishing late season summer Steelhead of the Columbia Basin. As a guide on the Deschutes for the last 8 seasons Travis has spent a lot of time seeing what entices fish to the fly.  The egg trailing off the back of a light weight intruder is super effective. This has also been a great Alaska pattern. The Ability to change the egg to a bead or piece of rabbit makes it super adaptable to the conditions. So whether you fishing low water winter steelhead, late season summers, Alaska dollies, Silvers or big Alaska bow's, Steak and Eggs will have you covered. Light weight enough to cast on a single handed rod, or switch rod, easier to cast with any Spey rod. A "must-have" for your next fishing trip.

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37-1120-04 Steak And Eggs Steelhead Fly 4 3 for $10.50 Sale Ended

Egg Flies

Millions of salmon spawn in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska and the Great Lakes Region.  These eggs become the food for many species of game fish. 
Egg flies are very important for catching fish on many rivers. 
Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
Chewy Egg Sherbet Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
Glo BugsŪ Alaskan Roe Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
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FISH EGGS AS FISH FOOD
Eggs from spawning fish make up a substantial percentage of the seasonal biological drift in most streams. Eggs may be liberated into the natural flow of the stream either by errant currents during the spawning process or by catastrophes such as floods.  In areas where fish are spawning, eggs are often more prevalent than aquatic insects in a foraging trout's diet. 
   Deschutes Redsides dine all winter on white fish eggs.  Alaskan rainbows get a seasonal boost from the roe of spawning salmon.  Trout and steelhead often congregate down stream of the redds of spawners of their own race.  All salmonids, especially Rainbows, Cutthroats, Dolly Varden and Rocky Mountain white fish are egg eaters.
  Fish eggs come in many sizes and colors.  White fish eggs are 1/8" diameter and are transparent yellowish pink.  Eggs from spawning resident rainbows are usually 3/16" in diameter and are translucent yellowish orange.  Steelhead eggs are about 1/4" in diameter and exhibit the same coloration as their land locked cousins.  Coho salmon eggs are nearly identical to steelhead eggs.  Chinook salmon eggs are the same color but range to nearly 3/8" in diameter.  Chum salmon eggs are slightly larger but lighter in color.
All eggs change color as the embryo inside them develops.  Trout and salmon eggs go through a similar metamorphosis.  First the tiny eyes of the fish inside the egg forms a dark spot.  Then the darker reddish-orange yoke sack starts to form.  In later stages the silvery form of the fish is seen through the outer membrane of the egg.
If a spawned egg is unfertilized it dies quickly and turns an opaque whitish-pink.  Silt collected on the outer skin of the egg can give it a grayish cast.  If the egg is allowed to drift long enough, it will be attacked by fungus and algae and become greenish.  Trout and steelhead may become selective to these different egg nuances.
"Glo Bugs" have been proven as the fly fishers premier egg imitations from California to Alaska.  They are tied from a special high loft yarn.  This yarn is placed on top of a short hook, parallel to the shank and secured with several wraps of strong thread.  The yarn is compressed under the wraps of thread.  The two ends are pulled up tight and clipped close to the hook.  The resulting release of compression forms a spherical ball with all of the yarn fibers radiating from the hook.  When soaked in water, many colors become translucent.
Veiled Eggs simulate slime fungus covered dead eggs in the latter stages of decomposition. Some times salmonids have dietary tastes in common with vultures, but they are much prettier. On the other hand healthy living fish eggs bare come contemplation. The author has eaten red caviar. It's pretty good stuff. Besides several million trout couldn't all be wrong.

Bead Head Egg, Gorman's
This veiled egg pattern was created by Oregon fishing guide, Michael Gorman, who has used it effectively on the Siletz, Rogue and Santiam Rivers. Steelhead, Sea Run Cutthroats and resident trout have all fallen for this pattern. Flies such as this have been used for many years on the Sandy River as well.
Here's what Michael says about his fly:
Having owned a shop in Corvallis --- the Scarlet Ibis --- from 1981 through 2000, I needed to catch fish, and sell customers something a little different and effective.
I had good success on Glo Bugs, so there was no doubt steelhead liked eggs.  So I started with my favorite color combinations for winter steelhead --- pink, with a hint of chartreuse green --- and added a bead and veil.  The veil adds a nice "glow" and makes the egg seem a little more perfectly round than the fly tier may have actually created.  Upon examining a skein of real eggs, the membrane holds some of the eggs together in a small cluster.  Depending on the color of the veil, you can get subtle color changes in the final color of the egg fly.  Sometimes this can be significant for picky fish, especially in heavily-fished locations.  Shades of pink and orange work best for me, but I know Great lakes anglers who like a chartreuse green model.
I use the fly all winter & spring for steelhead, and all spring for trout.  When the Chinook spawn in the fall, steelhead and trout can go bonkers for it.
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16354 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 6 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended
16355 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 10 3 for $5.85 Sale Ended

Chewy Egg Sherbet
Hairy, and furry like the Star Wars character,  chewy like a piece of  soft steelhead egg candy.  Steelhead, Trout and Dollies with teeth BEWARE.  Chewey’s Velcro properties will hang this fly in your mouth longer than a northern sunset.  Weighted on top the keep the fly deep, with out the point rubbing rocks.  “Bird Beak” hook point has excellent holding power when barbless.

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ST025PK Chewy Egg Sherbet 6 3 for $7.49 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Alaskn Roe
In many Alaskan streams big rainbows get fat eating the roe of several species of Pacific salmon. We have never seen biological fish spawn the was this color of orange, but it's deadly just the same, especially when the water is in run-off. These flies are one color only.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp.
These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-AR Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-AR Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink
Glo Bugs evolved on Northern California steelhead rivers. Anglers in Alaska quickly adopted them.  They are made from a special high loft yarn that when tied to the hook with extreme pressure is trimmed to make a little ball. When wet the ball turns translucent and simulates an egg well enough to fool most egg eating fish.  This color simulates a dead egg, and is
very effective at times, especially in the late winter & early spring . These flies are baby pink with a small bright orange dot.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-BP Glo Bug, Baby Pink 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-BP Glo Bug, Baby Pink 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
This is the most popular color that we sell.  It simulates a fresh egg and is easy for foraging fish to see. It is goldish, orangish, pinkish. These flies are Golden Nugget color with a small bright orange dot.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-GN Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-GN Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
This bug has a definite yellowish cast, which seems most productive when the water has a little color, but has been very productive when the water is gin clear as well. These flies are Oregon Cheese color with a small bright orange dot.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-OC Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-OC Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
Having a selection of Glo Bugs in different colors is an advantage.  We notice that when drifting the same stretch of river on consecutive days that the fish often have a preference for different colors of Bugs each day. These flies are Peachy King (light pinkish orange) with a small bright orange dot.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-PK Glo Bug, Peachy King 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-PK Glo Bug, Peachy King 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
There must be a reason they call it steelhead orange...? These flies are Steelhead Orange color with a small bright orange dot.  The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
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GLO-BUG-SO Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 6 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended
GLO-BUG-SO Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 10 6 for $6.95 Sale Ended

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Sticks to most any clean, dry, flat surface: bumpers, camera cases, etc.
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Sticker FFS Sticker 4"x6" Oval $3.95 Sale Ended

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Mark, Patty & Crew

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