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Fly du Jour
ColdWeather Shirt
M.O.W. Tips
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This fly was an instant success. Clients called it, "Fly du Jour" (fly of the day).
The name stuck and this pattern has remained in the spot light for about twenty years.

Fly du Jour
Hook: Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron NSI
Thread: Red Uni 8/0
Tag: Flat Silver Mylar
Butt: Fluorescent Pink Edge Bright, NO LONGER AVAILABLE, substitute Fluo. Red
Body:
Ice Dub, Purple
Rib: Flat Silver Myla

Hackle: Purple Saddle
Wing: Selected Hair Wing, White Kid Goat
Fluorescent Pearl Krystal Flash, Cerise KF02
Head: Red
Common Sizes: This fly is most often used in size five and seven in rivers like The Deschutes, John Day, Grand Ronde and Clear Water
. Size three flies can be very productive during winter months on coastal rivers.

The "Fly du Jour" has been proven on all sizes of rivers and during a wide range of water temperatures, and conditions. It is one of the have-to-have flies no matter where you fish steelhead along the Pacific Rim. The Fly du Jour may be the best of all the Deschutes summer steelhead flies for floating line fishing the majority of the season. Ninety percent of the season it is my point or dropper fly of choice. Just another purple and pink fly? Maybe. There are many. Purple and pink is a popular theme on the Deschutes with such patterns as Rick's Revenge and the Freight Train being examples. The Fly du Jour is different because it uses a revolutionary material called Edge Bright for the orangish pink butt. Edge Bright is a material that gathers light through its broad side and amplifies it through its narrow edge. It is wrapped on the fly so that the rear edge of every wrap is exposed. Viewed from the rear this butt literally glows. The effect is further enhanced with the butt surrounded by a halo of dark purple materials. The pattern was an instant success when it was introduced in 1990. In the space of a couple of weeks two different groups of clients who didn't know each other called it the Fly du Jour (fly of the day), and that is how it got it's name. These "Special Edition" Fly du Jours are tied on Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hooks. This is a well proven fly, having been used for many years by our guide service. The Alec Jackson hook is noticeably heavier than the original TMC hook, which allows the fly to ride a little deeper in the water. The nickel plating increases the flash factor.
There are #3 Fly du Jours for winter fishing. Tie one on during your next trip to the coast.

Item Description Size Price To Top
st-ffs-101-03 Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook 3 3 for $10.50 Sale Ended
st-ffs-101-05 Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook 5 3 for $10.50 Sale Ended
st-ffs-101-07 Fly du Jour, Alec Jackson Nickel Plated Steelhead Iron hook 7 3 for $10.50 Sale Ended

The #5 Fly du Jour pictured here has landed 3 steelhead.
No one beats our quality at any price!

Simms ColdWeather Shirts
Black Olive Plaid Redwood Plaid


Simms ColdWeather Shirt, Black Olive Plaid
Lumberjacks may have inspired the first formidable flannels, but Simms takes bushwhacking into the 21st Century with this advanced micro-fleece-lined winter-fishing mainstay. Simms’ ColdWeather Shirt offers a quick-dry solution to rainforest fishing and features chafe-free, off-shoulder seams for added comfort. Stash fly boxes in two super-sized, top-close chest pockets. And stay all-around rad in ultra-warm, brushed-flannel plaids.
  • Flannel-lined shirt to keep you warm during winter fishing
  • Quick dry, keep warm brushed flannel
  • Micro-fleece-lined for warmth
  • Off-shoulder seams for comfort
  • 2 Fly box compatible top close chest pockets
  • Slight drop tail

  • Item Description Size Price To Top
    10103-342-20 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Black Olive Plaid Small $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-342-30 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Black Olive Plaid Medium $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-342-40 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Black Olive Plaid Large $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-342-50 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Black Olive Plaid X-Large $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-342-60 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Black Olive Plaid XX-Large $99.95 Sale Ended

    Simms ColdWeather Shirt, Redwood Plaid
    Lumberjacks may have inspired the first formidable flannels, but Simms takes bushwhacking into the 21st Century with this advanced micro-fleece-lined winter-fishing mainstay. Simms’ ColdWeather Shirt offers a quick-dry solution to rainforest fishing and features chafe-free, off-shoulder seams for added comfort. Stash fly boxes in two super-sized, top-close chest pockets. And stay all-around rad in ultra-warm, brushed-flannel plaids.
  • Flannel-lined shirt to keep you warm during winter fishing
  • Quick dry, keep warm brushed flannel
  • Micro-fleece-lined for warmth
  • Off-shoulder seams for comfort
  • 2 Fly box compatible top close chest pockets
  • Slight drop tail

  • Item Description Size Price To Top
    10103-640-20 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Redwood Plaid Small $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-640-30 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Redwood Plaid Medium $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-640-40 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Redwood Plaid Large $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-640-50 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Redwood Plaid X-Large $99.95 Sale Ended
    10103-640-60 Simms ColdWeather Shirt, COLOR Redwood Plaid XX-Large $99.95 Sale Ended

    More MOW Tips...Introduction to McCuneO’donnellWard
    They are the standard in Skagit Line accessories! All sizes are in stock!
    M.O.W. Tips help extend your fishing season, and your territory.
    M. O. W. Tips work well with all brands of true Skagit Lines.

    Light Weight           Medium Weight           Heavy Weight

    Spey-Jedi, Ed Ward was one of the first of a Light group of hardcore anglers that began utilizing such tips in the late 1990’s/ early 2000 period. Mike McCune and Scott O’Donnell had been using custom-made Cheaters as length compensators for short T-14 tips on both the Oregon Coast as well as their Grande Ronde fall guide season. Over the course of the last 10 years, other folks have gotten onto this concept via the 3 Amigos allowing the Secret Society to build their own “chop-shop” product. This concept was needed to overcome the boomerang effect of fishing 2.5’ to 7.5’ sinktips that were attached directly to a Skagit or even a Windcutter type head. The integrated floating portion provides a buffer of smoothness making casting such short tips feasible, smooth and effective.
    Usage.
    To quote Mike McCune: "One of the primary reasons for our adherence to Skagit principles is its unmatched versatility under a broad range of fishing applications. Not all good steelhead water is of a classic format. Indeed, some of my best water is anything but classic. Basalt ledges punctuated by large boulders defines many of my “go-to” spots. This is where the short tip excels. Having the capability to swing the fly through the zone with proper speed is very difficult if not impossible when using standard length sinking tips. Often, I can consider that I am steering the fly through this type of water as much as swimming it. One of the most difficult aspects confronting the sunken fly angler is developing the ability to see the imaginable third dimension that exists below the water surface. I think that these tips help greatly in regard to learning this. Other examples of the use of short tips would be clear water extreme angle presentations, shallow tail-outs and enhanced depth penetration under summer/fall conditions."
    Other uses for the M.O.W. system would be Light-stream pocket water, along with boulder patches (Oregon Coast/Olympic Peninsula/SE Alaska), deep frog-water steelhead runs that have always proved problematic to the standard sink-tip approach, Alaskan slough-edge king and silver water along with general high-water soft edges.
    It should be pointed out that these tips excel on both shorter Spey rods (12’3” to 13’9”) along with Switch rods in the 10’6” to 11’6” range. The M.O.W. concept in its initial offering features T-14 and T-11 systems (T-8 available September, 2010). T-11 M.O.W.’s will for the most part match up with 425 to 625 grain heads while T-14 will match up with 475 to 750 grain heads. However, as with all things Spey, there is always a given level of overlap which is to say the T-11 can and will perform on a 650 to 750 grain setup and that a T-14 in a 2.5’ or 5.5’ M.O.W. will see time on 350 to 450 grain heads. McCune, in his initial write-up, felt that tip selection (T-14 vs. T-11) was greatly influenced in terms of overall fly size and weight coupled with such factors as water speed/depth/temperature along with rod setup/size with consideration to wind direction and severity.

    M.O.W. System Kits and Individual Pieces.
    Available May 10th will be both the M.O.W. Kits and individual tips as follows…

    Kits
    Both T-11 & T-14 Kits, $149.95/kit retail complete with wallet consisting of:
    2.5’ x 7.5’ M.O.W.
    5’ x 5’ M.O.W.
    7.5’ x 2.5’ M.O.W.
    Both 10’ & 12’ Double-Looped Sinking tips
    10’ Floating Tip

    In addition to the full-on kits, any of the individual M.O.W., 10’ or 12’ sinktips and specialized floating tips, can be purchased individually. Prices ranges from $19.95 (10’ floating, 10’ sinking, 12’ sinking) to $24.95 (M.O.W. tip).

    Mike McCune
    Mike goes on to say, "First of all my involvement fishing short tips is somewhat recent, the last seven, eight years or so. I don't know for certain how long Ed has been using them, but I'm reasonably confident in saying that he evolved into the short tip game way before that. In fact, the first integrated sink-tip that I saw was one that he left on a table at one of the original Kaufmann's Spey Days. Up to that time we (Scott and I) had been using custom made cheaters as length compensators for our short T-14 tips, and while these worked very well the integrated version looked very clean and cool (can't overlook the cool factor), so I started building them for myself and my clients. Loved 'em. Fast forward to the Grande Rhonde, morning "guide shack b.s. session" where Scott, Ed, and Mike are discussing potential new and unrealized products. What about integrated sink-tips? And why not a shorter floating tip. And you listened. The criteria that I use to decide on what density of T-material to use is very simple - size and weight of the fly. Large, heavy, and resistant flies require T-14. Moderately sized, light to zero weight flies, I use T-11. Light, diminutive cute ones, T-8. I could, of course use T-14 for all of them but why would I? Rods that cast a belly weight of 275-425 grains are much more fun with the lighter T-tips. The differential in sink rate isn't all that important to me. Why put water in your tires at the drag race?"
    Scott O’Donnell
    Scott O'Donnell says, "I like what Mike has written. I would just add that as far as what grain weight heads to use for which tips (or vice versa) there's going to be a large overlap. For example, I put the 5 and 5 T-11 tip on a 750 and it performed adequately enough. If I had to put together a guide together for this right now (which apparently I do) it would look like this:
    T-8 tips: 475 grain heads and under
    T-11 tips: 425 to 625 grain heads.
    T-14 tips: 475 grain heads and on up.
    That being said, I agree with Mike that the most important factor is the fly being used. Also, I've been guiding quite a bit and using these tips on my dudes rods, and I've used caster skill level to determine which tip to use. In other words, if a guy isn't a very good caster and he's using a 550 grain head I'll go with the T-11 tip over the T-14.
    Ed Ward
    Ed Ward says, "My recommendations on the tips are in-line with everyone else's. It's a combination of fly size and rod designation. As per fly size - T-8 for Light, low resistance flies, generally under size 4. T-11 for medium sized, medium resistance flies, generally size 4 to 1/0. T-14 for large, high resistance flies, 1/0 and larger. T-17, have not had a use for it yet. This in conjunction with rod ratings - T-8 for rods rated 4, 5, and 6. T-11 for rods rated 6, 7, and 8. T-14 for rods rated 7, 8, 9 and higher.
    That's the "simple" version. Of course it can be overlapped by quite a bit according to the design of the line and ability of the caster. For instance, certain lengths of T-14 CAN be cast on a 4 weight Spey/Switch if the belly being used is of a short enough configuration to create enough "concentration of mass/weight" on a per foot basis to match or exceed that of the T-14."
    MOW Tips
    Light Weight Medium Weight Heavy Weight
    M.O.W. Tips Size: Light, for Skagit Heads 475-grains and less.
    Loop Color and Floating Line Color: White, Sinking Portions = T-8, Sink Rate = 7 ips.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    21885 MOW Tip, 10’ Floating Tip Light
    T-8
    $19.95  
    21886 MOW Tip, T-8,
    2.5’ Sinking x 7.5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Light
    T-8
    $24.95  
    21887 MOW Tip, T-8,
    5’ Sinking x 5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Light
    T-8
    $24.95  
    21888 MOW Tip, T-8,
    7.5’ Sinking x 2.5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Light
    T-8
    $24.95  
    21889 MOW Tip, T-8,
    10’ Sinking M.O.W.
    Light
    T-8
    $19.95  
    21890 MOW Tip, T-8,
    12.5’ Sinking M.O.W.
    Light
    T-8
    $19.95  
    21884 Complete MOW Kit Light
    T-8
    $149.95  
    M.O.W. Tips Size Medium, for Skagit Heads 475-grains to 575-grains.
    Loop Color and Floating Line Color: Light Green, Sinking Portions = T-11, Sink Rate = 8 ips.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    21878 MOW Tip, 10’ Floating Tip Medium
    T-11
    $19.95  
    21879 MOW Tip, T-11,
    2.5’ Sinking x 7.5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Medium
    T-11
    $24.95  
    21880 MOW Tip, T-11,
    5’ Sinking x 5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Medium
    T-11
    $24.95  
    21881 MOW Tip, T-11,
    7.5’ Sinking x 2.5’ Floating M.O.W. .
    Medium
    T-11
    $24.95  
    21882 MOW Tip, T-11, 10’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Medium
    T-11
    $19.95  
    21883 MOW Tip, T-11, 12.5’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Medium
    T-11
    $19.95  
    21877 Complete MOW Kit Medium
    T-11
    $149.95  
    M.O.W. Tips Size Heavy, for Skagit Heads 575-grains and larger.
    Loop Color and Floating Line Color: Light Blue, Sinking Portions = T-14, Sink Rate = 9 ips.
    Item Description Size Price To Top
    21871 MOW Tip, 10’ Floating Tip Heavy
    T-14
    $19.95  
    21872 MOW Tip, T-14,
    2.5’ Sinking x 7.5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Heavy
    T-14
    $24.95  
    21873 MOW Tip, T-14,
    5’ Sinking x 5’ Floating M.O.W.
    Heavy
    T-14
    $24.95  
    21874 MOW Tip, T-14, 7.5’ Sinking x 2.5’ Floating M.O.W. Tip Heavy
    T-14
    $24.95  
    21875 MOW Tip, T-14, 10’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Heavy
    T-14
    $19.95  
    21876 MOW Tip, T-14, 12.5’ Double-Looped Sinking Tip Heavy
    T-14
    $19.95  
    21870 Complete MOW Kit Heavy
    T-14
    $149.95  

     

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    Mark, Patty & Crew

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