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Winter Steelhead Flies (Directory)
 

Flies are constantly evolving as our understanding of game fish and the prey they eat, progresses. The sport of fly fishing really is a search for knowledge of the natural world around us, especially the aquatic components. The evolution of this knowledge can be traced in the history of fly tying skills and the progression of fly patterns over the past 500 years.  The rise of industrial technology has played a role. Most modern flies still contain natural materials that were available in the beginning.  But, many key components used in the latest winter steelhead flies have only been vailable in the last few years.  The Fly Fishing Shop has always been on the cutting edge of winter steelhead fly development. We remain on the forefront today!         CONTINURED BELOW...

Winter Steelhead Fly Directory
This may be the most complete selection of winter steelhead flies ever assembled on one page.
All pictures are mouse-over for fly names.  Click flies for more information.

Hare Leech, Blue
Hare Leech, Blue

Hare Leech, Orange/Pink
Hare Leech, Orange/Pink

Hare Leech, Purple
Hare Leech, Purple

Foxee Prawn, Orange
Foxee Prawn, Orange

Fish Taco, Black
Fish Taco, Black

Fish Taco, Pink
Fish Taco, Pink

Fish Taco, Purple
Fish Taco, Purple

Fish Taco, Chartreuse
Fish Taco, Chartreuse

Fish Taco, Red
Fish Taco, Red

MOAL Leech, Black/Blue
MOAL Leech, Black/Blue

MOAL Leech, Black/Chartreuse
MOAL Leech, Black/Chart.

MOAL Leech, Black/Purple
MOAL Leech, Black/Purple

MOAL Leech, Hot Pink
MOAL Leech, Hot Pink

MOAL Leech, Pink/Purple
MOAL Leech, Pink/Purple

MOAL Leech, Purple
MOAL Leech, Purple

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black
Pick 'Yer Pocket, Black

Pick 'Yer Pocket, Purple
Pick 'Yer Pocket, Purple

Prom Dress, Blue
Prom Dress, Blue


Prom Dress, Blue & Copper

Prom Dress, Copper
Prom Dress,
Copper

Prom Dress, Fuchsia
Prom Dress,
Fuchsia

Prom Dress, Purple
Prom Dress,
Purple

Marabou Tube Fly, Red Rocket
Marabou Tube Fly, Red

Marabou Tube Fly, Purple & Pink
Marabou Tube Fly, Purple

Marabou Tube Fly, Sandy Candy
MarabouTube Fly, Candy


Spot On Prawn, Pink


Spot On Prawn, Red


Metal Detector, Black & Blue

Metal Detector, Black & Chartreuse
Metal Detector, Chartreuse

Metal Detector, Red & Orange
Metal Detector, Red

Cook's Alaskabou, Volcano
Alaskabou, Volcano

Cook's Alaskabou, Blue Moon
Alaskabou, Blue Moon

Cook's Alaskabou, Popsicle
Alaskabou, Popsicle

Agitator, Black & Red
Agitator, Black & Red

Agitator, Purple & Flame
Agitator, Purple & Flame

Agitator, Pink & Orange
Agitator, Sandy Candy

Deep Eyed Wog
Deep Eyed Wog

Articulated Leech, Black
Articulated Leech, Black

Articulated Leech, Purple
Articulated Leech, Purple

Egg Sucking Leech, Black & Red
Egg Leech, Black

Egg Sucking Leech, Purple & Pink
Egg Leech, Purple

Egg Sucking Sculpin, Black
Egg Sucking Sculpin, Black

Egg Sucking Sculpin, Olive
Egg Sucking Sculpin, Olive

Hob Bo Spey, Orange Butt
Hoh Bo Spey, Orange Butt


Hoh Bo Spey, Orange/Pink


Hoh Bo Spey, Orange/Purple

Hoh Bo Spey, Wine
Hoh Bo Spey, Wine

Silvey's Extractor, Red
Silvey's Extractor, Red

  Jack O'Lantern Spey
Jack O'Lantern Spey

SunKissed Spey
Sun Kissed Spey

Expression Spey
Expression Spey

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Black & Blue
Tandem Tube, Black/Blue

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Egg Sucker
Tandem Tube, Egg Sucker

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Fleshy Red
Tandem Tube, Fleshy Red

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Orange & Pink
Tandem Tube, Orange/Pink

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Purple
Tandem Tube, Purple

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Red & Orange
Tandem Tube, Red & Orange

Signature Intruder, Red & Black
Sig Intruder, Red/Black

Signature Intruder, Purple
Sig Intruder, Purple

Signature Intruder, Pink & Orange
Sig Intruder, Pink/Orange

Signature Intruder, White
Sig Intruder, White

Guide Intruder, Black
Guide Intruder, Black

Guide Intruder, Chartreuse
Guide Intruder, Chartreuse

Guide Intruder, Pink
Guide Intruder, Pink


Loop Leech, Purple


Loop Leech, Red

Jumbo Critter, Black & Blue
Jumbo Critter, Black/Blue

Silvey's Tube Snake, Orange
Tube Snake, Orange

Silvey's Tube Snake, Orange & Pink
Tube Snake, Pink

Silvey's Tube Snake, Red
Tube Snake, Red

Skagit Minnow, Black
Skagit Minnow, Black

Skagit Minnow, Chartreuse/White
Skagit Minnow, Chart/White

Skagit Minnow, Pink and Orange
Skagit Minnow, Pink/Orange

CONTINUED FROM ABOVE: On the average, winter steelhead flies are getting larger.  This is not only because we are learning how to tie larger flies, but more importantly we are developing the tackle and skills to fish larger flies more comfortably. Certain strains of steelhead prefer large flies. Many of them return to our rivers during the winter months.
Development of the most important new patterns, is most naturally by the hardest working professional fly fishing guides.  If you are a guide, your career is dependent on your ability to be able to get your clients hooked up. It stands to reason if you spend 100-200 days a year fishing for steelhead, you are going to learn a lot about how to catch them.  
Pictured above is a selection of flies that are on the cutting edge of winter steelhead fly development.  These patterns were developed and proven by the area's best winter steelhead guides: Mark Bachmann, Mike Kinney, Brian Silvey, Marty Sheppard, Tom Larimer, Brian Kite, Scott Howell, George Cook and Charles St. Pierre. Our Company roots are in winter steelhead fly fishing.  We have the most complete selection of winter steelhead fly fishing gear in the region, if not the world.  Our aim is to remain the leader and bring you the best winter steelhead fly fishing tackle available, and this includes the best selection of winter steelhead flies.  We also intend to make this collection most convenient to access on the internet.
One-Day Floating Schools 48-Hour Camp-Out School Summer Steelhead PhD
These on-the-water steelhead fly fishing schools are a lot of fun,
and they can be very productive fishing days as well.

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.

Item Description Price To Top
ST071114 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, July 11, 2014 $275.00 Sale Ended
ST082214 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, August 22, 2014 $275.00 Sale Ended
ST091914 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, September 19, 2014 $275.00 Sale Ended
ST101714 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, October 17 $275.00 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 1 to 12:00pm, August 3).
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 07/01/14.
Phone orders will not be taken.
5 students per class only!
First come, first served.
Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school.

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 1
Depart for Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 3.
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

Item Description Price To Top
ST08010314 Deschutes Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 1,  Stay two nights and Depart August 3 cost $695 per student. $695.00 Sale Ended

Get access to all parts of the river, while travelling in style and comfort.

We be cozy, secure and pampered!

Deschutes River Summer Steelhead PhD Spey Schools 2014
Your next step toward excellence! Featuring The Best Of The Best !!!
Simon Gawesworth on The Deschutes River, photo: Mark Bachmann
Simon Gawesworth has collaborated on our popular Summer Steelhead PhD Schools since 2002. PhD always sells out early. Simon's next Deschutes Summer Steelhead School is scheduled for:
September 12-15, 2014. 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 as follows....

The popular PhD School has been further refined and super-sized. Take four or seven days.
Don't wait to sign up. There is already a waiting list.
Each part of this school features four guides, two big jet boats, and the best camp on the river.
Mid-September is prime time for Deschutes River steelhead fishing. This school intends that you will graduate with extensive proprietary knowledge of steelhead fly fishing and spey rod casting.


We will camp on prime water and we will have boat access to miles
of steelhead runs that will present a diverse array of angling opportunities and challenges.
Classes will be held mid-day. You will fish with a guide each morning and evening.
Brunch and dinner will be served at times to give you the best fishing periods.
This will give you the best advantage for hooking as many steelhead
as possible during your stay with us.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where
fish are being hooked and landed.

You will learn all aspects of Spey rod fishing with both floating and sinking-tip lines.
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 (4-guides for 8-students) so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself years of experimenting on your own.

You will be pampered!
You will stay in a very comfortable tent camp on the water.
A Camp Person will be available at all times to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
All cooking and eating will be done in a spacious screen-house.
Comfortable sleeping cots and pads are supplied in double occupancy tents.
All food & non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Bring your own sleeping bag, clothing, toiletries,
waders, rain gear, rods, reels, flies & tackle.

Price includes your Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Price does not include your Oregon Fishing License, which may be purchased at our store.

Price: $1,895 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2014

Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at:
Noon, September 11, 12, 13, 14 noon, back at Mack's Canyon

First come, first served.

Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.

Item Description Price To Top
SPEY-SCH-091114-14 4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Simon Gawesworth, September 11 noon-14 noon, 2014 Deposit
$1,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14
Sale Ended
More Excellence !!!
Dec Hogan Joins The Fly Fishing Shop Instructor Staff


Dec Hogan has often been referred to as “a guide’s guide” and “a steelheader’s steelheader.” Why? Because he knows his stuff inside and out. The boon to that is he’s as passionate and adept about teaching and sharing information as he is doing it. Hogan lived the dream guiding steelhead fly anglers year ‘round on many of The Pacific Northwest’s premier rivers from 1989 through 2003. Now Dec is realizing his other dream occupation and is a fulltime Firefighter/EMT in Layton, Utah. A retirement pension, health insurance, and job security ain’t such a bad thing either. Hogan’s schedule at the firehouse allows him ample time to continue instructing and entertaining the fly fishing masses and designing rods for Echo, and fly lines for Airflo. He has written, and continues to write for, many of North America’s fly fishing publications, is an accomplished photographer and is one of the world’s foremost sought after spey casting instructors. Dec has starred in both spey casting and fly tying instructional DVD’s as well as authoring the highly acclaimed must-have book, A Passion for Steelhead. Wild River Press.

Price: $1,895 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2014
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at:
Noon, September 14, 15, 16, 17 noon, back at Mack's Canyon

First come, first served.

Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.

Item Description Price To Top
SPEY-SCH-091417-14 4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Dec Hogan Deposit
$1,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14
Sale Ended

Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey Mega School

7 Full Days, 5 Instructors, 12 Class Sessions, 12 Fishing Sessions.
This is the most complete Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey School offered for 2014. It features 7-days on the water during the peak of the steelhead season, with the most sophisticated camp and the most experienced set of instructors available. Mark Bachmann, Simon Gawesworth, Dec Hogan, Josh Linn and Ron Walp are your hosts with a combined steelhead fly fishing experience foundation of over 100 years. Two big, powerful, jet boats give you easy access to many, many miles of prime water. Arrive September 11 and stay until September 17.
Basically both of the schools above combined.

Price: $3,595 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $2,000 Balance Due: $1,595 by July 1, 2014
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at: September 11 noon -17 noon.
First come, first served.
Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.
Item Description Price To Top
DE-MEGA-14 Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey Mega School Deposit
$2,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14
Sale Ended

 

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