Tenkara Revisited, Fly du Jour, Fishing Central Oregon Sixth Edition, Nebo Lil Larry Light

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Tenkara Revisited

Tenkara is a Japanese fishing method, which features simplicity as its main attraction. The ingredients of Tenkara Outfit are a telescoping rod, a fixed length of line, a leader and a fly. No reel is used. Flies are cast or dapped upon the water. The development of this traditional Japanese method closely parallels early trout tackle used in Europe, where wooden rods (poles) were used with lines made from natural fibers. Tenkara is a Japanese version of the most basic of fly fishing methods that are probably universal to various parts of the Eurasian Continent. Tenkara is popular for small stream fishing, and is especially popular in the Mt. Hood area where there are literally hundreds of small streams that are all catch and release for wild native trout.

Check out the video above. June 07, 2014 was Tenkarafest II. We are contemplating Tenkarafest III in 2017.
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Looking for the ultimate in simplicity and presentation?  Check out the new TFO Soft Hackle Tenkara rods.  Based on a traditional Japanese method of fishing using only a rod, line and fly, Tenkara fishing permits anglers to make precise casts, delicate presentations, and manipulate their fly with extreme ease.  Telescoping down to 20 and 20.5 inches, the Soft hackle rods are perfect for the backpacking angler. 
Tenkara is a giant leap back in time to the very roots of the sport of fly fishing, when everything was simpler.
Item Description Price To Top
TFO SH 106 TFO Soft Hackle Tenkara Rods, Length 10.5', Fast Action $224.95
TFO SH 116 TFO Soft Hackle Tenkara Rods, Length 11', Slower Action $224.95
 
Fly du Jour Steelhead Fly, best, most reliable steelhead fly for the early season
Fly du Jour
Hook: Alec Jackson Steelhead Iron NSI
Thread: Red Uni 8/0
Tag: Flat Silver Mylar
Butt: Fluorescent Pink Edge Bright
Body:
Ice Dub, Purple
Rib: Flat Silver Mylar
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 sizes five and seven in rivers like The Deschutes, John Day, Grand Ronde and Clear Water. 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 for 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 each summer/fall 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, Silvey's Sno Cone, 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 plastic 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. Edge Bright was unavailable for over a year, and it caused a panic. The price instantly tripled when the shortage became known. It is available now again in the full selection of colors, right here in our fly tying materials department: Edge Bright.

The Fly du Jour as a 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. It is a favorite of many guides, and clients who fish the lower Deschutes. Size #5 is the early season fly of choice, but after the first three weeks, they have been seen by a lot of fish. During mid-season, start going down in size. For long periods of times the #7 is the fly to hunt with. There are also #3 Fly du Jours for higher flows or off color water. Throw in some #3 and #5 when going to B.C. or for winter fishing in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Tie The Fly of The Day on during your next trip to anywhere steelhead live.


Grandpa hooked the hatchery steelhead, Maya landed it, and then helped butcher it.
Then she helped Grandma cook it on the camp barbecue.
Then we all ate our fill, and celebrated the good life on the river.
The winning fly, a Fly du Jour - of course.

#3 for higher flows, or colored water

#5 average flows and clear water color

#7 low clear water, heavy traffic periods

Fishes well with full floating, or sinking tip lines, fishes exceptionally well with a Scandi head with sinking PolyLeaders. Also can be dynamite with smaller Skagit outfits with all the various sinking tips. This is also a fly that has scored during all times of the day; early in the morning until late evening, and even in the middle of the day. Several times it has also defeated the White River gunk.

Item Description Size Price To Top
st-ffs-101-03 Fly du Jour 3 3 for $9.00
st-ffs-101-05 Fly du Jour 5 3 for $9.00
st-ffs-101-07 Fly du Jour 7 3 for $9.00
 
Fishing Central Oregon, Sixth Edition

Want to know where to fish in Central Oregon? Want to know the best times and places to catch fish right now? This 6th edition of FISHING Central Oregon features over 500 color photos highlighting more than 200 lakes and streams.

Want to know where to fish in Central Oregon? Want to know the best times and places to catch fish right now? This 6th edition of FISHING Central Oregon features over 500 color photos highlighting more than 200 lakes and streams. A large number of aerial views provide perspective on area lakes. Detailed maps show access points, boat launches, campgrounds, day-use areas and best fishing spots. Descriptions of each lake and stream include fish species, the latest regulations, techniques and best times to fish.

In this 6th edition, Gary Lewis enlisted Brooke Snavely to update many of the chapters from previous editions. Lewis added about 20 waters to this edition and updated many chapters including those originally written by Raven Wing. Robert H. Campbell contributed an all new look at Elk Lake.

Also included: a How To Fish section, recipes, charts, information on float tubes and boats and hiring guides, valuable information from partner advertisers and much more. FISHING Central Oregon, the 6th Edition, is a great addition to any angler's library. Keep a copy at home, on the coffee table, and put one in the boat!

 
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124481 Fishing Central Oregon, Sixth Edition $29.99
 
Nebo Lil Larry Light

Don’t let the name fool you, LiL Larry™ packs enough power to take its rightful place, as the newest addition to the Larry™ family.  LiL Larry is equipped with a 250 lumen C•O•B work light, featuring 3 light modes: high, low and emergency red flash.  The anodized aluminum body and recessed LED housing ensures that LiL Larry is ready for any task. Stick one in your pocket when hiking and fishing late in the evening. Then clip it to your shirt and it will get you back to your car in the dark. Got a flat tire or other road-side emergency, use the magnet to stick Lil Larry to your auto to focus the light where you need it.

LIGHT
• High-power 250 Lumen C•O•B LED Work Light
• High-power C•O•B LED emergency red flasher

DESIGN
• Water and impact-resistant
• Ergonomic non-slip grip
• Protective LED housing
• Steel belt/pocket clip
• Powerful magnetic base

OPERATION
• Top-positioned, ON/OFF button

BATTERIES
• Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included)

SPECS
• (H) 6.0625” x (W) 0.625” x (D) 1”
• 0.2 lbs.

Item Description Price To Top
6373 Nebo Lil Larry Light $19.95
 

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