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|Echo Shadow II Nymph Rods|
|10' - #3||10' 6" - #4||Competition Kit|
|Designed by Tim Rajeff and Team USA's Pete Erickson, these powerful, moderate- to faster-action "long-light" European-style nymphing rods deliver critical feel and line control with an added bonus: They'll actually cast a dry fly with very good accuracy, so you are prepared without changing rods when a hatch comes off. An optional competition package (sold separately $74.99) includes two 6" extensions that add extra reach, either 6" or 12", a screw-in fighting butt and counterweight washers that fine-tune balance. The ultimate fishing competition rod, bar none.|
|Echo Shadow II SH-3100|
Line Weight: #3
Number of Pieces: 4
Line Recommendations: All #3 and #4 floating lines work with this rod.
Use: The Sh-3100 is made for stealth, and is perfect for normal size stream trout, in smaller to medium size rivers. It is also very handy on larger rivers at all normal ranges; a very precise instrument. It will make little fish seem bigger and normal trout seem huge.
|SH3100||Echo Shadow II Rod, Length 10-feet, Line Weight-3, 4-piece, complete with rod case||$249.99|
|Echo Shadow II SH-4106|
|Length: 10' 6"
Line Weight: #4
Number of Pieces: 4
Line Recommendations: Any #4 or #5 line will work well on this rod, but it is especially good with a Royal Wulff Ambush Line, either #4 or #5.
Use: This rod is designed to cover the whole sport of nymph fishing on moving water, from trout to steelhead. With both 6" rod extensions in place the SH4106 becomes 11 1/2 feet long for smooth dead drifts in larger rivers. In the longest configuration with the counter-weights and extension butt in place, this rod is perfect for single-hand Spey casting long distances. Without the kit in place the SH 4106 is a great float tube rod, and will also fish dry flies with very good accuracy.
|SH4106||Echo Shadow II Rod, Length 10-feet 6-inches, Line Weight-4, 4-piece, complete with rod case||$249.99|
|Echo Shadow Competition Kit|
|Use: An optional competition package (sold separately $74.99) includes two 6" extensions that add extra reach, either 6" or 12", a screw-in fighting butt and counterweight washers that fine-tune balance. The ultimate fishing competition rod, bar none.|
|SH2-COMP-KIT||Echo Shadow II Competition kit with (2) 6-inch extensions, (5) counter weights, (1) removable extension butt.||$74.99|
|Rubber Leg Prince Nymph|
|Trout fishing on the lower 100-miles of Deschutes River has been spectacular, especially the nymph fishing during the middle of the day. High water and fluctuating flows has produced a lot of catastrophic drift and trout are capitalizing on the smörgåsbord drifting down the river. San Juan Worms, Glo Bugs, Stonefly Nymphs, and especially a small attractor pattern, the Rubber Leg Prince Nymph in size #16, has been the coups d'état. Largest trout landed with the RLPN that we've recorded was a 21" monster redside landed by Frank Day. Don't worry, we've got a good stock of all of the flies mentioned.|
|01-0116-16||Rubber Leg Prince Nymph||16||
Reg. 3 for $6.75
|48-Hour Deschutes Summer Steelhead School, Entry Level, Luxury Camping On The River|
Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with: Mark Bachmann
|Tents, 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 07/25/16.
|ST08010316||Deschutes Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 1, and Stay two nights and Depart August 3, cost $795 per student.||Deposit:
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed immediately, final payment of $395 due by July1.
|Advantage of second school vs. first school: The School on August 4-6 butts up against the open dates of 8/7 through 8/10 so you can spend extra time fishing and perfecting your new skills. This may be a small window of opportunity, as the 7-10 dates may book early by some exclusive party.|
|ST08040616||Deschutes Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 4, Stay two nights and Depart August 6, cost $795 per student.||Deposit:
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed immediately, final payment of $395 due by July1.
|These are the center feathers from a male Amherst Pheasant tail. Each bird has two center tail feathers that are longer and wider than any others in the tail. The feathers offered here are hand picked to be the best available in size and quality of feather fibers.
Amherst's tail fibers marry well together and sections from these feathers is sometimes used for strip wings on steelhead and salmon flies. the most common use for Amherst's is as hackling material for large Intruder style winter steelhead flies such as the Jumbo Critter, Hoh Bo Spey, and Hobbit Spey. Often the fibers are removed from the feather and spun in a loop of wire. The twisted wire serves as the stem of a hackle which is spun onto a hook. The fibers are then separated so that they will have more movement when wet.
|In the wild, Lady Amherst's Pheasants occurs in Tibet, Southwestern China, and northern Burma, but it has also been introduced in Britain, Hawaii and New Zealand. It is named after Sarah, Countess of Amherst (1762-1838). Her husband, William Pitt Amherst, Governor General of India, was responsible for sending the first birds to London in the early 1800's. They are highly secretive and rarely emerge into the open.
Looking at the picture of the bird makes you wonder what natural selection could have evolved such a gaudy specimen? Yet when you look at the bird or it's feathers on this page, you are seeing the feathers against a monotone background to make them stand out for display purposes. When you view these same feathers on the bird in their natural colors against a natural deep forest background the stripes and bars break up the form of the bird like stripes on a tiger. This train of thought gets even more interesting when you consider that Amherst's Pheasants, Golden Pheasants and tigers co-exist in the same natural environment.
The colors displayed below reflect the background colors of the feathers without the black markings.
|LAC6||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather Feather, Baby Blue||$20.35|
|LAC54||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Chartreuse||$20.35|
|LAC184||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, High Lander Green||$20.35|
|LAC187||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Hot Orange||$20.35|
|LAC188||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Hot Pink||$20.35|
|LAC310||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Red||$20.35|
|LAC199||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Kingfisher Blue||$20.35|
|LAC242||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Natural Black and White||$20.35|
|LAC298||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Purple||$20.35|
|LAC343||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Shrimp Pink||$20.35|
|LAC367||Lady Amherst Center Tail Feather, Sunburst Yellow||$20.35|
|Deschutes River Fall Chinook Report|
|Fall Chinook Salmon are big brawly fish that start entering the Deschutes River around September 1. By September 15 there are hundreds (maybe several thousand) very bright 20 to 40 pound fish strung out throughout the lower forty miles of river. Since 2011 there has been a marked increase in run size. The past four years have been especially large.|
Changes of temperature management at PGE's Deschutes dams have not hurt survival of fall Chinook, and may have helped."
A couple of days later:
"I caught up with our Deputy Fish Chief for Marine and Columbia River resources, Chris Kerns this morning.
He says, "Besides good ocean survival conditions up north, and spill at main-stem dams, reduced sport and commercial harvest in Canada and Alaska fisheries (as part of the US Canada Treaty) has also played a role in increase fall Chinook escapements into the upper Columbia including the Deschutes basin."
|ODFW has monitored adult fall Chinook populations in the Deschutes by conducting a Peterson mark recapture estimate since 1977. The adult salmon and steelhead trap at Sherars Falls is the main component to our monitoring in the Deschutes. ODFW typically tags several hundred jack and adult fish from late June to the end of October with an orange Floy (dart) tag. Tagged and non-tagged fish are subsequently examined at the Pelton/Round Butte Trap at the base of Round Butte Dam and conducting post spawn carcass surveys to estimate annual returns. Due to the importance of ODFW surveyors recovering tagged and untagged carcasses, you are asked to leave a tag intact if you observe one in a Deschutes River fall Chinook.|
From my observations starting around 1972, Fall Chinooks went from being rarely seen, to pretty common from late August through late November. During that time the Deschutes Canyon habitat has changed from being over-grazed by domestic livestock, to being managed for other more outstanding and remarkable aspects. Livestock removal began in the early 1980's with acquisition of the grazing rights by the state of Oregon, and has continued thought to the present time under the guidelines of the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Fall Chinooks are "main-stem / lower watershed spawners", which means that protecting the lower canyon has cleaned up their bedroom. This has to be a plus.
|Sandy River Spey Clave 2016|
|We are working hard to assemble the full Sandy River Spey Clave 2016 Agenda. As you might imagine, it's a little like herding cats. There are a lot of moving parts. We are hoping to have everything together by the next FlyFishingInsiderNewsLetter. Stay tuned.|
|Sandy River Spey Clave: JC|
John Christensen or “JC” is a die hard steelheader born and raised in central Idaho who relocated to Oregon to find a few more fish with sea lice. JC grew up fly fishing the blue ribbon trout streams of central Idaho from the ripe age of 5 years old. He has been swinging flies for steelhead since the early 2000’s and has guided on the rivers of Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. He has fished all over the world from Belize to British Columbia with single hand rods and Spey rods. He found his passion for steelhead on the Clearwater River in northern Idaho, swinging long belly lines for some of the largest steelhead in the lower 48 states. He currently works as the fly manager for The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon, and guides and fishes on his days off. He’s a pretty fishy individual and can use a Spey rod to land a fly on the opposite bank of a river with the best of 'em.
JC's program is entitled: "Forming The Perfect Loop". Whether casting with a single-hand rod or two-hand rod, fly casting is about generating fly line speed. On the forward cast, a narrow loop will retain fly line speed longer than a wide loop. JC will disclose how to control the width and shape of your forward loop: Friday, May 13, 10:00 - 10:30am.
|Sandy River Spey Clave: Leslie Ajari|
Leslie Ajari grew up fishing the local streams and rivers with a fly rod in Truckee, CA. While attending college in the Bay area, she was introduced to the sport of steelheading. Since then, she has spent most of her free time pursuing the art of Spey casting and catching steelhead on the swing. Currently she guides in Northern California and Southern Oregon for Confluence Outfitters. Leslie lives in Southern Oregon with her dog Marlee and boyfriend Dax Messett.
Her web site GalGoneFishing says: "Spey casting and swinging flies is one of my favorite ways to catch steelhead and all of the clients I have introduced to it so far have quickly become addicted. When guiding steelhead, this is normally my program. Trout streams provide many educational opportunities for rigging, casting and fly selection."
Beginning Spey Casts, and Fishing The Imperfect Cast: Friday, May 13, 10:30 - 11:00am.
This should be of interest to most beginning anglers, because that is what many of them do -- commentary by MB
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