Summer Steelhead PhD 2015, Steelhead Fly Tying Clinic, Get Deeper Penetration Using Intermediat Skagit Heads, Abel Nippers

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Summer Steelhead PhD 2015
We would like to introduce you to our potent team of Spey instructors: The popular PhD School has been further refined and super-sized. Take four or seven days. Don't wait to sign up. Classes are expected to fill quickly. 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. 
Deschutes River Summer Steelhead Spey Schools 2015
Your next step toward excellence! Featuring The Best Of The Best!!!
Spend (6) Sessions On The Water With Dec Hogan, As Lead Instructor

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 isn’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 as an accomplished photographer, and is one of the worlds 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.
Also instructing all schools are: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn & Ron Walp.
Includes: Luxury river camp with two big jet boats. Six sessions on the water.

Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at: Noon, September 14, 15, 16, 17 Noon, back at Mack's Canyon more info...
Deschutes River Summer Steelhead Spey Schools 2015
Your next step toward excellence! Featuring The Best Of The Best!!!
Spend (6) Sessions On The Water With Simon Gawesworth, As Lead Instructor

Simon Gawesworth is head fly line designer at Rio and one of the most sought after Spey casting instructors in the world. Simon's father taught him to fish at the age of 6. Now 45, he has been teaching fly casting professionally since he was 16.  He has both cast and fished for England in British, European and World Championships, and was elected Captain of the England team for the 2003 world Fly Fishing Championships.
Simon is A.P.G.A.I and S.T.A.N.IC. Certified in the UK, and C.I., Master, and T.H.C.I. certified in the U.S. He also sits on the F.F.F. board of Governors and T.H.S.I committee.
Simon's books: Spey Casting & Single-Handed Spey Casting are regarded as the authoritative works on the subject.
Also instructing all schools are: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn & Ron Walp.
Includes: Luxury river camp with two big jet boats. Six sessions on the water.

Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at: Noon, September 17, 18, 19, 20 Noon, back at Mack's Canyon More info...
Deschutes River Summer Steelhead Mega Spey School 2015
Your next step toward excellence! Featuring The Best Of The Best !!!
Spend (6) Sessions On The Water With Dec Hogan, As Lead Instructor - Noon, September 14, 15, 16, 17 Noon
Spend (6) Sessions On The Water With Simon Gawesworth, As Lead Instructor - Noon, September 17, 18, 19, 20 Noon
Also instructing all schools are: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn & Ron Walp.
Includes: Luxury river camp with two big jet boats. Six sessions on the water.
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at: September 14 Noon -20 Noon. More info...
All pricing is to be found in our PhD Summer Steelhead School Section.
 
Tying Winter Steelhead Flies With Josh Linn, Saturday, February 21, 2015
Josh Linn asked, "Would you like for me to do a fly tying clinic in February at the shop?" I said, "Absolutely!"
I'm not sure what all Josh is actually going to do, but I imagine, in typical Josh Linn fashion -it will involve: a Mac driven PP presentation, including lots of beautiful projected pictures on the wall, as well as state of the art live projections of fly tying as it as it evolves in the vise. You will be able to see and hear plainly, but we cannot guarentee that you will be able see the whole program while you are sitting down, unless you get here early! Meanwhile, we will keep you up to date on the menu of the program as it develops, and we'll keep you posted RIGHT HERE -so check back often.
 
Get Deeper Penetration Using RIO iFlight Intermediate Skagit Heads

RIO says: These powerful, easy casting intermediate heads were designed to propel sink tips and large flies with the utmost ease. The iFlight gained instant recognition with certain cutting edge winter steelhead guides, and has since gained popularity with many non-professional anglers as well. iFlights are the newest intermediate heads for the Skagit fly fisher. The short, powerful head has an 8ft long highly visible floating back end -that is easy to track during the swing, and can be mended for total fly control. The unique clear camo intermediate front section is a fantastic asset when extra depth is needed, in strong current and also on windy days, or when a slower swing is needed.

  • The iFlight is the best choice for long distance casting on big rivers where your fly has to be fished at extra depth.
  • Powerful front end casts fast sinking tips and large flies
  • Slow sinking intermediate tip for deeper and slower presentations
  • ID printed rear loop for fast head recognition
  • For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • 275gr to 450gr – .026" ConnectCore shooting line, or 25lb GripShooter
  • 450gr to 550gr – .032" ConnectCore shooting line, or 35lb GripShooter
  • 550gr to 650gr – .037" ConnectCore shooting line, or 44lb GripShooter
  • 650gr and bigger – .042" ConnectCore shooting line, or 50lb GripShooter
  • Our Perspective:
    The RIO iFlight appeared in 2013, well after both Scientific Anglers and Airflo. Both companies got the jump in the Sinking Skagit Line Game, but both companies made some slight errors as well. Scientific Anglers brought the first sinking Skagit to market. The entire head sank. It was a stealthy navy blue. It was dense and casted like a bullet. Problem is, it was the kind of color that was nearly invisible in any kind of light. Normal people couldn't see where there anchor was set up, and after the cast was made, the line totally disappeared. This line never got very popular. Next to the water was Airflo. It was patterned after their very successful Skagit Compact series. The Airflo Compact Skagit Intermediate has a 7'-8' blue floating portion at the rear. It has a fan club. I have used them & caught fish with them. They are very good. But, they are hard for me to see. And I use my eye sight to manage my line, while casting and fishing.
    I think once RIO realized that they weren't first in line, they did a couple of smart things. They took a step back and let the competition test the market for them and studied the performance of the two lines that were available. They listened to anglers reactions to the lines and determined if there was even a market for Intermediate Skagit heads. Then after a lot of research, they did a lot of testing in the field and tweaking in the lab. When they came to market, they had a well-tested mature entry. I was sent a set of RIO iFlights as soon as they were available (of course). I still have every piece of the set, and two lines are set up on rods at all times winter and summer, and while they don't get used every day, they do get used a lot. My clients love them. The iFlight makes everyone cast easier and better. If you didn't have any other reason, that alone is reason enough to own one.
    Intermediate Skagit Heads do fish your fly significantly deeper with the same sinking tip that floating Skagit Heads do. How much deeper is dependent on current speed, angle of the presentation and how much mending is employed. A probable average might be up to two feet deeper with sinking tips attached, that approximates 10-feet of T-14. This might be similar to the other two lines mentioned in this article. The difference is that because of the difference in the color, iFlights are easy to see when the rear loop is a foot deep in the flows. The visible curves in the rear of the head are easy to see and adjust with the iFlight, hence your fly is more under your control. That is rarely a bad thing. Catching steelhead is highly dependent upon the speed and depth of the fly.
    iFlights are stealthy. The clear-camo sinking front portion of the head is like adding a 14' leader between the brighter rear portion of your line and the fly. iFlights are incredible for defeating wind, because they are dense. They are also adaptable to fishing shallower waters by using iMOW tips.
    Item Description Price To Top
    6-20970 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 450 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20971 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 475 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20972 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 500 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20973 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 525 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20974 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 550 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20975 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 575 gr., 22' $54.95
    6-20976 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 600 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20977 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 625 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20978 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 650 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20979 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 675 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20980 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 700 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20981 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 725 gr., 23' $54.95
    6-20982 Rio Skagit iFlight Spey Shooting Head, Pale Orange/Clear Camo, 750 gr., 23' $54.95
     
    Abel Nippers

    Abel Nippers
    Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in the USA, Anodized aluminum body construction, Replaceable jaws - machined out of premium grade stainless steel, then heat treated to 58-60rc, Saltwater resistant, Engineered to Cut 7x - 100 lb mono and braid line.
    Available in all Abel Finishes with a 2 Year limited warranty on the jaws after initial purchase,
    Black or Solid Finishes - $ 50.00
    Fish Graphic - $ 100.00.
    Product # Description Name and e-mail of recipient & Amount  
    ABELNIP Abel Nippers
     


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