fly fishing
  The explosion of the rod and reel in my left hand brought my heart into my throat. It was just the beginning of the greatest fishing experience of my life. The canyon walls towered above on a typically cool November day on the Deschutes River. It was nearing the Magic-Hour, and I was set to meet a friend down-river for...
egg sucking leach
There are a number of different ways to tie the Egg Sucking Leech.  Whether a wooly bugger, bunny leech or other, this pattern is effective in many different situations.  I will take you quickly through a sparse bunny leech tying demonstration so you have a feel how to get started. Take a look at the video below and then check...
steelhead flies
I stopped by a local fly shop last week to BS a bit and look at some of their steelhead flies. One of the things that really struck me were the prices - $4.50 per fly and more. I’ve never thought that much about prices because I've tied flies for most of my life and grew up around a fly shop. But...
steelhead
I've got another amazing first steelhead fishing story from Chris this week.   There's a great reminder for all of us who steelhead fish, and for life in general - The only way to Fail is to Quit.  Take it away Chris! Landing a fly-caught steelhead on the Deschutes River was a rite of passage in our family. It shouldn’t...
steelhead fly fishing tips
There’s something about the repetition of waiting for that first tug on the fly line. Of the power of that pull and excitement of trying not to lose a downstream screaming fish. The blood is pumping, as the fish goes into the backing, and you struggle to get closer to shore to follow the fish.  You are thinking -...