Free Fly Tying Party
January 15, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday Afternoon.
"Tying Winter Steelhead Flies From Marabou"
Perhaps no other tying material has had influenced
winter steelhead fly design in our region as much as marabou.
This program is for new tiers and experienced tiers alike.
Agitators, Marabou Tube Flies & Alaskabous will be demonstrated.
Instructional demonstrations are with big-screen TV.
All tying materials & hooks are free.
A custom made fly tying room with perfect lighting
and special teaching aides are provided.
You get to keep all the flies you tie.
Please bring your own tools & tying thread if you have them.
If you don't have them, we will provide them.
Refreshments will be served. Bring snacks if you want to.
Everyone is welcome!
Turkey Marabou, Strung, dyed over white, 4", 1/4 oz.
Marabou is turkey underwear. When wrapped on a hook or a tube and submerged in flowing water, marabou has the ability to move and impart life like no other known material. Marabou comes in several configurations in each package. There is Marabou with short stiff stems and short, fluffy fibers. This kind of marabou works great for Leeches and Wooly Buggers or any application where the plumage doesn't need to be wrapped around a hook. There is also the kind that has long fibers and fine stems. This kind of marabou works best for Alaskabous, Marabou Speys and Marabou Tube Flies. Fine stemmed marabou can be wound on the tube or hook like a hackle. Most good plumes have a stem long enough for about 6-8 wraps on a hook or four wraps around a tube. In every case this is the finest marabou we have seen.
|PP3-BW-01||Strung Marabou, Bleached White||$2.25|
|PP3-BD-18||Strung Marabou, Blue Dun||$2.25|
|PP3-BK-33||Strung Marabou, Black||$2.25|
|PP3-MN-26||Strung Marabou, Maroon||$2.25|
|PP3-HR-25||Strung Marabou, Hot Red||$2.25|
|PP3-FO-22||Strung Marabou, Fluo. Orange||$2.25|
|PP3-HO-23||Strung Marabou, Hot Orange||$2.25|
|PP3-LO-21||Strung Marabou, Light Orange||$2.25|
|PP3-SP-24||Strung Marabou, Light Pinkish Orange||$2.25|
|PP3-LY-04||Strung Marabou, Lemon Yellow||$2.25|
|PP3-FC-05||Strung Marabou, Fluo. Chartreuse||$2.25|
|PP3-IG-07||Strung Marabou, Insect Green||$2.25|
|PP3-OL-09||Strung Marabou, Olive||$2.25|
|PP3-FG-36||Strung Marabou, Forest Green||$2.25|
|PP3-DT-00||Strung Marabou, Dark Turquoise||$2.25|
|PP3-BB-14||Strung Marabou, Brilliant Blue||$2.25|
|PP3-RBL-16||Strung Marabou, Royal Blue||$2.25|
|PP3-PR-32||Strung Marabou, Purple||$2.25|
|PP3-DL-20||Strung Marabou, Dark Lilac||$2.25|
|PP3-FF-12||Strung Marabou, Fluo. Fuchsia||$2.25|
|PP3-FMP-11||Strung Marabou, Fluo. Medium Pink||$2.25|
|PP3-BGT-58||Strung Marabou, Burnt Golden Tan||$2.25|
|PP3-RB-34||Strung Marabou, Root Beer||$2.25|
|PP3-BOB-57||Strung Marabou, Burnt Orange Brown||$2.25|
In our region Spey Rods are fished year round.
We have the largest
selection of Spey Rods on either side of the Mississippi
River Spey Clave.
offers 106 models of spey rods.
You will notice that 56 models are carried in stock for fast delivery. They are grouped for your convenience so that you can compare one against another. Our staff at The Fly Fishing Shop has a great deal of experience fishing large rivers for steelhead with two-handed spey rods.
|Thomas & Thomas||G. Loomis Spey Rods||Winston Spey Rods|
|Sage Spey Rods||Redington Spey Rods||St. Croix Spey Rods|
|CND Spey Rods||Loop Spey Rods||TFO Spey Rods|
|About Spey Rod Fishing||Spey Lines|
Spey Rod Survey
|T&T DH1409-3||14' 0"||14' 0"||N/A||11.4 oz.|
|T&T DH1409-5||14' 0"||14' 0.5"||N/A||12.1 oz.|
|Sage 9140-4 TCR||14' 0"||14' 0"||10.125 oz.||10.8 oz|
|Sage 9141-4 European||14' 1"||14' 0.375"||10.25 oz.||10.2 oz.|
|Sage 9140-4 Traditional||14' 0"||14 0"||9.75 oz.||10.2 oz.|
|Sage 9140-4 VPS||14' 0"||13' 11"||10 oz.||8.5 oz.|
|G. Loomis Greased Line GLX||14' 0"||14' 0.375"||N/A||10.0 oz.|
|G. Loomis Greased Line Deveron||14' 0"||14' 0.625"||N/A||10.7 oz.|
|G. Loomis Dredger GLX||14' 0"||14' 0.5"||N/A||9.6 oz.|
|CND Steelhead Specialist||14' 4"||14' 4.25"||N/A||10.2 oz.|
|CND Custom||14' 0"||14' 0.125"||10.4 oz.||10.7 oz.|
|CND Expert||14' 0"||14' 0.25"||N/A||10.5 oz.|
|Loop Blackline||14' 0"||14' 0.25"||N/A||9.2 oz.|
|Temple Fork Outfitter TFO09144P||14' 0"||13' 10.5"||9.5 oz.||9.4 oz.|
No fish creates more human passion than the steelhead. Its natural range is the North Pacific Rim from Baja California to the southern tip of
|Russian Kamchatka. It has been transplanted to nearly every state in the Union and to all continents except Antarctica. Steelhead are anadromous, which means that the spawn in freshwater, but spend part of their growing period in saltwater. If salt water is not available, they quickly adapt to an entirely freshwater environment. Where lakes are available they replace the ocean part of the life cycle.|
|However, where no large bodies of still water are available, steelhead can remain in flowing water their entire lives. Some individuals may stay in their parent stream for their entire lives even where larger bodies of saltwater or freshwater are available. Steelhead which do not have a saltwater component in their life cycle are commonly called Rainbow Trout. In all of its many forms, steelhead are very desirable to humans.|
|At present far more steelhead are raised in hatcheries than are
produced naturally in the wild. In recent years wild
steelhead stocks are in decline throughout their entire range.
This is apparently true of sea run hatchery steelhead as well.
Probable cause is depletion of the Ocean food chain brought about by
the over harvest of shrimp, krill & squid. Man made changes
in native spawning streams and competition and genetic intervention
from hatchery programs are also held responsible for declines in wild
steelhead. Over harvest by both commercial and sport fisheries
have had negative effects. In recent years harvest by all
factions has been heavily curtailed. Rebounds in returns of wild
fish numbers to the Columbia River Basin lends optimism that long term
catch and release management does work.
If you would like to know more about fly fishing for steelhead, check out
Dam Fish Counts
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The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty