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Sea of Cortez Sardina
Free Fly Tying Party
Feb. 5 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday Afternoon. 
Tying Saltwater Streamers (for bluewater fishing)"
Learn to tie: Deep Eyed Minnows & Epoxy Head Baitfish!

This program is for new tiers and experienced tiers alike.
Instructional demonstrations with big-screen TV,
and 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!


Bead Head Pearly Scud, Olive Perfect Scud, Gray/Olive
Bead Head Pearly Scud, Pink Scud, Gray/Olive
Bead Head Pearly Scud, Tan Scud, Orange
Scud parts & proportions. Scud aditudes.
These beautiful pen & ink illustrations of Scuds are from Guide To Aquatic Trout Foods by Dave Whitlock, one of our favorite books.
Scuds are small, even tiny, light-colored crustaceans of the amphipod group. They are translucent, free swimming, shrimp-like animals that are an important part of fish food-chain where ever they are found.  Scuds are flattened laterally, and have many legs and appendages. They are active and available nearly year round.  Different subspecies, different colors and sizes can inhabit the same habitat at the same time.  Sizes range from #18 to #8, or from 3/16" to 3/4".  Scuds are most often found in alkaline/basic lakes and streams.  In water containing Scuds,  fish grow quickly and often support dense populations of trout, pan fish and/or bass. In water where they occur, Scuds are a much sought after food source for all those species.  Scuds seem to be able to swim in nearly any position, including: right side up, up side down, side ways, back ward and forward. They most often swim on there sides and can move rapidly when startled.  They are comparatively easy to represent with sunk flies that are either dead drifted or retrieved, depending on the conditions.  Scuds come in a variety of colors but the most common are gray/olive or tan. When scuds molt or die they turn orange or pink. Often Scud flies that are tied in intensified colors will catch more fish than flies that are more realistic colors.  This is particularly true when water temperatures are cold or the water is off-color.  A floating, neutral color fly line equipped with a 10'-12' 4X leader is often the best combination for presenting scud patterns in both moving and still water.  Bead-head patterns can be advantageous in both lakes and streams.  Lake patterns are usually unweighted.  Vary the leader length with the change of depths of water encountered.  Longer leaders work best in deeper water.  Use a 9' leader for 2'-3' deep water, 12' leader for 4'-5' deep water and 15' leader for 6'-8' deep water.  Be sure that your leader is well straightened and both your fly and leader are treated with a sinking agent such as Xink.  Cast your fly and leader a short distance and observe it's sink rate.  Count slowly until your fly sinks 1'. Repeat this experiment several times until you are sure of your accuracy.  Now cast your fly to fishing range and count your fly down to fishing depth before you start to retrieve.  Remember, your task is to make the fly look as life-like as possible while leaving it in the strike-zone for the longest period of time.  The best retrieves are usually a combination of hand-twist with an occasional burst of 3-5, 3"-5" short fast twitches and the a brief rest, and then repeat the sequence.  For fishing deeper water both Intermediate and Sinking fly lines are appropriate.  Strikes are more often a slow draw than a sharp rap, but be prepared for anything.
Here are some great Scud pictures.

Bead Head Pearly Scud, Olive
A swimming Scud pattern. Can be fished in both lakes and streams.  The flashy pearlescent back allows fish to see the fly from further away.
Bead Head Pearly Scud, Olive
Item Description Size Price To Top
02112-14 Bead Head Pearly Scud, Olive 14 3 for $5.25

02112-16 Bead Head Pearly Scud, Olive 16 3 for $5.25

Bead Head Pearly Scud, Pink
Try this highly visible fly when the water is off-color.  Is also effective during cold water periods.
Bead Head Pearly Scud, Pink
Item Description Size Price To Top
02113-14 Bead Head Pearly Scud, Pink 14 3 for $5.25

Bead Head Pearly Scud, Tan
Seems most effective over light colored bottoms.
Bead Head Pearly Scud, Tan
Item Description Size Price To Top
02121-14 Bead Head Pearly Scud, Tan 14 3 for $5.25

Perfect Scud, Gray/Olive
One of the most effective "resting" Scud imitations.  Fish fish this fly very slowly in a lake. This fly is lightweight so the sink-rate is comparatively slow.  This is not only an advantage very shallow water, but at any depth were a
Perfect Scud, Gray/Olive
very slow movement is needed. Perfect Scuds are also very effective when fished dead-drift in rivers.  During this activity, split shot might be added to the leader.  These flies look very life like.
Item Description Size Price To Top
99327-14 Perfect Scud, Gray/Olive 14 3 for $5.25

99327-16 Perfect Scud, Gray/Olive 16 3 for $5.25

Scud, Gray/Olive
This is still the most popular "Old Stand-by".  A mixture of multicolored animal hair dubbing and very sparse Mylar flash gives this fly very life-like looks and movements.  Also the sink rate is about right for many situations.  The "Scud, Gray/Olive" has been changed very little since 1984.
Scud, Gray/Olive
Item Description Size Price To Top
12300-08 Scud, Gray/Olive 8 3 for $5.25

12300-10 Scud, Gray/Olive 10 3 for $5.25

12300-12 Scud, Gray/Olive 12 3 for $5.25

12300-14 Scud, Gray/Olive 14 3 for $5.25

12300-16 Scud, Gray/Olive 16 3 for $5.25

12300-18 Scud, Gray/Olive 18 3 for $5.25

Scud, Orange
When Scuds molt or die they turn orange color.  With this pattern the color is slightly intensified and even though it looks garish, it has proven to be a consistent producer.  If it looks too bright for you, color it lightly with a brown felt marker.
Scud, Orange
Item Description Size Price To Top
12310-08 Scud, Orange 8 3 for $5.25

12310-10 Scud, Orange 10 3 for $5.25

12310-12 Scud, Orange 12 3 for $5.25

Native Fish Society

Make Plans to Attend !!!
The 9th Annual
Native Fish Society Auction and Banquet…
A Feast for Your Eyes, Your Appetite and Your Desire to Help Native Fish

Your eyes will pop when you see all the exciting items up for bid at the Native Fish Society Auction. Your mouth will water over this year's outstanding Banquet menu featuring locally-grown foods.  And most of all, when you attend, your conscience will feel satisfied that you have made an important contribution to the future of our native fish! 

       9th Annual Native Fish Society Auction and Banquet
February 26, 2005, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Miller Hall at Portland's World Forestry Center
Tickets On Sale Now!
Our Best Auction Ever

 This year's event will have nearly 200 widely diverse items in either the raffle, silent or oral auctions. There are a variety of non-fishing items including jewelry, wines from local wineries, tours, resort stays, dinners at fine restaurants, spa and massage gift certificates ― and that's just a few of the options!  Also featured are a wide variety of guided fishing trips, excellent fly fishing gear, and a number of casting schools.

 For More Detailed Information Click Here.

Fly Fishing Sinkers

Fly Fishing Sinkers in-stock, no sales tax - $20 orders ship free in USA.

Snake River Mud


Deep Soft Weight


Loon Snake River Mud Paste Fly Sink
Loon chemists have been able to recreate the lost secret formula for this outstanding fly, tippet and leader sink paste. Long lasting Mud will sink tippet out of sight of those picky fish feeding on small surface flies or sink an unweighted wet fly and the last foot of leader. Biodegradable. Half ounce flip-top container.

Loon Snake River Mud Paste Fly Sink

Item Description Price To Top
LOONMUD Loon Snake River Mud Paste Fly Sink $3.50

Xink Liquid Fly Sink
A liquid wetting agent that breaks the water surface-film and sinks both leaders and unweighted flies. Very handy when fishing any kind of wet flies. When flies are treated with Xink water will penetrate the fly instantly on first contact. Air bubbles are gone. Materials like marabou and hackle flow with more life-like movement for fooling the fish. When applied directly from the bottle Xink is mess free.

Xink Liquid Fly Sink

Item Description Price To Top
GEHZINK Xink Liquid Fly Sink $3.95

Loon Deep Soft Weight
A reusable non-lead putty that can be used in any amount and shaped into many configurations. Deep Soft Weight is more snag free than any kind of lead weight and saves the angler some aggravation of re-rigging after break-offs. This is the most "Earth Friendly" sinker material out there. 

Loon Deep Soft Weight

Item Description Price To Top
DEEPSOFT Loon Deep Soft Weight $5.95

Twist-on lead strips in a match book
Twist-ons are compact to carry, require no tools to install and are aerodynamic to cast. You can use partial Twish-ons for a small amount of weight or multiple Twist-ons for heavy weight. Twist-ons are reusable. 

Twist-on lead strips in a match book

Item Description Price To Top
TWISTON Twist-on lead strips in a match book $0.95

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