G. Loomis NRX, Carron Lines, Egg Flies

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 Fear No Fish !!! NRX Fly Rods with free fly lines !!!
You can choose any line up to $100 for each NRX rod purchased, or apply $100 Credit to the purchase of any line system listed in our huge online selection. Need a Skagit, Scandi or shooting head system. Going steelhead, salmon, saltwater, bass or trout fishing...we know how it all works. Give us a call. We've got time to chat about your new free fly line selection and will be glad to offer suggestions. Listed with each rod is our personal choice for that rod model.  Don't worry, we're testing NRX rods on a weekly basis.
NRX Trout NRX Saltwater NRX Salmon/Steelhead NRX Two-Hand
G. Loomis has added a stunning new green finish for 2012. Now you have your choice of one with blue wraps on a matte black background or green on green with gold trim. 
Cant' make up your mind? Just buy both. Equip one with a floating line and the other with your favorite sinking tip. Be ready for anything! Ship your reels, or buy new ones and we will load each one up with your new NRX Promo Fly Line and just the right amount of the right kind of backing (AT NO EXTRA CHARGE).
 NRX Fly Rods are made with the newest nano-resin technology and are 25% lighter in weight and 20% stronger per model than any other series of fly rods that G. Loomis has made before. This makes them possibly the lightest and strongest rod per model made in the world.
(THEY SURE ARE POPULAR)
The following video shows why you need a new 12-weight NRX.
This is what G. Loomis says about NRX Rods, "NRX is the culmination of what we have been doing at G. Loomis since day one. We have been continually striving to build the best rod on the planet. Laminates, resin, mandrels, components and the know how you expect from us. These NRX rods look like nothing we have built before. They feel better than anything we have built before. We aren't talking about a little better here or a little lighter there...
What we are saying so there is no confusion... " This is the Best Fly Rod Ever Built!" Period!!

NRX Trout
#3 #4 #5 #6

NRX 1083-4 FLY

Length: 9'     Line: #3     Pieces: 4

A very precise, lightweight trout rod designed for casting small dries and nymphs on large freestone creeks and small rivers where long casts are a factor, but where accuracy is the key. NRX makes it as light as the proverbial feather, allowing you to cast all day long and hardly notice the rod in your hand. Whether it's lake fishing or stream fishing... trout or panfish, this may be the lightest, most technical 3-weight on the market.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11911-01 NRX
Blue
3 Med Fast   $700

12028-01 NRX
Green
3 Med Fast   $700


NRX 1084-4 FLY

Length: 9'     Line: #4     Pieces: 4

An incredible 4-weight rod for fishing larger streams and stillwaters with dry flies, nymphs or small streamers. The 9-foot length, along with the unbelievable light weight gives you casting range and line control that is almost unheard of. It is surprisingly powerful, able to punch out 60'+ casts, it will fish tippets as light as 6X no problem. When you have to use down-to-whisper-thin-tippets to be successful, this rod will handle it and when you want an ultra-light challenge for oversized bluegill or crappie, it makes an excellent choice thanks to that NRX sensitivity!
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11912-01 NRX
Blue
4 Fast   $715

12029-01 NRX
Green
4 Fast   $715


NRX 1085-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #5     Pieces: 4

When it comes to the best rod for all-around trout fishing, the 9-foot for #5 NRX is hard to beat.. When it comes to a feather-light touch and precision casting, this NRX can do everything you'd ask of a fly rod and more. Dry flies, nymphs, streamers, it doesn't matter - especially with the line-speed you'll enjoy with the NRX system - it's the best trout fly rod we've ever made!. It features the G. Loomis "progressive power taper" which allows you to make short casts as efficiently and smoothly as long ones and its ability to cast in windy conditions will soon be legendary.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11913-01 NRX
Blue
5 Fast   $720

12030-01 NRX
Green
5 Fast   $720


NRX 1086-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #6     Pieces: 4

As the trout get bigger, the river wider and the wind stronger, you need a little more power and that's where this dynamic new 6-weight really shines. It will handle large streamers and big nymphs, no problem. Need to get down with a sink-tip? This is the rod. A good choice for fishing larger flies, like big stonefly nymphs or glo-bugs in Alaska, this rod has the versatility you need. If you're looking for the absolute best big trout, big fly, long-distance fly rod, look no further. NRX makes it's insanely light and you'll be amazed at the power it generates.
FREE RIO GOLD FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11914-01 NRX
Blue
6 Fast   $725

12031-01 NRX
Green
6 Fast   $725


NRX Saltwater
#7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

NRX 1087-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #7     Pieces: 4

Here's where fly rods begin the cross-over from fresh to saltwater. This dynamic "tweener" is a great choice for almost any of the popular saltwater flats species. Looking for a small steelhead rod or a great pond rod for big largemouth? Ditto! NRX makes it so light and so powerful it will surprise you! It's totally capable of handling oversized surprises, no matter where you're fishing. Whether you're looking for a bigger challenge for saltwater or a great all-around freshwater rod for bigger fish, this is a good as a 7-weight gets!
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11918-01 NRX
Blue
7 Fast   $750

12035-01 NRX
Green
7 Fast   $750


NRX 1088-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #8     Pieces: 4

The standard by which all light-duty saltwater fly rods and heavy-duty freshwater rods are measured will soon be changing. This smooth casting 8-weight will quickly become your number one 9-foot fly rod for fishing the flats as well as steelhead. It has the versatility and quickness of a much lighter rod, with more power than you can ever imagine. Tight loops and great range in such a lightweight package make this is the G. Loomis top choice for bonefish, permit, snook, stripers, blues, salmon, steelhead, pike and any number of big fish. They just don't make a better rod than this... anywhere!
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11919-01 NRX
Blue
8 Fast   $760

12036-01 NRX
Green
8 Fast   $760


NRX 1089-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #9     Pieces: 4

When you need power in a lightweight package, especially to cast bigger flies, make longer casts and handle bigger fish, this is the new standard by which all 9-weights will be measured. It's a great rod for casting big flies in the wind and will handle most of the larger saltwater species, except for maybe giant tarpon and the G. Loomis field testers are having so much fun we haven't heard back from them on that one yet. Permit, barracuda, jacks, big reds, stripers, blues, false albies... you name it. It's got the range as well as the power to handle large, wind-resistant freshwater bass flies and the biggest bass on the planet.
FREE RIO BONEFISH FLY LINE INCLUDED 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11920-01 NRX
Blue
9 Fast   $770

12037-01 NRX
Green
9 Fast   $770


NRX 10810-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #10     Pieces: 4

This is, without a doubt, the lightest, most powerful 10-weight G. Loomis has ever made. It will cast big flies, handle big fish and give you the range you need to cover a lot of water, especially on windy days when a lot of fly fishers are thinking it's time to go home. Add in a super amount of lifting power and you've got a great rod for species like big permit, big dorados, cobia and even small pelagics. It's all about power and yet it's so light you won't believe it! If you're into insanely big fish on a fly rod and you want to test your mettle, this is the rod you need!
FREE RIO TARPON FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11921-01 NRX
Blue
10 Fast   $800

12038-01 NRX
Green
10 Fast   $800


NRX 10811-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #11     Pieces: 4

When you talk "finesse" in a fly rod it usually refers to trout fishing, but when it comes to the saltwater scene, the topic quickly moves towards the flats. There are days when the tarpon are contrary and you need to use longer leaders, small flies and make quiet presentations. This is the rod for those kind of days. NRX makes it insanely light in your hand and so powerful it will get your attention - quick! When you want those big silver kings to tire out before you do, this rod can and will do the job. A great option for small billfish as well!
FREE RIO TARPON FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11922-01 NRX
Blue
11 Fast   $825

12039-01 NRX
Green
11 Fast   $825


NRX 10812-4 FLY Length: 9'     Line: #12     Pieces: 4

You might find it hard to imagine a rod lighter and more powerful than the G. Loomis GLX tarpon rod, but this unbelievable 12-weight will change your thinking! When you need raw power, this is the rod. When you need a rod that you can cast all day long and still be ready for more, this is the rod. When it's time to put the pressure on a big "poon" this is definitely the rod! Bottom line? When you're after big fish, whether it's tarpon on the flats, cobia on the beach or striped marlin offshore, this rod will do everything you ask of it and more. It's scary light, sneaky strong and casts like a 10-weight! You aren't gonna believe this rod - it's the best #12 G. Loomis has ever made!
FREE RIO TARPON FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11923-01 NRX
Blue
12 Fast   $855

12040-01 NRX
Green
12 Fast   $855


NRX Salmon/Steelhead
#7 #8 #9

NRX 1207-4 FLY Length: 10'     Line: #7     Pieces: 4

Here's a beautifully balanced, lightweight rod for big summer steelhead or fall silvers. It's a great choice for slab steelhead up in BC whether you're skating big dries or swinging popsicles. It will punch out unbelievably long casts time after time... feeling more like a nine-footer than the ten-footer it is. It will give you hours of effortless casting and is so surprisingly powerful you can't imagine it. This is what technology is all about. Lighter, stronger and more powerful than you've ever experienced. This may be the light-duty salmon & steelhead rod of the decade.
FREE RIO GRAND FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11915-01 NRX
Blue
7 Fast   $765

12032-01 NRX
Green
7 Fast   $765


NRX 1208-4 FLY Length: 10'     Line: #8     Pieces: 4

When you're fishing big water for salmon and steelhead this is as good as it gets. It's extremely lightweight, casts like a bullet and handles big fish exceptionally well. It's hard to imagine a rod so light can be so tough and have so much power. An excellent rod for managing heavy sinking lines, shooting heads and sink tips, it will practically talk to you it's so sensitive. It has exceptional mending ability and reacts quickly when a big fish does everything it can do to get away. It generates unbelievably high line-speeds which really helps when casting in the wind. If you want one rod to do a lot of things, especially when it comes to managing line and fighting big fish in tough places, this is the best choice. A great choice for sea-run browns, big winter steelhead of most of the salmon species!
FREE RIO GRAND FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11916-01 NRX
Blue
8 Fast   $775

12033-01 NRX
Green
8 Fast   $775


NRX 1209-4 FLY Length: 10'     Line: #9     Pieces: 4

When you're looking for the ultimate fly rod for fishing big salmon in big rivers and difficult conditions, this is the rod you want in your hands. It's designed for fishing heavy sinking lines and shooting heads so you can get down in those deep runs where the big kings swim. It's a great choice for fishing those new integrated shooting head lines in the 400- to 500-grain size. This is everything you'd ever want in a big fish, big water fly rod. Striper anglers will really appreciate the amount of line they can handle with this rod. It fishes big flies, even in the wind and is so light it's hard to imagine how G. Loomis did it.
FREE RIO GRAND FLY LINE INCLUDED

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11917-01 NRX
Blue
9 Fast   $785

12034-01 NRX
Green
9 Fast   $785


NRX Two-Hand
#8/9 #9/10 #10/11

NRX 1568/9-4 FLY Length: 13'     Line: #8/9     Pieces: 4

FREE RIO UNISPEY FLY LINE INCLUDED  or a CUSTOM SKAGIT or SCANDI

G. Loomis says about this rod: "A smooth, powerful casting 13-footer rated for an 8/9 Scandi head. A 500-grain head loads this rod perfectly and makes tight narrow loops using the "under hand" cast. At 550 grains, utilizing the Skagit method, it will manage all the necessary tips... full sinking, intermediate or floating. While it casts the new short Scandi-style heads exceptionally well, it's more than capable of handling a wide variety of casting strokes given the proper lines. A wonderful choice for medium to large rivers. It is capable of casting big, weighted flies if necessary, to get down in those deep pockets where salmon or steelhead rest on their migratory journey. NRX gives you unbelievable power and line control in a rod so light it's insane!"

Our tests in the field:
Session One, 10/20/10, mid-day: "Strung the rod up with a 460-grain AFS head, and fished it through 250-yards of demanding water. Fished casts to about 100-feet, then reeled in to fish the water at hand, which required about 65-feet of line beyond the rod tip. Then realized that the rod was marked to take 500-grains. Changed to a 520-grain AFS. Fished the same piece of water again with the same leader and fly. I found better harmony with the lighter head. The rod seemed to be more predictable and easier to time with the lighter head.
Session Two, 10/20/10, Evening: tried the next session with a 500-grain Skagit Flight, looped to 12.5-feet of T-11. This combination was difficult to cast for a period of time. Eventually I was able to fish deep at ranges of 80+ feet.
Session Three, 10/21/10, Morning: Only one steelhead of about 6 pounds was landed the first day, no test at all for this rod. This fish came to the fly and pulled on the fly very daintily two different casts before it was finally hooked on another fly on the third presentation.
Session Four, 10/21/10, Evening: Fished the 500-grain Skagit Flight/12.5-feet of T-11 combo again probing the deep water. Two fish pulled gently on the fly, no hook-ups. Water still 2-3 foot visibility. Skagit outfit is becoming more comfortable on NRX. The rod is very fast action and has the ability to store tremendous energy in the tip section. The dense cork handle does transmit more feel to your hand. The handle shape and diameter facilitates finger-tip control.
Session Five, 10/22/10, Morning: Fished 250-yards of a deep tailout wading on my tip-toes to keep water from coming over the top of my waders. Used a very a very large fly. This piece of water demands very long casts. Was able to accomplish the task, and caught a wild buck steelhead of about nine-pounds. This fish went into the backing about fifty yards and jumped at least ten times. The NRX did a great job.

Session Six, 10/21/10, Morning:

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11924-01 NRX
Blue
500-550
Grains
Fast 5 $1,050

12041-01 NRX
Green
500-550
Grains
Fast 5 $1,050

Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip

Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader

Free Rio Unispey Line


NRX 1689/10-4 FLY Length: 14'     Line: #9/10     Pieces: 4

As two-hand rods get longer, casting distance increases, that's a given. The beauty of this 14-footer is the NRX dynamics... it's insanely light, has extraordinary power and handles like a rod much shorter. It's totally capable of handling heavier heads and is sneaky quick... a bonus when you want to turn over big, weighted flies. Big winter steelhead won't go far to chase down a fly so you have to put it right in their face making accuracy and line control is everything. Anglers swinging big tube flies on swift Nordic rivers will appreciate the power of this rod. This rod is dual-rated in grams for Europe and grains for the North American market. Under the G. Loomis the standard rating-system this would be a 9/10. This is a great all-around two-hand rod!
FREE RIO UNISPEY FLY LINE INCLUDED  or a CUSTOM SKAGIT or SCANDI 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11925-01 NRX
Blue
550-600
Grains
Fast 6 $1,110

12042-01 NRX
Green
550-600
Grains
Fast 6 $1,110

Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip

Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader

Free Rio Unispey Line


NRX 18010/11-4 FLY Length: 15'     Line: #10/11     Pieces: 4

When maximum distance is your goal this is the rod you want in your hands. Even in tough conditions... wind, rain and high water, you need a big rod, but one that doesn't wear you out. You need a rod that can cover the water, control the swing and still be manageable. It's hard to imagine a 15-foot rod that can be characterized as manageable, but this one does all that and more. Thanks to NRX technology, this is the big, Mac-Daddy of the G. Loomis NRX two-hand rods. It has unbelievable line control, capable of handling long 45' heads as well as large, air-resistant tube flies on the big rivers of Scandinavia and gives you total coverage in the deep, fast runs these fish call home. Under the standard rating-system this would be a 10/11. As impressed as you may already be with G. Loomis GLX two-handers, this one is so light and powerful it will blow you away!! 
FREE RIO UNISPEY FLY LINE INCLUDED  or a CUSTOM SKAGIT or SCANDI

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11926-01 NRX
Blue
600-650
Grains
Fast 6 $1,170

12043-01 NRX Green 600-650
Grains
Fast 6 $1,170

Free Custom Skagit Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and Custom Sinking Tip

Free Custom Scandi Shooting Head with Josh's Spey Swivel, and Varivas Airs shooting Line and VersiLeader

Free Rio Unispey Line


Carron Lines
Carron-55 Carron-65 Carron At The Clave Carron Connection
Carron lines have dominated Spey Casting Distance Competitions throughout the last decade. The Carron Team has more World Championships than all other teams put together. Carron's unique insights into "Competition Fly Line Design" gives them an advantage for building fishing lines as well. You can only catch what you can reach. Carron lines are a perfect fit for many North American, as well as Eurasian fishing applications. Local anglers will find that Carron Lines are perfect for floating line fisheries, such as the Deschutes, John Day and Clearwater Rivers.

The unique coating of their Jetstream lines gives the angler a supple, smooth-running and memory free line that flows with ease and guarantees perfect presentation with every cast. The angler also has the added comfort in that the extra length in the line allows him to play a fish in the knowledge that he does not have to worry about backing and knots causing extra friction in the rod guides.
  • Carron Jetstream Spey lines offer the angler an exceptional fishing line with fantastic reserves for long distance casting. The unique profiling of the taper allows distance casting to be achieved with ease.
  • The new range of Carron Jetstream Spey lines, incorporate all the ingredients of a top quality fly line.
  • Unique coating. Supple and memory free.
  • Highly visible color change to identify pick up point for consistent ease of casting.
  • Advanced tapering allows perfect presentation
  • Modern poly leaders and sink tips can be cast with ease using the "Next Generation” Spey lines .
  • Designed by fishermen for fishermen.

Carron-55 Floating Spey Line

The word is out. This is the line that will convince you that longer belly lines are easy and practical for many steelhead situations in the Pacific Northwest. New twin colors.
Scottish lines are sized different than American lines.
(More Explanation On How To Choose Carron Lines)
An 8/9 Carron-55 fits an American 7/8 rod, etc.
Total Line Length: 120', 40 yd.
Head length: 55'.
Carron-55: Bright Yellow running line, Sky Blue head.
Item Description Size Price To Top
CJS55-89 Carron-55, Full Floating Spey Line 8/9 $115.00
CJS55-910 Carron-55, Floating Spey Line 9/10 $115.00
CJS55-1011 Carron-55, Floating Spey Line 10/11 $115.00

Carron-65 Floating Spey Line

The much anticipated twin color floating Carron lines have arrived in Welches, Oregon. These lines have been engineered & tested by Carron Team Captain, James Chalmers, along with the deep thinking and hard work of Ruairi Costello, and Gerard Downey. The Carron-65 is a long distance fishing line you will appreciate on big rivers. These lines are designed to turnover sinking tips and poly leaders, which is sure to be a big help during adverse conditions.. 
Carron-65: green running line, Sky Blue head. Like the Carron-55 above, the Carron-65 is a size light in weight to fit American Standards. (More Explanation On How To Choose Carron Lines).
Carron 8/9 = American 7/8, etc.
Total Line Length: 150', 50 yd.
Head length: 65'.
Carron-65: Bright Spring Grass Green running line, Sky Blue head.

Item Description Size Price To Top
CJS65-89 Carron-65, Floating Spey Line 8/9 $120.00
CJS65-910 Carron-65, Floating Spey Line 9/10 $120.00
CJS65-1011 Carron-65, Floating Spey Line 10/11 $120.00

Carron Team Captain, James Chalmers - Sandy River Spey Clave 2012!


James Chalmers is pictured here with a 40+ pound salmon from the River Alta, Norway.
There is not enough to be said about James Chalmers. He is many things: a line wizard, casting bad ass, history major, and has more connections to the fishing world than maybe anybody. We are looking forward to his on-the-water presentation: Saturday, May 19, 11:30 to noon.


How Carron Lines Are Different!
Or Is It The American Lines That Are Different?

By: Travis Johnson

American Spey line designations are viewed as being slightly different than the rest of the world. We here in the Americas are known for putting heavy lines and heavy line weights on our Spey rods, so the Carron 8/9 would be more like an American 7/8.

A great feature of the Carron line family is that they are made to be fine tuned and customized by the fisherman. For the most part, these lines fit perfectly on 13' and longer rods. In today's market there are many 12' and 12'6" #5-#7 rods in use. Carron lines can be altered to fit these sizes of rods too. Please call Travis for advice.

Here is a list of some of the most popular American rods used with Carron lines:

7133 Winston B2X 55' and 65' 8/9

8130 G Loomis NRX 55' 65' 8/9

10150 g Loomis NRX 55' 65' 10/11

7136 sage Z-Axis 55' 8/9

8134 sage Z-axis 55' 65' 9/10

9143 sage Z-axis 55' 65' 10/11

7133 sage VXP 55' 65' 8/9

8136 sage VXP 55' 65' 9/10

9140 sage TCX 55' 65' 9/10

10150 sage TCX 55' 65' 10/11

Carron Lines work well with many other rods. Don't be afraid to call for recommendations.


Egg Flies

Millions of salmon spawn in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska and the Great Lakes Region. These eggs become the food for many species of game fish.
Egg flies are very important for catching fish on many rivers.
Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Glo BugsŪ Alaskan Roe
Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink
Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
Chewy Egg Sherbet Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
Buy Now! Free Fly Box Deal! Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
FISH EGGS AS FISH FOOD
Eggs from spawning fish make up a substantial percentage of the seasonal biological drift in most streams. Eggs may be liberated into the natural flow of the stream either by errant currents during the spawning process or by catastrophes such as floods. In areas where fish are spawning, eggs are often more prevalent than aquatic insects in a foraging trout's diet.
Deschutes Redsides dine all winter on white fish eggs. Alaskan rainbows get a seasonal boost from the roe of spawning salmon. Trout and steelhead often congregate down stream of the redds of spawners of their own race. All salmonids, especially Rainbows, Cutthroats, Dolly Varden and Rocky Mountain white fish are egg eaters.
Fish eggs come in many sizes and colors. White fish eggs are 1/8" diameter and are transparent yellowish pink. Eggs from spawning resident rainbows are usually 3/16" in diameter and are translucent yellowish orange. Steelhead eggs are about 1/4" in diameter and exhibit the same coloration as their land locked cousins. Coho salmon eggs are nearly identical to steelhead eggs. Chinook salmon eggs are the same color but range to nearly 3/8" in diameter. Chum salmon eggs are slightly larger but lighter in color.
All eggs change color as the embryo inside them develops. Trout and salmon eggs go through a similar metamorphosis. First the tiny eyes of the fish inside the egg forms a dark spot. Then the darker reddish-orange yoke sack starts to form. In later stages the silvery form of the fish is seen through the outer membrane of the egg.

If the egg is unfertilized it dies quickly and turns an opaque whitish-pink. Silt collected on the outer skin of the egg can give it a grayish cast. If the egg is allowed to drift long enough, it will be attacked by fungus and algae and become greenish. Trout and steelhead may become selective to these different egg nuances.

Hot Glue Eggs are formed by applying colored hot glue to the hook shank and turning the hook to form a bead. A marabou tail is added to make the fly legal as a fly. The tail can be easily removed.

"Glo Bugs" have been proven as the fly fishers premier egg imitations from California to Alaska. They are tied from a special high loft yarn. This yarn is placed on top of a short hook, parallel to the shank and secured with several wraps of strong thread. The yarn is compressed under the wraps of thread. The two ends are pulled up tight and clipped close to the hook. The resulting release of compression forms a spherical ball with all of the yarn fibers radiating from the hook. When soaked in water, many colors become translucent.

Veiled Eggs simulate slime fungus covered dead eggs in the latter stages of decomposition. Some times salmonids have dietary tastes in common with vultures, but they are much prettier.

On the other hand healthy living fish eggs bare come contemplation. The author has eaten red caviar. It's pretty good stuff. Besides several million trout couldn't all be wrong.


Bead Head Egg, Gorman's
This veiled egg pattern was created by Oregon fishing guide, Michael Gorman, who has used it effectively on the Siletz, Rogue and Santiam Rivers. Steelhead, Sea Run Cutthroats and resident trout have all fallen for this pattern. Flies such as this have been used for many years on the Sandy River as well.
Item Description Size Price To Top
16354 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 6 3 for $5.85
16355 Bead Head Egg, Gorman's Pink, Barbless 10 3 for $5.85

Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon
These eggs are very natural in the water and have accounted for many trout and steelhead. The whippy marabou tail adds movement and might simulate an egg that is coming apart or has membrane attached to it. This color simulates a dead egg that has been rolling down the river for awhile.

Item Description Size Price To Top
20462-10 Hot Glue Egg, Natural Salmon 10 3 for $4.50

Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange
A slightly yellowish orange color, with a fairly small trout size egg. This fly is effective in many smaller rivers and creeks. These eggs enclosed a brass bead and are heavy for their size. For that reason Bead Head Hot Eggs work we as dropper flies combined with other weighted or unweighted egg flies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
070071-06 Bead Head Hot Egg, Light Orange 6 3 for $4.50

Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange
When fishing behind spawning salmon, a single egg that sinks quickly is often an advantage. Trout can become very selective when egg-drift is dense. Alaska guides found that a transparent plastic bead would often out fish any Glo Bug. However, in order to get the bead down to the fish, weight often had to be added to the leader. This weight some times spooked finicky fish. This transparent egg has a brass bead in side it for weight and will sink rapidly.

Item Description Size Price To Top
070070-04 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 4 3 for $4.50

070070-06 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 6 3 for $4.50

070070-08 Bead Head Hot Egg, Dark Orange 8 3 for $4.50


Chewy Egg Sherbet
Hairy, and furry like the Star Wars character, chewy like a piece of soft steelhead egg candy. Steelhead, Trout and Dollies with teeth BEWARE. Chewey’s Velcro properties will hang this fly in your mouth longer than a northern sunset. Weighted on top the keep the fly deep, with out the point rubbing rocks. “Bird Beak” hook point has excellent holding power when barbless.

Item Description Size Price To Top
ST025PK Chewy Egg Sherbet 6 3 for $7.49


Glo BugsŪ Alaskn Roe
In many Alaskan streams big rainbows get fat eating the roe of several species of Pacific salmon. We have never seen biological fish spawn the was this color of orange, but it's deadly just the same, especially when the water is in run-off. These flies are one color only. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp.
These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-AR-6 Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-AR-10 Glo Bug, Alaskan Roe 10 6 for $6.95

Glo BugsŪ Baby Pink
Glo Bugs evolved on Northern California steelhead rivers. Anglers in Alaska quickly adopted them. They are made from a special high loft yarn that when tied to the hook with extreme pressure is trimmed to make a little ball. When wet the ball turns translucent and simulates an egg well enough to fool most egg eating fish. This color simulates a dead egg, and is
very effective at times, especially in the late winter & early spring . These flies are baby pink with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-BP-6 Glo Bug, Baby Pink 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-BP-10 Glo Bug, Baby Pink 10 6 for $6.95

Glo BugsŪ Golden Nugget
This is the most popular color that we sell. It simulates a fresh egg and is easy for foraging fish to see. It is goldish, orangish, pinkish. These flies are Golden Nugget color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-GN-6 Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-GN-10 Glo Bug, Golden Nugget 10 6 for $6.95

Glo BugsŪ Oregon Cheese
This bug has a definite yellowish cast, which seems most productive when the water has a little color, but has been very productive when the water is gin clear as well. These flies are Oregon Cheese color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-OC-6 Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-OC-10 Glo Bug, Oregon Cheese 6 6 for $6.95

Glo BugsŪ Peachy King
Having a selection of Glo Bugs in different colors is an advantage. We notice that when drifting the same stretch of river on consecutive days that the fish often have a preference for different colors of Bugs each day. These flies are Peachy King (light pinkish orange) with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-PK-6 Glo Bug, Peachy King 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-PK-10 Glo Bug, Peachy King 10 6 for $6.95

Glo BugsŪ Steelhead Orange
There must be a reason they call it steelhead orange...? These flies are Steelhead Orange color with a small bright orange dot. The hooks are extra strong, beaked, black chrome and razor sharp. These Glo BugsŪ are a product of The Bug Shop. They are the real thing, not cheap copies.
Item Description Size Price To Top
GLO-BUG-SO-6 Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 6 6 for $6.95
GLO-BUG-SO-10 Glo Bug, Steelhead Orange 10 6 for $6.95

Replacement Tips for VersiTip and Spey Lines
Size Coding Type 6, 15' Sinking Tips
Floating Tips Type 8, 15' Sinking Tips
Clear AquaLux Intermediate Tips Tip Set For Skagit Spey
Type 3, 15' Sinking Tips T-8, T-11, T-14, T-17, T20 For Custom Tips
Making Your Own Custom Sinking Tips and Shooting Heads
 
These are replacement tips for VersiTip, WindCutter, Skagit and PowerSpey changeable tip fly lines.  You can mix and match these tips in many combinations to give your fly line arsenal extreme versatility. For instance a 550-grain Skagit Line is usually used with an eight-weight spey rod, but tips ranging from #8-#11 are used with these lines to customize both presentation and sink rate. Naturally smaller diameter diameter tips land on the water more softly than heavier ones, but will not turn over the largest flies and won't sink as deep as heavier ones.  In our relentless pursuit of having everything for the Spey Fisher, our selection of tips is the most comprehensive to be found anywhere. Fact is that the tip is often the first part of the line to wear out, and being able to replace the tip might be more economically feasible during hard times.

*1 Item Size Description Price To Top
21632 7 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
 7 wt. 95 gr. tip
$29.95

21633 8 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
8 wt. 109 gr. tip
$29.95

21634 9 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
9 wt. 129 gr. tip
$29.95

21635 10 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
10 wt. 150 gr. tip
$29.95

21636 11 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
11 wt. 166 gr. tip
$29.95

21637 12 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
12 wt. 190 gr. tip
$29.95


** Item Size Description Price To Top
20387 6 RIO 15', AquaLux, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20388 7 RIO 15', AquaLux, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20389 8 RIO 15', AquaLux, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20390 9 RIO 15', AquaLux, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20391 10 RIO 15', AquaLux, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20392 11 RIO 15', AquaLux, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20393 12 RIO 15', AquaLux, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*2 Item Size Description Price To Top
20380 6 RIO 15', type 3, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20381 7 RIO 15', type 3, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20382 8 RIO 15', type 3, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20383 9 RIO 15', type 3, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20384 10 RIO 15', type 3, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20385 11 RIO 15', type 3, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20386 12 RIO 15', type 3, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*3  Item Size Description Price To Top
20400 6 RIO 15', type 6, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20401 7 RIO 15', type 6, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20402 8 RIO 15', type 6, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20403 9 RIO 15', type 6, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20404 10 RIO 15', type 6, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20405 11 RIO 15', type 6, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20406 12 RIO 15', type 6, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*7 Item Size Description Price To Top
21400 8 RIO 15', type 8, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
21401 9 RIO 15', type 8, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
21402 10 RIO 15', type 8, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
21403 11 RIO 15', type 8, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
21404 12 RIO 15', type 8, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

Making Your Own Custom Sinking Tips and Shooting Heads
To take the best advantage of many freshwater and saltwater fisheries you often need to get your fly deep. This requires a fly line that sinks quickly. Rio makes extremely high density sinking fly lines that comes in a roll, which can be cut to any length that suits your purpose.
These lines come in five different weights: T-8 that weighs 8-grains per foot, T-11 that weighs 11-grains per foot, T-14 that weighs 14-grains per foot, T-17 that weighs 17-grains per foot, and T-20 that weighs 20-grains per foot. Rio T-lines are supple, easy to work with, and do not kink while fishing.  Sink rates were revised for 2012. T-20 sinks more than 10-inches per second, T-17 sinks about 9-10 inches per second. T-14 sinks about 8-9 inches per second. T-11 sinks about 7-8 inches per second. T-8 sinks about 6-7 inches per second.
M.O.W. Tips and  factory made 10' and 15' density compensated Replacement sinking tips and sinking shooting heads can be purchased in many useable weights and densities as well.
The advantage you have using the Rio T-lines are that they cost about half as much and can be cut to any length to be customized for many presentation where the highest density sink rates are needed.
T-8 is designed for single-hand rods 6 through 8 weight and lighter #4-#7 two-hand rods.
T-11 is ideal for single handed rods between #7 and #9 and two-hand rods of #7 to #9.
T-14 is best for single-hand rods from 10 through 12 weight, and double-hand rod with Spey lines #8 and heavier. T-14 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 475-grains and heavier. 
T-17 is ideal for single handed rods between #11 and #13 and two handed rods of #8 to #10.
T-17 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 575-grains and heavier.
T-20 is ideal for single handed rods between #12 and #16 and two handed rods of #9 to #11. 
T-20 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 650-grains and heavier.
Heavier lines not only sink faster, but also retain the energy to turn over larger flies.
The Chart Below offers insights into lengths and weights of T-lines:
Type 9' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15'
T-8 72-grains 80-grains 88-grains 96-grains 104-grains 112-grains 120-grains
T-11 99-grains 110-grains 121-grains 72-grains 132-grains 154-grains 165-grains
T-14 126-grains 140-grains 154-grains 168-grains 182-grains 196-grains 210-grains
T-17 153-grains 170-grains 187-grains 204-grains 221-grains 238-grains 255-grains
T-20 180-grains 200-grains 220-grains 240-grains 260-grains 280-grains 300-grains
Type 16' 18' 20' 22' 24' 26' 30'
T-8 128-grains 144-grains 160-grains 176-grains 192-grains 208-grains 240-grains
T-11 176-grains -grains 220-grains 242-grains 264-grains 286-grains 330-grains
T-14 224-grains 252-grains 280-grains 308-grains 336-grains 364-grains 420-grains
T-17 272-grains 306-grains 340-grains 374-grains 408-grains 442-grains 510-grains
T-20 320-grains 360-grains 400-grains 440-grains 480-grains 520-grains 600-grains
 
10  Item Size Description Price To Top
20120T8 T-8. Rio, 15', T-8, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 6" to 7" per second sink rate $11.95

20121T11 T-11. Rio, 15', T-11, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $11.95

20122T14 T-14. Rio, 15', T-14, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $11.95

20123T17 T-17. Rio, 15', T-17, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $11.95

20123T20 T-20. Rio, 15', T-20, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10" to 11" per second sink rate $11.95

20120 T-8. Rio, 30', T-8, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 6" to 7" per second sink rate $39.95

20121 T-11. Rio, 30', T-11, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $39.95

20122
T-14. Rio, 30', T-14, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $39.95

20123
T-17. Rio, 30', T-17, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $39.95

20449
T-20. Rio, 30', T-20, no welded factory loops, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10+" per second sink rate $39.95

20443
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T-8. Rio, 500', T-8 Spool, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $299.95

20445
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T-11. Rio, 500', T-11 Spool, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $299.95

20440
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T-14. Rio, 500', T-14 Spool, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $299.95
20447
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T-17. Rio, 500', T-17 Spool, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $299.95
20448
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T-20. Rio, 500', T-20 Spool, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10+" per second sink rate $299.95
Building Loops In Rio T-Line Tips
Starting in the mid- 1960's, tournament casters in the Pacific Northwest revolutionized fly fishing  by introducing the double-haul cast and shooting head fly lines attached to monofilament shooting lines. Suddenly anglers could cast nearly twice as far by building much higher line speeds and by reducing line-friction in the rod guides. Anglers also found that they could change from floating heads to sinking heads quickly by attaching their shooting heads and lines together with loop to loop connections. During the late 1980's American anglers also found that they could change the configuration of their Spey lines by loop to looping various lengths of floating and sinking lines together. Slip-over loops made from braided monofilament became the most popular items for these connections. Where large diameter floating line connections are involved, these braided loops remain the most popular tools to get the job done smoothly.
A popular way to form loops in Rio T-line is to simply fold the end of the line over and nail knot monofilament over it several times. I like 12-pound Maxima for all sizes of T-line loops. Three nail knots add a measure of reliability. Coat the knots with Zap-A-Gap for extra insurance.

Rio Skagit Tips
Many Skagit Lines don't come with tips, so we decided to make up our own kits in the most popular sizes. Rio makes the most popular sinking tips. These tip sets will fit heads from 350-grains to 750-grains.  Each kit contains (four tips), an intermediate, type-3, type-6 and type-8 tip. Each tip is 15' long. These tips can be used with all Skagit lines made by Rio, Airflo and Scientific Anglers.

These sets offer a substantial saving over the cost of the pieces purchased separately ($109.75).

Rio Skagit Tips, in a wallet.
Item Description Size Price To Top
SKGT-T8 Rio Skagit Tip Set 8 $99.95

SKGT-T9 Rio Skagit Tip Set 9 $99.95

SKGT-T10 Rio Skagit Tip Set 10 $99.95

SKGT-T11 Rio Skagit Tip Set 11 $99.95

SKGT-T12 Rio Skagit Tip Set 12 $99.95


*8 All tips in RIO interchangeable tip spey lines are now bar coded and color coded for easy identification. One fat bar represents a five and one thin bar represents a one, thus a bar code of one fat bar and four thin bars is a 9-weight tip.
 
Loop Colors: Sink Rate:  
Intermediate- Clear. 1.5" ips
Type 3 tips – Yellow. 3-4" ips
Type 6 tips – White. 6-7" ips
Type 8 tips – Green. 8-9" ips

February 19, 2012
FLY TYING PARTY
1
:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday Afternoon.
Tying Steelhead Flies:
Pick Yer' Pockets, Foxee Prawns, Wombats & Hoh Bo Speys
Solitude Company's pet steelhead/Pacific salmon fly designs.
Featuring Free Tying Instruction From:
Brian (the Wombat) Kite & Charles (Chaz) St. Pierre
assisted by: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn and Travis Johnson.
Lunch Furnished By: Clackamas Fly Fishers Club
Noon to 1:00 before the Tying Round Table

This program is for new tiers and experienced tiers alike.
Instructional demonstrations with big-screen TV and PowerPoint projection.
A custom made fly tying room with perfect lighting
and special teaching aides are provided.
Please bring your own tools & materials or purchase what you need from our extensive selection.
Refreshments will be served. Bring snacks if you want to.


The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

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Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty