Trout Day Floats, Sage 8119-4 TCX, Sage 3800CF Reels, Sage Typhoon Boat Bag, Shooting Lines

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Trout Day Floats
Sage 8119-4 TCX
Sage 3800CF Reels
Sage Typhoon Boat Bag
Shooting Lines


If you wait to hear about the latest hatch before you book your trips, you are already behind.  Book your day trips now for the famed Salmon fly hatch on the renowned Deschutes River and be guaranteed a guide and part of the action!
The expert guide staff here at The Fly Fishing Shop will work hard at putting you on top of some of the world’s prettiest and hardest fighting trout. They will also improve your catch rate by helping you with any type of casting and presentation issues that you may have. 
Our instructors also know a lot of the history of the Deschutes canyon, and have extensive knowledge of the critters, plants, and geology of this beautiful fishery.
They will shine most when it comes to knowing where and when to put you on the river for the ultimate fishing experience.  Our aim is to pass on the intimate knowledge of the river learned by years of experience, all concentrated for you into an 8-10 hour day of fishing.
You will be provided with a tasty streamside lunch and beverages, along with any tackle you may need, or you may bring your own favorite flies and rod set-up.
Providing a great camaraderie, local knowledge and history of the river and fish, and having fun on the river is what the day is all about.
Don’t hesitate—be there when the hatch begins!
Deschutes Day Trips: 1 or 2 Anglers.....$550     3 Anglers.....$650
Prices include Deschutes Boater Passes.
Prices do not include Oregon Fishing License or Warm Springs Reservation Permits.
Call for reservations: 800-266-3971
Ship Your Gear
Whether attending one of our schools or a guided trip, travelling anglers will often find it more convenient and less expensive to ship their personal gear by UPS rather than to transport it on an airplane. We will gladly receive your fishing and/or camping gear for you at The Fly Fishing Shop and then after your trip with us, return your gear to your home or next destination.

Potent Medicine: Sage TCX Switch & 3800CF
A couple of days last week were spent on the river with George Cook, our Far Bank (Sage, Rio, Redington) Representative. George brought several rod/reel/line combos for us to evaluate. Two combos were identical 8119-4 TCX Switch Rods equipped with 3810CF Reels. we trided a number of different Skagit lines ranging from 450-525 grains. They were all comfortable, but these rods really woke up with a Rio Skagit Flight 525-grain and a standard 9-weight Rio 15' sinking tip. This short, lightweight combo proved to be the answer where overhanging trees or other obstructions limited casting room. It seemed that ranges of up to 95% of longer rods used in less restricted areas were obtainable.
Sage 8119-4 TCX Length: 11'9"      Line: 8     Pieces: 4
Sage 8119-4 TCX
Wow, you gotta try this one!  Talk about power in a light package.  Focused Anadramous Switch rod, steelhead anywhere, smaller Atlantic salmon venues, Sea-Run Browns, Coastal Steelhead tight-quarter focus.  You will be shocked at the distances this rod will produce.
Line Match: Skagit Flight 475-525, Steelhead Scandi 480, Skagit Short 475-525, AFS 460-520, Rio Switch 8/9
Sink Tip Use:
15’ 129 & 150 Type 3, 6 & 8, T-8/T-11/T-14 in 10’, 11’ & 12.5’, 6’ & 10’ Spey VersiLeaders All Types (SH Scandi/AFS) M.O.W. Match: T-8/Light,T-11/Medium & T-14/Heavy
Reel Match:
Sage 6010, Tibor Signature 7-9, Sage 3810, Sage 4210
Rod weight:  5 7/8 oz.
Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
8119-4 TCX 8 Fast C $855


Sage 3800CF Reels
Sage 3800CF Reel
Platinum

Blaze

Floating Tripod Drag
The Floating Tripod Drag is one of the more unique configurations of Sage's Sealed Carbon System and stands by itself in the field. The Floating Tripod consists of a carbon disk riding on stainless steel rotors supported by a triangle of three smaller carbon disks. Like the three legs of a stool, the system is perfectly balanced and incredibly low weight, providing smooth resistance through its full range of settings. As with all of Sage's SCS (Sealed Carbon System) configurations the Floating Tripod is sealed and impervious to outside elements such as sand, grit and salt, requiring no maintenance beyond simple rinsing...tough, smooth, waterproof!

Sage 3800CF Reels with Platinum Frame    360-degree view

With Sage's exclusive “floating tripod” sealed graphite drag unit, one-revolution adjustment knob for accurate, repeatable drag settings and curved, concave spool hub design, 3800CF Series reels offer performance you simply can’t find anywhere else in this price range. The reel also utilizes a full frame line-guard design that provides an added level of protection and is great for use with small-diameter running lines and shooting heads. Sage's advanced carbon fiber spool technology reduces weight while increasing durability, and the aluminum handle and accent trim add a distinctive look to stand out from the crowd.

Sage 3800 Series reels have disc drags
Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3850CF WF6F 100 yd #20 4 7/8 oz. 3.6"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3850CR Sage 3850CF Reel, with Platinum Frame $260
323-3850CS Sage 3850CF Carbon Fiber Spool $50
Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3880CF WF8F 200 yd #20 5 3/8 oz. 4"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3880CR Sage 3880CF Reel, with Platinum Frame $280
323-3880CS Sage 3880CF Carbon Fiber Spool $60
Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3880CF WF10F 200 yd #30 6 3/4 oz. 4 1/4"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3810CR Sage 3810CF Reel, with Platinum Frame $300
323-3810CS Sage 3810CF Carbon Fiber Spool $70

Sage 3800CF Reels with Blaze Frame

With Sage's exclusive “floating tripod” sealed graphite drag unit, one-revolution adjustment knob for accurate, repeatable drag settings and curved, concave spool hub design, 3800CF Series reels offer performance you simply can’t find anywhere else in this price range. The reel also utilizes a full frame line-guard design that provides an added level of protection and is great for use with small-diameter running lines and shooting heads. Sage's advanced carbon fiber spool technology reduces weight while increasing durability, and the aluminum handle and accent trim add a distinctive look to stand out from the crowd.

Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3850CF WF6F 100 yd #20 4 7/8 oz. 3.6"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3850CR Sage 3850CF Reel, with Blaze Frame $260
323-3850CS Sage 3850CF Carbon Fiber Spool $50
Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3880CF WF8F 200 yd #20 5 3/8 oz. 4"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3880CR Sage 3880CF Reel, with Blaze Frame $280
323-3880CS Sage 3880CF Carbon Fiber Spool $60
Model Line Backing Weight Diameter Choose Winding Direction
3880CF WF10F 200 yd #30 6 3/4 oz. 4 1/4"
Item Description Price To Top
323-3810CR Sage 3810CF Reel, with Blaze Frame $300
323-3810CS Sage 3810CF Carbon Fiber Spool $70

Directions for us to follow before we ship your reel or spool:

Please specify which hand you prefer to wind your reel with, 
so we may set the retrieve direction for you.

 

 

Please specify if you wish us to install a fly line on your new reel or extra spool.  Then make your selection from
the
Fly Line Section. We will install the proper size
and amount of
Micron Backing at no extra charge.

 

 


Sage DXL Typhoon Boat Bag
A Sage DXL Boat Bag keeping gear safe and organized on a freezing morning on the Deschutes River. 
Sage DXL Typhoon Boat Bag
  • 21" x 12" x 13" / 1953 cu. in.
  • Welded construction
  • Hybrid magnetic/zipper closure
  • Modular interior compartment
  • Molded tool patch and fly patch
  • Adjustable carry handle

Sage DXL Typhoon Boat Bag

Item Description Size Price To Top
7671-4 Sage DXL Typhoon Boat Bag 21" x 12" x 13" $225

Shooting Lines
Airflo Shooting Line History Scientific Anglers
Frog Hair Rio Varivas Airs
A Brief History of Shooting Lines

Pete Gadd works the Klickitat River using a Rio Skagit Spey line, which has been modified with PowerFlex Core Shooting Line.

Jim Green introduced monofilament as a running/shooting line for distance fly casting in 1946 at the Golden Gate Casting Club.  That revolutionized fly casting. Suddenly fly casters could reach what before were unobtainable distances because the small diameter monofilament greatly reduced friction between itself and the rod guides. These shooting lines were attached to high density shooting heads.  Lines of this design are still used today by such legendary distance casters as 13 time World Champion, Steve Rajeff.  As a matter of fact, monofilament is still the choice as shooting line for the majority of tournament distance casters today.  Monofilament does have one problem however, after it has been wound on a reel for a while it tends to take on the shape of the reel spool, and to coil much like the Slinky kid's toy.  This is called memory.  In the early 1960's Amnesia shooting line was developed by the Sunset company.  It was was developed specifically as shooting line, and could be stretched to instantly lose all memory which greatly reduced the possibility of tangles. This shooting line remained popular for more than forty years. Amnesia is no longer available, but monofilament shooting lines are still evolving.  Rio SlickShooter, a low memory monofilament an oval cross section is very popular.  Frog Hair Shooting Line is bombarded with gamma rays during manufacturing to make it even slicker and more tangle free.  The latest monofilament shooting lines to hit the market are hollow so that they float and not only reduce friction in your rod guides, but also reduce friction when contacting the water. The newest friction cutting shooting lines are Scientific Anglers Mono SL and Varivas AIRS, which are monofilament lines that have a ridged exterior caused by multiple hollow interior air chambers. They incredibly slick and could add many feet to your casts. The S.A line comes in .021" only, Varivas comes in four diameters. Hollow monofilament is very popular with many long distance casters. Although the new monofilaments in both and hollow configurations are extremely popular, tangle-free, braided monofilament shooting lines have also found favor. We've tested Airflo Miracle Braid extensively. Scientific Anglers Braided PE shooting in a very slick,  hollow floating braided polyethylene rope, which is .032 in diameter. Theoretically, because the braided line has intermittent contact with your rod guides it reduces friction more than lines which have constant contact with the guides. Textured shooting lines can be rough on your hands unless some protective finger guard is used.
Shooting heads and shooting lines quickly migrated from the tournament scene to fishing water.  Anglers found that they could cast much further with this new system.  Suddenly shooting heads were available in many different densities from high floating to deep sinking.  Anglers took these new lines to large rivers for salmon & steelhead and to the saltwater or anywhere long casts were needed.  The Cortland Line Company introduced fine diameter coated fly lines which became popular as shooting lines with anglers during the 1970's.  Larry Schoenborn, while he owned  Larry's Sport Centers, sold hundreds of these lines in the Portland, Oregon area between 1973 and 1980.  These coated fly line type shooting lines remain popular today, having been proven by hundreds of anglers multiplied by hundreds of days of on the water. Scientific Anglers built their Sharkskin Shooting Line with a textured surface in the coating to mimic the friction free assets of braided monofilament shooting line. It does work and Sharkskin may have the least amount of memory of any shooting line. But, because of the rough surface it is somewhat abrasive on your hands. Another new shooting line that also has friction reducing ridges on its surface is the Airflo Ridge Line. This line is more supple than monofilament and handles really well. Since the friction reducing ridges run lengthwise of the line they are pretty easy on your hands.  Rio Powerflex Core Shooting Line is the latest development in a coated type of shooting line. It is exceptionally slick and tangle free because it is built on a monofilament core. Instead of using ridges of other patterns in the coating to reduce friction, Rio built the surface of their shooting lines exceptionally smooth, and they are the easiest on your hands. Last summer, Patty and I were fortunate to catch very many Dorados using Rio shooting heads and Powerflex Core shooting lines. We will use this system while fishing the Sea of Cortez and other saltwater destinations again this year.
Many fly fishers using two-hand rods are switching to shooting head type fly lines, and there is much discussion about which shooting lines work best in that environment. All of the shooting lines mentioned above are adaptable to steelhead/salmon rivers. The interchangeability of shooting head spey lines allows an angler to instantly adapt to changing weather/water conditions without carrying extra reel spools.
Airflo Ridge, Scientific Anglers Sharkskin and Rio Powerflex core shooting lines all have seamless loops for attaching shooting heads.
Lately there has been renewed interest in shooting lines. As you can see, there are a wide variety of materials available. Designs are constantly evolving and competition between companies is fierce. We're always experimenting and because of it we're always on the cutting edge.
Sometimes shooting lines allow you to cast too far !!!


Airflo Floating Miracle Shooting Braid

Marcy Stone fires a line across the North Umpqua using Miracle Braid shooting line.

One the best overall shooting/running line for coldwater fishing with spey shooting heads, is Airflo MiracleBraid. It's incredibly light so it shoots a long way, has NO memory, floats, and doesn't tangle very often. This is a great line to use in combination with Skagit and Scandinavian heads.  Some anglers are even cutting the stock shooting lines from mid-length heads and replacing them with Miracle Braid because it gives superior performance.

Item Description Size Price To Top
MBRATDNS Airflo Miracle Floating Shooting Braid, 50-yard spool 30-pound test $27.95

Airflo Ridge Running/Shooting Line, Pre-looped

The perfect compliment to any shooting head, Ridge technology comes to the fore on our running lines.

Reduced surface friction not only increases distance, but also helps reduce tangles - loose coils of line slide over each other easily to eliminate snarl ups.

A low stretch Power core and an oversized ‘Flexi loop’ complete what we consider to be the ultimate running line for shooting heads.  Color is bright orange.

Item Description Size Price To Top
468415 Airflo Ridge Running Line, Yellow 20-pound
.036
$39.95

468422 Airflo Ridge Running Line, Orange 30-pound
.040
$39.95


Frog Hair Shooting Line
GAMMA's new "Molecularly Altered" Frog Hair Shooting Lines offer all of the casting qualities the big water angler desires. GAMMA's exclusive process builds-in flexibility and virtually eliminates coil memory, which produces lines that will shoot further and handle easier than any other running/shooting lines. Frog Hair Shooting Lines have the "slickness" needed to achieve greater distances. This processing also helps prevent kinking and allows the line to lay in soft, loose coils that literally "shoot like a bullet" through the rod guides. In the larger diameters, stripping is also easier, more controlled, and provides more secure

hook-sets.  Many shooting/running lines must be presoaked the night before and kept wet right up until fishing time to help make them more flexible. But not Frog Hair! GAMMA's proprietary manufacturing process eliminates this bothersome step to ensure greater suppleness and more flexibility throughout the line.  At home in both fresh and saltwater.
Fluorescent orange
SIZE .030, 88-pound test
44-yard spool
Item Description Size Price To Top
951124 Frog Hair Shooting Line,
fluorescent orange
88-pound test $12.95


Rio Shooting Lines

Rio SlickShooter PowerFlex Core Shooting Line

An angler using Rio PowerFlex Cor Shooting Line with his fly hung in the trees far across the river

There are a number of reasons for using shooting heads and shooting lines.  Traditionally shooting lines are used to cut down on friction in the rod guides while performing long casts.  A floating or sinking head is used to load the rod, the cast is made and the head pulls the fine diameter shooting line behind it.  First used for tournament distance casting, this system quickly migrated to salt water, and Pacific salmon fishing.  Since then it has been used for many fly fishing applications.  The newest arena where shooting heads and shooting lines are making an impact is in Spey fishing.  Spey line shooting heads have been popular for a number of years in Scandinavia. 
Many west coast steelhead anglers have also found Scandinavian style shooting heads to be very practical for fishing their rivers.  The original Skagit style lines were shooting heads.  The latest fad is to replace the running lines on Rio's PowerSpey and WindCutter lines with Rio PowerFlex Core Shooting Line, because it is slicker and more tangle free than the original running line.  Also one reel can be loaded with backing and a shooting line, and many heads can be interchanged on to it.  This system creates less bulk than packing around several extra reel spools.

Rio SlickShooter

A super hard, slick finish oval-shaped nylon shooting line.  Has no memory after being stretched before fishing each day.  Has an extremely low coefficient of friction for long distance casts.
 

Length: 115 feet

Item Description Size Price To Top
20490 Rio SlickShooter, Orange 35 pound-test $9.95

20491 Rio SlickShooter, Green 50 pound-test $9.95

Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Lines
The Powerflex Core shooting lines have a strong monofilament core that results in thin diameters, great strength and durability and a very slick XS Technology coating for ultimate distance. These shooting lines are available with either a supple coldwater coating for tangle free performance or with a hard tropical coating that will not wilt in the heat. These lines feature a large welded loop at the front end to speedily attach a shooting head.
Two densities available: Floating and Intermediate.
Three diameters are available: .024, .030, .035
Each size is color coded for easy recognition.

 

This fish was taken with a Rio Skagit spey line which had been altered to use Rio PowerFlex shooting line.
 Rio Powerflex® Core are the ultimate shooting lines when distance and manageability are important, they combine the slickness and suppleness needed for the highest in performance and are virtually tangle free. These lines were developed for fishing with indicators for salmon and steelhead in the Great Lakes and West Coast fisheries, as well as being an excellent choice when used with any shooting heads.
Length: 100 ft (30.5 m)
Item Description Size/Color Price To Top
19030 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Floating, Orange .024" $39.95

19033 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Intermediate Sink, Orange Tint .024" $39.95

19031 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Floating, Chartreuse .030 $39.95

19034 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Intermediate Sink,   Chartreuse Tint .030 $39.95

19032 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Blue .035 $39.95

19035 Rio Powerflex® Core Shooting Line, Coldwater, Intermediate Sink, Blue Tint .035 $39.95


Scientific Anglers Shooting Lines

Sharkskin          Mono SL          Braided PE
Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Shooting Line

This shooting line incorporates all of the great characteristics of standard Sharkskin technology plus some very cool features. An 8 inch welded loop allows an angler to slip a spool or reel through for easy switching out of shooting heads. A very slight taper from .032 up to .040 is provided for extra durability. A drab colored 5 foot tip allows for easy differentiation between head and shooting line. This line really shoots and is easy to hang on to, but can be hard on your hands.
Sharkskin SL Specifications:
Color: Bright Yellow
Length: 150'/45.7m
Size: .032" - 20-pound test
 

Item Description Size Price To Top
186484 Scientific Anglers Sharkskin shooting Line,
COLOR yellow
.032", 20-pound $59.95


Scientific Anglers Mono SL Shooting Line
Remarkable technology produces monofilament nylon that is hollow, but which retains a round configuration under extreme stress. In cross-section Mono SL is hollow, but partitioned into six separate compartments. Mono SL is lighter in weight than water, and therefore it floats. This may be the most friction free shooting line available. This lightweight Mono SL barely touches the rod guides, and coiled loops come off the water cleanly. We first saw this shooting line in the hands of Spey Casting Wizard, Steve Choate, who was able to reach parts of the Sandy River which had never been touched by a fly before. Slick and easy on your hands
Mono SL Specifications:
Color: Transparent Orange
Length: 150'/45.7m
Size: .021" - 36-pound test


Cross-Section of Mono SL
Item Description Size Price To Top
982765 Scientific Anglers Mono Shooting Line COLOR orange .021" $32.95


Scientific Anglers Braided PE
This is the finest grade of hollow braided polyethylene rope. It is smoother than any competitive brand of braided shooting line we've found. Braided PE has virtually no memory, even in the coldest conditions you will encounter while fly fishing. PE is comparatively easy on your hands. It floats and is a favorite with Spey and surf fishermen because it remains tangle free. It is easy to hang on to and shoots long distances.

Braided PE Specifications:
Color: Orange
Length: 150'/45.7m
Size: .032" - 29-pound test
Item Description Size Price To Top
995680 Scientific Anglers Braided PE .032" $32.95


Varivas Airs Shooting Line
The VARIVAS® Shooting Line has become very popular with distance casters and steelhead/salmon anglers who want to reach our farther. Simply stated, AIRS reduces friction while running through your guides. You will instantly notice the difference between this and any other shooting line we are aware of. The secret is the eight air chambers that run lengthwise inside the line, which gives AIRS its floatation, and also gives it a slightly ridged cross-section on the outside for less contact with rod guide surfaces. Varivas AIRS remains supple even in winter cold water conditions for tangle-free performance. You will have to stretch it as it comes off the reel spool and then it remains straight for that casting period. Ideal for Scandinavian and Skagit style shooting heads. Hi-viz yellow for great visibility. Supplied in 100m spools (approximately 110 yards)

Varivas Airs Shooting Line

Item Description Size Price To Top
VSL-024 Varivas Airs Shooting Line 24-pound, .016 $39.95

VSL-030 Varivas Airs Shooting Line 30-pound, .019 $39.95

VSL-036 Varivas Airs Shooting Line 36-pound, .021 $39.95

VSL-047 Varivas Airs Shooting Line 47-pound, .027 $39.95


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