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Have you put it on the calendar & booked your motel/hotel room for:
The Greatest Spey Rod Party On Earth?
The Sandy River Spey Clave, May 13-14, at Oxbow Park on the Sandy River
"Ya, we heard it.  We didn't plan it that way.  May 14th is mothers day. 
Don't forget to book a room for dear old mom at the Clave. 
Moms get special attention at The Sandy River Spey Clave.
We will be sure to save her a front row seat for all the on-water demonstrations. 
Make a reservation in advance and we will have a nice comfortable chair set up for her"
She is going to want to see these guys: 10:30-11:00am, May 14
Scott O'Donnell & Mike McCune
"Our presentation this year has evolved into a comprehensive study of the D-loop for the major portion, then a few tips on getting more distance and finally some fishing pointers."

Scott O'Donnell and Mike McCune have educated and entertained us at each Sandy River Spey Clave since 2004. Their presentations are always leading-edge because these two guys spend a lot of time on-the-water; fishing.  As professional guides, their annual circuit takes them from the Oregon Coast, to Alaska, to the Grand Rhonde and back to the coast again.  They are with a different set of clients every week...year round.  They see a lot of different acts and they see a lot of different casting

mistakes.  Scott & Mike constantly work
to help improve the casting skills of their clients.  This demands that they are constantly analyzing how every cast is made and how to improve upon it.  Their understanding of Spey casting is constantly evolving and each of their presentations at the Clave has been different.  Their tackle is the configured to work the best under the fishing conditions they encounter on the rivers they fish.  Both of these gentlemen had a huge impact on the development of Rio's

Skagit Lines and were chosen to present Skagit Casting Techniques on Rios' new 3 DVD block buster, Rio's Modern Spey Casting.  When I asked Scott for some promo pictures of  him and Mike with big fish, he relied, "How about little fish.  Little fish are cool too".   This presents a refreshing insight, since there are plenty of pictures of these guys with very large fish.

A transplant to the Pacific Northwest, via the U.S. Navy, Scott O'Donnell settled on the banks of the historically rich, North Fork Stillaguamish River, in Northwestern Washington State. It was there, in 1987, he was first introduced to the spey rod and has been in the thick of the spey casting
revolution ever since. His contributions to spey rod and line design, spey fishing techniques, and his exceptional abilities as a casting instructor has made him one of the most sought after steelhead guides in the West. He is also highly influential member of the Sage and Rio Products Pro Staffs. Scott currently resides in Seaside, Oregon.

Mike McCune is a full time fly fishing guide and lives on the Oregon Coast. Born and raised in Northern California, Mike is a life-long Steelhead "junkie" and has fished and guided extensively throughout their native range. A devotee of two-handed methods, Mike is also member of Sage fly rods advisory team Rio products pro staff.

Scott and Mike are great team and put on show that is bound to educate and entertain you
and your mom.


On Sale 20% OFF !!!
Patagonia Stretch SST Jacket
Style No. 81840 
new 

Patagonia's classic revisited, improved in all ways. it is offered in a new stretch fabric that is lighter, more breathable and more durable. They've also streamlined the pocketing to provide even more storage but cleaner access and less bulk to get in the way of oars, rods and lines. The left vertical front pocket has an inside pocket for tippets. The reversed StretchCoat® gussets seal out water at the wrists; a protective cuff prevents line snags. It has an adjustable hood that folds into the collar, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, abundant D-rings and a hidden rod holder. The men's jacket has a zippered pocket on the back with a storm flap. All exterior zippers are waterproof.

A Houdini® drawcord hem shortens the length when you need to wade deep.
Regular Price: $325 - Now $260

Fly Tying Eyes
Prism Tape Eyes Dazl-Eyes Bead Chain Eyes
3D Molded Eyes Lead Eyes  
Real Eyes Painted Lead Eyes Associated Items: Beads & Cones

Eyes On Flies Can Be Very Important !  A theory on how eyes evolved. 

Wasn't it an old Eagles song that said, "You can't hide your fly tying eyes?"  On bait fish fly patterns, eyes may be one of the most important targets for predatory game fish.  This means that one of  the key features that many game fish see is the eye (or eyes) of their victims. It stands to reason that flies with eyes should be much more successful than the same pattern without eyes.  Our tests conclude this is true.  Check out this discussion about fishes, flies and eyes!


Prism Tape Eyes
These eyes are made from multi-layered reflective, pearlescent and clear Mylar.  This structure reflects light much like the iris in a fish eye.  Many predator fish are very perceptive and the more realistic the eye on your fly, the better.  The irises in most fish eyes are flat.  The Prism Tape Eye may be the most realistic type of eye available for many bait fish patterns.

Item Description Color Price To Top
PRIZS-4.5 Prism Tape Eyes 4.5mm Silver $1.70

PRIZS-3.5 Prism Tape Eyes 3.5mm Silver $1.70

PRIZS-2.5 Prism Tape Eyes 2.5mm Silver $1.70

PRIZG-4.5 Prism Tape Eyes 4.5mm Gold $1.70

PRIZG-3.5 Prism Tape Eyes 3.5mm Gold $1.70

PRIZG-2.5 Prism Tape Eyes 2.5mm Gold $1.70


3D Molded Eyes
The eyes of some bait fish are domed or hemispherical.  These 3D eyes fit into Real Eyes, can be set onto epoxied heads of streamer flies and many other applications.  The Molded 3D Eyes will dress up any pattern that represents a bail fish.  These eyes come with silver or gold irises to simulate specific species of fish and also come with red irises to represent wounded fish.

Item Description Color Price To Top
3DPS-2.0 3D Molded Eyes 2.0mm Silver $2.45

3DPS-2.5 3D Molded Eyes 2.5mm Silver $2.45

3DPS-3.0 3D Molded Eyes 3.0mm Silver $2.45

3DPG-2.0 3D Molded Eyes 2.0mm Gold $2.45

3DPG-2.5 3D Molded Eyes 2.5mm Gold $2.45

3DPG-3.0 3D Molded Eyes 3.0mm Gold $2.45

3DPR-2.0 3D Molded Eyes 2.0mm Red $2.45

3DPR-2.5 3D Molded Eyes 2.5mm Red $2.45

3DPR-3.0 3D Molded Eyes 3.0mm Red $2.45


Real Eyes
These eyes are turned from solid brass, then polished and coated with either silver or gold colored chrome. The ends of these eyes are built to hold Prism Tape Eyes of 3D Eyes.  These sets come with two colors of Prism Tape Eyes.

Item Description Color Price To Top
15REAL-004 Real Eyes 3/16-inch Gold $3.40

15REAL-003 Real Eyes 5/32-inch Gold $3.40

15REAL-204 Real Eyes 3/16-inch Nickel $3.40

15REAL-203 Real Eyes 5/32-inch Nickel $3.40


Dazl-Eyes
These eyes are turned from solid brass, then polished and coated with either silver or gold colored chrome. They are distinctive in appearance.  With a pupil of black enamel these eyes become very realistic.  This is our favorite type of eye for Clouser style minnows.  Epoxy the eyes and whole head of the fly for more durability.
 

Item Description Color Price To Top
EYE-205 Dazl-Eyes 7/32 Nickel $2.80

EYE-204 Dazl-Eyes 3/16 Nickel $2.80

EYE-203 Dazl-Eyes 5/32 Nickel $2.80

EYE-202 Dazl-Eyes 1/8 Nickel $2.80

EYE-201 Dazl-Eyes 3/32 Nickel $2.80

EYE-001 Dazl-Eyes 7/32 Gold $2.80

EYE-002 Dazl-Eyes 3/16 Gold $2.80

EYE-003 Dazl-Eyes 5/32 Gold $2.80

EYE-004 Dazl-Eyes 1/8 Gold $2.80

EYE-005 Dazl-Eyes 3/32 Gold $2.80


Lead Eyes
These eyes are made from lead.  They come either plain or nickel plated.  The nickel plating gives the eyes a hard, reflective exterior.

Item Description Color Price To Top
WPL5 Lead Eyes Large Plain $1.30

WPL4 Lead Eyes Medium Plain $1.30

WPL3 Lead Eyes Small Plain $1.30

WPL2 Lead Eyes Extra Small Plain $1.30

WPL1 Lead Eyes Mini Plain $1.30

WPT5 Lead Eyes Large Plated $1.65

WPT4 Lead Eyes Medium Plated $1.65

WPT3 Lead Eyes Small Plated $1.65

WPT2 Lead Eyes Extra Small Plated $1.65


Painted Lead Eyes
These heavy weighted eyes are quick to tie with and give any deep minnow pattern a very realistic look.

Item Description Color Price To Top
PLEM383 Painted Lead Eyes Medium Yellow Iris $2.15

PLES383 Painted Lead Eyes Small Yellow Iris $2.15

PLEX383 Painted Lead Eyes Extra Small Yellow Iris $2.15


Bead Chain Eyes
These lengths of "pull" chain may be cut apart in pairs, then tied on a hook to provide weight and the hole in the end of each bead looks like the pupil in an eye.  These eyes whistle as they are cast though the air.  Some anglers believe that they also whistle as they are retrieved through the water.

Item Description Color Price To Top
SSE Stainless Steel Bead Chain Eyes X-Large Stainless $1.30

SSM Stainless Steel Bead Chain Eyes Medium Stainless $1.30

SSS Stainless Steel Bead Chain Eyes Small Stainless $1.30

BCL344 Bead Chain Eyes Large Silver $1.20

BCM344 Bead Chain Eyes Medium Silver $1.20

BCS344 Bead Chain Eyes Small Silver $1.20

BCL153 Bead Chain Eyes Large Gold $1.20

BCM153 Bead Chain Eyes Medium Gold $1.20

BCS153 Bead Chain Eyes Small Gold $1.20


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