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Spey Clave 2009
Rocky Ridge Ranch
Temple Dog Fur
Stonefly Party
Tying Stonefly Nymphs
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Sandy River Spey Clave 2009, Fly Fishing Stimulus Package
We are going to have fun this year in spite of the recession or whatever they want to call it. You don't need a lot of money to come to the Sandy River Spey Clave, 'cause it's free, (well very close to it)! It costs $4.00 to get a car beyond the gate, but nobody said how many people you can put in a car. That way you can bring all your buddies. Here you can have fun and get fed at the same time. Even if you lost your job & car you are still welcome at the Sandy River Spey Clave, cause if you are interested in fly fishing, and need a ride to the Clave and give us a call a week in advance, we'll work really hard to find you a ride. You can camp at Oxbow Park. If you were high roller a year ago, and times have changed, you are still welcome at the Clave...don't worry, times will get better. Come to the Clave. We want to see you.
With a life of its own and the support of many, the Sandy River Spey Clave, has become recognized as the western hemisphere's largest gathering of Spey Fishers.  2009 offers the most diverse set of "on-the-water presentations" ever assembled on the subject of Spey Casting. This year "The Clave" increases from two to three days, May 15, 16 & 17. Friday, May 15 features the world's first all female cast of instructors and presenters. The programs featured on Friday will prove that anyone, regardless of size or gender can learn proficiency with a two-hand fly rod.
Adrienne Comeau
Adrienne Comeau from Canada to perform at The Sandy River Spey Clave May 15.
Come Friday and let these women entertain you. Be prepared to hear some giggling. The presentations & instructions will be done by an all female cast, but everyone of all ages & genders are welcome to attend. Friday evening after the on-the-water presentations, there will be a pot luck dinner hosted by the Santiam Spey Casters with maximum help from The Fly Fishing Shop. Mark Bachmann & friends using PowerPoint projection will provide entertainment which will provide you with visual adventures extracted from exotic fishing destinations in Central & North America. Saturday and Sunday mornings will start with breakfast provided by the Santiam Spey Casters Club. Lunch each day is provided with monetary contributions donated by the many notable Spey Clave Sponsors. This money buys groceries which are processed by the Lunch Angels supervised by Patty Barnes. G. Loomis provides dinner Saturday evening. All meals are free. Once again there will be a huge tent covering the lunch area, which is provided with funds donated by the  sponsors. Early on, the Sandy River Spey Clave drew the attention of high level European Spey Casters. Such notables as Andy Murray, Simon Gawesworth, Andre Scholz, Henrik Mortensen and Ian Gordon have performed here. This year there will be many local favorites, supported by such big guns as three time World Champion, Scott Mackenzie, Mathias Lilleheim, and once again Andre Scholz and Henrik Mortensen.
Scott Mackenzie
Three time World Spey Casting Champion, Scott Mackenzie to perform at the 2009 Sandy River Spey Clave.
Scott Mackenzie once threw a single spey cast 204-feet in competition.
Don't you wish you could cast 204-feet.
You could reach a few more fish than you are reaching now.
Come see how it's done!
Scott is coming all the way from Scotland to show you.
It costs nothing to watch.
We will once again have our superb sound system set up under the watchful care of Senor Juan.
Henrick Mortensen
World renowned Danish fly casting instructor Henrik Mortensen to perform at The Sandy River Spey Clave.
Henrik Mortensen has landed thousands of Atlantic salmon.
His style and grace have much to teach about fishing for steelhead.
Henrik hails from Denmark and is one of the most in demand casting instructors in Europe.
He will show you how to throw loops like the one pictured above.


Rocky Ridge Ranch Up-To Date Report, book your trip with us!
Mark at Rocky Ridge Ranch with an average rainbow trout... Patty with a 30-inch trout caught at Rocky Ridge Ranch...
Mark and Patty fished Rocky Ridge Ranch last Wednesday. The weather had been calm and warm the previous two days and it looked like spring had truly arrived. One thing about fishing private water is that you don't have to be in a hurry because no one is going to beat you to your fishing spot. Figuring that the water in the lakes would still be winter temperatures, there wasn't any reason to be on the water early. The tactic was to let the lakes warm up a bit with the morning sun before they started fishing. Dawn came and it was sunny and calm, but by mid morning the weather changed and became windy, cold and cloudy. By the time Mark and Patty got to the lakes the wind was blowing pretty hard and they elected to leave their pontoon boats in the trailer and wade the shore line instead. Even with the bad weather fishing proved to be pretty easy. Any medium size dark colored leech pattern fished down wind and retrieved slowly got strikes. The fish in these lakes are really healthy. Average rainbows are 14"-18". A few fish in the 20" range were also caught. Patty caught a monster rainbow that measured 30" and weight about 12 pounds. Rocky Ridge Ranch truly is a fly fishing play ground. At $125 per day per angler, this place is a bargain. Groups wanting to fish several days can stay at the cabin for $125 per night. We would love to help set up your trip. Bookings are by phone only: 1-800-266-3971. Call today for open dates.

Temple Dog Fur
This could be the canine version of marabou the way it moves and swims in the water. This fur is typically three inches long including the finely tapered guard hairs. This is the fur which gave rise to the popular series of Atlantic Salmon tube flies developed by Swedish tier Hakan Norling. Temple Dog flies are often fairly large, averaging 2"-3" long. Northwest winter steelhead anglers have adopted the Temple Dog style of fly tying largely through the efforts of Jack Cook.
Temple Dog Fur
Orange Temple Dog Fly
Item Description Color Price To Top
9000TD RE Temple Dog Fur, Large, Red   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD SU Temple Dog Fur, Large, Sunburst Yellow   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD FB Temple Dog Fur, Large, Fiery Brown   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD OL Temple Dog Fur, Large, Olive   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD DB Temple Dog Fur, Large, Dark Brown $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD BL Temple Dog Fur, Large, Black   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD BU Temple Dog Fur, Large, Blue   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD FL Temple Dog Fur, Large, Fluorescent Lime   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD GR Temple Dog Fur, Large, Green   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD PU Temple Dog Fur, Large, Purple   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD OR Temple Dog Fur, Large, Orange   $9.95 Sale Over
9000TD HP Temple Dog Fur, Large, Hot Pink   $9.95 Sale Over
Black & Blue Temple Dog Fly

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Stonefly nymphs...
Free Fly Tying Party
April 19 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday Afternoon. 
"Tying Stone Fly Nymphs"
Get ready for the stonefly nymph migration!

Group Leaders: Mark Bachmann & Josh Linn
This program is for new tiers and experienced tiers alike.
Instructional demonstrations with big-screen TV are free,
and all tying materials & hooks will be available at low cost.
A custom made fly tying room with perfect lighting
and special teaching aides are provided.
Learn to tie all the latest stonefly nymphs flies!
Refreshments will be served.  Bring snacks if you want to.
Everyone is welcome!

Pattern: Bead Head Stonefly Nymph, Black
Hook: #4-#10
TMC 200R
Bead:
Black Counter Bored Brass Bead
Tying Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Weight: Lead Wire
Thread: Black
6/0 Uni
Tail: Black
Goose Biots
Abdomen: Black
Hare-tron
Rib: Black
Vinyl Rib
Legs: Black Rubber Legs
Thorax: Black
Hare-tron
Wing Cases: Cinnamon Tip Natural Barred Turkey Tail
Feelers: Black
Goose Biots
Head: Black
Hare-tron
Head Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement

Bead Head Stone Nymph, Black
Step by step pictures by: Josh Linn
Text by: Mark Bachmann




Slip a counter-bored brass bead over the point of the hook and place near the eye.  Place the hook in the vice so the straightest part of the shank is level.

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Wind lead wire around the hook shank.

 


Butt the lead wraps against the back of the bead or if it is the right size, slip into the back of the counter bored bead. Glue everything in place. Zap-A-Gap works best. 

 


Start your thread wraps on the hook shank behind the wraps of lead wire. 

 


Wrap over the lead wire and build a foundation of thread to where the fly will start. Coat the wraps with head cement. 

 


Add a small amount of dubbing to your thread. 

 


Form a ball of dubbing. This will spread the tails. 

 


Tie a biot onto the hook shank in front of the dubbing ball. Wrap back until the biot is forced out at an angle. 

 


Add the other biot. Be sure that it is the same length as the first and adopts the same angle as the first. 

 


Add a length of Vinyl Rib. It is half round in cross section. Tie the round side against the hook shank. The first turn of rib will bring the round side outside of the body after the body is formed.

 


Add enough dubbing to your thread to tie the abdomen section of the fly. 

 


You may have to add dubbing several times until the whole abdomen is formed to the proper length, diameter and taper. 

 


Dress the abdomen slightly larger in diameter than the finished fly. Wrapping the rib will compact the abdomen slightly. 

 


Tie the abdomen long enough to support the first set of wing pads. 

 


Wind the rib forward leaving a space between the wraps. 

 


Tie off the ribbing material 

 


Make a foundation of thread over the lead wire for a smooth attachment for the wing pads 

 


Wing pads are made from a section of turkey tail which have been treated on the underside with a coat of Dave's Flexament


Add a layer of dubbing to form the rear of the thorax of the fly. This will support the second set of wing pads.  


It is now time to add a strand of rubber leg material to each side of the fly. Each strand is left long and will be trimmed later.


Add more dubbing to form the middle part of the thorax. This dubbing will establish a separation between the legs and provide support for the front set of wing pads. 


Add a biot facing forward. It is tied in behind the bead. This will become the near side feeler.


Add another biot to become the off side feeler. 


Add the off side feeler so that it is the same length and angle as the first one. Add a layer of dubbing in front of the legs and covering the base of the feelers.


Whip finish the thread twice to secure the fly.


The finished fly should look like this from the side.


The finished fly should look like this from the top. Saturate the whip finish with Anglers Corner Head Cement. The fly is now ready to fool an unsuspecting trout.


Fly Patterns
These are some of the most popular stonefly nymphs.
Pattern: Bead Head Stonefly Nymph, Brown
Hook: #4-#10
TMC 200R
Bead:
Copper Counter Bored Brass Bead
Tying Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Weight: Lead Wire
Thread: Dark Brown
6/0 Uni
Tail: Brown
Goose Biots
Abdomen: HT16 Dark Brown
Hare-tron
Rib: Brown
Vinyl Rib
Legs: Brown Rubber Legs
Thorax: HT16 Dark Brown
Hare-tron
Wing Cases: Cinnamon Tip Natural Barred Turkey Tail
Feelers: Brown
Goose Biots
Head: HT16 Dark Brown
Hare-tron
Head Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Bead Head Stone Nymph, Brown
Pattern: Bead Head Stonefly Nymph, Golden
Hook: #4-#10
TMC 200R
Bead:
Gold Counter Bored Brass Bead
Tying Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Weight: Lead Wire
Thread: Rusty Dun
6/0 Uni
Tail: Gold
Goose Biots
Abdomen: HT10 Golden Stone
Hare-tron
Rib: Brown
Vinyl Rib
Legs: Brown Rubber Legs
Thorax: HT10 Golden Stone Hare-tron

Wing Cases: Cinnamon Tip Natural Barred Turkey Tail
Feelers: Gold
Goose Biots
Head: HT10 Golden Stone
Hare-tron
Head Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Pattern: FFS Stone Fly Nymph
Hook: #4-#10 TMC 5263
Weight: Lead Wire, one and a half layers for tapered under body
Tying Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
Thread: Black
6/0 Uni
Tail: Brown
Goose Biots
Abdomen: HT16 Dark Brown Hare-tron

Rib: Brown
Vinyl Rib
Thorax: HT16 Dark Brown
Hare-tron
Legs: Dyed Brown Grizzly Saddle palmered over thorax
Feelers: Brown
Goose Biots
Head: HT16 Dark Brown
Hare-tron
Head Cement:
Anglers Corner Water Base Head Cement
FFS Stone Fly Nymph, Dark Brown

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