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Fishing Report
The Salmon Fly Hatch is in full bloom on the Deschutes River and water conditions are the best in years.  Crooked River continues to pump out good numbers of trout and the hatches of mayflies and caddis have been very reliable.  All Mt. Hood area "drive-to" lakes have been stocked and most are accessible.  The upper Hood River, Sandy River and Clackamas River drainages open next week end for catch and release trout fishing. The lower portions of these same rivers have fishable numbers of summer steelhead and Chinooks.


The Sandy River Spey Clave 2003
Termed the "Woodstock" of Northwest spey events, this year's Clave drew  approximately 700 people.    The weather on Saturday, May 17 was very non typical for this time of year as storm after storm moved through the Sandy River canyon.  In spite of the weather a good time was had by all and the demonstrations went on according to plan.  Gallons of hot coffee and chili were served by the hospitality crew and a rip roaring bonfire provided by the Oxbow Park folks helped make the inclement weather bearable.  There is no doubt that the quality of spey casting in the Pacific Northwest is evolving and we are on the leading edge.  All of the "on-the-water presentations" were filmed from three angles and hopefully there will be a collectors edition instructional video in the works.  Next years (2004) Clave is already being planned.

George Cook pours on the long distance power ing front of a crowd of about 150 people.

Steelhead flies tied by Aaron Reimer.

Scott O'Donnell & Mike McCune stole the show with their demonstration on how to cast sinking tip lines.

Andy Murray shows the smooth British style.

Mark Bachmann and Paul Johnson....can you beleive that Bachman might have actually said something that was funny? Fred Evans gave Laura Coblentz some top secret flies.

Leroy Teeple showing how to splice fly lines.

Simon Gawsworth works his magic in front of the crowd. Ed Ward showing the Skagit style.

Erik Gunter on a ladder in the rain recording video.


Guided  Fly Fishing Trips and Schools

SANDY RIVER STEELHEAD FLOAT TRIPS.
Sandy & Clackamas 
DESCHUTES TROUT & STEELHEAD FLOAT TRIPS.
Deschutes River
LEARN FLY FISHING SKILLS THE EASY WAY.
Fly Fishing Schools
Has the weak economy got you out of the mood of taking that dream trip to Alaska, Kamchatka or British Columbia this year?  
Just remember, we have the same beautiful fish in uncrowded rivers and very professional guides to help you find them.  
Guided trips cost a lot less here.

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