|Bass love banging top water bugs. You could be taking part in an exciting new fishery. Oregon has many varied opportunities for catching bass with your fly rod. There are the incomparable John Day and South Umpqua Rivers for Small Mouths. The Willamette and Columbia Rivers offer both Small mouth and Largemouth Bass. Central Oregon has myriad bass lakes. Barnes Butte, Crane Prairie, Rock Creek, Pine Hollow Reservoirs & Davis Lake|
|to name a few. Many
Oregon bass lakes have clean, clear water. And they
offer exciting sight fishing for the stealthy, observant fly angler.
Fishing along a shore line from a pontoon boat or float tube can be very productive. However seeing the bass you are fishing for is always a distinct advantage. The higher stance and longer range of the pontoon boat makes it the perfect craft for bass fly fishing.
Some lakes are best fished from shore.
Often the best results can be obtained by two anglers working
together. One will hike the shore and gain elevation to direct
his buddy who casts from a pontoon boat. This teamwork works
with both floating and sinking flies. The shoreline angler can
get many shots also.
|By popular demand, Mega Whammy Poppers are now available in three popular sizes #4, #6 & #8. These top quality bugs feature silicone legs and high gloss epoxy finish for beauty & durability. They are weedless!|
|Chewy-Pop Poppers are constructed from lightweight, soft sealed cell foam plastic, marabou and holographic flashabou in the most enticing colors. The round rubber legs kick with every pull of the rod. They are weedless too!|
|The deadly Frogfish is both frog and fish. The surface has a shiny scaled effect. The 3-D eyes could belong to a bull frog or bluegill. This fly is a low floater and it can be twitched slowly and quietly through the weeds like a small foraging fish. Or a sharp wrap with the rod tip produces noise.|
|The well armed bass fly-rodder will be armed with a wide selection of surface and sub- surface flies. Please tell me more! To Top|
Fly Line Dressings
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from Rick Hafele M.S.
June 22, 2002, 9am-4pm
Rick Hafele is the best know angling entomologist west of the Mississippi. He earned his Master of Science degree in 1979 from Oregon State University. In 1981 he and Dave Hughes burst on the scene with the first understandable hatch book for the western United States. It was appropriately called "The Complete Book of Western Hatches".
book was an instant success and is now a classic. Rick is much in
demand as a writer, lecturer and teacher. We are very lucky to
be able to make him available to you.
This class will teach you what trout feed on in a stream environment. Understanding world of aquatic critters is a fascinating part of fly fishing. You will become a more productive trout fisher as you learn how to identify hatches and select the flies that match them. Rick is the master that will help you unlock the secrets.
This class will begin with a 3-hour slide show in our new class room. Rick will explain the different families of aquatic insects while you relax with snacks and soft drinks.
In the afternoon you will drive to one of the local streams where you will collect insects and identify them. You may explore several different streams. Rick will help you select flies that will represent these same insects to the trout.
Save yourself years. 10 students maximum. First come first served.
|HATCHES-MA||"Learn About Hatches", Class June 22||7-hours,
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The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
long & prosper,
Mark Bachmann & Patty Barnes