|If you love flies, you will go crazy over the huge new selection of Genuine Frontier Flies - in our store. These flies are designed by some of the world's leading anglers. There are new dries, nymphs,|
heads, rubber legs, poppers, streamers and a few that defy categories.
The best part is they all catch fish as testified by
for the industry and....they are affordably priced.
Our new flies are only partly available on-line at this time. (We're working at it!!)
The brand new 30" wide, 22 foot long, polished glass & oak cubical display is in-place and ready for your inspection.
Over 35% of this display is devoted to new patterns,
this has been added to our already huge selection.
The Fly Fishing Shop Insider)
How To Select Your Next Bass Rod
Bass are ambush fish. Productive bass fishing demands pin-point casting accuracy. Bass often live surrounded by dense cover. Usually the angler is targeting small openings in this cover.
Placing the fly where it is most vulnerable or irritating to a bass is very important if you want to catch it. If the fly lands in exactly the right spot the first cast, it will often get an instant strike. A presentation that takes several casts to get the fly into play is less effective.
A fly rod is the perfect weapon for bass sight fishing. It can be a rapid fire instrument rendering pin-point accuracy. Selecting a rod and line combination that performs smoothly in all your normal casting ranges is important. Few casts of over 40' are required. Super fast rods are not an asset. They give a herky-jerky presentation that destroys accuracy.
Bass flies are larger than most trout flies. Casting bulky poppers and hair bugs takes practice. It also takes the right rod and line combination to enable you to perform at your best. Often loading your rod with a heavier fly line can be useful. A heavier line will slow your rod down and provide the energy needed to launch larger, bulkier flies.
Bass come in a wide variety of
sizes. Most Oregon bass are 1 to 3 pounds. These
small to medium size bass seem to prefer poppers and hair bugs in the
size #6 and #8 range. A #5 to #6 fly rod is ideal for fish of
It is always handy to have
two rods rigged. One rod should be equipped with a floating line
and the other should be equipped with a sinking line. That way
bass can be fished at a variety of depths without restringing your
won't believe the finish on these poppers!"
|MEGANEW||Two of each of NEWEST Color Mega Whammy Poppers (10) , includes shipping||6||$28.95|
MEGASET Collection contains Eight Poppers.
The MMEGGASET Collection contains
Twenty Four Poppers.
|MEGASET||Two of each color Mega Whammy, 8 poppers, includes shipping||6||$22.95|
|MMEGGASET||Two of each color Mega Whammy in each size, 24 poppers, includes shipping||4, 6, 8||$67.95|
miss Winston Day - July 21
scorching glare of mid-day radiates from the slow moving water.
Lifeless bodies are strewn upon the grizzly surface.
This is surely the carnage of some terrible cataclysm, or the
scene of a holocaust. Flotsam
and wreckage keep pace with bubbles and scum.
Corpses are heaped upon corpses.
In places where the wind and currents meet the shore, the dead
are blown into rafts so thick that the tightly packed bodies are
indistinguishable from one another.
Only a few lucky ones survive, and
they quickly flee to the shade of the trees.
One by one they depart. To
stay in the sun is sure death from dehydration.
Some, trapped in the meniscus and not quite dead, wriggle in
agony. Others smother
slowly, wrapped helplessly in the membrane of rebirth.
A few of their kin ride the surface, unable to fly with broken
or deformed wings. They
reside in quiet desperation as the relentless sun sucks the fluids
from their parched, aching bodies.
Thus carcasses cover the surface of the huge slow pool.
Left only is food for the scavengers.
The scavengers come lazily.
No need to hurry; there is enough for all.
Long, sleek and spotted they lounge just below the surface,
sipping in the dying, one by one.
The feast is Pale Morning Dun, served helpless but alive.
Three fat, lazy “Red Side Trout”
lie in the shade of an alder two feet from the shore.
The glassy surface is an endless conveyer of food brought by
the slow steady current. Beside
the Pale Morning Duns, there are two species of caddis in unbelievable
numbers and a smattering of small yellow stone flies to complement the
menu. After an orgy in
the darkness, the caddis had oviposited early in the morning.
Now all are quite dead from exhaustion as they ride the
surface. The caddis and
stones are ignored by the trout, which prefer the more succulent flesh
of the living Duns. Dozens
of tiny morsels pass each trout each minute.
This hatch lasts for over an hour
while I sit in the shade under an alder six feet from the feeding
fish, watching them through my seven-power high-resolution binoculars.
Not one cripple gets past the trout.
Not one healthy mayfly is eaten.
Like wolves feeding on Caribou, where
the very young, very old or infirmed are selected, trout are
opportunistic predators. They
capitalize on the maximum intake of protein for the least amount of
energy expended and the least amount of risk taken.
If you would like to read a more detailed Deschutes River Fishing Report, click here.
|The weather is mellow. The Sandy and all tributaries are at perfect level. Steelhead fishing in the lower river is best between Cedar Creek and Marmot Dam. Trout fishing in the upper basin tributaries has picked up with the warmer water. Expect may fly and caddis hatches most evenings. There is no fishing pressure. There are some nice wild fish. Be careful with them.|
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