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Mastery Spey Skagit Extreme Intermediate Heads

The popular Skagit Extreme Heads are now available in a unique Intermediate, slow sinking configuration. Conceptualized and tested extensively by Scientific Anglers Company rep, and anadromous fish wizard Garry Sandstrom, these heads provide some extreme tactical advantages over their floating counterparts, especially when the water is very warm or very cold. Since the whole head of the fly line rides below the fast skin of the river's surface, your line will fish deeper, and move much more slowly across the river, allowing your fly to stay in the strike zone of every fish much longer than when fishing with a floating head and a sinking tip of the same size. As the video above discloses, we were aware of this new line for many months before it became available to the public in August, 2011. They work, and under certain conditions will increase your hook-ups.
Be sure to check out our extensive Shooting Line Selection.
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339801 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 21-feet, 400-grains $54.95
339795 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 22-feet, 440-grains $54.95
339788 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 22-feet, 480-grains $54.95
339771 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 23-feet, 520-grains $54.95

339764 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 23-feet, 560-grains $54.95
339757 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 25-feet, 600-grains $54.95
339740 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 25-feet, 640-grains $54.95
339818 Scientific Anglers Mastery Skagit Extreme, INTERMEDIATE, 27-feet, 680-grains $54.95

Scientific Anglers Mono SL Shooting Line
Remarkable technology produces monofilament nylon that is hollow, but which retains a round configuration under extreme stress. In cross-section Mono SL is hollow, but partitioned into six separate compartments. Mono SL is lighter in weight than water, and therefore it floats. This may be the most friction free shooting line available. Because of the lightweight Mono SL barely touches the rod guides, and coiled loops come off the water cleanly. We first saw this shooting line in the hands of Spey Casting Wizard, Steve Choate, who was able to reach parts of the Sandy River which had never been touched by a fly before. Slick and easy on your hands
Mono SL Specifications:
Color: Transparent Orange
Length: 150'/45.7m
Size: .021" - 36-pound test

Cross-Section of Mono SL
Item Description Size Price To Top
982765 Scientific Anglers Mono Shooting Line COLOR orange .021" $32.95

Grass Hopper Flies
Hoppertunity knocks: for the right flies!!!
Hoppinator, Brown/Yellow Hopper, Dave's Parachute Hopper, Olive
Hoppinator, Pale Green Hopper, Joe's Parachute Hopper, Tan
Hopper Popper Hopper/Stone Whit's Hopper
Mohawk Hopper
Following a prediction by the Department of Agriculture that there would be an unusually strong grass hopper population in eastern Oregon & Southern Idaho this summer, our crew found it to be so. The grass hopper hatch is unusually dense and trout in many areas of the region are keyed on these active jumping critters. Big trout like hoppers and often they are not very subtle about it. Rises can be every thing from gentle sips to crushing explosions.
Hoppers are adapted to feeding on grass and there are many places where the grass grows right to the edge of the water. Hoppers emerge from the ground in early spring when the ground is damp and grass is dispersed over the whole landscape. During this period grass hopper populations are also dispersed. In many areas as the land dries during the heat of summer, the grass dies off except for the moist margins of rivers and lakes. In late summer grass hoppers can reach highly condensed populations right at the waters edge. As the population density increases there is a lot of hopping around to establish new personal territories. Many hoppers find that they have hopped the wrong way and have to kick their way across the water back to the bank
Trout often station up right under the overhanging grass and wait in ambush. Dave Whitlock termed this situation Hoppertunity! Other game fish such as bass and bluegills are also aware of hoppers. Hoppers are decent swimmers but heavy, low floaters. The hind, jumping legs are a prominent key. Hoppers hit the water hard and so should your offering.

This big Brown Trout crushed this rubber-leg hopper fly.........................................................................................!

Hoppinator, Brown/Yellow
A first sight this is a very impressionistic hopper imitation. But when you consider that a great amount of hopper fishing is done from a moving drift boat, this design makes sense. A hopper with built in floatation doesn't take false casting to dry out. Most of the trout that eat hoppers live very close to the bank. You float down the middle of the river and cast tight to the banks. (Continued below).

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00106-06 Hoppinator, Brown/Yellow 6 3 for $5.85

Hoppinator, Pale Green
Trout often listen for the splat of a hopper hitting the surface as their first detection of prey. The reaction is usually pretty quick. The best approach is to cast often, letting the fly drift only 3-6 feet before picking it up and casting again. Twitch it once every foot of drift

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00107-08 Hoppinator, Pale Green 8 3 for $5.85

Hopper Popper
Half hopper, half popper. Won't sink. Great for fishing along the banks on your favorite trout or smallmouth bass stream. Hits the water hard like a hopper. The rubber legs kick like a hopper.

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06324-08 Hopper Popper 8 3 for $6.75

Hopper, Dave's
This Dave Whitlock pattern is probably the most popular grass hopper fly in the Pacific Northwest. It rides the water much like a grass hopper. The flat face on the head of this fly accentuates the commotion of the fly when it is twitched (swam) across the surface of the water.

Item Description Size Price To Top
16930 Hopper, Dave's 6 3 for $6.75
16931 Hopper, Dave's 8 3 for $6.75
16932 Hopper, Dave's 10 3 for $6.75
16933 Hopper, Dave's 12 3 for $6.75

Mohawk Hopper

The Mohawk Hopper is made completely from synthetic materials. It is durable, lifelike and unsinkable. It is easy to fish because it almost always lands right side up. This pattern is easy for anglers and fish to see. Be sure to buy plenty of Mohawks. After other anglers see how many fish you are catching, you can double the price on the water. Mohawks are are great investments.

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07502-08 Mohawk Hopper 8 3 for $6.75

Another Hog-brown that fell for Troy Bachmann's Mohawk Hopper!

Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots

20% OFF: Regularly $89.95 Now $71.95
Sale Good Till August 28th 2011
Sale limited to stock on hand.

Wading boots with full support, comfort features and durability at moderate price.
  • Rubber rand and toe cap for added abrasion resistance
  • Deep draw lacing for improved ankle support
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Deep draw lacing with moulded, non-corrosive metal hardware
  • Mesh panels for quick drainage
  • Webbing pull loops for easy entry/exit
  • Stud compatible

Redington Skagit Boots
Skagit Boots at work. Troy Bachmann photo.
Item Description Size Price To Top
5-WS00937107 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 7 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937108 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 8 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937109 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 9 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937110 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 10 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937111 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 11 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937112 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 12 $71.95
Regularly $89.95
5-WS00937113 Redington Skagit Felt Sole Wading Boots 13 $71.95
Regularly $89.95

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