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Entries from November 2013

Patching up Drysuits and Waders

November 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

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If you wear anything to keep waterproof, be it waders or a dry suit, and you spend any time fishing, chances are at some point there will be a hole that will make for a miserable discovery. Breathable dry gear is expensive–a couple hundred bucks each for waders and dry tops, and much more for […]

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Signal Light – Time Machine Fly Box

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

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Continuing on with Steelhead fly tying with flies inspired by John P. Newbury’s Time Machine Fly Box, I bring on the Signal Light. The Signal Light is one of a group of flies that were named after features of or around the Deschutes River and tied by Randall Kaufmann. It is also one of the […]

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Purple Peril – Time Machine Fly Box

November 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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The Purple Peril is another steelhead staple and was originally designed by Ken McLeod. I’d go out on a limb and say that it’s probably at it’s best in early fall, but it’s worth swinging the Purple Peril any time of the year. I didn’t tie up a single traditional variation of the Purple Peril, […]

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Brad’s Brat – Time Machine Fly Box

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

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Continuing on with flies inspired by John P Newbury’s Time Machine Fly Box, here’s the Brad’s Brat. Now, I just love the name of this fly alone. I’m not sure what I like to say more – Green Butt Skunk or Brad’s Brat. I suppose I like the way Brad’s Brat just rolls so well, […]

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Tying up flies – Time Machine Fly Box

November 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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I haven’t been fishing near as much as I’d like. It’s not lost though. When I haven’t been fishing, I have been tying flies. I’m hopeful I’ll be spending much of winter on the Sandy, floating on the kayak, stopping to put the spey rod together and throwing around big giant intruders and whatnot. The […]

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