On The Fly
Coastal Steelhead Fishing
February 26, 2014 • David Carr
Guided Winter Steelhead Trips: Prime Time Posted on February 4, 2014 by Oregon Fly Fishing Blog This is our most anticipated time of the year. On all coastal rivers you will find dwindling crowds and a influx of fresh wild fish. The next several weeks offer the best winter steelheading opportunities of the season. Look for … Continue reading →
February 08, 2014 • David Carr
Tube Fly Advantages and Techniques Tube flies are the most common type used by those who target billfish and other pelagic species... By John Frazier The use of tube flies is hardly a new tactic. As a matter of fact, it's been said that Native Americans used to fix animal fur and feathers to hollow quills to catch salmon. As primitive as that may have been, the idea is still in use today. I wouldn't necessarily say that offshore fly anglers use tube flies exclusively, but I would say that, by and large, tube flies are the most common type used...
Project Healing Waters
February 02, 2014 • David Carr
Kelly Bostian: Project Healing Waters helps veterans through fly-fishing By KELLY BOSTIAN Outdoors | Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:00 am Normally the experience on the water is the subject of a story set at a trout stream, but this one takes place, mostly, with a pair of vehicles idling in the parking lot at the power station on the west bank of the Lower Illinois River at Tenkiller Dam. It was cold and windy, but we just couldn't stay out of the river Thursday. First, without thought, I took a knee to belly a trout on my line while...
The Value of Simplicity
December 13, 2013 • David Carr
John Gierach:The Value of Simplicity North America is dotted with secluded little streams teeming with trout. You need only a small selection of patterns to enjoy these overlooked fly-fishing gems.by John Gierach I still have the first fly box I got specifically for my small-stream flies. It’s a 3 1/2-by-4 7/8-inch aluminum Wheatley with ripple foam inserts. I’ve carried it in my right hip pocket for close to 25 seasons and I occasionally sit on it, so in addition to a few scratches from being dropped on rocks, it now bears a distinct butt mark like a well-worn leather wallet. Otherwise,...