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Coffee in hand, steaming a steady plume in the air as I met my Guide for the day behind his house on the river. His boat was ready, somewhat crude, and definitely well conditioned. It was a early 90’s MacKenzie style high side drifter that used to “Fear No Rock”, but most certainly met most, if [ READ MORE... ]
Hook: TMC 2487BL size #10 & 12Thread: UTC Olive G.S.P. 100Body: 2mm Tan foamUNderbody: Hare-line Ice Dub Caddis GreenLegs: Barred & Speckled Crazy Legs PumpkinWing: Premo Deer Hair- White, Olive, Yellow
We suited up in our Waderwick stir-up Robin Hood Tights and Simms Rubber pants and met early Saturday afternoon at a nearby boat launch to make a plan from there. Zach has just returned from his half-day guide trip and might be interested in joining our blustery rendezvous with 'River Q'
We have reached the outer limit. The towers of technology apparently can't bounce a signal to me as we shove off into the dark onyx lake. This is what we live for. The depth and mysteries of this lake are as shrouded as our future. We are unplugged. Slicing across the lake and swinging bead-head [ READ MORE... ]
A few beer cans, water bottles, the usual suspects. I really do have my eyes peeled for the elusive lost sandal or perhaps a cooler that was swirled away after a canoe took a flip. No such luck. That is a good thing right? I believe so. Then the conversation takes a turn as deep and murky as one [ READ MORE... ]
Hundreds of salmon later, and many years not specifically pursuing the often times decomposing anadromous cadavers, I felt that energetic connection to a animal of pure force as I watched a legit 30# kyped male tail-walk up stream faster than Da'Rel Scott can run the 40 dash. It felt good and it [ READ MORE... ]
“We were very fortunate when this well established, high quality factory contacted us a few months ago. Unfortunately, they had been left in a very difficult position and our new partnership will enable them to continue focusing on tying great quality flies and enable Umpqua to focus on meeting [ READ MORE... ]