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What you learn from a Fishing Buddy

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

  Fishing Buddies Rule!   And we are not talking about the Fishing Buddy fishfinder here. Two fishing friend compatriots are a fountain of inspiration for fly tying.  

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Quiet Weekend in Central Oregon

Apr 07, 2012 No Comments

Another strong site visitation day yesterday, with nearly 1,950 pages viewed. A quiet-looking weekend ahead.  Will be going to Bend Pine Nursery Pond (does it have another name?)  Practice casting big, weighted Double Bunny with an 8-wt. rod. Hopeful to fish for the big bull trout at Lake Billy Chinook this week. This is one […]

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Best Day on the Site so far for Visitation

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments

Wow.  Just looked at the Fly Foundry stats, and yesterday, Mar. 24th, was the best day ever for site visitation, 1200 pages viewed. That’s very good for a brand new Web site.  Thank you all.

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Gathering of the Tribe Day…plus Photo Thoughts

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments

The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour. – Unknown We had our first casualty of the year, a canceled fishing trip 100 miles east to Chickahominy Reservoir.  The forecast, which panned out, was for high winds, so we opted to avoid a day on whitecapped waters whipped […]

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Catching a Breath, Preparing for Fishing Season

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments

Hi There, In a good mood, so wish to sit back and chat. I most miss the chats about fishing, around Ruel Stayner’s woodstove, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Ruel was a sweet, ole legend, in Idaho fly fishing. He ran his flyshop in Twin. I was just starting fly fishing and tying.  Ruel taught me […]

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Back from a Successful Workshop in Redding, CA

Mar 08, 2012 No Comments

Been buried in business stuff since returning to Bend from a workshop I conducted in Redding, California, for the fine folks at Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers.  Special thanks to Walt and Sandy Cole for providing a home away from home.  Also kudos to Jan Hale, Dick Recchia, Alan Jones, and John Gantner from STFF for their valued […]

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New Book Review Added Today

Mar 24, 2012 No Comments

If you are looking for an ideal coaching book for the newly minted fly fisher, this one is a gem. 1001 Fly Fishing Tips, compiled and edited by Jay Nichols, Headwaters Books. “Expert Advice, Hints and Shortcuts From the World’s Leading Fly Fishers”

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Realistics Tiers at the NW Fly Tyers Expo

Mar 15, 2012 No Comments

I’ve not visited the realistics tiers at past expos, preferring to stay with the demos on flies meant to be fished.  But, Garren Woods’ stoneflies caught my eye, and I took a seat…      

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Gloriosky! – We have Video

Feb 19, 2012 No Comments

Today, I requested VideoPress refund my subscription.  The service has potential, but it’s exactly that, unrealized promise.  They are woefully understaffed, and there is no technical support that I can find.  Refund was quickly given. Switched the Fly Foundry’s video serving vendor to something called SproutVideo, and so far the experience has been very positive. […]

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A Day at the NW Fly Tyers Expo in Albany, Oregon

Mar 13, 2012 No Comments

Friend Steve and I made the 3-hr. drive over the Cascades to Albany, Oregon, in the Willamette Valley (ie. warmer side of the mountains).  Albany, for the third year, hosted the NW Fly Tyers Expo at the Linn County Fairgrounds.  I heard this is the 24th year of the event, which used to be held […]

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Ron Reinhold’s Historic Hook Collection

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

Found on Ronn Lucas, Sr.’s site: photos and posters of Ron Reinhold’s historic hook collection.

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Speaking before your time

Feb 18, 2012 No Comments

One of the stranger experiences in putting together this web site, is that I have been making Twitter posts, and now, two blog postings. This is before  the site is launched and people actually read what I’ve been posting. So, I’ve been talking to vapor, mostly.  But, it’s all on record, so when the site […]

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Looking through the Archives

Mar 09, 2012 No Comments

I am in a general clear-the-desk mode.  Seems like it’s taken me most of my life to start getting organized!  Among the recent tasks is to archive material I had written earlier for Sugar Creek Ranch in California.  I will be posting those articles as blog posts here at the Foundry.

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Notes on the launch of the FlyFoundry.com site

Dec 17, 2011 No Comments

The launch of this site has been a six-month part-time project, sandwiched between our Web site development and Internet marketing business, fishing and fly tying activity, and Life in General. Hopes are you will explore the site and return often.  There is a lot in store for the future, various projects and flies and ideas […]

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