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Latest Additions to Fly Foundry

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments by

As articles and features are added to the Fly Foundry site, they will be summarized here: Just completed refurbishing of the original Juicebug Damsel Nymph pages to update links, some of which had gone out of date. Wes Wada’s teaching session for the Central Oregon Flyfishers Winter Fly Tying Series is March 3rd.  Flyer and […]

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Fly Tier, Tyer, Tie, Tye, Tired… of the Confusion

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

The English language is confusing enough without us fly guys and gals making it worse. The term FLY TIER  is the accepted and recommended usage according to the Outdoor Writers Assocation of America (OWAA).  Wading around fly tying literature is an outright mud puddle of twisted usage.  Tyer, tye, tie, tier are used interchangeably, and […]

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How Dry is the West?

Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off on How Dry is the West?

In the last two years, drought-fueled wildfires in the western USA have burnt over an area the size of Delaware plus another 3/4 of a million acres.  Hidden in all this are the effects of fire on our beloved fisheries.   In the northwest USA, last summer saw Oregon fires cross the Metolius River in […]

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Do you know Chad Carpenter and Tundra?

Jan 26, 2014 Comments Off on Do you know Chad Carpenter and Tundra?

We don’t take the daily paper here in Bend, Oregon.  The other day, I was reading a left-behind comic section at a laundromat, and behold, there was this guy Chad Carpenter and his comic strip Tundra.  Laffed my head off, clipped out the comic and looked it up at home on the InnerTubes. Chad Carpenter […]

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Updates, comments and resources for Larry’s Lizard bass fly

Jan 21, 2014 Comments Off on Updates, comments and resources for Larry’s Lizard bass fly

To see the article that goes along with this post, view: Larry’s Lizard Bass Fly More success with Larry’s Lizard at Oregon’s Davis Lake. Mid-April, 2014 season. Friend Mike T. and I had nearly 30 hits on a Larry’s Lizard or Midnight Special, then lost as many Largemouths as we ended up keeping for tasty bass […]

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Redding Workshop Skies High!

Sep 04, 2013 Comments Off on Redding Workshop Skies High!

POST-WORKSHOP UPDATE:  The Redding, CA workshop went off fabulously well last Saturday, November 9th.  People arrived early and left late!  We had a high energy, enthusiastic and very appreciative group.  THANKS!  And a tip of the hat to Jan Hale, event coordinator, Dick Recchia STFF president, and Walt and Sandy Cole. For comments about the […]

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Underwater Firecracker

Nov 02, 2013 Comments Off on Underwater Firecracker

Deep into preparations for the upcoming workshop.  All going well. Thank you.   Thought this was a striking image you would enjoy seeing.  I did the photograph. General fishing season in Oregon closed yesterday. Big *SIGH*  Can’t complain, though, a very memorable season has just ended.   Wes  

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Phil Rowley at the Winter Seminar – Sunriver Oregon

Feb 11, 2013 Comments Off on Phil Rowley at the Winter Seminar – Sunriver Oregon

  Wanted to acknowledge the great effort by all at the Winter Seminar presented last Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 9-10) by Sunriver Anglers and Central Oregon Flyfishers.  Thanks especially to Doug Vakoc and Kathleen Schroeder of the two clubs, who were coordinators for the event. The featured guest was Phil Rowley from British Columbia, who […]

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New Feature: Tying Small Articulated Flies

Dec 29, 2012 Comments Off on New Feature: Tying Small Articulated Flies

Our first feature of the new tying season is now on Fly Foundry! See Motion Mojo: Tying Small Articulated Flies.

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Bug Bottoms & Super Schlappen

Dec 03, 2012 Comments Off on Bug Bottoms & Super Schlappen

Look at these objects, these terrestrials – extra or otherwise.   If you just see poop-on -a-stick, not to worry. From UV resin work for the Dec. 8th Workshop.  Tutorial will be on this site late April to early May.   And Spirit River’s UV2 Super Schlappen – Red.  Note the vibrant iridescence. This photo […]

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Variations of the Bedspring Bug – Tying samples for the workshop

Nov 11, 2012 Comments Off on Variations of the Bedspring Bug – Tying samples for the workshop

The past few days have seen the tying of samples for the step-by-step digital slides for the Bedspring Bug. This is a segment of the coming December workshop in Bend, Oregon.   The Bedspring Bug is a simple fly used for teaching UV resin layering techniques.

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Powering Up for Fall and Taking Stock of the Season

Sep 14, 2012 Comments Off on Powering Up for Fall and Taking Stock of the Season

As we cruise through September and October, fly fishing activities are quieter, and the fly tying bench beckons once again. While there will be a lot more hours on local waters til the end of the fishing season, I find myself contemplating the lessons of the fast-disappearing 2012.  As well you might.

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Bend Workshop Announced and Filled!

Oct 02, 2012 Comments Off on Bend Workshop Announced and Filled!

The Dec. 8th “Thinking Aside” fly tying workshop has been announced and filled in three days! The all-day Saturday immersion in design thinking, problem solving techniques, new techniques and materials is the second in a series of Bend workshops.  The first one was held in 2010. Spirit River is throwing in a major assist via […]

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Awesome Asset for Central Oregon Stillwater Anglers

Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off on Awesome Asset for Central Oregon Stillwater Anglers

Atlas of Oregon Lakes, an online project of Portland State University is a big boost for the fishing prospects of Central Oregon (and Oregon) anglers. Stillwater newbies are often baffled about how to fish lakes and reservoirs. “All that water, where do I start?”

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What’s This All About?

Oct 02, 2011 No Comments

  Whether you are an old hand at fly tying or just a novice, you will find information and inspiration here.

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