The Fly Foundry web site is on hiatus indefinitely while Wes deals with a very serious medical situation in Denver involving his mother. He is serving as Attorney-in-Fact (via power of attorney) for her affairs and that is consuming a great deal of time and energy. Wes lived in Denver for almost the whole month […]
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UPDATE: FEB. 19THThe drought monitor site stated today that snowpacks in Washington, Oregon, California and Utah are in the bottom 5% of historical reporting. UPDATE: FEB. 20TH Current Oregon Snowpack as percentage of historical average (Our home county of Deschutes stands at 17%) UPDATE: MAR. 2ND The forecast snowstorm just left a fraction of what […]
Just completed, four very informative articles about finds and discoveries from the 2014 Season. Highly recommended! The articles in this series: • The 2014 Season – Logs and Weather Assists • Using Google Earth to Scout Unfamiliar Fisheries • Water Storage Data – Important Signals for Stillwater Fly Fishing • Magnifying Your iPad for Fly Tying […]
23,240 pages were viewed in February for the Fly Foundry web site, a new site visitation record. 67,400 pages have been viewed since December 1, 2014. Those are very strong numbers, huzzah and thank you!
The PDF download tutorial and the first page of the feature are now public! Click the slide menu above.
Wes Wada’s session for the Central Oregon Flyfishers’ Winter Fly Tying Series will be Tuesday, March 3rd. UPDATE – March 5: the session is completed and was a tremendous success! Very good attendance and response, and many flies skillfully tied.
Throwing this out there to poll the interest in an all-day Saturday Fly Tying workshop on December 5th this year? This would be the third Bend workshop, and as with the others, it will be held at the Central Oregon Environmental Center near downtown Bend.
Hello All, After a very memorable fishing season, and a new burst of fly tying (about seven dozen flies tied for next season, to date), we set sights on renewing the Fly Foundry web site. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! Visitation to the site has remained exceptional, with 18,160 pages viewed on the site in […]
. . . . Now, that’s what I’d call a RISE!
Update: Feb. 27th – we had 38 tiers at the class, one of the most-attended sessions of the COF Winter Tying Series. Thanks to all the participants for their interest and thank yous. – Wes Wes Wada will be teaching the Tues., Feb. 25th session of Central Oregon Flyfishers’ Winter Fly Tying Series. (mark your calendar!) […]
Enjoyed this collection of fishing quotes as compiled by the www. RiverTraditions.com web site. They have some very nice products, so take a look, “Fishing quotes inspire thoughts and remembrances of trips of the past and dreams for the future. Fly fishing quotes seem to make up the vast majority the list I’ve […]
I’ve been devoting a lot of mental time to feeling out a plan of attack for presenting the steps of creative thinking particularly applicable to original fly creation. It’s a complicated subject to handle, but there is essential simplicity at its core. One inspiration is to see what other people of note have to say […]
I often say “nothing sharpens your thinking about a subject, as having to teach it to a class”. That’s seldom truer than the experience I am having with this topic: Cripple Patterns.
Blessed and grateful. The first happening of the day was an email conversation with new fishing friend, Canadian Neville Gosling. One of the pics he sent over, was of Painted Turtles that he photographed on a recent trip. (click for an full frame enlargement) The last happening was tying three Larry’s Lizards – blue version. […]
UPDATE: Part one of the article about Flash Materials – All That Glitters… will publish Monday, May 21. Hopes are it will be worth the wait. This has been a difficult piece to produce, and I have split it into multiple parts. The second part will follow two weeks after, at the latest. Above is […]
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 […]
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.