For the 2nd part of our Stay Dry Month, going along with our giveaway, we are highlighting the Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders. We are really excited about this wader because it is unlike any packable wader we have seen before. Read all about it as we talk about what we like and some of the top features below. Continue reading “Stay Dry With Patagonia’s Middle Fork Packable Wader”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Amazingly strong hooks”
Congratulations to Gilberto from Puerto Rico! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of April 2 – 8, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Gamakatsu SL45 Bonefish Saltwater Series Fly Tying Hook Black
Derived from the good old Wooly Bugger the Krystal Bugger uses a Cactus / Estaz chenille body to give it some pop underwater. The Wooly Bugger is one of the most versatile and deadly flies ever created for freshwater, this flashed out version deserves a permanent home in your box. This fly can be fished in freestone rivers, tailwaters, spring creeks, lakes and or reservoirs. Not only that but it will fool many species.
The white variation is shown here, I like to use when fishing still water for Trout, Bass or Pike based on size. It is great trolling behind your belly boat while fishing a Chironomid hatch or take it on full time and play with different stripping actions. Whether that be a slow figure eight retrieve a single hand strip or even the good old double hand strip it can be effective and perform based on what the fish are into.
5 out of 5 Stars! “Great Travel Bag”
Congratulations to Matthew from Alabama! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of March 26th – April 1st, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Compact Fishing Bag
Not sure what name you have for this fly but regardless fish will eat it. Simulating a large stonefly this pattern has become widely known for it’s fishability.
The version tied here is heavily weighted to help search deeper holes and faster runs. It is an awesome pattern in drop shot style nymph rigs with an emerger on lead. Or switch it around and have this as your lead fly with a smaller nymph/pupae trailing on the point. Continue reading “How to Tie a Rubber Legs Stone: Fly Tying Video”
This month for Stay Dry month and going along with our Giveaway, we want to highlight the gear we are giving away and point out why we like it and what makes it great. For part one of our giveaway Redington is providing a Sonic-Pro HD Wader and the Prowler wading boots. Make sure you enter our giveaway here for your chance to win!
Redington Prowler Wading Boot
This boot has been a great addition to our line up. We like the wide toe box, comfort, durability, and overall light weight. We also like how Redington incorporated the walnut in the rubber for extra traction (felt soles available as well). You can also add some extra traction in these with some boot spikes or studs. If you are looking for a guide level wading boot that doesn’t break the bank, definitely check these out! Continue reading “Stay Dry With Redington Wading Gear”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Great value and function!”
Congratulations to Roger from California! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of March 19th – 25th, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Behemoth Spool
What can be said for the good old Elk Hair Caddis? Is fishing dry flies your thing? Then I am sure you have a load of Elk Hair Caddis variations in your box.
Whether you are heading to the famous Mothers day hatch on the Arkansas River in Colorado or simply matching any other caddis fly across the nation this pattern will get it done. Continue reading “How to Tie an Egg Laying Caddis: Fly Tying Video”
Umpqua has been producing the highest quality flies—in fact, the company is only interested in bringing the best to market. So, how do we insure that our quality is actually the highest?
First and foremost—our fly selection is extremely extensive and extremely picky. Many of Umpqua’s flies are created by our Signature Royalty Tyers. We select the best flies that come from extremely talented and innovative tyers. The submissions are put through their paces—on and off the water. Read more about the process in our next article. Once a fly is selected by our Fly Selection Committee, we work closely with the tyer to make sure the design specs are exact. That way, our factories can (practically) perfectly produce their bug. Continue reading “What it takes to be an Umpqua Fly”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Excellent stuff!”
Congratulations to Bruce from Wyoming! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of March 12th – 18th, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Veevus Thread