The RS-2 is a small nymph, size 18-24, used to imitate small mayflies, callibaetis, blue wing olives, and midges . It is tied in various colors including black, dun, purple, and Adams gray. The flies’ profile is a slender body, forked tail, and the emerging wing much like that of small mayflies and midges. The RS-2 can be fished as an emerger, dropper fly on any two fly rigs, and sight fished for wary trout. Continue reading “The RS-2: The Most Versatile Fly on the Market”
What do these 3 fly fishing scenarios have in common?
You’ve been on the water for an hour, just blind casting and waiting for something to happen. Praying for the hatch or to see some rises. Suddenly it happens, a couple BWOs start floating off the water and the trout start rising. You reel in, re-rig your leader and pull out your fly box to grab a BWO emerger because you can tell that’s what they’re eating . . . Continue reading “Fly Box Frustration and Redemption”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Best Fly Popper I Have” Congratulations to Wilson Lee from Florida! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax … Continue reading Umpqua Deerhair Bass Bug Frog Product Review Winner
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”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Excellent Hooks”
Congrats to William Z. from Tennessee! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of December 19th – December 25, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Umpqua U-Series U201 Fly Tying Hooks.
“Great Box!” 5 out of 5 stars!
Congrats to James Luther from Missouri! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of July 25-31st, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Umpqua UPG Large Fly Box!
Umpqua Feather Merchants has long been known for their flies: creating impressive processes to develop great consistency over a very large selection. While they maintain their excellence in this category, over the past few years they have developed into a broader offering of fly fishing gear. Their packs and vests are a newer addition to the company’s heritage, but, in my mind, they have made some great strides with their products. Continue reading “Umpqua Swiftwater ZS Tech Vest Review”