Spey-O-Rama 2015, and the Sandy River Spey Clave

Well SOR has come and gone. Congrats to Big Tommy, Gerard, and Gier. These boys showed their best for us this year. As prepared as I was i could not beat the conditions, well not yet. There is always better. Was great to see many of my friends and sports, thanks to everyone for the support. We all need to help Spey-O-Rama grow. The pond is a majestic place and can be unnerving, but a little bit of courage and the next champion is out there right now. who is he.

The best Spey casting competition on the planet!

The best Spey casting competition on the planet!

Next up is the Sandy River Spey Clave. The largest two handed gathering of Spey casters in the world. I will be presenting with about 30 other great presenter to help teach instruct and amuse you. AWA will also be sharing a booth the the one and only Eric Bittman of Trout NV. So come by and say hi ask a few question and lets hear all the fishing gossip.

The worlds largest Spey gathering!!!

The worlds largest Spey gathering!!!

Fishing report: 4/23/2015

Taken yesterday... they are ready are you??

Taken yesterday… they are ready are you??

The idea of salmon flies is not that far away and may even be close then one might think. Trout fishing has improved over the last 2 weeks. Primarily still subsurface but surface activity is only a couple warm days of sunny weather away… If your ready and have some dates you can fish, the sooner the better as the BLM has change a few things on boaters passes this year. A heads up!!!

Lovey chrome Sandy river Summer Steelhead taken in early May

Lovey chrome Sandy river Summer Steelhead taken in early May

The Sandy and Clackamas have been putting out a few fish. fresh summers and the odd Springer is starting to show….If you still have the need to swing a fly for a fresh steelhead we are ready. Caleb was out last Saturday and went 1/3. Thats what we know, more to come. See you all soon.

Tying the Lady Gaga Steelhead Fly

Video: The Lady Gaga Intruder

With the help of Jason Osborn and Northwest Fly-fishing Outfitters, finally a filmed tying of my favorite winter steelhead pattern, the Lady Gaga Steelhead Fly.

2015 Redfish Trip.

A lovely Redfish taken in the late fall. I love these fish!

A lovely Redfish taken in the late fall. I love these fish!

Well I want to get the feelers out for next fall/winter for 3 others that might want to go to Texas and do some Red fishing. I was thinking some time between mid October and mid December. The cost will include everything but dinners, airfare, and alcohol. that means breakfast, lunch, transportation, 4 guided days fishing, and housing.

If it ain't got chartreuse, cut it loose!! White is another great color.

If it ain’t got chartreuse, cut it loose!! White is another great color.

The Redfish on the Texas coast are not the largest ones you can chase. However they average 20-28 inches and are prolific, 20 to 50 shots a day. Much will depend on casting ability. Now on that note don’t be scared off. The casting has less to do with distance that with speed and fly placement. Most shots are from 25-45 feet but fly must land in about a 2.5 foot area.

Tailing Reds on the horizon!!!!

Tailing Reds on the horizon!!!!

If anyone out there is interested shoot me an email and we can get the ball rolling.

Billy lifts a slab!!!

Billy lifts a slab!!!