The coolest fly tier I know

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Now I think it is about time to do some blog posts on some of the folks in this wild world of steelheading I find interesting. Now I am not sure how many of you have ever heard of David Nelson, so listen up. He and his strikingly elegant flies are some of the most beautiful and original patterns in have seen in a long time. Fusing classic materials with modern appeal, Dave’s flies move and look like no others!!! Having seen his stuff work first hand and having spent some time with Dave himself, one gets to understand the person and the angler!!!

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Dave started his commercial tying as a custom tier of Striper flies. His saltwater patterns are still some of the best flies going. Has his passions have changed Dave shifted towards the pursuit if Steelhead!!! It happens to all of us! The best part was when his addiction to steelhead happened he brought with him his unsurpassed creativity in fly design. This is good for the rest of us, and for Dave too I guess, lol. If Dave’s flies were paintings they would encompass a time frame from Da Vinci to Warhol. The secret is getting a hold of his patterns… Dave keeps to himself and buying does take a bit of time, but well worth it. So you can check out his website http://www.squimpishflies.com/mainpage.htm If for nothing else but some fresh ideas as to what modern steelhead flies can be!! enjoy

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The last thing I can tell you about Dave is he is just a great person!! his love of speyfishing rivals my own! Cant wait to fish with you again brother!!

Mid July and Summer Steelhead are just around the corner

That is a chromer!! Can't get much brighter.

That is a chromer!! Can’t get much brighter.

One of the 2 hatchery fish I have seen this season. The fish around are wild!!!

Sweet July Summer Steelhead!

Well here it is now almost mid July. Only days from full blown steelhead season. It has been on my mind and a few other folks as well. If you have not made your plans to fish the Deschutes this Fall with AWA, better shoot us an email. Space is limited as it is and those looking for camp trips might be out of luck until later in the season. Water conditions are looking good and with this cooler spring we are having the Fall could be shaping up really nicely. Don’t wait too long, the time to start getting ready for this season steelhead is now, look forward to hearing from you soon.

Summer Steelhead don't get much fresher, In july they are steaming!

Summer Steelhead don’t get much fresher, In july they are steaming!

Sun coming up on a perfect early summer steelhead morning!!

Sun coming up on a perfect early summer steelhead morning!!

Wild fish are the bulk of the early summer fish!!

Wild fish are the bulk of the early summer fish!!

Looking Forward to 2016

Kimsquit Bay Lodge

This years new adventure!!

Kimsquit Bay Lodge

Life cant get better than this!! what a place and what a week it will be!

 

Just like that 2015 is basically gone. In the blink of an eye the seasons have come full circle and we stand at the brink of a new year. Many thing have happened in my life of the past year and I am looking forward to seeing what the next year has to offer not only AWA, but what we at All Waters Angling have to offer you.

Texas RedfishTrip

A great saltwater trip for the expert and the novice saltwater fly angler!!

Texas Redfish Trip

Not everything on the flats are Redfish!!

First off we Have added an events page to the site. This will help to keep you informed about upcoming casting classes and locations as well as the hosted travel for the year. If you have any questions on any of the events don’t hesitate to shoot an email over to me. The Dean trip and the yearly Redfish trip are already up and  more thing to come.

All things in this photo are perfect!!

All things in this photo are perfect!!

Hope you all get out and find a few like this one!!

Hope you all get out and find a few like this one!!

Second thing, Trout dates are going fast and fall steelhead dates faster. If you want to get days on the books no time like the present. We always do the best we can to accommodate the dates we have to work with so don’t think we cant fit you in.

The first winter Steelhead of last year... who is going to be first this season?

The chromers are coming!! Are you ready??

Could not have painted a picture of a better place and time to hook Iains first steelhead!!

Could not have painted a picture of a better place and time to hook Iains first steelhead!!

Lastly we are trying to put some hosted Spey school together with myself and some other celebrity casters. more to come on these as things unfold. I am super excited for them so I am sure you will be as well. Stay tuned updates will be up as fast as we get the details figured out. Hope every body had a wonderful holiday and got all types of new fishing equipment!!! Winter steelhead are around so don’t forget we can go chase those too!!!