Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tying the Simple Egg

The first steelhead I ever caught was by accident. It was while I was at college and I had been catching smallmouth bass on the lower end of the Touchet River all summer. Feeling a bit worn down from too … Continue reading

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Wallowa Steelhead Fishing: December 12, 2010

Stay home and decorate the house for Christmas or go walk along a river with a chance at catching a steelhead in a “picturesque” setting? That kind of question doesn’t take much processing time for me. The twins decided to … Continue reading

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Tying the Flashback Stonefly

Last year I purchased John Barr’s book Barr Flies. I have really enjoyed the book and have found many useful patterns in it besides the famous Copper John. One of my favorite nymphs for an all around pattern has become … Continue reading

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A day on the lower Wenaha River

It is a good thing that we don’t have to judge everything we do by how much the activity produces.  If this were the case, steelhead fishing in December and January would often be viewed as “wasted” days.  If production … Continue reading

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Adding Fly Tying section

I have been fighting a cold for a little over a week now.  Last weekend I stayed home and tied up some flies.  I had been meaning to make some instructional videos and take step by step photos for some time.  … Continue reading

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Tying the Woolly Bugger

The woolly bugger is probably the most important fly to have in your fly box.  If you always have one in your box, you will never be without a fly that can catch fish.  I used woolly buggers quite a … Continue reading

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A snowy day on the Wallowa November 27, 2010

Snow and more snow and cold and more cold.  That is what we have had for the last week.  We now have close to 8” in town and who knows how much in the mountains.  Add to that temperatures dropping … Continue reading

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Another steelhead trip to the Imnaha: November 20-21, 2010

After fishing the John Day Friday, Jeff and I were going to pick up his tent trailer at my house and then head to the Imnaha that night.  And yes, that is a lot of driving.  It would have been … Continue reading

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