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7 Tips for Tying Better Flies

7 Tips for Tying Better Flies   We’ve all seen them. We might have a buddy that ties them. What are they? Good Flies. These are the flies that look better than the ones in the bins and catch more fish. The truth is that good flies don’t just accidentally happen. Here are a few...
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By: Jeremiah Houle

Video How To: Intruder Fly

      The Intruder fly has revolutionized winter steelheading and has brought an entire culture with it. The large profile stands out in dark winter water and elicits aggressive grabs from sometime lethargic steelhead. This video is a great platform, so change the colors and materials to you liking. I particularly love black and...
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By: Jeremiah Houle

Hell or High Water: Maximizing Winter Steelheading Success

Hell or High Water Jeremiah Houle Photos by Joey Houle                       Winter in the Pacific Northwest brings to mind towering trees and lush undergrowth, moist from massive storms that ripen over the Pacific. Rivers swell to unimaginable volumes during the short days of winter and drop almost as quickly as...
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By: Jeremiah Houle

Video How-To: The Red Copper John

          It’s got just the right amount of flash and is buggy enough to look like a lot of different insects. The bead, copper wire, and weighted wraps ensure it gets delivered quickly to the strike zone. It’s as durable as nymphs get and it’s a favorite here in Central Oregon....
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By: Joey Houle

Upcoming Events

Mar
13
Tue
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Mar
14
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 3 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Mar
20
Tue
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Mar
21
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 3 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Mar
24
Sat
Aquatic Entomology Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Starting in the classroom and finishing on the river, this 3 hour clinic focuses on the importance of being able to identify aquatic insects, understand their life cycles, and select fly patterns that will most effectively fool the selective trout in our Central Oregon fishery.

Mar
27
Tue
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Mar
28
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 3 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

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