Posts tagged: fly tying
FLY FISHING — Here's the scoop on a fly tying clinic coming up next week at Silver Bow Fly Shop:
NW Top Nymphs Fly Tying
What: Learn the best nymph patterns for the Spokane and other area rivers.
When: Feb 18 6-8:30pm
Instructor: Wayne Jordan
Cost: $40. Must prepay to enroll.
Contact: Silver Bow Fly Shop 509.924.9998
FLY FISHING – Oregon fly fishing author Dave Hughes will present a free program, ”Nymph Fishing Simplified,” Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., at St. Francies School, 104 W. Heroy, sponsored by the Spokane Fly Fishers.
Hughes, author of more than 20 books on fly fishing for trout, will cover selecting the right nymph, choosing the right way to rig it, and then using the proper presentation to fool the fish. His presentation is applicable to both still waters and streams.
FLY FISHING — Slots are still open for some of the fly tying classes set for the second half of January at Silver Bow Fly Shop , 13210 E Indiana, in Spokane Valley. Pre-register: (509) 924-9998
Beyond the Basics Fly Tying
Steelhead Tube Fly Tying
Streamer Fly Tying
FLY FISHING — “Wild Rainbows of the Upper Columbia,” a free program sponsored by the Spokane Fly Fishers will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy. Canadian angler Kelly Laatsch, of St. Mary Angler Fly Shop in Cranbrook, will share his expertise.
FLY FISHING — A series of fly tying classes is set at Silver Bow Fly Shop, 13210 E. Indiana Ave., to help anglers gear up for the upcoming seasons. Info: 924-9998
Beginner Fly Tying
What: Learn the basic to fly tying and 6 patterns in 2 nights.
When: Jan 6/7 6-8:30pm
Cost: $50. Includes use of tools/materials.
Saturday Beginner Fly Tying
What: Learn easy and fun beginner flies in 1 day!
When: Saturday January 11 10am-2pm
Cost: $40. Includes use of tools/materials.
Beyond the Basics Fly Tying
What: Learn more advanced flies / techniques that can be applied to hundreds more.
When: Jan 13/14 6-8:30pm
Cost: $50. Includes use of tools/materials.
FLY FISHING — Some fly fishermen briefly distracted from their sport by the Eastern Washington University football team's pursuit of the FCS championship are trying to hook even more enthusiasm with a little fly-tying incentive.
Before the third-ranked EWU Eagles take on Jacksonville State at the Inferno on Saturday, the EWU alums at the Evolution Anglers blog are continuing their tradition of wrapping up championship quality “inferno” flies.
They're teaming with blogger Big Mills and running a contest in which participants can win some fan-catching and perhaps fish catching flies tied by the talented bloggers.
Here are the details from the bloggers:
All you have to do to enter is wrap up a steelhead fly that incorporates red (the more red the better) and email it to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, post it on our facebook page, or (the preferred method) post it on Instagram and tag it #infernoflies and @evoanglers and @millsfly. Friday evening after mills and I have tossed back a couple we will have a very serious text message conversation (since we live 5 hours apart) and decide what our favorite fly is. The winner will be announced Saturday morning. The flies that we tie will be shipped to your door Monday morning. Make sure to check out our social media outlets to see the flies you'll win, they will be posted before the end of the week.
FLY FISHING — My Sunday Outdoors feature story sheds some light on April Vokey, the celebrated British Columbia fly fishing guide and founder of Fly Gals Ventures, who was giving presentations in Spokane recently.
But you'll get another glimpse of her appeal and talent in this trailer (above) for a 60 Minutes Sports story that's available for viewing on Showtime.
I’m not a great caster; I’m not a great fly tier; I’m not a great writer; I’m not the best at any of those things,” Vokey says in the report.
“Then what makes you so good at this?” asked 60 Minutes Sports reporter Bill Whitaker.
“I love it more than anybody I know.”
FLY FISHING — Bob Bates, 83, passed away Wednesday, a week after he was at the monthly Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club meeting as curious as ever about the sport.
Bob devoted years to teaching students about fisheries by volunteering to run the public tours at the Spokane Fish Hatchery.
Click here to read about just one of many fisheries-related services Bob enjoyed.
He made the world a better place.
FLY FISHING — It's summer and anglers are making and executing all sorts of travel plans related to the pursuit of fish.
But savvy fly fishers don't consider it down time to be here in Spokane. Here's a report from Mike Berube of the Spokane Fly Fishers from his Spokane River float-fishing trip on Friday:
A friend and Ihad a great float yesterday. Put in just below Monroe St Bridge at about 6AM and took out at TJ Meenach Bridge at about 1PM. River is fishing great. The fish were primarily at the end of riffles and loved any type of brownish olive streamer. I fished a sz 6 woolhead sculpin on a sink tip. All were in the 12-14” range with a couple to 20”. Nymping was productive also.
Hard to beat a Pat's Rubber Legs with a Lightning Bug dropper on the Spokane.
Wading to some of the really good holes should be better in about a week if it continues to drop.
July 7 - Fly casting workshop and rod repair demonstratio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 14 - “Seasons of the Steelhead” author Will Godfry will demonstrate fly tying and sign books, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
July 21 - Fly casting workshop, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
July 28 - Fly rod building and repair demonstration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Info: (509) 229-3414.
ANGLING – State fisheries biologists for the Spokane Region and the Idaho Panhandle will present fishing updates at the annual Spokane Fly Fishers Extravaganza Wednesday (April 10) at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy.
The biologists — Jim Fredericks of Idaho Fish and Game and Randy Osborne of Washington Fish and Wildlife — will present their fishing reports at 7 p.m.
FLY FISHING — The fifth annual North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo opens in Lewiston on Friday (March 22) and runs through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.
Organized by the Kelly Creek Flycasters, the Expo features a series of presentations by luminary anglers and fisheries professionals, sessions that introduce people to the sport, displays of the latest gear by vendors and a steady stream of live fly tying.
One presenter, for example, will explain how poppers, the stubby, cork-like lures that are known to induce aggressive strikes from bass, can also drive steelhead to make explosive top-water hits.
Al Buhr of Salem, Ore., told Lewiston Tribune outdoor writer Eric Barker that steelhead returning to the Snake River and its tributaries are particularly prone to the patterns that draw attention when they are twitched or popped across the water’s surface.
“Oh man, I’m telling you, it’s a mind blower,” he told Barker. “I’ve had as many as five strikes on one swing. I’ve had them come completely out of the water like a trout to pounce on that fly.”
Buhr, author of two fly fishing books and a well-known spey casting instructor, is billed as one of the star presenters.
The expo will be followed by a banquet on Saturday. Tickets to the banquet are available from club members. There is no cost to attend the expo but there is a charge for some of the workshops.
FLY FISHING — The first group outing of the year for the Spokane Fly Fishers — Saturday at Coffeepot Lake west of Harrington — was a BIG occasion for some of the anglers - with rainbow trout up to 21 inches long.
Read on for the detailed report from club member Mike Berube.
And the two club members in the photo above — Dan Ferguson, left, and Mike Berube — are examples of the mentors the students get to associate with: Priceless.
Learn from the Spokane Fly Fishers
What: 31st annual Fly Fishing School.
When: Thursday evenings, March 7-April 25, plus Saturday sessions on pontoon safety and casting.
Who: Organized by Spokane Fly Fishers club.
Where: St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy Ave., plus field sites.
Cost: $125 for nonmembers, includes membership.
Sign up: Mike Berube, (509) 999-8235; spokaneflyfishers.com.
FLY FISHING — Davy Wotton, a fly-fishing entrepreneur and professional since the 1960s, will present a program of the history, development and fishing of the soft hackle fly in a program sponsored by the Spokane Fly Fishers Wednesday, 7 p.m. at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy.
Fly tiers have dubbed him, pardon the pun, the king of the soft hackle. He's widely known for the SLF Dubbing Blend Series.
Wotton, who hails from Great Britain where he's has a wide ranging career in the sport, lives in the USA. He's currently the managing director of the American International School of Fly Fishing.
FLY FISHING — Two more fly tying classes have been added to the already busy schedule of instruction being offered by Silver Bow Fly Shop, 13210 E. Indiana Ave. in Spokane Valley, (509) 924-9998.
NW Top Producing Nymphs
Beyond the Basics Fly Tying
FISHING — The 4th annual Hooks & Hops event for thirsty fly fishers looking for inspiration during winter is set for Wednesday (Jan. 23), 6 p.m-9 p.m. at Black Diamond Sports Bar & Pool Hall, 9614 E. Sprague Ave., sponsored by Silver Bow Fly Shop.
Shop operators bill the night as a chance to give back to their customers, with a free beer, prizes, live music, free appetizers and fishing films. The bar also serves dinner for those who want to settle in.
FLY FISHING — The cold of January is prime time for cozying up to a vise to learn how to tie flies.
Click “continue reading” for the timely January fly-tying class schedule — for beginner and advanced tiers — from Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley.
FISHING — Hall of fame fly tier John Newbury of Chewelah will be tying flies and displaying artistic prints of his fly patterns during a First Friday Event, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Steelhead Bar & Grill, 218 N. Howard St., in Spokane.