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Hairwing Black Dose Variation - Steelhead Fly

Jungle Fish

Unicorn Valley with Ben Sittig - by Peter Taylor


The Wedding Veil - by GSF Fly Tying

Baby Grasshopper


Hurricane Florence
Oh I know, everyone is different.  Just for me personally I could not live in a place where it's a common occurrence that my home and everything I worked for could be destroyed in the blink of an
Looking for Lodging -Bridgeport 9/21-23
I'm going to the Eastern Sierra Rod Makers Gathering Sept 21 to 23, and I'm hoping to find a place to stay. Does anyone in or near Bridgeport, California have a spare room or couch? Thanks
September Flies From the Vise
California Coachman Gink hog; good for a few floats. hook - Dai Rike 280 #8 thread - Danville 6/0 yellow tail - elk hair abdomen - peacock herl, Uni-Stretch yellow wing - elk hair thorax - dubbing yel
Stocking lakes in the Uninta Mountains
In California when they do aerial drops like that I think the fish are also sterile, with an expected life span of about three years, hence the replenishing.
Don't Ever Take Your Fishery For Granted
The threat of the BP spill taught me to never take my stretch of beach for granted.      This year it's being devastated by a red tide bloom that refuses to dissipate.   
Hot creek Special
It is a Southern pattern that was created Don R. Howell. I don't think it would be particularly effective on the "other" Hot Creek in California's Eastern Sierra:   https://www.davidsonflyfishing
Nymph Fishing Rods
Getting back to the OP's original question, as a few (shockingly few) pointed out the high-sticking or more accurately 'tight lining' techniques favored by some (previous posts have cited the CA
Northern California July 9-13: Recommendations
I'm traveling and will be in Dunsmuir, California July 9-13 with nothing much to do but fish and maybe tie flies in between. My plan had been to fish the upper sac and the mccloud.  Wading not bo
Casting Practice aka Pretend Fly Fishing
 .Is your local ball field in California or Australia or Lithuania?     Hello,   I went fishing one time in my life and that was on National Fishing Day a couple of years ago at
California boy
Welcome to the forum! That bait fisherman title will be gone soon lol... if you stick around!   What part of California are you located in?
Non-fly rod caught fish
Planking shad is a traditional way of cooking them in VA, low and slow. They are rather bony and that technique is supposed to soften the bones.  I've never done it myself, I suspect it's like a
Let me know what you think
Hey everyone, havent been on here in quite a while. Two years ago I up and joined the finest fighting force in the world and have been busy ever since. Just a quick introduction: My name is Ryver Adai
Any woodturners on here
Never heard of a California buckeye tree. I hope they grow in pa. That's a beautiful hunk of wood.
de-barbing pliers
Most states allow the bump after a lightly mashing down of the barb. The only State I've fished that required barb-less was California.  (Not saying other States don't require it, I've just n
Spawning season
Not according to California.   Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 5.00
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
In mail.    Por favor ora por mis moscas Ellos están en camino a California. Ordene tacos y enchiladas directamente de Fishing Bob Nelson.
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
Years ago when I used to fish a lot of rusty spinners, I took the advice of a California Flyfishing Hall of Fame angler, Hal Jansen.  When he ties a spinner he uses a poly wing as other do. 
Wading boot studs
For once it's not California
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Bunch of Sissy’s I grew up where it would hit -30/-40 zero every year.. not counting the wind. It usually ranked in the top 10 most clodest places in the United States. And where was this? Cali
Stocker trout
I've only caught Rainbows and Browns once.  Many years ago in Wyoming, with my Dad.  I did have one Rainbow and one Brown on the hook a couple years ago in California.   I don't agree w
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
If you can't get good info here I'd call one of the big brick and mortar shops that also has good online presence/service. I know Bob Marriott's in Southern California has a lot of helpful staff, but
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
Me too, fly fishing over other types. But I don't fish sinking lines at all.  I've fished water as deep as 12 feet or so, by using that long of a leader/tippet.  But all my fly lines are flo
Lake Mead anyone?
If I ever get back out west my target water will be the Truckee river between Donner Pass California and Reno Nevada I believe. And probably Pyramid lake.. You can get 7-8lb trout out that way in abou
California fires
" ... more than 15 fires that have scorched 220,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 5,700 structures and caused at least 35 deaths."   The above quote is from a good article about all the fires bur
Ordering Tying Materials
I have to agree with supporting the local fly shop.  That's always my first choice.  But as we all know, no one store has everything you need...and that includes the online stores.  You
LAW vise
I looked at the pro-vise at BFFI earlier this year. I wasn't impressed with the quality of workmanship, the jaws didn't meet properly and looked like they'd struggle to hold small hooks. Also there i
Started shopping at new shop
Well I think I found a new fly tying material shop ( online ) I needed some Klinkhammer hooks #16,18 Couldn't find anywhere , well I did find some but I prefer this particular hook from " Partridge "
Bass swap
Work has been a huge PITA last week.  Finally made it to the Post Office to mail them out this morning.  I was told that they will arrive in California come Thursday.  Thanks for hostin
Fishing in Montana for a month HELP
I know your question is about Montana.  However, there are some places to consider on the way.  I live in the bay area and used to fish Idaho and Montana for over 27 years.  From the ba
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
Midge's vary considerably in size depending on location and if they are in stillwater or in a stream. Find out from your friend what size he wants.   Sprout Midge
Hello again..
Good to hear Sir! Got no idea where those states are, think Washington is on top of California? Winter driving is never easy anywhere!
Henry's Fork?
I predict that the Henrys Fork at the Harriman State Park/Railroad Ranch will be one of the most difficult, if not, the most difficult fishing you have ever experienced. Only Silver Creek, Idaho in my
8th Annual Opening Day Swap
Mine were dropped off today in the mail. Post Office said they will arrive in California Friday. I hope my flies do not disappoint everyone. Small stuff is a pain in the rear! LOL...Thanks for host
The Down Home Pride Swap
I'm California as well trying to find a pattern from here, nor Cal for me.
Years tying flies
I've been tying for 60 years.  I had a fifth grade teacher, Mr. Miller, who was a fly tyer and fly fisherman.  We had after school clubs and he started a fly fishing club.  My older bro
Most used material
it seems like most of these material suggestions are for subsurface flies. fantastic. most successful method. if you're fishing in the mountains for trout, you could throw in a $4 clump of elk hair to
Flashy Bugger - Underwater Footage!
Wooly buggers are probably one of the most popular and versatile flies anywhere you fish.  From California to Colorado to New York, and not just USA, but other countries as well.  Anywhere y
tis the season....
I have also been a victim a number of times, but I never was made responsible for anything. One time I "bought" $5,000 in scuba equipment in California and a plane ticket to Malaysia. I canceled one
West Coast Salt Water
I originally asked my question in the fly fishing section. I completely forgot the salt had its own section. Anyways, I know most of the Saltwater guys are in Florida but that is too far away LOL
West Coast Salt water
Also if I was to fish the bays and beaches in southern California mostly targeting Calico bass, sand bass, Spotted bass, and halibut what  rod wt would be the best. The guide whatfly
Caddis for Christmas I
Flies on on their way to California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Identification please
This was is a large fly with a body length of about one inch. The color was a drab brown and they were hatching around the margins. This took place last week on the Lower Klamath in Northern Californ
What is a good bass fry pattern?
If you can't turn them, it's almost impossible to tire out a fish.  I tail hooked a 4 foot Long Nose Gar once.  I was in my boat, and that fish pulled me and the boat around for more than 2
Another fly line bargain
Thanks for the heads up...I don't have a Cabela's in California so I have to pay shipping but it was still a bargain. I picked up a 2wt Double Taper Floating line that has a 10' head and is 1/2 size u
Help needed with feather ID and uses.
Yeah, I am still waiting a summons from Arizona on the hat clip the State Patrol confiscated... I had painted a raven skull i found, then added in some Golden Eagle , Red Tail Hawk, Owls of several ty
My sandals are separating ...
throw them out and get a pair of these. after all youll be in california. they wont even notice     when you get back home you can turn them into pink pookie poppers   :)
Beat the Heat Browns
It's been 105+ lately here in my part of Southern California so my friend and I decided to take a drive up into the local mountains and do some creek fishing. Went to the North Fork of the San Jacinto
Jeeves ready the Bentley
I guess I must be the exception when it comes to these things. I live and hunt and fish in California where we have some of the tallest mountains in North America and it's where I fish and hunt mounta
Most used midge pattern??
The Zebra Midge is my "go to" midge at my local stream in Northern California.  It is also very effective at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Park.  At both places I tie it on a size 16 37
How did you start tying flies? We all have a story . . .
Started fly fishing in 2012 in California, while I lived there for 2 years, only fishing occasionally Mostly for private pond bass and bluegill. (they would eat a shoe if you tossed it at them, so no
Greetings from N. CA.
Greetings:   I joined this site today and thought I would stop by here and introduce myself. My name is Don...I hail from N. CA in Rancho Cordova about ten miles SE of Sacramento. I have been a f
WB with underwater swimming footage
From California, to New York, to England, the wooly bugger is probably one of the most effective and popular streamer patterns that can be used for a large range of fish species.  I even know of
Productive Fying Ant Patterns
(Please refer to the attached photo) Hook:  Tiemco 100 or 101, size 12 Body:  Black synthetic dubbing Wing:  Brown straight antron (zelon) Hackle:  Black dry fly   I created t
Tie Larger Sizes First?
When I started tying over 30+ years ago, I was fortunate to take a class from Andre Puyans.  Andy was a California Hall of Fame flyfisherman and an excellent fly tying instructor.  He had us
Old guy New Tyer
Thanks Dave! When I hired out in the 1970's the rule book was 3/4" thick, now it's 5" thick. Yes it takes a lot more to work on trains now then back in the day. I never took promotion to Engineer beca
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
So all the trash talking has blow away like an Oklahohoma Sooner football prospect headed to Clemson.   FishingBob is probably out making jerky, again.  In California that means picking up s
Future of Fly Tying
  Now that we have gone off topic to economics, I will add my predictions.   I don't know what the future holds precisely but I do know that in economics, labor is a commodity just like oil
Im back! A Transparent baitfish I call the Glass Candy
Hey guys, I just finished the ridiculously long process of moving from California to New Mexico.  I finally was able to unpack all my stuff, and setup for a quick video.  I now have a bit mo
Bass flies, Clousers, frogs, poppers, oh my
Although it seems we've had a reprieve from the drought this year in California, I started fishing for bass 2 months ago, ignoring moving water and concentrating on still. I haven't been out as much a
Zebra Midge
We were out west a few years ago to fly my wife's father's ashes over Mount Rose and scatter them out a chute over the ski slopes. But a friend of their family out there took us on a scenic tour along
Failure of Modern Fly Design
... these new flies are "sold" on the premise or promise that they are better ...   Not to argue your point, Silver, but I just had a thought as I read your post.  Within driving distanc
June is Cahill swap time
So how are you going to return the Missouri flies?   Missouri tags because it is too damn expensive for California ones!
Night Trout Fishing With Stimulators?????
Many years ago I used to fish Hat creek (Northern California).  Hat is probably the toughest dry fly stream I have ever fished since the stream is extremely wide, the water is slow moving (it's a
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