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  1. Jaydub

    metolius river

    Beautiful place. There will be plenty of other fishermen, hikers and picky trout. Still one of my favorite places on the planet. Check the fishing reports here: https://flyfishersplace.com/2021/05/07/fishing-updates-5-7-2021/
  2. Yellow Humpy Hook: TMC 100 Thread: Danville 3/0 Monocord, Yellow Tail: Bleached Moose Body Hair Back and Wings: Elk Hair Abdomen: Tying thread Hackle: Grizzly
  3. Glad you got to get out and fish. I don't know if your still in the area, but If you like those little Bluegill you'd like St. Louis Ponds. They are about 30 miles south of Tigard just off of I5. They are full of small Bluegill with a few bigger. They also have some Bass that are bigger than what was in your vid. The ponds were created when they were digging gravel for highway projects. They have unique shapes with many long arms. Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly which pond you fishing in.
  4. Here is my simplified breakdown. There are always exceptions. Gamebird: Soft hackles, wet flies, nymphs Chicken hackles: Hen (neck or saddle): Soft hackles, wet flies, nymphs Rooster: Genetic dry fly hackle from Whiting, Metz, Collins etc. (neck or saddle) : Dry flies Spade hackle from a genetic dry fly source: Dry fly tails Barnyard, Indian, Chinese, bugger packs, unknown origin ...: Wet flies, buggers etc.
  5. Maybe this confusion is from seeing saddle hackle listed in recipes for woolly buggers. Saddle hackle does not infer dry fly hackle. "Saddle" hackle comes from the back of a bird. It may be a dry fly quality rooster hackle, but not necessarily. For a woolly bugger, I wouldn't use dry fly hackle but I might use an inferior quality rooter saddle feather. There are also hen saddles.
  6. Hen and gambird (such as Partridge) hackles are soft and webby. This adds movement in the water and makes them suitable for wet flies, soft hackle flies, nymphs etc. They are not so suitable for dry flies because they absorb and retain water and don't provide much support. Dry fly hackles come from roosters, usually bred specifically for dry fly hackles. The fibers are stiff and have little to no web. They don't absorb much water and provide support to help keep the fly floating. They can come form necks/capes or saddles. Saddle have much longer feathers but mostly in just a couple of sizes. Neck have a wider range of sizes but the feathers are shorter. Spade usually refers to specific feathers with longer fibers used for tailing dry flies.
  7. Henry's Fork Foam Golden Stone Hook: Daiichi 1280 Thread: Danville Monocord 3/0, orange Tail: Krystal Flash, black Abdomen: Awesome Possum, golden stone Back: Closed Cell Craft Foam, gold Wing: Congo Hair, I think the color is Salmon. I lost the original package. Legs: Sili Legs Head: Razor Foam, brown
  8. It's that time! Clark's Stone (Holloway Variation) Hook: TMC 2312 Thread: Danville 6/0, orange Egg sack: Ice Dub, Peacock Abdomen: Nature's Spirit Emergence dubbing, 50/50 mix of Rust and Golden Stonefly Underwing: Clark's Tying Yarn, gold and orange Overwing: Cow Elk Legs: Sili legs Hackle: Brown Thorax: Same as abdomen
  9. 1. A tall wing does nothing for buoyancy. The fly floats on the hackle and tail. I use a standard shank length wing. 2. Hackle length is a matter of personal preference. I like the rear of the hackle to reach to or slightly past the rear of the body. 3. I don't clip a hair wing. The tapered tips just look better. If you use a synthetic wing clip it of course. On your first fly, I would say the tail and wing are a bit long and the hackle is a bit short. On the second, I think the wing is positioned a little too far back. It looks like it is at about the middle of the shank. The hackle on the third is too long for my taste. It's good that you are looking at these proportion details
  10. Darrell's post reminded me, that I really like pink flies for winter Steelhead on coastal streams. Shewey's Spawning Purple in pink (see my avatar) is one of my favorites. The original purple is really good too.
  11. Jaydub

    oregon steelhead

    The Tualatin River near Tigard or the Willamette and Yamhill near Newberg have panfish. You'll have to find access at various parks. Henry Hagg Lake has Bass, panfish and stocked Trout. A kayak or boat would be handy for any of these.
  12. Jaydub

    oregon steelhead

    I would try the Clackmas or Nestucca for early summer run fish. It's not the best time being late for winter fish and a little early for summers, but you never know unless you give it a shot. Read the regs carefully.
  13. I only know of a few anglers that target Lake Trout with flies out here. Most of the year they are really deep and it's hard to get a fly in front of them. I believe in spring and fall they come into the shallows. It looks like fun, but I haven't fished for them. I would try big 4 - 6" streamers. Sorry I don't have specific pattern suggestions.
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