Three Days of Modern Spey Fly Investigation

Two-Hand fly rods existed long before the invention of the fly reel, or proper fly lines. It was not until these two accessories were perfected that catching large fish such as salmon or steelhead was practical. Fish hooks have also passed through a long evolution, as have threads, tubes, shanks, and other materials for assembling flies. Join us for a three part exploration of tying large articulated flies and tube flies for anadromous, and resident salmonids to be fished with two-hand fly rods. We truly live in a golden age that honors the traditions of the past, but bypasses dogma for an exciting look at the present and possible look into the future of fly design.
There is no charge for the programs and instruction. Cookies & Coffee will be served.


January 13, Saturday, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Intruder School - "The Guides' Deadly Half Dozen"

Steelhead guides/Fly Tiers: Mark Bachmann, Hawkeye Hawkins and Frank Day will each tie a couple of their favorite winter steelhead intruder type flies. Intruders are large flies that are meant to capitalize on the territorial nature of steelhead. Intruders are one of the most popular styles of steelhead flies. Each of the tiers at this event has had a lot of experience fishing for winter steelhead. Emphasis will be not only how these flies are tied, but also on hot to fish them. These flies will be put into a Plan-D Articulated Plus fly box and raffled off at the end of the program. No charge for raffle tickets, but you will have to be present to win.


February 10, Saturday, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Steelhead Tube Fly Symposium

Steelhead guides/Fly Tiers: Brian Silvey, Bruce Berry, and Mark Bachmann will each tie a couple of their favorite winter steelhead tube flies. Tying your flies on tubes has a lot of conveniences in allowing hooks and hook holders to be changed at will, so that the colors and the personality of a fly can be customized instantly to meet changes in fishing conditions. The The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon was the first shop in the Pacific Northwest to promote tube flies. This same shop was also the first Pro Tube dealer in North America. The three pro tiers at this program have many years of experience tying tube flies and fishing for winter steelhead. The flies tied by the pros at this program will be put into a Plan-D Articulated Plus fly box and raffled off at the end of the program. No charge for raffle tickets, but you will have to be present to win.


March 17, Saturday, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Trout Spey Investigation

Trout guides/Fly Tiers: Mark Bachmann and Frank Day will each tie a couple of their favorite trout streamers. There will be a PowerPoint presentation detailing some of the larger natural foods that trout eat, and how to tie and fish flies that represent them. These flies will be put into a Plan-D Articulated Plus fly box and raffled off at the end of the program. No charge for raffle tickets, but you will have to be present to win.