Friday, March 20, 2015

How to Improve Composite Loops in Fly Tying - OPST

Jerry French explains the key components of a composite loop, some of his favorite materials, the difference between a shoulder and a hackle, and how to make your loops better. Using the newest synthetic materials as well as OPST dotted ostrich, and OPST's fantastic new dubbing spinner, Jerry ties two composite loops: a rear shoulder and a forward composite shoulder/hackle.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What's In The Vise??

When you sit down to a few of the same pattern do you prep things out a head of time or just tie one at a time without prepping hooks and materials?

When I sit down to tie stinger style flies like pictured above I will prep things a head of time to help me crank them out faster. Sometimes when I try to force myself to tie when I'm not on the mood or tired after being on the water I will prep some cut shank style flies instead of tying actual flies to have on hand for when I need them.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Steelhead Guiding Special

Paul's Guide Service is offering a Winter Steelhead Special - From Now thru February 28th, Two nights lodging at the Tailwater Lodge for two, hot breakfast and two days of guided float trips on the Salmon River for $875. That's $235 off the normal price. One day guiding and lodging package also available. To discuss a trip click here for contact information.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wild Steelhead United - Myers

Wild Steelheaders United- Myers from Trout Unlimited on Vimeo.

Wild Steelheaders United was established to educate and mobilize the numerous wild steelhead advocates wanting to engage in the Initiative. It is a place where anglers can become more informed about wild steelhead biology and ecology, keep abreast policy issues, and learn about Trout Unlimited's conservation work. We may not always agree. We may not always have the answers. But we steelheaders share a common vision and for the future of wild steelhead. Together, we are a community with strength. With millions of dollars invested on the ground, Trout Unlimited supports this vision through the Wild Steelhead Initiative. Learn more at and