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Forum: Pacific Northwest 05-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Hatch chart for Willamette?

which way are you coming from? There is a fly shop in Sisters OR that guides the McKenzie - virtually the same hatches. You can always call The Caddis Fly shop in Eugene, or visit there blog. They...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Southern Oregon

So I grew up in the Rogue Valley and now live in Bend. I really think that the Medford area is pretty awesome. Especially if you have the free time to drive three hours. Yes there is great fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By bigshayne
Re: New Issue of Montana Fly Fishing Magazine is Out

This has got to be one of the best, if not the best, free publication out there. Love it.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-12-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Starting Rivers in Portland, Oregon?

Unfortunately there is very little as far as streams goes. I have heard some guys talk about going above the dams on the Clackamas. But as far as trout goes, there is small cutthroats on the coastal...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By bigshayne
Re: gear for flyfishing exam

In my experience, the overhand knot is weaker and more bulky then the perfection knot.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Using Yarn as an Indicator?

I make my yarn indicators out of polypropylene (sp) and tying thread. I attach them to my leader just like a thingamabobber. I also like them on spring creeks and calm water. They land so gently.
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Craft fur for Clousers?

You might have to use a little more of it than buck tail, but it's all I use for my clousers.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-30-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,558
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Fishing Midge Nymphs.... Need some help!

So I rarely have a situation when I need twelve feet of leader, so my experience might not be helpful...

I would get rid of the thingamabobber and use a very light indicator like a small yarn....
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Eastern Oregon?

Bend is 5 hours of driving from the Owyhee
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Eastern Oregon?

In my oppinion, I would steer clear of the deschutes in less you want to drive north to the Maupin area. I fished the Met last weekend and landed two fish. I loved it, but it is absolutely the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By bigshayne
Re: 8WT Rod Suggestion

I think TFO makes a rod that is a single hander and then you can switch the butt section and create a switch rod. The one I have seen is a seven wt. TiCR X plus a conversion kit. This might be the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,002
Posted By bigshayne
Re: 2013 Goals...

Often, when i get out by myself, my mind completely focuses on the fish. I want to change my perspective this year on the water. I want to spend more time focused on the outside beauty around me...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 12-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By bigshayne
Winter Fishing

So I fished a local tailwater yesterday. It stayed below freezing all day, but it was calm. (That's rare out here on the high desert.) The fishery is not know for large fish, but the fish are...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Merry Christmas

Well I got to say, i am not a huge fan of Californians, but i make exceptions :p. All kidding aside, I have never fly fished for trout down there, but I spent 7 days in November chasing stripers...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-22-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Merry Christmas

I live in Bend. I fish the Crooked very often. I guide the Fall, Crooked, and Upper Deschutes.
Forum: Member Introductions 12-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By bigshayne
Re: Merry Christmas

Thanks everyone. I personally don't fish much in the summer (guiding) but I fish the other 8 months a year. There are some world class fisheries here in Central Oregon, and I feel very blessed to...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By bigshayne
Merry Christmas

So I joined last week and have spent quite a few hours trolling through the posts. From what I can tell there is not a lot of anglers from the Central Oregon area on here, but I'll try to represent. ...
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