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May 19, 2018

Airflo Super-DRI XCEED Fly Line


There are a lot of fast action rods around today. Most don't load very well short therefore making them hard to fish short and they don't make good tools to become better casters. Years ago you just jump up a line size to slow down these fast action rods.

A better solution today is to utilize a line that by design is bumped up in weight and also tapered to load quick. Airflo Super-Dri Xceed is created to do exactly that. The generously weighted head has a shortened, more aggressive taper than your average trout line. In the design of such a line we benefit with improved short loading cast as well as really good mid-range casting performance, which are the distances most fishing is done at anyway.
Designed to load today’s faster action fly rods. This slightly heavier weight forward head has a condensed taper optimized for casting into the wind and generating higher line speeds.

Features -
  • Taper: Quick-Load Taper
  • Core: Power Core
  • Range: WF3 – WF9
  • Coating: Super-DRI Ridged
  • Polyleader: Light Trout / Trout 
Specs -
Line SizeColorHead WeightHead LengthSink RateTotal Length
WF3FPumpkin140gr36ftFloat90ft
WF4FPumpkin165gr37ftFloat90ft
WF5FPumpkin190gr38ftFloat90ft
WF6FPumpkin225gr39ftFloat90ft
WF7FPumpkin270gr41ftFloat100ft
WF8FPumpkin315gr42ftFloat100ft
WF9FPumpkin370gr43ftFloat100ft

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May 18, 2018

GFS Trucker: Adventurous

Adventurous!
Some say it's just a hat. We call it, a life style. Part of the all new Trucker Series Gorge Fly Shop hat. Go chartreuse, your adventure starts here.

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May 17, 2018

Umpqua Rivergrip Big Nip TC - New for 2018

New for 2018 - Umpqua Rivergrip Big Nip TC (Tungsten Carbide Cutting Blade)

One of the features we like about premium nippers such as the Abel, Hatch and Simms models they give you a solid feel when using them. Some of that feel comes from larger then average size design.

Umpqua incorporates this larger then average size design into their new Rivergrip Big Nip TC Nippers. The rubberized grippy surface makes them easy to use. Tungsten Carbide cutting blades makes them cut clean and keep an edge, Included fly eye cleaner pin and swivel ring attachment point. And all this for a reasonable price.

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May 16, 2018

RIO - Behind the Brand with Simon Gawesworth

RIO - Behind The Brand - Simon Gawesworth
"Casting, That's my real drug! Everything to me is about the cast. The cast is the one skill you can control." Simon Gawesworth

I get a lot of inspiration from Simon Gawesworth in this RIO video.
On one hand lakes are something I tend to ignore for trout fishing. Why? I don't know but I want to change that and set aside some time to take advantage of this type of trout fishing.

The next inspiring scene is Simon talking about the cast. "The cast is the one skill you can control." I find the better I understand casting the more I want to know. It's a constant strive to master casting and with that comes a never ending desire to continue to learn and improve. I never want to be able to say "I know all I need to know about fly casting." To me that would be the end of my passion.

The biggest inspiration for me comes in watching Simon cast. Great filming of single hand spey cast. Seeing these single hand cast really inspires me to continue learning the art of total line control with a single hand fly rod. The freedom one can achieve with a simple emerger rig, no indicator, tight line and learning how to manipulate flies for aggressive strikes is above and beyond controlled standards found in much of today's fly fishing.

I've been working with a single hand Sage X 597-4 fly rod with a RIO Single Handed Spey 3D F/H/I Fly line equipped with a 9ft leader and pair of soft hackle flies. The combination has helped me find incredible freedom in a simplistic way of fly fishing. Skilled while uncomplicated!

Greg

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May 15, 2018

Important closure information

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Julia looking for Brook trout sipping Callibeatis off the surface. 

A couple lakes close to us will be closed for the season- The ODFW has closed all fishing at Kingsley Reservoir and Laurance Lake due to dam maintenance and reconstruction for the rest of the year, and Kingsley will also be closed next year as well.

Irrigators plan to raise the dam at Kingsley to increase water storage, resulting in flooding some forestland in the area. Kingsley Campground will be closed and a new site is proposed for the opposite bank in 2019. The reservoir project came in response to historic water shortages that valley irrigation districts face on dry summers- a Hood River Basin Study predicted water shortages to “be more frequent and severe in the future.” The Kingsley project is hopeful to improve water rights and allow better camping facilities for future use.

Laurance Lake is also closed due to an irrigation project at Clear Creek dam, along with some surrounding campground closures also being impacted. Unlike Kingsley, the U.S. Forest Service plans to have the area re-opened for 2019.

 The Milky Way from one of my favorite summer lake fishing/camping spots. Go explore!

Despite the closures there is still plenty of other angling opportunities available. For those that like to fish stillwater, Lost Lake, Clear Lake, Timothy, Trillium, Frog, etc. Will provide some good action, and furthermore on the Washington side. One resource available at the shop that I’ve found very useful is the book titled “Fishing Mount Hood Country”, as it lists tons of valuable information regarding various lakes and streams around the Mt. Hood National Forest. 



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May 14, 2018

Airflo Super-Dri Elite Trout Fly Line

Weight Forward Taper
A great trout taper. Airflo Super-Dri Elite comes in both Weight Forward as well as Double Taper.

With a modest front taper and standard head length, this line does it all, good for all aspects of trout fishing with either dry fly or nymph. Our clever double "double taper" design gives two presentation options; one end offers a delicate presentation taper, and the other a slightly more aggressive, thick tip taper to turn over bigger flies.


Features -
  • Taper: Tactical Trout Taper
  • Core: Power Core
  • Range: WF2 - WF7 / DT3 - DT6
  • Coating: Super-DRI Ridged
  • Polyleader: Light Trout / Trout 
    Specs -
    Line SizeColorHead WeightHead LengthSink RateTotal Length
    WF2FLichen Green100gr36ftFloat90ft
    WF3FLichen Green130gr37ftFloat90ft
    WF4FLichen Green160gr39ftFloat90ft
    WF5FLichen Green190gr40ftFloat90ft
    WF6FLichen Green230gr42ftFloat90ft
    WF7FLichen Green255gr42ftFloat90ft


    Double Taper
    Specs -
    Line SizeColorSink RateTotal Length
    DT3FLichen GreenFloat90ft
    DT4FLichen GreenFloat90ft
    DT5FLichen GreenFloat90ft
    DT6FLichen GreenFloat90ft

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