Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fly Fishing Dry Fly / Dropper or Double Dropper set-ups. How do you rig?

How do you attach a dropper rig...

There are multiple ways of tying on a dropper fly.  If you ask four fly fishers their favorite method, you very well might receive four different options.  The above image reflects the four most common methods.  Which do you use...?

1. Attach dropper tippet to hook bend with a clinch knot.  I use this method when fishing tiny dry flies and the hook eye will not accept two pieces of tippet.

2. Attach dropper tippet to the hook-eye.  This option gives the first fly better action.

3. The use of a long tag end is a great system.  This means you can change either of the two fly's independently of each other.  

4. The sliding dropper offers you the ability to switch either fly our independently.  It also gives you the ability to adjust the location of the dropper along the length of the mainline. 

Our Thread Furled Leaders are great for dry fly / dropper setups for smaller / lightweight flies.  If you are throwing heavy flies / split shot st-ups, our Nylon Big Bug Furled Leaders are the best choice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here....

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fly Fishing Leaders... Dry Fly, Nymphing, Indicator Fishing, Streamer Fishing.

Every Year we receive interesting question from Customers world wide.

One of the most interesting question we have received more than once is....
Can Cutthroat Furled Leaders be used for catching other than cutthroat Trout....

Short Answer.... YES!

Cutthroat Trout...

Tiger Trout "Hybrid"

 Brown Trout


RainBow Trout

We receive hundreds if not thousands of "Happy Customer Pics" each year.  They include every species of fish you can imagine.  From Trout to Bone fish, Redfish, Barracuda, Panfish, sharks, etc.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What type of a Fly Fisher are you...?

What type of Fly Fisherman are you...?

I fish with a wide range if fly fishers.  Some of my buddies spend hours each evening before our morning departure getting their gear ready.  Others, simply grab their pack and rods that were left on the garage floor and have not moved or been opened since our last trip out.
No one type is any better than the other.  If we were all did things the same, life would get pretty dull.  Also, how could we pick on our buddies for being different…?

Type-1: Reorganize your flies before each trip.  Change leaders and or tippets before you pack up your rods.  Pack a couple different rod weights as you never know what the day may bring.   You have separate fly boxes for each river you fish most often, maybe your boxes are broken down into seasons, etc…?

Type-2. You know your set-ups are just about ready.  Not yet sure what flies you will be throwing, but you have enough fly boxes in your pack to get you through the day.  If you don’t have what you need, you can figure things our riverside to make the day a success.
Type-3:  You have a rod, and a reel with line on it.  If you do not have all you need, you know your fishing buddy will help you out. 

I am guessing I am in between type-1 and type-2.  If the trip is to some local waters, I am more of a type-2.  If this is a bigger trip that requires travel, I am most definitely a type-1.

Let us know your thoughts...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Check out our most Recent Newsletter...  Link here:  News Letter Link

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Learn about the different furled leaders and their uses that we offer.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Does Size Matter...?

When Fly Fishing with Friends and sharing a run, meaning one fish landed and you switch places. Do you put a SIZE limit on the fish to count it as a FISH? Meaning, does a dink 3"-6" fish count? Or do you let your buddy release the little one and continue to cast. Please respond and share with your fishing buddies to get their thoughts.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Furled Leaders, when to use...? Cutthroat Leaders New Site.

Our NEW SITE is LIVE!!!!!
This new site will help non-furled leader users select the proper leader for their specific fishing needs.  We have Videos, Tips and more.  More info added weekly.  Stop on by to check things out.

The new site now breaks each leader into what fly type you can throw with each leader.  Below is an example of the leader descriptions.




The link below will bring you to our new site.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Get a child on the Water....  It is a Win, Win for all involved. 

Spent a couple of nights in the Idaho mountains, had to deal with a little forest fire smoke, but the fishing was great. The trip consisted of a long bumpy drive down a dirt road. The kids said they felt as if they were in the Australian bush… as we were lucky enough to watch elk, deer, and even antelope. (yes we know, no antelope in Australia) We actually had to do small river crossing. Only 12” deep at the deepest section, but still a true adventure for a child. 

We had four youngsters casting dry’s to feisty cutthroats. At one time, we had four rods casting back and forth. We were all on the same small island in the middle of the river. There were hoots and hollers coming from each and every fisher. I was running from one to another to release a fish, tie on a fly, untangle a line, etc, etc. Yes, it was chaotic, but it was also beautiful. Too see today’s youngsters without an electronic gadget on their hands and being truly excited about hooking a trout… 

As my buddy and I were watching my son cast a double nymph rig with an indicator, we were commenting on how he can cast better than each of us. Just then, the indictor started to rip across the surface of the water. We could hear the line ripping off the reel. One of the younger kids went over to help… He grabbed the rod … He was literally pushing the rod up into the air… Now my son was fighting a big cutty as well as a 60 lb kid. I wanted the kids to do it all on their own. Land that fish that is. After a few bad netting attempts were made, and after I got a better look at the fish, I decided I should lend a helping hand. 

I fish this section of water often, and this is the biggest Cutthroat I have seen here. His jaw was all kyped up. Difficult to tell in the photos, but this was an old fish. Pictures are not great as a camera phone is all I had (which is not in a water-proof case). 

Many fish were caught, but the pics here are of the biggest of the day. Actually a huge fish for the waters we were fishing. Hard to tell who had more fun, the dads or the Kids… Make it a point to get kids into nature, it is a win for all involved… 

All fish were caught using our Cutthroat Furled Leaders.  Both Dry Fly Leaders and Indicator Leader set-ups.