Category Archives: Other

Tiger Muskie Bait!

Got a little time off coming up, thinking of heading up to Mayfield Lake in WA for a little Tiger Muskie action!!  At least that’s one possible option, being that it is the middle of October, (the best month of the year), there are only 1000 other options…  The hardest part is just making up your mind!

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Muskie Bait!!

 

Pro Tube – Nano Tube w/ XL connector in Black

Pro Tube – Large Drop Weight

Pro Tube – Sonic Disk

Marabou wound as hackle against sonic disk

Big Fly Fiber

(4) Saddle Hackles tied around hook evenly

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More Big Fly Fiber

More Saddle Hackles

More Flash

More Marabou

Senyo’s Lazer Dub at the head area

Pro Softhead XL

Clear Cure Goo “Raven” eyes 12mm

 

Enjoy!

Hud

Whoa!!

Been busier than a one armed paper hanger tying flies..  Got a little steelheading in a couple of weeks ago, got down to the Big D and it looked like chocolate milk!  Fished anyway, and even managed to hook one…  Go figure hu!  Well last night I finished the flies for the Umpqua submission, they’r on the way to Colorado as I write..  Did some elk hunting last weekend, please note I said “hunting” not “killing”, as like most years in the past, I did not fill my tag.  Headed back down to the D for some more steehead action this weekend, hope to have a good report..  In the mean time, stay cool!

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100 Huds Worm Hooked Minnows!

Enjoy!

Hud

New places to Fish!!

Went and explored some new areas to fish this weekend.  As luck would have it, the Bureau of Reclamation screwed us with the water level by dropping it 100cfs 3 hours prior to fishing, but we still managed a few smaller Rainbow’s on the dry fly!  We got to dodge a river wide log jamb, and found out that the 6hp on the ClackaMax is just enough to fight the current up stream…  Turns out, we have a new stretch of river to explore and figure out!  The cool part is, a. you can fish from the boat, and b. you can motor up, and drift back down!!  But the really fun part is the fact that there’s 10 lb + Browns that live here…….

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Down River

 

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That’s a full blown log jamb that just went by!

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What they lack in size, they make up for in enthusiasm! There also fun on a 3wt!

 

Enjoy!

Hud

 

ClackaMax 2nd Sea Trials – (Deschutes River)

Dropped the Clack into the Deschutes this last weekend for a nice float from Warm Springs down to Trout Creek.  The weather was nice and had actually cooled down some from the days previous, (instead of 105 is was only 93)!!  While I can’t say too much for the fishing, pretty poor actually, the floating was great!  The ClackaMax is a BIG boat, and it rows effortlessly..  The only thing I noticed was that you can’t “push” it as easily as my old 16×54 aluminum boat, but there is no problems moving the boat backwards..  I’ll need to to some minor adjustments to the oars, but other than that, this boat hits the river with no issues whatsoever!   We didn’t even relocate the seat configuration for a center balance, Scott stayed up front off side with no real issues of boat balance, it still rowed just fine!

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Scott behind the oars for a photo opp..

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Headed Down!

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They pretty much burned up the Res. side of the river last week!

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Sporting some new graphics!!

 

Enjoy!

Hud

Weekend Tying!

With no fishing this weekend, (not that there wasn’t any good fishing to do, just that I was too lazy to do it), I spent most of the weekend tying..  Started out with a pattern that I have submitted to Umpqua, they have requested additional samples..  I hope that’s a good sign!  Then I worked on a display piece for the Fin & Fire Fly Shop in Redmond, and finally ended tying another large Pony Pony streamer….

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Huds Weedless Deceivers in the full color range!

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Standard Deceiver patterns mounted on a piece of Redwood Burl!

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A greenish yellow Polar Pony pattern, 3/0 Gamakatsu hook!

Enjoy

Hud