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Do Big Fish Eat Big Flies?

The answer of course is yes.

Do Big Fish Eat Small Flies?

The answer of course is yes.

Since early 2018 when Euro Nymphing gained a foothold and became popular in Oregon we have seen a huge shift in attention by many anglers toward catching a lot of fish vs. catching The Fish. This sesimic shift is welcomed by local fly shops that sell a whole new set of gear. Furthermore, the anglers that dial in the Euro game are also very excited with their large spike in success. It's safe to say Euro Nymphing is the single-most productive technique that we've seen to produce serious numbers of fish in the net.

As an alternative to the productivity-focus of Euro Nymphing, we will dive deep into the opposite end of the spectrum. How do we focus on Quality vs. Quantity?

Over the coming months we will spend considerable time discussing tactics and habits you can employ to target large trout in your Central Oregon fisheries.

Warhorse Bully chewing on the Tomahawk Sculpin

 

A few of the topics will include:

1. How to Streamer fish for Trout. This will include gear, methods and strategies.

2. Life histories and behaviors of Predatory Trout. We will discuss the seasons and conditions best suited to target the larger Bulls, Browns and Rainbows in Central Oregon.

3. Longstanding Myths and Misconceptions of Trout Fishing in Central Oregon.

4. Hunting Specific Targets vs. Flock Shooting. Are you hunting or hoping?

5. Using Dry Flies for Large Trout. The searching attractor dry fly is an underrated tool to find dominant fish.

We look forward to the discussion and more importantly we can't wait to hear from you regarding your successes!

Paul Snowbeck
Paul Snowbeck



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