Winter Intruder Style Fly Contest

Contest Starts December 1st 2011 -  Ends Jan 15th 2012

We are having our 1st Annual Winter Steelhead Fly Contest

The winner will get a free 5 hour guided float trip and a $50 gift certificate to the shop.
Plus a blog shout out to show the world your creation

Your flies must be tied “intruder style”. Shanked ot tubed, doesn’t matter. Any colors you can think of.
Fly judgment will be based on creativity, durability, and movement in the water…....yes they will be getting a swim in our test tank.
Jack, Matt, and Jason will be your friendy judges

Each person is limited to two entries.
All flies submitted become property of NWFFO, and will not be returned, as on river testing my be required
Any fly turned in after Jan. 15th 2012 will not be accepted into the contest.

All the flies will be donated to Clark-Skamania Fly Fishers Club after the contest. To learn more about the club and all they do for conservation and education visit their website here:

Good Luck!


Posted by Jack on 11/29 at 03:08 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Tying the Intruder

Tube - Froden FITS XS into Med.
Rear Dubbing - SLF Prism Blue
Rear and Front Under Fur/Hair - White Artic Fox
Front and Rear 1st Hackle - Blue Ostrich
Front and Rear 2nd Hackle - Purple Jumbo Guinea
Cone - FITS Tungsten Large
Flash - KF Blue Angel Hair
Body - Blue Mini Flat Braid

Posted by Jack on 11/22 at 09:17 AM in Bugs and Tying • (0) CommentsPermalink













Andrew Grillos recently took a trip up the mouth with Matt, and landed this monster!
Andrew is a signature tier for Portland Oregon based, Idylwilde Fly Company.
To see some of his work, follow the link -


Posted by Jack on 11/16 at 05:40 PM in Steelhead • (0) CommentsPermalink

Tying a weighted Hohbo Spey

Shank - Waddington 25mm
Thread - Uni 6/0
Hook - Owner Octopus #2
Loop - 30# Fireline
Rear Dubbing - Ice Dub - Color to suit
Body Dubbing - Ice Dub - Color to suit
Body Hackle - Jumbo Guinea
Collar - Spey quality marabou - 2 colors
Flash - Flashabou - Color to suit


Posted by Jack on 11/08 at 02:47 PM in Bugs and Tying • (0) CommentsPermalink

Tying a Basic Soft Hackle

Hook - TMC 2312
Thread - Uni 8/0 Color to match
Body - Floss
Thorax - Dubbing of choice
Collar - Partridge, Starling, or Grouse

Posted by Jack on 11/01 at 10:31 AM in Bugs and Tying • (0) CommentsPermalink

Fall Steelhead in SW Washington

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