Fly Fishing Legends

Fly Fishing Legends and Captain Quinn

Meet fishing legends Fred Philpot, Bob Clay and Rob Brown. Join Captain Quinn as he swaps fishing stories of 30 lbs Steelhead with Fred Philpot then learns the craft of bambo fishing rod building with Bob Clay. Finally, embark on a fishing adventure with writer and expert angler Rob Brown.

Fly Fishing for Wild Salmon & Steelhead to Prove that Happiness is Connected to Healthy Environments | Cast Northwest with Captain Quinn

Grumpy Frumpy Dry Fly Attractor Pattern

Grumpy Frumpy Dry Fly Pattern

The Grumpy Frumpy is one of our favorite all-around attractor dry flies.
Hook: Daiichi 1180 – Standard Dry Fly Hook – 12
Thread: Veevus Fly Tying Thread – Fl. Green – 10/0
Tail: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Brown
Body: Nature’s Spirit Bleached Dyed Peacock Sticks – Purple
Wing: EP Fibers – White
Hump: Fly Tying Foam – 2mm – Brown

Hackle 1: Whiting Rooster Dry Fly 1/2 Cape – Bronze – Coachman Brown
Legs: Senyo’s Fusion Foil Legs – Barred Blue and Purple Foil – Micro
Hackle 2: Whiting Rooster Dry Fly 1/2 Cape – Bronze – Grizzly

Chrome Chum Salmon On The Fly

Chrome Chum Salmon On The Fly

Chum salmon get a bad wrap. Most of that is just snobbishness on the part of fishermen who don’t appreciate an abundant, hard-fighting fish. But the chum most people know, the heavily barred, hook-jawed green goblins, don’t start out that way. Chum enter the rivers as startlingly beautiful silver bullets that rival steelhead in every way. Only a few rivers offer reliable fly fishing for chrome chums like this, and and Kanektok River in western Alaska is one of them. We fished with Alaska West and caught all the chums we could handle and then some, in addition to several other species this incredible river has to offer. Give Alaska West a call at 800-344-3628 for more information

Mailman Brown Drake Fly Pattern

Mailman Brown Drake Fly Pattern

A great brown drake soft hackle style emerger or drowned adult fly pattern
Hook: Fulling Mill Heavyweight Champ, Barbless – 12
Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge – Camel
Thorax: Hare’e Ice Dub – Golden Brown
Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel – Gold – Large
Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire – Brown – Small
Ribbing: Nature’s Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails – Natural
Legs/Tail: Hungarian Partridge Feathers – Brown
Wing Case: Montana Fly Company Skinny Skin – Mottled Brown
Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish