Reports_4

Recent Posts


Tags

Dale La Follette Sr. Carp Fishing Report invasive species Bauer Fly Reels Renzetti Cuba Guided Fishing Native Fish Society Atlantic Salmon Rob Crandall fly fishing North Coast: Clackamas Salmonflies Mexico Echo Fly Fishing Collaborative flies Trout Craig Montana ODFW Cutthroat Trout Crooked River Metolius frying pan river Travalley Elk River Bulkley Whitefish native fish Nautilus Reels Wild fish Dolly Vardon Lahontan Cutthroat Film Contest Kamchatka Home Waters for the Holidays Willamette Fly Fishers Club of Oregon Sea-run Cutthroat Press Release Colorado Owyhee River Bruce Buckmaster Lost and Found Douglas County Soft Hackles Blast from the Past Vets FarBank British Columbia Morrish's Fluttering Stone Cookie Lady Bamboo Trailer Trash Thursday Winter Spey Strategies tippet rings Boston Whaler Hardy Reel Coho Klamath River vintage news Big Trout Kenny 5 Legs photography Project Healing Waters Redband Trout Yellowstone Klamath Spring Chinook Southern Coast Redside Rainbow Caddis Bryan Huskey Salmon-Trout Casting for Recovery Travally Wild Steelhead Coalition Oregon Trout Trail New Zealand Pyramid Lake Bozeman Fall River #keepemwet Trout Spey F3T Sea lions Native Trout Patagonia Oregon Chum Salmon March Browns Steelhead Little Creek Outfitters Clackamas River Christmas Trees Twin Bridges Big Bugs Sage Fly Rods Mia Sheppard Maupin Montana LaFollette homestead boat cleaning stations Goldenstones Rio Willamette Falls Mako Shark Marty Sheppard Skaters hot water Legos The Creel Willamette River Deschutes River Alliance small creeks Bill Black Bears Sharks Poachers Salmonfly hatch saltwater Prineville Klamath Lake pay it forward Seychelles Permit Trout Bum Road Trip Rogue River Deschutes River Fly Reels Olympic National Park West Slope Cutthroat roll cast Elk & Sixes Scientific Anglers BC A River for Christmas Deschutes Invasives Tenkara Instagram Stefan Tritscher Eric Neufeld Catch Magazine PMDs State of Jefferson Adventure Ochoco Creek Small Streams Spirit River Redfish hatcheries Winter Steelhead Keepemwet Fishing PGE G3 Waders Lincoln Motor Company Brian Silvey Winston Fly Rods Spey-O-Rama Oregon Trout Bum Outdoor Adventure Day Jay Nicholas Bill Bakke Bass Trout Unlimited Kenny Morrish Warm Water Steamboat Creek Jurassic Lake Fishing License John Day on-line fly shop Trask Steamboat Inn Northern California Tarpon Sage Steelhead Sanctuary Alaska Roamerica Corey Koff Klamath Dams Jason Atkinson Florida Keys Black Spot Coat Drive Mending Winston Kickstarter Brian O'Keefe Pelton Dam Salmon John Day River Spey Fishing Tips Sweden Columbia River Fly Fishing Film Tour Parasite Green Drakes Nevada Conway Bowman Costa Black Friday North Umpqua Argentina Salmon habitat Wader Maker Contest Bamboo Rods Mousing Sandy River Rio Fly Lines Pacific ocean Metolius River Simms "Clipped" Tying Contest history Trout-a-Thon Kevin Callaway Frank Moore Streamers Kate Koff Snow How to Oregon Back Roads Road Trip Chinook Salmon Salmon Fly Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Dean Finnerty A River Between Us Williamson River Puget Sound Extinction McKenzie River Deschutes National Forest SA Senator Jeff Merkley Soul River CFR Frank Amato Nehalem River Brown Trout Abel Reels Bull Trout Bonefish Simon Gawesworth Mountain Goats Todd Moen Port Orford Rio Products Dry Fly Atlantic Salmon Fly Expo Senator Ron Wyden Kispiox Sea Trout Sea-runs Summer Steelhead Coho Salmon Rainbow Trout McKenzie Christmas Green River Salmon Watch Fly Tying Smithers Water Time Outfitters Grand Teton

Archive

Camp Water

Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

F3T Instagram Contest!

Joel La Follette - Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming back to Portland on February 12th and we are going to give you the chance to score  tickets! Just Instagram your favorite fly fishing photo and you could be a winner. We will be giving away two tickets each week for the Portland show to some lucky hashtagger. All you have to do is follow @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram. Then post your photo and hashtag #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in our weekly newsletter. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter!

There is no limit on the number of photographs you may enter, but all entries must conform to the following rules. 

All images must have a fly fishing theme. 

No fish out of water. Photos of fish out of water will not be eligible for tickets or prizes. Please, keep’em wet.

No pornography. Entrants posting offensive or pornographic images will be blocked and disqualified.

No copyrighted images. Entrants must own and have the right to post images.

Entrants must be followers of @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram.

All entries must have the following hashtags. #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour 

Deadline for entry is midnight on Friday, February 12th. Ticket winners will be chosen on Wednesday each week, so get your entries in now.

But wait, there's more! 

Even if you don't win tickets  to the show you still have the chance at some awesome prizes, like this signed print from Bryan Huskey, the man behind #keepemwet and cool swag from Costa, Abel, Scientific Anglers, F3T and more. We are collecting a drift boat load of goodies and will be hosting an After Party at the shop on Saturday, February 13th from 11:00 until 2:00.  All Instagram entries will be eligible and we'll be handing out prizes to  the winners at the party. You must be present to win. The road crew for the fly fishing film tour will be on hand for the festivities to select the winning entries and we will probably have cake. Sounds like a great Saturday to me!

We're not done yet!

To add a little spice we're piggybacking our Instagram Contest with the folks at TU and Keepemwet Fishing. Enter your fish photos in both contests and double your chances of winning! Clink the rules below to find out how you could be fishing a new Scott G2 fly rod and a sporty Waterworks Lampson Litespeed reel. The nice folks at KEEPEMWET FISHING have plenty of other swag they're giving away too.  Double up and win big!  

Dear Santa...

Joel La Follette - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Are you having trouble finding that perfect gift for the angler on your list? So is my wife. I admit she has a very hard task when it comes to gift giving as I am pretty sure I have all I’ll ever need, and then some. I’m not saying I’m a hoarder or anything, but my collection of fly fishing related goodies sometimes blocks out the sun until I beat it back into the proper storage location. And I’m not very good at that.

So when I tell her I really don’t need anything, I mean I really don’t need anything. Nevertheless she wants a list. You know, one of those carefully crafted documents you folded up and hand delivered to Santa when he made a pass through your town. You may even have tucked a piece of peppermint gum inside as a bribe for the jolly old Elf. I’m too old for that, and I really don’t need anything. Besides, Santa has his hands full with all of the folks I contacted to find out what the perfect fly fishing gift would be.

I sent out a note to over 40 guides, industry professionals and hardcore fish bums asking what was the best gift they ever received, or the gift at the top of their list this Christmas. The responses ranged from the practical to the obvious. Never ask a reel maker what he thinks is the best gift. I did get some great insight from a few of my friends, including Mia Sheppard who suggested a packable watercolor set. Cool idea indeed. Others went crazy and sent links to off the hook fishing rigs, private aircraft, boats and assorted toys that would not fit under the tree. I have boiled down the rest into the Top Ten Best Fly Fishing Gifts Ever. Starting with number 10.

10.
Socks
This almost doesn’t qualify for the Christmas list due to the bad memories associated with getting socks and underwear under the tree when all you wanted was a Red Rider BB Gun. Well, we’ve all moved past that and warm feet are one of the greatest gifts you can get when standing in 34 degree water, Plus, you won’t shoot your eye out.
9.
A Fly Box of Flies.

This was a very popular one with many of the people I polled. The best gifts come from the heart and the talent of the giver. Even if you don’t tye flies you can personally select a collection of patterns for their favorite fishery. Like the newly released Crandall's Promise Keeper.

8.
Books
I’ve collected fly fishing books for a very long time and enjoy sitting down in my tying room and revisiting an old edition on a rainy day. This too was a common answer to the posed question, with many listing favorite authors. DVDs also fall into this category and there are a few new ones out, including Catch Magazine Season 6. I wonder who suggested that one?
7.
A Fly Tying Vice.
My first vise was a Thompson “B” Fly Tying Vice. I was 7 or 8 when I got this beauty for Christmas. The red handle looked so cool and I no longer had to wait for Gramps to finish his tying. This gift started me down a very long and winding path. I still have this vice and it still works. Since the Thompson B is no longer available, you might want to look at something a little more modern. Renzetti makes my current vise, the Presentation, as well as models in other price points. A good tying vice will last forever, which is more than you can say about that Chia Pet you got last year. Tying materials and tools are great shocking stuffers too.
6.
Dry Stuff
Waders, jackets, hats, gloves, or anything to keep them dry and warm this winter would be a winner. Leaks are only found in the coldest of conditions as a rule, so being proactive in upgrading basic waterproofing and insulation is always a welcome gift. Most often mentioned in this category was the Guide Pant and Coldweather Shirt, both from Simms.
5.
Sun Glasses
Good polaroid glasses are used by anglers no matter where they fish. Besides giving us a better look into the watery world of fish, they also have the added benefit of protecting eyeballs from UV rays, errant flies, bugs and other debris. I’m going to add a shameless a plug here. Costa. If you haven’t tried them, you should.
4.
Clippers.
It doesn’t matter if you call them nippers, Nipas, or clippers, everyone wants a pair of sharp ones. This item was mentioned often by those who have suffered through a day of nipper envy when they hit the water nipperless. Abel Nippers topped the list of “I wouldn’t buy them for myself, but...”, with Rising’s Nipas being the budget favorite. Toss in a lanyard or retractor so you don’t have to buy them every year. The funny thing about this suggestion is it was most often recommended by river guides...
3.
Tackle
Rods and reels make great gifts if the budget allows and if you know what bit of tackle is missing in the quiver of the gift recipient. This suggestion was the number one favorite of the rod or reel makers and the factory reps I queried, but they are slightly biased. They did include a matching rod or reel for whatever their latest offering was, and of course a proper line. It was very kind of them to think of others during this festive time of year. Perhaps I’ll send them socks.
2.
A Fly Fishing Future
There are many groups out there working hard to make sure we all have clean water, wild fish and access to our fisheries. Support them. The gift of a donation or membership to your organization of choice is a great way to help spread the holiday cheer to our fishy friends, and in most cases it’s tax deductible.
1.
A Fishing Trip.
Guided or otherwise, a day on the water is priceless and makes memories that last forever. Kellie gave me a Mako Shark fishing trip last year and I’m still thinking about it. Of course, after she had a while to think about it herself, sending me off in a small boat to fish for Sharks maybe wasn’t the best idea she’s had.... but I loved it! Fishing with a pro is a great way to learn a fishery or pick up a few casting tips. I love being guided on the water as I can focus on fishing and not have to worry about the logistics. The catered lunches are nice too. The Trout bums I sent this to thought a guided Steelhead trip would be perfect. Sounds good to me too...and Steelhead don’t have big teeth.

There you have it. The Top Ten Best Fly Fishing Gifts Ever, or at least the top ten as suggested by my group of friends.

Do you have something to add? Post a comment below.



1
Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068
503.850.4397

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal