Fly fishing lifestyle blog posts

NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:11 -- Tom Larimer
Learn more about the Deschutes River Alliance this weekend

The Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo is this weekend, March 7, 8 & 9, in Albany, Oregon. The show will feature tons of fly tying, casting and educational seminars.

I will be at the Deschutes River Alliance booth on Friday and Saturday. Additionally, I will be part of our presentation about the DRA and the issues facing the river on both days from 12:30 until 2:00 pm. For more information and directions, click right here.

Please Support the Deschutes River Alliance

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:38 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes River Alliance
Its time to step up and help the Deschutes

As you may know, the Deschutes River has seen some major changes in the water regime since the Pelton Round Butte Tower Project went live in 2009. The first obvious variation we saw was higher water temperatures in the spring and summer. Along with temperatures that reached 74 degrees at one point last year, the water clarity has been more turbid. Additionally, insect hatches have been altered or disappeared. Most alarming, we've seen massive algae growth that has never been seen before on the Deschutes.

Norwegian Icebreaker Heads Up the Manistee

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:05 -- Tom Larimer
It's really cold in Michigan right now...

As you may have seen on the news it's been very cold in Manistee County, MI cold, in fact, that the County Government has borrowed a Norwegian Icebreaker to clear the Manistee River for fishing and migrating waterfowl. The Icebreaker is starting near Highway 55 and working its way upriver.



One on One with Joan Wulff

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:09 -- Tom Larimer
Winston Fly Rods
The one and only...

Joan Wulff is considered by many to be the first lady of fly fishing, which makes sense considering everything she has accomplished throughout her career. Whether it's winning casting competitions, designing fly rods for the RL Winston Rod Company or helping a new angler become a more proficient caster, Joan does it better than most. In short, she's one bad-ass lady with a fly rod!

Deschutes River Alliance Facebook Page

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:12 -- Tom Larimer
DRA Facebook
Share the love with a friend

The Deschutes River Alliance FaceBook page is live! Please help support DRA by checking out our page and giving us a "Like".

Link to the Deschutes River Alliance FaceBook page right here.

Interested in getting involved with the Deschutes River Alliance or want to learn more about us? Please visit our website:


Thank you for your support!

Hatch Magazine Fly Fishing Photo Contest

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 00:58 -- Tom Larimer
One of my favorites...

I recently had the honor of judging Hatch Magazine's 2013 Fly Fishing Photo Contest. My fellow judges included photographer Earl Harper, accomplished author/writer Erin Block, photographer Matt Jones, artist Paul Puckett, Thomas & Thomas communications manager John Carpenter, Hatch Magazine's Chad Smuckler & George Costa. It was a privilege to be a part of the talented panel.

The contest was open to anyone willing to share they're images. The top contenders took home fly fishing loot from Thomas & Thomas, Montana Fly Company, Maui Jim Sunglasses and Airflo Fly Lines.