Rogue River Search and Find


I should add a few words about this fish. I put a lot of effort into finding one. I began early morning swing a GB Silver Hilton Spider. With no takers during that quiet and calm time, I switch attachments to a Carpetbagger and Prince Nymph. I then ventured to a couple other locations. Eventually I ended up back at the first spot. I switched a GR Hare’s Ear for the Prince Nymph. The silence of the morning had progressed to the light and glare of the afternoon. I fished deeper into a run than I like to go. Better to risk the difficulties of a steep slip of  bank than go home without the rewards of a catch or hookup.


Cool Late August Mornings

Early mornings on the river sometimes are good. This morning was one of them. Didn’t take long swinging my Hobo Spey to hook up with a feisty Rogue River cutthroat trout. Very satisfying as I was using the 13′ Spey rod. Changing to a 11′ switch rod and Carpetbagger Nymph and Prince Nymph tadem, I soon got the stop and played out a nice Rogue River summer steelhead. The color of the Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymph was the Midnight Fire chenille. The original “Magic Fly!”

The Brownbagger – Rogue River Steelhead Fly


Soon the Spring Chinook salmon will be spawning on the Rogue River, Oregon. The Brownbagger with it’s hot orange bead will tempt many a hungry steelhead.

August Rogue Weather


Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymphs stacking up and readily available.


This spate of extremely hot weather is bothersome and yet welcomed. I makes time to catch up with some fly tying. My bins are now full!