Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Taking a break from steelheading to target the striped bass eating them with large Irideus fly fishing fly offerings

STRIPED BASS FLY FISHING IN THE CHICO CALIFORNIA AREA WITH IRIDEUS BAITFISH FLIES FOR STRIPERS

There is no doubt fly fishing different species  brings you to new holding water. If you search you will find a few new special places that a re little slices of perfection. This is Slice of Life Beach named appropriately.
Even at mid day the stripers seemed to love this beautiful Sacramento River hole. if you look close you can see a drop off on the edge. the gravel gets cleaned by the turning hole and it is polished to striped bass perfection. These fish will be very picky mid day and you can become frustrated when all your flies are turned down. But when the attack comes it comes will the  massive force of a predator game fish worthy of casting a fly to any day!
The first Shad of the season was painted with an Irideus touch. There are a few crazy things happening on the river with giant swimming lures so we brought the local anglers a little gift to brighten up the day. We are fly fisherman at heart but to tempt the 50-60 pound stripers with a ten inch lure, well hang on. These Morone swimbaits can be found on our website along with a great selection of trophy striper fly fishing fly patterns. Timothy should be out of the fly tying cave with the Spring Trout Series fly fishing flies and also some amazing striper fly fishing fly patterns. http://www.irideus.com
Some Irideus Baitfish fly patterns that turn on the spring fish look just like the new arrivals on the gravel bar.
Irideus Chico California Baitfish Minnow fly fishing flies are the down sizen fly of choice when the bite is dead slow. Big fish will take a small fly at times if you get it close enough to the lateral line of the fish.
This is a picture of a custom Irideus GreenWater fly fishing box made here in Chico California. The people that come to us for the custom fly boxes get some great fly box designs for specific fly fishing flies and fisheries.
The Irideus Courtwright and Sea Baitfish has taken trophy Brown Trout, Striped bass, False Albicore, Jacks, Snook, Steelhead, Salmon, Tiger Musky, Taimen and its a handful of joy tied by Timothy Horner all year long for us. The epoxy on the head is a nice touch on this irideus baitfish fly pattern.
WE STAND BEHIND THE BEAUTY AND SELF EXPRESSION OF SPEY CASTING. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO EFFORTLESSLY MOVE LARGE OR SMALL FLY FISHING FLIES EFFORTLESSLY TO LOCATIONS OF GREAT DISTANCE OR USED IN A HIGH STICK SITUATION. THEY CAN BE USED IN A BOAT, LAKE,RIVER,STREAM,TIDEWATER OR SALTWATER FLAT. THE IRIDEUS CUSTOM SPEY RODS AND EXCLUSIVE SPEY AND SKAGIT STYLE SHOOTING HEAD LINE SERIES NOT ONLY COMPLIMENT OUR RODS BUT ANY INDUSTRY ROD BUILT TO MODEL THEM. LOOK CLOSE AT THE FINISH WORK AND COATINGS. THESE ARE HIGH END RODS WITHOUT THE HYPE. THE PRICE IS SET RIGHT BUT WE TRY TO AUCTION A ROD OFF WHEN WE CAN TO PROMOTE THE SPORT. wE ARE A SMALL COMPANY BUT THE PASSION WE SHED ON THE SPORT BRINGS MANY INTO IT WITH A BIG IRIDEUS HAPPY FACE. THE TROUT OPENER IS COMING CLOSE FOR THE UNITED STATES AND WE ARE PLANNING SOME SPECIAL THINGS. IF YOUR A DIE HARD TROUT FLY FISHERMAN YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON US AS THE SEAsON UNFOLDS. MAY THIS YEAR BE A YEAR TO REMEMBER FOR ALL THE FLY FISHERS OF THE WORLD. MAKE YOUR DREAM REAL AND CATCH THAT FISH OF A LIFE TIME!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As the spawning steelhead are doing there thing we are finding pleasure working hard for fresh fish away from the spawners

Natural selectio Irideus fly fishing fly patterns are a tested and true option for the international fly fishing scene. Here Timothy's hand painted epoxy Alevins are beeing enjoyed by a fresh chrome Sacramento River steelhead landed 3/16/2014 or two days ago. Tuning into the eco system is a must for success this time of year. It can be frustrating for some fly anglers using #14 caddis flies to hook steelhead. It may take a small fly offering sometimes and you need to perfect your presentation. Now the hard part is keeping the steelhead you have hooked on that tiny fly. Its a game of thinking and perfect casts. The rewards are seen above. The late arrivals on the gravel bar are backing burning silver bullets. We laugh every time the 10 lb steelhead turns out to be a 4 pound muscle burger. These late season fish are very special and cherished by our company. We take pleasure in matching the hatch when it comes to steelhead fly fishing.

The Irideus Rise Flip Page Waterproof fly fishing box on the Sacramento River California. This is a look inside the fly box that contains some wonderful flies for natural selection feeding steelhead. Post spawn steelhead will also fatten up on Caddis flies, Baetisand minnows  before returning to the sea.
One true sign of spring is the California Poppy that lets a fly angler know its time to tune into things. The Irideus Zen reel post tune up from a Sacramento river silver bullet steelhead.
Feather River Wild Spring Chrome Steelhead that eat  #12 Irideus Czech Nymph. If you can hook and land a fresh Feather River wild steelhead you have done well. These steelhead have a bag of tricks to toss your fly or break your line. As the years go by you add the tricks they play into your brain and when the strike comes you try to match the game they play. Most will be lost and many strikes will be missed. If your in the mood to get humbled or pay a guide to be humbled...........here is your fish. Now add a bunch of Kayak's and drift boat guides to the picture. Yes these fish are tuned into the traffic and that will make your challenge of hooking a fish that much greater. Our love for this drainage keeps us strong. Or we must like to be punished often. Stay positive and never be to good to for a challenge.



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Irideus fly fishing box options for freshwater and saltwater fly fishing fly patterns are go to fly organizational options


When it comes to fly fishing fly storage options Irideus has the fly fishing community covered. The Irideus fly fishing box line up has set the mold for the fly fishing industry. Some of our custom steelhead, trout, salmon, striper, saltwater and bass fly fly box designs have been the models for many of the things you see on the market today. People say copy is compliment. Well being a hands on small company trying to keep things real with the fly fishing industry monsters breathing down our necks looking for new ideas is not an easy job. It comes down to who you want to support in the end. After years of 360 day a year postings on public forums of our documented fly fishing travels and adventures on our own local blue ribbon fly water the truth is out for all to see. The Irideus fly fishing box line up is not to be compared to. The custom GreenWater fly boxes built in Chico California are a one of a kind. We keep things fresh with fly storage options no other company in the world offers. If you look at some of these GreenWater steelhead fly box designs you have to wonder why they are not on the shelf of your local fly shop. We make it easy for that to happen here with some special Irideus promotional offers that are here for the little fly shops. We say bring Irideus fly fishing boxes home to your local fly waters, salty flats and bass filled lakes. We love all fish and the Irideus fly box designs show a true appreciation for all fish and the food sources they dine on. Large fly boxes, small fly boxes, waterproof fly boxes, boat fly boxes are all available from Irideus.  ENJOY!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fly fishing for chrome steelhead and trying to avoid the spawning pairs offers challenge yet great rewards


We spend a great dealing of time testing our steelhead flies each month. The goal is to search for the trophy steelhead lurking in California's abundant water laden resources. Many days its the small fish that bring a smile to our face. This little chromer jumped over ten times taking drag like a much larger steelhead. This is why we love fresh chrome steelhead. They may be hard to find yet ever so worth it. Learn to love them all,  big or small.
A heavy thick Feather River California steelhead starting to show off some color. He is still in a much earlier state than the fish in the river at this time. When you land one of these trophy steelhead be very thankful. They will humble even the best fly anglers in the world. They are notorious for doing unconventional things to break you off, spit your fly or roll your line up around a snag. A great place to start your steelhead  journey is with Irideus. The 6/7 spey rod has had more time on the Feather River and Sacramento River California fly water than any other brand claiming it. The reels are backed by years of use on the fish we love. Our steelhead trout and salmon fly fishing fly collection for 2014 is not to be compared to. Our fly fishing lines and shooting heads are exclusive to our company. The fly lines and shooting heads have been tested and trued in the Chico California and surrounding blue ribbon fly waters. Its important to share what works and has for years. We may be one of the only companies still making fly boxes and products in the United States. The GreenWater fly boxes should be in every fly shop in America. They seem to have been surrounded by a sea of similar squares with foam in them. But they are not to be compared to. Made in Chico California able to withstand a truck driving over one! We do not try to be the big guy, the power company the company running under the guise of several companies as many are. We are a small company bringing ideas and products good enough to the fly fishing industry that they are copied and modeled after as most of our products are. We hope to expand our following of loyal customers that are looking for something a little more close to home when it comes to fly fishing equipment. We try very hard to provide great customer service to our friends worldwide. We thank all the fine people and fly shops that have supported us. 2014 brings you many choices for fly fishing gear. We hope you make the switch to Irideus this year. Catch and release steelhead, trout and salmon.
Irideus Timothy Horner Custom 2014 Local Talent Stonefly Steelhead and trout fly fishing flies 

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A big fat Feather River California Hen that enjoyed the Irideus Orange Caddis fly fishing flies. Treat your local steelhead with gentle hands. We are posting a link below to support the catch and release fly fishing community with some Irideus promo bonus deals. You have two months to think about filling your gear bag for 2014. Thank you for doing your part to be a steward of the fly fishing water you call home. If your a visitor you will find cleaning up a bag of trash goes a long way with locals. See you on the water in 2014!
Treat your steelhead trout and salmon well!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Irideus 2014 Steelhead fly fishing flies on the uncharted lower Feather River California exploration with Trophy Steelhead and Striped Bass

One of the beautiful trophy male buck steelhead landed by Timothy Horner on the lower Feather River Steelhead Spey Casting exploration. The new 2014 Irideus guide tested flies were also unveiled to the public on this trip. We want to send a special thank you out to the great people who support our adventures. We bring back steelhead tested and true fly fishing equipment to the you all.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Indicator fly fishing for California steelhead and trout with spey and switch fly rods

TOP TIPS FROM PROS ON INDICATOR STEELHEAD FLY FISHING

The bubble will get you a frown on many western waters yet at the end of the day the numbers will turn a frown into amazement. One of the most beautifully styled steelhead spey casting indictor fly fisherman in the world can be found pictured above. Breaking new ground with a style all his own. Timothy Horner and a handful of his local waters. Be sure to check out the Irideus steelhead flies for 2013-2014 they are sure to bring you luck! The Irideus 11.6 6/7 spey and switch fly rod is an industry best. The price is what we as steelheaders feel is a top end. But lay the 6/7 down next to the industry bests then cast the rod against them. Time on the water will make a champion every time. TRUST IN IT!

One way to start out steelhead and trout fishing is with a small float or indicator bubble. These can be casted easily on the Irideus spey and switch fly rods to great distance. Run an 8 ft leader from the float using one fly or two fly nymph rigs. The novice fisherman will have a greater chance of hooking fish using the indicator fly fishing method. The Irideus 6/7 11.6 foot switch fly rod has proved to be a true champion using this approach. Standard fly rod people will also hook more light biting fish like steelhead and trout doing this.

We also will use large dry flies running a smaller nymph 18 inches off the back of the dry fly. This will bring more explosive strikes and offers a more natural approach to the water.

You will be able to cast to fish from distance spooking less fish....this is reason enough to give switch and spey fly rods a shot! 

One more perfect wild Feather River wild steelhead tamed by the Irideus 11.6 spey rod using Irideus steelhead flies and an indicator set up nymph rig style with the Irideus micro swivel. Give this style a try!
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A look inside a custom Timothy Horner GreenWater fly box made in Chico California USA. Still one of a kind after many moons!  The Irideus recycled material fly fishing box foam was a gift to the fly fishing industry. Sometimes the ideas behind great things fly below the radar.If you are a die hard steelheader or have a steelhead fly fisher on your holiday gift list the GreenWater fly box is a must! Each box is built by hand by Timothy Horner. The materials are still recycled from industrial dumpsters by hand.  http://www.irideus.com custom