KP Captures the Essence of Bob Quigley

Hopper Effective for S. Oregon Steelhead

[caption id="attachment_8348" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Dead drifted Morrish Hopper lands steelie."][/caption] Hey Ken, I just wanted to tell you it has been quite the pleasure fishing your hopper fly. Over the past three years I've had some incredible success in September and October with this pattern on many rivers throughout the west. On ...

Texts from Southern Oregon

My buddy, Marlon Rampy, of Wildwest Fly Fishing spends a large amount of his summer guiding clients on the Williamson River in Southern Oregon.  I receive text messages from him that are fun yet torturous to see.   The two this week are as follows... "Stacker Lip...a condition that is showing up ...

Memorial Planned for Bob Quigley

     

Trying to Save Some Precious Hawaiian Coast

I'm in Hawaii now to try to stop some development for environmental reasons.  The land they propose to build sits on what the Hawaiian's call a Punawai / or freshwater spring that flows directly into to ocean.  These springs are incredibly important for coastal marine life.  Opai (shrimp) need the ...

Fishing is HOT in Montana

Will L. stuck himself in the finger with a size 6 Chubby, deep with the barb still on.  Not pictured are his son who was guiding him and left the barb on and the pheasant tail stuck in his thigh.  Why is he smiling?  He landed the fish prior to ...

Huskey Shows O’Keefe Secret Water

Hey Zach - I zipped on over to the Silver Creek Outfitters (Ketchum, Idaho) Film Festival and on the way I did some fishing with Bryan Huskey in Central Idaho. He knows some remote water with a brown drake hatch that rarely gets fished. We reached the creek, a valley ...

Increasing Angler Awesomeness

Zach, I just got this email from a client/buddy.  It made my day, I'm always super psyched to hear feedback about my flies.  I'm just helping make dude's days on the water awesomer! Andrew, Here is a story for you. I was fishing the spring creeks of SW Wisconsin this past week (which ...

BQ Checks in from Williamson

[caption id="attachment_5107" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="Mosquito face Quigley"][/caption] The weather and Black Drake spinner fall couldn't, have been better.  The Mosquito hatch has has also been epic, as you can see they got me in around the eyes, spot that I can’t get repellent on and still fish effectively.  A few ice ...

On the Water w/ Fumiko & MT Conditions

[caption id="attachment_5141" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Callibaetis Hatch"][/caption] Client Profile: Fumiko is 78 this year.  She’s been coming to Montana with her son to fish with me for the last 8 years.  I remember her being a bit timid, squeamish and unskilled as an angler on those first trips.  She was clearly there to ...