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Welcome to the Casters Fly Shop, NC Website and ONLINE FLY SHOP. The shop has moved to 2427 North Center St. in Hickory, North Carolina. Get your directions HERE. Whether you are a beginner fly fisherman, expert fly fisherman, or even professional fly fishing guide, our fly fishing shop has all the gear and equipment necessary for any fly fishing situation (trout fishing, smallmouth fishing, striper fishing, saltwater fishing, steelhead fishing, etc.). We supply crisp, yet powerful, Orvis fly fishing rods and lightweight, yet durable, Orvis fly fishing reels; which are available in both saltwater and freshwater models. Be sure to check out the Orvis Mirage, Access, and Hydros fly reels, and Orvis Helios 2 The Second Coming, Superfine Touch, Superfine Fiberglass and Access fly rods. We also offer a full range of technical fishing garments, from the Orvis Pro Guide Waterproof Stretch Wading Jacket and Drirelease Casting TEES to Buff Headware.


Sep/Oct 2011 Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine- Innovative Fly Tier, Dave Hise

Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year Finalist 2011, 2012 and 2013, Dave Hise

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You will find an impressive selection of fly fishing vests and packs, fly fishing waders and wading boots, and an extremely wide range of fishing tools and accessories. Sign up for a fly fishing or fly tying lesson/instruction with our professional Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Instructor. Better yet, book an excursion with our Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide and have an opportunity to catch the trout of a lifetime on one of our private access (catch and release) streams. As one of the only Platinum Orvis Dealers in the Southeast (and the USA), we also stock many fly fishing oriented accessories and all the fly-tying supplies you could ever need; including fly tying tools, fly tying vises, and a wide range of fly tying materials. Those fly fishermen who prefer to purchase their flies will find a well rounded selection of trout flies, smallmouth bass flies, steelhead flies, and saltwater flies (bonefish, redfish, tarpon, false albacore, trevally, etc.). In addition to the option of having Orvis Fly Tier of the Year, Dave Hise, customize your favorite fly patterns. Also, be sure to check out (and try) a few of the fly patterns that are widely used for trout and carp in the United Kingdom (Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland); buzzers, crunchers, snatchers, and Diawl Bachs. Your wants and needs can all be fulfilled at Casters Fly Shop, your one stop fly fishing outfitter.

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Casters Fly Shop

Casters Fly Shop was established in Hickory, North Carolina in 1999. We are located at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in western North Carolina- the gateway to some of the finest trout waters east and west of the Mississippi. Not to mention, the smallmouth bass, striper, and saltwater fishing in North Carolina can be spectacular during certain times of the year. It is our mission, as a Platinum Orvis Dealer, to furnish the fly angler with all the tools necessary to be successful on the water or in front of the fly tying bench. Be sure to stop by our fly fishing store to see our complete line of Orvis waders, Orvis and Hardy Heritage fly fishing rods, Orvis and Hardy Heritage fly fishing reels, fly fishing packs, fly fishing lines, and terminal tackle; as well as, our "off the hook" selection of fly tying supplies and materials. In fact, we offer one of the most extensive fly tying selections in the Southeast (NC, TN, VA, GA, SC). It includes a full selection of fly tying vises, fly tying tools and accessories, and fly tying materials from Orvis, HMH, Hareline Dubbin, Montana Fly Company, Wapsi, Dr. Slick, Eumer Tubes, Spirit River Inc., Wasatch Tools, Daiichi Hooks, and Raymond Rumpf. We are also proud to feature fly tying products from Internationally known fly tying products from Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom and Poland, you name it.

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Casters Online Fly Shop

Casters Fly Shop is one of the Southeast's (and the USA's) only Platinum Orvis dealers and is an active partner in the Orvis Affiliate Program. What does this mean to you as the customer? Unsurpassed knowledge of the Orvis fly fishing and fly tying product line. The staff at Casters Fly Shop, NC has utilized the Orvis product line for better than 40 years. Not to mention, they have fly fished in many waters throughout the world; New Zealand, Christmas Island, Montana, Idaho, Germany, Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, New Mexico, California, Oregon, you name it.

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River Reports

Stream and river fly fishing reports from western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia, and eastern Tennessee. Included are trout fishing reports from rivers and streams such as Watauga River, Helton Creek, New River, Little River, Big Cedar Creek, Nantahala River, Davidson River, Wolf Creek, Jacob's Fork Creek, South Holston River, Wilson Creek, Linville River, Raven's Fork, Mitchell River, etc., etc.. NC, VA, and TN trout fishing reports are updated frequently. Check back soon!

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ORVIS ENDORSED FLY FISHING REPORTS: Link to professional fly fishing reports which are updated weekly by Orvis Endorsed Operations throughout the world. They include information like flows and tides, conditions, recommended flies and equipment, and special fishing tips for the most important fly-fishing destinations in North America. Plan your next fishing trip knowing you'll arrive without any surprises or discover some new fishing destinations in your area. Check it out, it was created by Tom Rosenbauer.

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Landon Mayer, Dave Hise, and Todd Cowles doing some winter sight nymphing in the southeast US. The fishing was spectacular.

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Dave Speak

Some of his ideas regarding fly fishing and fly tying are reasonable; but..... others are off the wall. Check out the latest step by step fly tying videos, fly fishing videos, fly patterns (like Diawl Bachs, buzzers, and snatchers), fly fishing gear, fly tying materials (like Andres Touceda's or Steve Thornton's Virtual Nymph Products), blog entries; as well as, trout, steelhead, carp, and smallmouth fishing diaries. If you have something to say, email us at casters@castersflyshop.com. We enjoy hearing everyone's opinion.

What Dave Ponders While Sitting in North Carolina

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Dave Hise Blog

NEW! Not that Dave has the time to take on another task but..... it was time for a Casters Fly Shop/Dave Hise blog. Look for Dave's daily ramblings here.

 

 

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industry friends

A page completely dedicated to our friends in the industry. You'll find page links to all of our product vendors, guides around the world and all things encompassing fly fishing.

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These step by step fly tying videos, and fly fishing videos may take time to load but it is worth the wait. Additional fly tying videos are available in the Dave Speak section. Also, be sure to check out some of Hise's Hot Fly Patterns.

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A Dave Hise original. Hise's WaxyTM is a deadly waxworm imitation, especially for trout and steelhead. Notice the legs on the critters underside? Pretty cool. I have heard conflicting reports about what a waxworm actually is but have come to the believe that it is the larvae of a certain moth, Pyralidae. In the wild, these creatures live as nest parasites in bee colonies where they eat the cocoons, pollen, shed skins of bees; but, they also chew through beeswax. Fish love 'em. Waxy is most effective when dead drifted under an indicator or high stick nymphed through the runs and pools. Designed and hand tied by Dave Hise.

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Fly Tying Video for Hise's Hex / Burrowing Mayfly SpinnerTM: Orvis Featured Fly 2010 - This articulated dry fly / spinner pattern is most effective during the Hexagenia and Litobrancha spinner falls.

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Fly Tying Video for Hise's Coffin / Green Drake SpinnerTM: Orvis Featured Fly 2010 - This articulated dry fly / spinner pattern is most effective during Eastern green drake spinner falls.

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Step by Step for Tying Hise's Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM - Leech: Orvis Featured Fly 2010 - This articulated streamer pattern is most productive when swung under a sink tip during the fall, spring, & summer.

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Step by Step for Tying Hise's Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM - Sculpin: Orvis Featured Fly 2010 - This articulated streamer pattern is most productive when swung under a sink tip fly line during the fall and spring.

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Step by Step for Tying Hise's Sly and the Family StoneTM: Orvis Featured Fly 2007 -This articulated stonefly pattern is most productive when drifted under an indicator during the winter and spring months.

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Why is Hise's Hetero-geniusTM Nymph so productive? It is a great searching nymph but also shows characteristics of a multitude of mayfly and caddis species. The "hot spot" seems to be a trigger but we're not real sure why that is. Consider this pattern the represent all nymph of all represent all nymphs. Long line nymph it or fish it under an indicator for the best results. Blue, yellow, chartreuse, hot orange, or hot pink hot spots have been the most productive; particularly hot orange and yellow.

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Step by Step for Tying Hise's Hetero-genius NymphTM: Orvis Featured Fly - This nymph is most productive while utilizing the high stick or bobber techniques but it also produces fish when retrieved.

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Step by Step Fly Tying Instructions for Hise's MedusaTM: Orvis Featured Fly - Who said all worm patterns were simple to create. This pattern is extremely effective in a multitude of angling situations.

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Step by Step Fly Tying Instructions for Hise's Eggi Juan KenobiTM: Orvis Featured Fly - What? Two of the most productive patterns on one hook? It is so effective it will eventually be banned from all trout streams.

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Step by Step Fly Tying Instructions for Hise's Burrowing Mayfly NymphTM: Looking for a deadly burrowing mayfly (green drake, hexagenia, dark green drake, etc.) pattern?

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Step by Step Fly Tying Instructions for Hise's Ooey Gooey GrubTM: Orvis Featured Fly- Simply put, it's a grub. This pattern is meant to imitate the immature stage of a variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects; caddis larva, cranefly larva, etc..

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Fly Tying Video for Hise's Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM - Crayfish: This articulated crayfish pattern is most productive when twitched like a fleeing crayfish under a sink tip fly line.

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Step by Step for Tying Hise's Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM - Minnow: This articulated streamer pattern is most productive when swung under a sink tip fly line during the fall and spring.

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Orvis Featured Fly 2012 - Hise's CarpNastyTM was designed by Dave Hise some 15 years ago and has evolved since that point. It was designed as an impressionistic pattern to represent various small critters that many freshwater fish consume; carp and smallies particularly like it. It can also be used for various saltwater species, particularly redfish (use a stainless steel hook).

Great video of the Caster's crew slaying open waters.

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Winter Angling with Landon Mayer, Dave Hise, and Todd Cowles.

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Casters Fly Shop Promotional Video: This promo video was compiled on numerous streams in western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. A Bent Rod Media Production.

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Fish and their Fishermen- May '08: Various fish eye perspectives and the proof that "catch and release" really works. Practice it or our finned friends will become endangered species.

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Trout Fishing, Anyone?- April '08: Epic Dom! They're not wild fish; but, we still had mega fun and we didn't have to battle with Rododendrun.

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Nymph Fishing for More Trout- March '08: Watching this fly fishing video will still be hazardous to one's mental health; unless you get out on the water in a hurry this spring.

Orvis Product and Instructional Videos

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Orvis Animated Knot Series: This Animated Fly Fishing Knot Series will help to teach you how to tie important fly fishing knots that can be used in almost all conditions.

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How to Read Trout Streams Part 1 - Tom Rosenbauer: In this episode Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer discusses how to read trout streams for better fly fishing.

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How to Read Trout Streams Part 2 - Tom Rosenbauer: The sequel to reading trout streams for better fly fishing with Orvis' own Tom Rosenbauer, the Fly Rod and Reel 2011 Angler of the Year.

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Orvis- The Tug: One of the most comprehensive video page which features videos on Entertainment, Products and How To. A must see.

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Orvis Riverguard Ultralight Wading Boots: Tim Daughton of the Orvis Company explains the features and benefits of the Orvis Riverguard Ultralight Wading Boots with EcoTrax rubber studded soles by Vibram.

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Orvis Layering System: Tom Rosenbauer shows proper layering systems so you stay dry and comfortable. Remember, COTTON KILLS!

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Tips for Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species: Tim Daughton of the Orvis Company talks about how to help stop the spread of invasive species. Inspect, Clean, and Dry!

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Dave Hise Flies

Dave Tying Station 01 There is a sense of exhilaration when you select a pattern out of your fly box, you fish it, and the fish attack it. There is a further sense of accomplishment and excitement when you create your own flies and the fish devour those. The art of tying flies is an extremely challenging and rewarding activity. It's a pursuit I have consistently labored over for more than 20 years; studying the hatches, scouring entomology books, and testing flies onstream, are all specific stages in this creation process. For the flies featured in this section, you will find that the leg work has been done regarding their efficiency and effectiveness. I have tested these flies endlessly and still use them today, with great success. I have designed flies for the Orvis Company for almost a dozen years now and the patterns listed in this section have been selected for the Orvis product catalog/website. Just remember, my repertoire is almost endless so......... just ask if you have something specific you need; custom work is always an option. Please allow at least 2 weeks (possibly more) for custom work by Dave Hise.

At this point, you have two choices, well actually three. You may purchase the flies directly from Casters Fly Shop, attend one of our many fly tying lessons to learn how to tie them, or purchase them from Orvis. Should you opt to buy directly from us, you may purchase them here or directly through the CASTERS ONLINE FLY SHOP via paypal, credit card or check/money order, or give us a call and we can process the order over the phone. Also, when you find the time, please go to the fly section of the Orvis Online Website and leave a rating and review (good, bad, indifferent) for each pattern that you have utilized; therefore, allowing other anglers to benefit from your experiences.

Note from Tom Rosenbauer:

Dave,

You are truly the most innovative fly tier out there today, and what's even better, you know how to design flies that appeal to fisherman as well as fish. I saw your latest submissions- just brilliant! I mostly love the San Juan/egg combination and that egg-eating sculpin.

Tom Rosenbauer

Marketing Director, Orvis Rod & Tackle

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Casters Customs Outfit your fly box with a custom set of flies for western North Carolina, Montana, New Zealand, Virginia, Christmas Island. You name the place, we'll try to accommodate your needs. All custom flies are hand tied on a Lawrence Waldron vise (LAW vise), which grips primarily Daiichi/Orvis hooks; unless stated otherwise. I am on the Daiichi Pro Staff and believe Daiichi hooks and Orvis are the best available. What does this mean to you? Not much, except that you are getting the best of the best being held by the best. Contact Casters for more information.

2005 Orvis Fly Tier of the Year


Sep/Oct 2011 Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine- Innovative Fly Tier, Dave Hise

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Hise's Sumpin Ugly Series - SculpinHise's Sumpin Ugly Series - Sculpin

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! The Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM of articulated flies was designed for those anglers who love to 'swing' for their quarry. This articulated sculpin pattern is made entirely of spun marabou, and when combined with the articulation has an irresistible movement and flutter in the water. Swing it, strip it, and/or dead drift it under a Depth Charge sink-tip for the best results. Steelhead, trout, salmon, and smallmouth bass love it. Available in size 4 and 8.

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Hise's Sumpin' Ugly Series - LeechHise's Sumpin Ugly Series - Leech

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! The Sumpin' Ugly SeriesTM of articulated flies was designed for those anglers who love to 'swing' for their quarry. This articulated leech pattern is made entirely of spun marabou, and when combined with the articulation has an irresistible movement and flutter in the water. Swing it, strip it, and/or dead drift it under a Depth Charge sink-tip for the best results. Steelhead, trout, salmon, and smallmouth bass love it. Available in size 4 and 8.

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Hise's Articulated Hexagenia DryHise's Articulated Hexagenia Dry

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! Among the largest of American mayflies, Hexagenia limbata inhabits silty areas of lakes and a few rivers. Hatches usually start between May and early July, depending on the local climate and conditions. The Pere Marquette and Manistee rivers in Michigan are famous for this hatch. Hise's Articulated Hexagenia Dry can also be used to represent various other large burrowing mayfly duns and spinners (i.e. Litobrancha recurvata). Available in size 6 and 10.

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Hise's Articulated Coffin/Green Drake DryHise's Articulated Coffin / Green Drake Dry

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! The "Coffin Fly" is the term used to describe the spinner of the Eastern Green Drake (Ephemera guttulata). It was originally coined by Ted Townsend (and Walt Dette), as he tied the first prototype after attending a funeral. Green Drakes are large critters with a peculiar white abdomen and very dark thorax. Tie on a Hise's Articulated Coffin Fly Spinner during the Eastern Green Drake spinner fall and listen for the slurp. Big trout eat 'em up. Available in size 6 and 10.

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Hetero-genius NymphHise's Hetero-genius Nymph - Copper

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! I have fished the Hetero-geniusTM nymph, religiously, since 1992 and it has produced trout in streams throughout the world; New Zealand, Montana, Colorado, Germany, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, you name it. It is a great searching nymph but also represents a multitude of mayfly, stonefly, and caddis species. Consider this pattern the represent all nymph of all represent all nymphs. Long line nymph it or fish it under an indicator for the best results. Available in size 14, 16, and 18.

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Hetero-genius orangeHise's Hetero-genius Nymph - Orange

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! I have fished this nymph pattern, religiously, since 1992 and it has produced trout in streams throughout the world; New Zealand, Montana, Colorado, Germany, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, you name it. Hetero-genius nymph is a great searching nymph but also represents a multitude of mayfly, stonefly, and caddis species. Long line nymph it or fish it under an indicator for the best results. Available in size 14, 16, and 18.

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Hetero genius NymphHise's Hetero-genius Nymph - Yellow

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! I have fished the Hetero-genius nymph, religiously, since 1992 and it has produced trout in streams throughout the world; New Zealand, Montana, Colorado, Germany, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, you name it. It is a great searching nymph but also represents a multitude of mayfly, stonefly, and caddis species. Consider this pattern the represent all nymph of all represent all nymphs. Long line nymph it or fish it under an indicator for the best results. Available in size 14, 16, and 18.

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Hetero genius chartreuseHise's Hetero-genius Nymph - Chartreuse

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! I have fished this nymph pattern, religiously, since 1992 and it has produced trout in streams throughout the world; New Zealand, Montana, Colorado, Germany, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, you name it. Hetero-genius nymph is a great searching nymph but also represents a multitude of mayfly, stonefly, and caddis species. Long line nymph it or fish it under an indicator for the best results. Available in size 14, 16, and 18.

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gooey caddis larvaHise's Gooey Caddis Larva

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! This caddis larval/grub pattern is extremely effective for both trout and steelhead. Fish it under a bobber or high stick it for the best results. It is most effective in fast riffle sections, and at the head of the pools below these fast riffle sections. These fast water sections are the primary habitat of many caddis families, particularly those named Hydrosychidae. This family makes up over 60% of fishable caddis in many trout streams across North America. Available in size 14, and 16.

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sili skin caddisHise's Sili Skin Caddis

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! This caddis larval pattern is extremely effective for both trout and steelhead. Fish it under a bobber or long line nymph it for the best results. It is most effective in fast riffle sections, and at the head of the pools below these fast riffle sections. These fast water sections are the primary habitat of most families of caddis, particularly those named Hydrosychidae. This family makes up over 60% of fishable caddis in many trout streams across North America. Available in size 12, 14, and 16.

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Eggi Juan Kenobi - TanHise's Eggi Juan Kenobi - Tan

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! Two of the most productive patterns ever, combined on one hook- an egg and a San Juan worm. The dry fly purists are picketing across the globe. Eggi Juan KenobiTM is effective for trout, carp, and steelhead, throughout the year. Dead drift it under an indicator, or try a slow retrieve through the deep, slow pools. It is DEADLY on the stocked and wild trout streams from North Carolina to Michigan, Colorado to California! May the Force be with you. Available in size 14.

Orvis Eggi Reviews

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eggi juan kenobi - redHise's Eggi Juan Kenobi - Red

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! Two of the most productive patterns ever, combined on one hook- an egg and a San Juan worm. The dry fly purists are picketing across the globe. This pattern is effective for trout, carp, and steelhead, throughout the year. Dead drift it under an indicator, or try a slow retrieve through the deep, slow pools. It is DEADLY on the stocked and wild trout streams from North Carolina to Michigan, Colorado to California! May the Force be with you. Available in size 14.

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eggi juan kenobi - hot pinkHise's Eggi Juan Kenobi - Hot Pink

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! Two of the most productive patterns ever, combined on one hook- an egg and a San Juan worm. The dry fly purists are picketing across the globe. This pattern is effective for trout, carp, and steelhead, throughout the year. Dead drift it under an indicator, or try a slow retrieve through the deep, slow pools. It is DEADLY on the stocked and wild trout streams from North Carolina to Michigan, Colorado to California! May the Force be with you. Available in size 14.

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eggi juan kenobi - brownHise's Eggi Juan Kenobi - Brown

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! Two of the most productive patterns ever, combined on one hook- an egg and a San Juan worm. The dry fly purists are picketing across the globe. Eggi Juan Kenobi is effective for trout, carp, and steelhead, throughout the year. Dead drift it under an indicator, or try a slow retrieve through the deep, slow pools. It is DEADLY on the stocked and wild trout streams from North Carolina to Michigan, Colorado to California! May the Force be with you. Available in size 14.

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Medusa - PinkHise's Medusa - Hot Pink

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! A San Juan worm gone CREEEEPY. This worm cluster pattern fishes especially well during high water periods; however, it is also effective when fished in low, clear water in the deeper runs and pools in streams from North Carolina to Virginia, Colorado to California. It is productive for trout, steelhead, carp, smallmouth, and even panfish. It can be DEADLY under the right conditions but..... so are many other patterns. Available in size 12 and 14.

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Trout and Steelhead NymphHise's Medusa - Red

HOT ORVIS PATTERN! A San Juan worm gone CREEEEPY. The Medusa worm cluster pattern fishes especially well during high water periods; however, it is also effective when fished in low, clear waterin the deeper runs and pools in streams from North Carolina to Virginia, Colorado to California. It is productive for trout, steelhead, carp, smallmouth, and even panfish. It can be DEADLY under the right conditions but..... so are many other patterns. Available in size 12 and 14.

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big fly big fishHise's Big Fly Big Fish

A sculpin pattern that is effective for trout, steelhead, and smallmouth bass. It is most productive when fished under a sink-tip fly line, swung, and/or stripped along the river bottom. Remember, streamers are most productive on rain swollen rivers where large predatory fish are on the prowl for a big meal. Sculpins are just the morsel. Big Fly Big Fish is deadly on the Tailwater rivers of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Montana during periods of generation. Available in size 2 and 4.

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Hairy FryHise's Hairy Fry

This fry pattern works in any situation where fry are abundant along the streams edge. It is particularly effective in the Great Lakes during the spring when the salmon fry are in the soft water along the banks. Swing it under a floating line along the drop-offs and runs or dead drift it under an indicator; both techniques receive viscious strikes. This is an excellent pattern to use if you want to catch a steelhead in the Great Lakes in March, April and May. Available in size 6, 8 and 10.

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Hise's HexHise's Hex

This pattern is a great imitation of most large burrowing mayfly nymphs; particularly those of the Ephemeridae family- Hexagenia and Green Drake, to name a few. It is extremely effective when fished under an indicator for trout, steelhead, salmon, and smallmouth. Or..... strip it just below the surface for a voracious surface strike. It works especially well on the downswing of peak high water periods, where the nymphs are pulled from their silty burrows into the main current. Available in size 6 and 8.

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Nymph-o-Minnow-acHise's Nymph-o-Minnow-ac

"Is it a nymph or is it a minnow"? In actuality, it doesn't really matter because the fish SMASH IT. Nymph-o-minnow-ac is most effective when fished on the swing, or dead drifted under an indicator. Roll it through the dark slots amidst gravel runs or through the heads and tailouts of pools. It is a great searching pattern for various species when few patterns are working. This articulated minnow/nymph has a "natural" flutter which is rarely achieved with non-articulated flies. Available in size 6, 8, and 10.

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Ooey Gooey GrubHise's Ooey Gooey Grub

This squishy, gooshy fly pattern is an excellent imitation of any light toned larvae or grub of caddis, bees, wasps, flies, beetles, etc. It works particularly well for steelhead from fall through spring; but, is deadly for trout in any situation. Find a wasp or hornets nest hanging over the river and drift this pattern through the run (under an indicator). Try it on the delayed harvest and wild trout streams of North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. DEADLY! Available in size 6, 8, 10, and 12.

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Sly and the Family StoneHise's Sly and the Family Stone

This pattern is a spittin' image of the slim bodied stones found in many trout streams from late winter through spring; Taeniopteryx and Allocapnia. Sly and the Family Stone is a trout and steelhead slayer. It is most productive when fished under a right-angle or greased-line rig, especially during a behavioral drift of the aforementioned stonefly families. This articulated stonefly nymph has superb natural movement and flutter. It also makes a great prospector nymph. Available in size 12, 14, and 16.

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hot new flies

 

Epeorus NymphEpeorus Nymph

Epeorus nymphs are dark-hued clingers that are easily distinguished by their two tails, a physical characteristic shared by no other mayfly nymph. Many people confuse Epeorus nymphs with another mayfly clinger, the Pale Evening Dun. Epeorus nymphs, like all mayfly clingers, are well-adapted to their fast-water environment. Their body, head, and legs are all flattened to hug the rock and minimize the force of the current pushing on them. Tied by Dave Hise with inspiration from Ulf Hagstrom, Oliver Edwards, and Steve Thornton. Available in size 14.

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Hise's Sumpin Ugly - MinnowHise's Sumpin' Ugly - Minnow

The Sumpin' Ugly Series of articulated flies was designed for those anglers who love to 'swing' for their quarry. This minnow/baitfish pattern is made mostly of spun marabou, and when combined with the articulation has an irresistible movement and flutter. Swing it, strip it, or dead drift it under a Depth Charge sink-tip for the best results. Steelhead, trout, salmon, and bass love it. Designed and tied by Dave Hise. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Available in size 4.

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SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The name should explain it all. The Mary Poppins of fly patterns is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Base materials for this articulated streamer are mostly rabbit, mallard, and Arctic fox but some beads and Swishers Wiggly Hackle are also thrown in the mix. Strip it, swing it, dead drift it. This pattern can be fished with a floating line but fish it under a sink tip fly line for the best results. Great for smallmouth, steelhead, trout, golden dorado, you name it. Designed and tied by Dave Hise. Available in size 4; which is about 31/2" in length.

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The Dick SmithThe Dick Smith - Copper & Yellow

This pattern is a smallmouth bass killer; especially large smallies. You'll be amazed by its effectiveness. It fishes well all season (May through September) under a floating fly or sink tip fly line. Fish it "slow" along the weed beds and along the deep banks. The Dick Smith also catches trout and steelhead. This is a variation of a pattern originated by an old angling friend, Dick Smith, who I consider Mr. Smallmouth. Many color combination's are possible but gold and yellow, or copper and yellow can be deadly. Available in size 2 and 4.

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The Dick SmithThe Dick Smith - Gold & Yellow

This pattern is a smallmouth bass killer; especially large smallies. You'll be amazed by its effectiveness. It fishes well all season (May through September) under a floating fly or sink tip fly line. Fish it "slow" along the weed beds and along the deep banks. The Dick Smith also catches trout and steelhead. This is a variation of a pattern originated by an old angling friend, Dick Smith, who I consider Mr. Smallmouth. Many color combination's are possible but gold and yellow, or copper and yellow can be deadly. Available in size 2 and 4.

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The Dick SmithThe Dick Smith - Chartreuse & Gold

This pattern is a smallmouth bass killer; especially large smallies. You'll be amazed by its effectiveness. It fishes well all season (May through September) under a floating fly or sink tip fly line. Fish it "slow" along the weed beds and along the deep banks. The Dick Smith also catches trout and steelhead. This is a variation of a pattern originated by an old angling friend, Dick Smith, who I consider Mr. Smallmouth. Many color combination's are possible but gold and yellow, or copper and yellow can be deadly. Available in size 2 and 4.

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Wiggler VariantWiggler Variant

The PM Blonde is probably one of the better known burrowing mayfly patterns of the day (in the Great Lakes Region). The Wiggler Variant is a variation of the PM Blonde but is meant to represent both Ephemerella nymphs and small forage fish; the built up bullet head is a dead give-away. This pattern is one of my favorite trout/steelhead flies, next to Eggi Juan and Hetero-genius Nymph. It is also productive for salmon, carp, smallmouth bass, and panfish. Swing it, dead drift it, or strip it for the best results. Available in size 6 and 8.

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Hise's Ridonculous CrayHise's Ridonculous Cray

I refer to the ridiculously absurd as...... RIDONCULOUS. Hise's Ridonculous Cray was designed for smallmouth bass but also has the tendency to catch steelhead and carp. This pattern is an extremely time consuming pattern to create but is well worth the effort. It is most effective in the tailouts and throughout "fish depth" gravel runs; especially during low light hours. Strip, strip, strip, and let it settle; strip, strip, strip,and let it settle- BAM, POW, BANG= Smallmouth. Available in size 2 and 4. Call for pricing and availability.

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Hise's Marabou MinnowHise's Marabou Minnow

Looking for a deadly minnow pattern? Hise's Marabou Minnow is an articulated streamer which was designed for a multitude of species; brown trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, king salmon, smallmouth bass, you name it. It is most effective when swung or stripped under a sink tip fly line; but, also works quite well when fished near the surface under a floating line. The combination of marabou and articulation gives Marabou Minnow an irresistible movement that the fish can't resist. Available in size 2, and 4. Call for price and availability.

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Hise's Burrowing Mayfly NymphHise's Burrowing Mayfly Nymph

Looking for a deadly burrowing mayfly (green drake, hexagenia, dark green drake, etc.) pattern? Hise's Burrowing Mayfly Nymph is a nymph pattern which was designed to imitate a multitude of burrowing mayflies found throughout the country; trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, you name it. It is most effective when high stick or indicator nymphed under a floating line but also works quite well when "crawled" along the river bottom near silty areas. Available in size 6,and 8.

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Hise's WaxyHise's Waxy the Waxworm

Another Dave Hise original. I have heard conflicting reports about what a waxworm actually is but have come to the believe that it is the larvae of a certain moth, Pyralidae. In the wild, these creatures live as nest parasites in bee colonies where they eat the cocoons, pollen, shed skins of bees; but, they also chew through beeswax. Fish love 'em. Waxy is most effective when dead drifted under an indicator or high stick nymphed through the runs and pools. Available in size 6, and 8.

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Casters Events

Casters Fly Tying and Beer Tasting Event

The next Fly Tying/Beer Tasting Club meeting will be held at Casters Fly Shop in March of 2014 (TBA). The featured beer style is TBA and the flies to be constructed will be announced on the day of the event. For those who would like to join us who havent yet, it is a great gathering. Dues are $75 for 6 meetings and that price includes the beer for the tastings and most of the materials for the fly tying. Contact us at the shop for further details.

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Casters Services

Guided fly fishing trips, locally (NC, VA, TN) and around the world. Yes, that's right...... around the world- Christmas Island, New Zealand, Bahamas, Mexico, you name it. Let's go! Casters Fly Shop has access to nearly 12 miles of private water, where we fly fish for "trophy" rainbow trout in the mountain streams of southwestern Virginia and North Carolina. Experience fly fishing at its best with an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide in rivers and streams thoughout the Southeast; North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee. Do you want to learn how to tie specific fly patterns that will correspond with specific hatches? Learn from an Orvis Fly Tyer of the Year. Book your fly fishing or fly tying lesson with our Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide / Instructor today. Dave Hise was named one of 4 nominees for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year. 2011 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year Awards- Envelope Please!......

Click here to view the Orvis reviews for Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, Dave Hise

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Casters Fly Shop Promotional Video: This promo video was compiled on numerous streams in western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. A Bent Rod Media Production.

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This video shows the heat of the battle with a Virginia GIANT. Her estimated weight was 17lbs. which is one of the largest fish ever landed in the area.

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International Fly Fishing Travel

Domestic Fly Fishing Travel

Fly Fishing Guide Service- North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee

Fly Tying Lessons and Instruction

Fly Fishing and Fly Casting Lessons and Instruction

Casters Proof

We've all met that guy. The story about the fish that was the size of a Yugo, but a camera was nowhere to be found. Well, here at Casters Fly Shop we have the pictures to prove it. We'll never be those guys. Join us on one of our guided fly fishing trips in western North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, and you'll never be that guy again.

Casters Proof....Proceed with Caution.

 

Orvis Podcasts

Orvis Podcasts w/ Tom Rosenbauer: Tips, tricks, and techniques to help you get the most from your time on the water (or in the field) with Tom Rosenbauer. The featured Orvis Podcast is Fly Fishing Tailwaters and Junk- The temperatures in a tailwater and available food make for bigger trout and really good fly fishing. Tom has some great pointers in this podcast and then answers some questions regarding fishing egg and worm patterns... or what some call "junk" flies. Tom does not agree with that name, and tells us why.

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