|LATEST FLY TYING VIDEO
The Silver Salmon Gurgler
tied by Norm Norlander
Featured Product - The New, Improved Norvise LED Lamp/Magnifier
For the past several years Norvise has offered an excellent Lamp/Magnifier
This pattern is used as a “waking pattern” for both fresh and salt water Silver Salmon.
At times it produces spectacular results, it does float well,
very easy to tie and much more durable than traditional “Deer
Hair Wogs”.Click here to view video!
which is now available as a LED (light emitting diode) system.
The really big deal is this new version will now
operate without converters on either 110v (N. America) or 220v
(Europe) systems. In addition it works on 12v to 24 volt
DC (Batteries) and because LE D’s use so little energy this lamp
will run for days on a normal 12v vehicle or RV battery or many
hours on simple flashlight batteries. This new product looks the
same and mounts the same on the Norvise Thread Post. Although
it is even a bit brighter, it produces no heat and has a cool white, no
shadow, natural outdoor light spectrum.
Cost will be the same $95.
Fly Tying Tip
tying those flies that require multiple coats of head cement, here's a
clever idea for removing the wet and tacky fly from your Norvise to dry
without actually touching the fly.
Simply use the eraser end of a pencil and shove the hook point into the eraser. Now release the jaws of the Norvise.
Place the pointed end of the pencil into a board with 1/8th inch holes drilled in it.
The pencil will stand straight up and
support your fly until it dries. This great idea came to us from our
friend and Canadian Norvise owner,
I've had my Norvise for about 4 months
now and love it. It is by far the best fly tying system out there. I
had a little problem (my fault) with the spring on the jaws and
you were quick to send me a couple of new ones. I look forward to
many years of tying with such high quality tools. Keep
PS. the automatic bobbins are the "Bomb" .....two thumbs up
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Norvise creator Norm Norlander shares fly tying tips, techniques,
knowledge, and exciting information about new products in a colorful
|Umpqua Valley Fly Fishing Club Fall Fly Festival
This is a really unique event being held for the past five years in Glide Oregon September 13 at the Glide Oregon Community Hall.
It is not a big commercial trade show however some of the most
dedicated fly tyers in the Northwest will be there. This festival
is open to the public and being situated on what may be this countries
premier Wild Steelhead River the North Umpqua it is well worth the trip.
Go to home page and sign up to get
Norm's new Fly Paper!
Check out and sign up for the new “Fly Paper” from Norvise.
This will be updated from time to time with suggestions for making
your fly tying better, more interesting and creative. Some are
unique to the Norvise System
and come from Norvise users, other fly tyers sending in e-mails,
blogs, personal contact, shows, videos etc. These are simply good
ideas that we can share and your input is certainly appreciated, best if
by an e-mail.
For example, a couple weeks ago I was putting together some tube flies for a trip to Canada (check out “Fishing Report”)
and discovered I really needed some #2 straight eye short shank
tube fly hooks. I did not have any, nor were there any to be had in
our village. However there are lots of excellent short shank #2 up
eye “Octopus” hooks used around here for bait fishing Salmon. Using
a butane stove lighter I heated the eye of the hook red hot, bent
it straight, then bent the “offset point” straight and they
worked just fine.
Norm's Fishing Report
Last week with a few members of our local fly club we ventured Back to NW Canada seeking a repeat of last years terrific Salt Water Silver Salmon adventure using floating flies “Gurglers” which is our “Video of the Month” Check out www.HaaNeeNaa.com
for some video of our previous trips. Well sometimes it simply
doesn’t quite go quite to plan. Although we did catch lots of these
silver beauties they were staying down 50-75 feet and not real
responsive to our surface fly fishing efforts.
Being in this truly beautiful, pristine spectacular place with all the
Eagles, Humpback Whales, Orcas, fishing for other stuff besides
Salmon became plan “B”. OK so the Halibut and Ling Cod are not
traditional fly fishing targets but the Rockfish (sea bass) were
very responsive and with a bit of doing would come up. Impressive 4-8
lb scrappers they became very tasty additions.
Norm's Fly Fishing Boat Update
OK guys, yes I have been doing other things, fishing, Norvise stuff, etc however I have now at last finished “The Boat”.
It is ready for its maiden trip as soon as I get the “old” one off
the trailer hopefully this next week. Yesterday, Pinstripe and Fly
Artist, John Mathews did his trademark touch to add a degree of class to this little beauty.
It happens most of our really good still water fishing waters around
here are “no motors” which if the reason for the rowboat. Pontoon boats
& float tubes are great mind you but with us old (mature) guys,
a combination of to much coffee, beer and cold water will create a
very urgent need to get to shore always just when the hatch is coming
off. A small discrete container stowed under the comfortable seat
of a real boat is the answer.
Show Schedule For 2015
JAN 9-11 DENVER, CO FLY FISHING SHOW
JAN 23-25 CALGARY, CANADA CALGARY FLY EXPO
FEB 4-8 PORTLAND, OR N.W. SPORTSMAN SHOW
FEB 14-15 LYNNWOOD, WA FLY FISHING SHOW
FEB 20-22 PLEASANTON, CA FLY FISHING SHOW
MAR 13-14 ALBANY, OR N.W. FLY EXPO
AUG 13-15 BEND, OR FFF CONCLAVE
These are at present commitments for Norvise, there may be some changes
in the next several months which will be announced on the Norvise
Home Page as well as Newsletters.