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Hi Guys and Maybe a Gal or Two

The shad are in big time down here and I love to fling flies their way. Amybody have any favorite flies or thoughts on designing flies for shad?

I'd like to trade recipes.

Since most of the posters are from Washington--Seattle area==how far north do the shad go? Is the Columbia their northern limit?

Petri heil,

Eric
 

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RE:Shad Flies--Access

Andre:

I live in Oregon City, so Clackamette Park is a convenient access point for me. There's a short stretch just in front of the Rivershore Motel that is far enough away from other anglers that I can usually work in there with a fly. I use a high-density shooting head to get down. There's no real room for a backcast there, but the shad are within 30 feet of the bank, so you don't need to cast much farther than that.

I used to find shad in the Clackamas in the big, slow pools in the lower river. Some of my favorite places have filled in, and I need to find some new areas on this river. I'm sure the shad are there, but haven't been able to score yet.

Bradford Island, at Bonneville, used to be a notorious shad fly-fishing venue. Again, don't know anything about it, recently.

Obviously, I need to go fishing more.
Eric
 
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