Brad Cunningham Donates Custom tied flies for Celebration Wild Steelhead

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Brad Cunningham , Yakima Washington

All of my patterns are proven on Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Some of the closer to home rivers includes Deschutes, Klickitat, Grande Rhonde, Cowlitz just to name a few. Brad patterns are more in the way of summer and fall patterns for steelhead. Brad been tying and fly fishing on and off for 30 years. Brad takes a different mindset when tying and thinking outside the box. You can walk into any flyshop and buy a cookie cutter pattern but like anything He thinks if your not evolving with your patterns and materials you could be missing the next big thing (fly).  Brad also ties spey style and stinger style flies but he loves tying the classic style and have noticed in the past two years that fishermen are leaning back toward classic styles and some big names in the industry have mention how they are seeing it as well.

The fly box above are custom tied flies Brad put together himself for the Celebration Wild steelhead. Even though it is steelhead focus but he thought would be more fitting to folks to give custom tied trout flies for the special person who is getting into the sport! Whoever gets this box of flies is priceless! And will be very lucky to have a set of custom tied flies which you cant buy at a shop!

I hope these flies get into the right hands and right mindset to embark on an awesome fishing experience!

Happy Fishing!

Tight lines,

Chad

 

Terry Edelmann – Fly tying from Idaho into the PDX @ Soul River

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A man who is emotionally and spiritually tied to the waters he was baptized in, Edelmann states, “fly fishing has always been the touchstone that helped me find reason.” He focuses his energy on helping others find positive paths in life, as well as sharing knowledge and instilling passion about resources we sometimes take for granted, such as steelhead. Edelmann travels to incredible locations (from Mexico to regions of the U.S. such as Texas and the Pacific Northwest) being mindful of the rivers and the precious steelhead.

Edelmann will be sharing his talent and skill in tying flies during the Celebration of Wild Steelhead this Sunday, September 7th.  He will be doing a sneak peak Saturday, September 6th at the Soul River retail space from 11am to 3pm. You won’t want to miss this, so make the time to come and visit! Not only is Terry entertaining to watch tie, he is full of conversation and stories and I am very much looking forward to being in his presence. It has been years!

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Terry Edelmann and his wife Angela

 

Some of Terry’s Flies

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Check out Terry sites Www.fishheadsfliesnlore.com & www.speyheads.com

Tight lines,
Chad B.

SR/NCO “New Current Outdoors” – C.F. “Kerry” Burkheimer

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With more than 25 years in the rod-building industry, C.F. “Kerry” Burkheimer, has opened his doors to SR/NCO to share a glimpse
of the spey and fly rod building business. This will be a phenomenal opportunity to hear and see first-hand from an angler,
rod builder, and entrepreneur who has set a vision and pursued a life journey in producing some of the most respected
fly rods in angling history.

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June 14, 2014
Innercity Youth / Young Adults/ Veterans
[limited space available – RSVP to stefanie@soulriverrunsdeep.com by June 9th]

Activities
C.F. Burkheimer Shop Tour
• Behind the scenes rod making 101
• The science of rod building “The art and pursuit of quality-grade fly and spey rods”
• Conservation and the responsibility of a fly fisherman for young minds
• Being an entrepreneur an small business owner

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SR/NCO “New Current Outdoors” Anglers Quest Olympic National Forest

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Learn and experience fly fishing on the Hoh River.  This event is open for inner city youth and veterans.

Event Date
May 30th – June 1st, 2014

Event Location
Olympic Peninsula National Rain Forest, Washington
Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center Camp Ground

Participants
14 (inner city youth and veterans)
[limited space available – RSVP to stefanie@soulriverrunsdeep.com by May 15th]

Activities
Fly Fishing 101
Entomology
Conservation
Outdoor Leadership
Base Camping
Community Building
Fly Tying
Conservation

Volunteers
Jason Small – South Puget Sound River Steward, Native Fish Society
J. Michelle Swope – Fly Fishing Instructor
Jeff Nelson – Fly Fishing Instructor
Chad Brown – Fly Fishing Instructor, Soul River Runs Deep/Team NCO
John Hicks – Fly Fishing Instructor and Guide, Sea Run Pursuits
Jeffery Gottfried – Tenkara Instructor, Environmental Recreational Activities
Mark Roberts – Fly Fishing Instructer

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Our Partners in Current: U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service , Native Fish Society, Urban Wild life Refugee, Echo Rods, Hoh Humm Flyshop, Tualatin River Wild Life Refuge, Sea Run Pursuits  , ERA Educational Recreational Adventures  EvolTwin Printing    LOOP USA  SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS   CITY OF VANCOUVER   COSTA