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Abel SDF

Abel Fly Reels

20/20 Magnetic Tippet Threader

Accessories

Steve Farrar SF Blend

Adachi Clouser

Secure eyes on the bottom of the jig hook (one eye length from the bend of the jig hook) using alternating wraps (3 in one direction and then 3 in the other direction) and repeat until the eyes are solid on the hook.  Then cut a significant amount of Flashabou and tie it in for the tail and double it back to secure.  Leave the flash long and with a straight cut at the back to ensure the most movement possible in the fly. Its a good idea to whip finish and epoxy the eyes and the shank of the hook at this point for durability.  Wait for epoxy to dry and move on to step 2

Cut your first color of SF Blend fibre.  For most flies this will be your lightest fiber since it will be the belly. Taper the fiber before tying in by adjusting the fibers in your fingers until you have uneven tail.  Tie the fiber in the center in front of your eyes and then pull both sections back over the eyes and secure with a 4-6 wraps of thread

For the Gills we’ll be using EP Anadromous Brush in Red.  Cut a small V from the brush and roll the fibers in your fingers so the fibers are together in two sections.  You now have a right and a left side.  Secure this V down on the bottom of the hook with loose wraps first so you have the red fibers split on either side of the fly but oriented in a downward.  Its a good idea to whip finish and epoxy the eyes and the shank of the hook at this point for durability.  Wait for epoxy to dry and move on to step 4

Select a section of your next color of SF Blend Fibers.  This should be about half the amount of the belly section of a fly.  Taper the ends and tie the near side even with the body on the top of the hook.

Take the second color fibers going forward of the eye and fold them back on the far side of the hook.  They should be even with the near side fiber you just tied in. To get this use your scissors to taper the fiber.

Select your last color of SF Fiber and tie it in on top of the section you just tied in for the second color.  If you tie it in the middle of the fiber you should be able to double it back over and then secure everything with 2 coats of thread wraps. Epoxy and wait to dry and the fly is finished.

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Apparel

Fly fishing will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the world. You will encounter everything from extreme heat to arctic conditions. Even in the same day you can get sunny warm to to freezing cold temps. It's important that the you have the right gear to stay comfortable and fish longer. Below is a selection of fly fishing apparel that we have tested and believe in.
Bauer RVR Fly Reel

Bauer Fly Reels

Lost Coast Outfitters Gift Certificate

Best Selling Products

Beulah 13'2" 7 wt Spey Rod

Beulah Fly Rods

Caddis Flies

Caddis Flies

Caddisflies are relatively large aquatic insects that provide hungry trout with an excellent source of nutritional protein. There are literally thousands of species of caddis across the globe so it's often helpful to generalize caddis by their color and size; an angler would have to have a thousand fly boxes to match every local species of caddis. Here are the Caddis fly patterns that fill our fly boxes.

California Flies

Premium flies designed by California tiers for California rivers.
Campfire Collection

Campfire Collection

Domino Set  - 1

Camping

Simms Essential Gear Bag-Coal

Carry On Luggage

Burkheimer Vintage Build Spey Rod 8134-4

CF Burkheimer Fly Rods

Fishpond River Rat Beverage Holder

Drinkware

Drinking is fun :)
Surf Fly Fishing Outfit

Echo Fly Rods

Einarsson 9 Plus Fly Reel

Einarsson Fly Reel

Essentials

Oddly enough, giving San Francisco quick and easy access to the essentials is why we opened Lost Coast Outfitters. These are the items that you run out of and forget to get until you are leaving for your trip. All of these Items are guaranteed in stock and available for same day delivery.
Fly Fishing 101 Class March 16th

Events

Farlex 3 3/4 S handle 2-way

Farlex fly Reel

Filson Medium Duffle Bag Navy  - 1

Filson

Filson Tin Packer Hat Green

Filson Apparel

Filson Medium Duffle Bag Navy  - 1

Filson Luggage

Fishpond Switchback Wading Belt System

Fishpond Luggage

Fishpond - Chaco Native Flip Flop

Fishpond Wading

A.K's Western March Brown

Flies

Floatants

Floatants

Loon Aquel Floatant

Floatants and Shakes

Fly Boxes

Fly Boxes

Where Trout Sing and Other San Francisco Stories Art Dollosso

Fly Fishing Books and DVDs

Below is a collection of our favorite fly fishing books and DVDs. We have watched or read all of the fly fishing books and DVDs below.

Loon UV Kit

Fly Fishing Glue

Fly Fishing Hats

Fly Fishing Hats

Fly Fishing Indicators

Fly Fishing Indicators

Fly Fishing Jackets

Fly Fishing Jackets

It's no secret to hardcore fly anglers, some of the best fishing trips involve anything and everything but great weather, and heading to the water without the right fly fishing-specific outerwear and jacket can mean the difference between a great morning and a bad one. Planning an appropriate apparel strategy for a fly fishing adventure is important to maintaining comfort when on the water, but it can also ensure personal safety in harsh environments. Modern advancements in the outdoor clothing industry have been nothing short of incredible, and these highly technical improvements in garments' breathability, heat and moisture management, as well as water- and wind-proofing, have not been lost on the fly fishing gear world. At Lost Coast Outfitters, we carry a premier selection of top-performing and field-tested outerwear and jackets for fly fishing from today's best manufacturers like Simms, Patagonia, and Filson. Prepare yourself for wind, rain, sleet, and snow; the fish you chase call their water home, and so should you. 

Simms Waderwick Core Crewneck

Fly Fishing Layering

Fly Fishing Leaders

Fly Fishing Leaders

A Leader is what you connect to the end of your fly line. Generally, this is achieved with a loop to loop connection. When choosing a leader you will want to consider a number of factors. first, whether you want a leader made nylon of fluorocarbon. They both have advantages and disadvantages. Let's start with nylon, nylon leader will float and are well suited for beginners because they are less expensive and they maintain 80% of their break strength when an unintentional knot (usually and overhand knot sometimes called a wind knot) is put into it. Nylon also knots well as it is a softer material and tends to bond well with its self. Nylon because it is soft tends not to be very abrasion resistant and is prone to breakage in this way. Choose mono for sections of leader you want to float. Fluorocarbon, fluoro for short, is a better choice subsurface because it sinks, becomes nearly invisible underwater, and is more abrasion resistant. Fluoro is the natural choice when nymphing or other subsurface fishing for these reasons. Fluoro, unlike mono, will drop to about 20% of its break strength if a 'wind knot' is put into it. The next thing to consider is the length of your leader. Long leaders are tougher to cast but are better for wary fish as they put more distance between your fly and your fly line. If you have a large wind resistant fly you need the power from the fly line to cast the fly and straighten the leader. So for a grasshopper pattern, we would recommend a 7.5ft 3x leader and for a tiny mayfly on a clear slow-moving spring creek, we would recommend 12ft 6x leader. Catch our drift?
Patagonia Stealth Atom Fly Fishing Sling Pack 15L - Light Bog

Fly Fishing Luggage

Patagonia Stealth Atom Fly Fishing Sling Pack 15L - Light Bog

Fly Fishing Packs

Simms Waderwick Core Bottom

Fly Fishing Pants

Simms G4 Wading Jacket

Fly Fishing Rain Jackets

Fly Fishing Shirts

Fly Fishing Shirts