A Day With Jim Teeny
By Toby Trigger

Posted: March 14, 2015

Fly Fishing Legend Jim Teeny began his unbelievable career over 40 years ago with the development of the Teeny Nymph.

Later he created a new fly line that integrated floating line with sinking line using technology not yet available to anglers in 1983. “The Teeny Lines changed fly fishing.” Said Jim Teeny as drove to a lake in Oregon together.

I was invited to fish with Jim and test Teeny rods, lines and a newly designed floating boat made by The Creek Company www.creekcompany.com on an incredible lake in Central Oregon and I jumped at the opportunity.


Trigger with an Eastern Oregon Beauty


It was amazing how much difference the right line made. We literally went from not catching any fish to numerous doubles on monster rainbows by changing lines throughout the day to vary the depth and action of the nymphs. The technique was a slow retrieve using a Teeny nymph fished deep on open water.

These fish proved to be incredible fighters and good weather made for a perfect day of fishing.

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Jim Teeny netting another big rainbow trout.



I would like to thank Jim Teeny www.jimteeny.com for the invite, it was a truly memorable experience!


Trigger letting one go for another day.


A big thank you to Glenn and Jeannie for allowing me to access their beautiful ranch.  Glenn and Jeannie are down to earth ranchers with an excellent fishery on their property. For more information about the fishing opportunities available at Glenn and Jeannie Fesslers Ranch in Central Oregon call for daily access fees ph: (541)475-7362.


photos by Jim Teeny and Trigger.