Featured Fly Tier: Bob Erickson

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Bob and his wife live in a small, northern Vermont town called Craftsbury, spending much of his angling time at their camp in Rangeley, ME, home of the “best brook trout fishing in the lower 48″. As much as Bob loves fishing in Maine, it’s Alaskan fly fishing that has become his passion, particularly floating remote Bristol Bay rivers.

If you ask him, Bob will implore you, “If you haven’t floated a wild, Alaskan river, you should!”

One of the reasons he finds Alaska so great an angling destination is its spectacular variety of chasable fish species. Be it a hunt for dolly varden char, rainbow trout, grayling, chum or coho salmon, Bob’s felt their tug on his fly in Alaskan waters. Add on float plane flying, gravel bar camping, the wildly beautiful northern scenery and wildlife, and lasting friendships he has developed in this great state and Bob’s totally hooked on the Alaskan angling experience.

Tying flies for Alaska fishing trips has become a ‘business’ for Bob, which he has kept deliberately small to maintain the fun. Clients of Bob’s fly tying business include Alaska Fly Fishing Goods, Wild River Guides, Angler’s Alibi and many individual fly fishermen. Bob’s Facebook page can be found at alaskasignatureflies.

Fishing up north is one of the main drivers for innovation in Bob’s fly tying. “Although I’m convinced there is nothing truly ‘original’ in tying,” Bob says, “my Alaskan patterns are unique.”

Of the many flies Bob ties and fishes, his favorite pattern is the MegawattThe Megawatt has been fished hard and has seen many improvements over the years. What started as a Kilowatt clone has through its evolution turned into Bob’s #1 fly. Mainly a salmon fly, it has hooked big char, rainbow and grayling, and it is equally effective swung or stripped.

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Bob’s stellar Alaskan streamer fly pattern, the Megawatt.

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“Megawatt Mouth” 1

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“Megawatt Mouth” 2

See how to tie this fly here.

List of Materials: Megawatt Fly

Hook: Gamakatsu Ninety Degree Jig 1/0

Thread: Danville 210

Eyes: Double Pupil Brass Eyes

Tail: Marabou and Flashabou

Body: Anadromous Brush

Wings: Flashabou

Bob’s materials come almost exclusively from The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. “Selection and service at Caddis are second to none. I thank Chris and the rest of the staff for their support. It means a lot,” Bob said of his Caddis Fly Shop experience. 

When you are affluent a fly tier as Bob, you see a lot of different tying techniques, and Bob believes today’s cutting edge fly tying can be found in the patterns of the top steelhead tiers. His breadth of experience comes from lots of practice and fishing his own ties on the river. The fly below, his first try at a sculpin, is a permutation of the classic Dali Lama. To add a personal flare to this fly Bob added fin feathers from a pheasant skin 

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Bob’s Sculpin: “Really just adding the pectoral fins to a Dali Lama. Thanks to Mark Levasseur for the pheasant skin!”

Pheasant Skin or Dyed Pheasant Feathers

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Thank you, Bob, for sharing your creativity and your passion for tying with us at Caddis. We are proud to support the innovation your Alaskan patterns embody in the tying community, and we can’t wait to see what fly you tie next in the mouth of your next monster catch!

If you are a tier who uses materials purchased at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop and you would like to share your ties with us (and our readers!) please email us at caddiseug@yahoo.com. We’d love to see and share your work as a Featured Tyer!

For those of you on Instagram, follow the shop @caddisflyshop and please feel free to tag the flies you tie using material purchased at The Caddis Fly Shop with the hashtag #tiedwithcaddisflyshop. We’ll repost your flies to our feed to show off your fly tying style!

Tight lines and tight ties everybody.

-Maddy Bell-

*Photos provided by Bob Erickson

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Who We Are Series Post 9: Hayden Vough

 This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, their favorite style of fishing and fishing products. Each week we will publish another employee’s answers to these questions to let you know Who We Are. This series will hopefully give you a peak into who we are, how we fish, and who you are chatting with when you next call or email Caddis.

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Who: Hayden Vough – Internet/Retail Sales, Picker/Packer Extraordinaire

Time at Caddis: I’ve been working here for about 8 months.

 Are you a Eugene local, or are you a transplant

I am not a Eugene native. I moved here last year from Napa, California for school!

How many years have you been a fly fisherman?

I’ve been fishing fly fishing since I was about 11, so roughly 9 years.

What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

I just got a custom Hatch 7-plus reel, with a 10′ 8wt G Loomis NRX single-hand rod. I’m excited, to say the least.

 Wet wade or float, and why?

If I had a boat then I would probably prefer floating; however, I do love wading and getting that much closer to the action.

 Dry fly, streamer or nymph–and do you tie any of them?

I don’t tie any of my own flies yet, but I want to learn how. Dry fly fishing has to be my favorite because you get to watch the fish rise to your fly!

 Spey or single hand cast?

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Salt or Freshwater?

The majority of the fly fishing I’ve done has been in freshwater, fishing for trout or bass.

What is your favorite part about working at Caddis?

The best part about working at the shop is that every person I come into contact with at the shop is a hobbyist, and wants to be in the shop atmosphere. I love the stories that are shared with me. On top of that, the other employees here are the nicest people.

 When a fellow angler asks, “What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?” what is your answer? 

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

Hayden is one of our most enthusiastic Caddis Fly Family Members, always bringing a positive attitude to the shop. He is currently a student of both fly fishing at Caddis, and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. Taking every chance he can to learn more about angling, Hayden is eager to investigate the specs of a new reel or line and which rod they will pair best with. What’s more, he wants to share that knowledge with you. You can find him out on the shop floor helping a customer at the register or in the back of the shop picking and packing orders to ship.

Want to know more about the Caddis Fly? Visit our website’s About page at this link and feel free to call or email us any time at our contacts below:

(541)505-8061

caddiseug@yahoo.com

Tight lines until next time!

The Caddis Fly Crew

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New video: Together Against The Mines – A River Steward Story

New video from Native Fish Society: Just seven miles upstream from River Steward Dave Lacey’s home in southern Oregon a foreign owned mining company was quietly working to develop a nickel strip mine on public lands. The mine would sit in the headwaters of two important wild salmon and steelhead streams. Learning about the poor environmental track record of the hard rock mining industry (the most toxic polluting industry in the United States) Dave and the Native Fish Society’s staff embarked on a three year, Wild Rivers Campaign that ultimately sought to stop not one, but three proposed strip mines before they could irreversibly damage some of the wildest country, cleanest water, and healthiest wild salmon rivers on the west coast.

Together Against The Mines – A River Steward Story from Zangs Films on Vimeo.

Join the Native Fish Society as a member. Every member receives our bi-annual print Strong Runs Newsletter, with stories of grassroots conservation from around the Northwest and our monthly e-newsletter Redd It that allows you to stay up on our work, take action on key campaigns and find out about special events happening around the region. If you live the Pacific Northwest and want to safeguard your homewaters, contact us to learn more about the River Steward Program.

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High Water but Good Fishing on Local Waters

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The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are looking great for water this year. Although wading can be challenging (be careful out there) fishing has been quite good for those who have ventured out into the high and green flows of our local waters. Don’t be afraid of levels that are more than double some of our last few springs. Insects are hatching and fish are feeding. I have seen more Green McKenzie Caddis this year the past few trips then I have in years. The fish are in excellent shape. Increased flows mean expanded fish habitat, and the numbers of all age classes of fish are superb this year.

Best patterns of late have been:

-Mega Prince
-Possie Bugger
-Green McKenzie Caddis

Look for Pale Morning Duns, Golden Stones and Brown Caddis numbers to increase in the near future.

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The Story Behind The SAGE X Fly Rod

If you haven’t cast one of the new SAGE X rods we invite you to come down to the shop and give one a try. We think they are the best fly rods SAGE has ever designed!

Sage X from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

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Saturday Morning May 20th – Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques

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Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher will be at The Caddis Fly Shop May 20th at 10am for a presentation of Modern European Nymphing. Devin and his team at Tactical Fly Fisher are the guru’s when it comes to European inspired nymphing tactics. His presentation will cover what you need to know to get into the game of Euro nymphing or simply adapt your existing presentations to catch more fish.

When: 10am May 20th 2017
Where: The Caddis Fly Angling Shop
Cost: Free

Check out the trailer for Devin’s DVD

Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques from Capture Adventure Media on Vimeo.

Devin will cover the topics below and be available for questions during and after the presentation.

–The case for European nymphing over other styles of nymphing
–European nymphing gear
–Rigging European nymphing leaders
–A simplified system for leader formulas
–1 vs 2 vs 3 fly rigs
–Dry dropper hybrid rig
–Casts for European nymphing
–Covering 180 degrees of presentation
–Floating or elevating the sighter upstream
–The standard up and across presentation
–Down and across swing presentations
–Advanced techniques for landing fish

Read more about Devin Olsen here: Devin Bio

This is a free presentation sponsored by The Caddis Fly please call to sign up so we know how many seats we need to have.

CD

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Contact State Legislature on Suction Dredge Mining Reform

From the Native Fish Society:

Last week, the House Energy and Environment Committee in the Oregon State Legislature passed the Suction Dredge Mining Reform Bill (SB 3 – A) out of committee. Now, this bill will move onto the floor for a full vote in the coming week.

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Suction dredge mining is a practice in which miners use a floating, gas-powered vacuum attached to a sluice box to look for gold in rivers and stream channels. The activity involves vacuuming up river bottoms and running the sediment through a mechanized sluice that separates out gold flakes from other rocks and minerals. The sediment is then released back into the river, causing turbid plumes of fine sediment and threatening water quality and sensitive populations of wild, native fish and their habitats. (More info here)

If passed into law, this bill will permanently protect Oregon’s sensitive and threatened salmon, steelhead, and Pacific Lamprey, in waters listed as essential salmonid habitat from the harmful effects of suction dredge mining.

To help get this bill passed, we are asking for your support to contact your state Representative (find your state legislator here) and urge them to vote YES on the Suction Dredge Reform Bill (SB 3 – A).

Thank you for your support,

Jake Crawford, Southern Regional Manager
Charles Gehr, Rogue River Steward
Stan Petrowski, South Umpqua River Steward

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Who We Are Series Post 8: Tyler Stein

This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, their favorite style of fishing and fishing products. Each week we will publish another employee’s answers to these questions to let you know Who We Are. This series will hopefully give you a peak into who we are, how we fish, and who you are chatting with when you next call or email Caddis.

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Who: Tyler Stein, Internet/Retail Sales, Picker/Packer Extraordinaire

Years at Caddis: 3 months

Are you a Eugene local, or are you a transplant? 

I came up here from Laguna Hills, CA to attend school at the University of Oregon.

How many years have you been fly fishing?

Since my dad took me down the Madison when I was about 10.

What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

Sage One 5wt with a Sage 3250 reel

Wet wade or float, and why?

Wet wade 100%.

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Dry fly, streamer or nymph–and do you tie them?

I love shooting streamers but nothing beats a dry fly take. Nymph when nothing else is working.

Spey or single hand cast? 

Single Hand

Salt or Freshwater?

Freshwater but would love to hit the flats someday.

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Where have you fished?

States: Oregon, California, Montana

Waters: Deschutes, Metolius, Crooked, McKenzie, Willamette, Toulumne, Madison

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What is your favorite part about working at Caddis?

Everybody shares the same passion for fly-fishing and the atmosphere around the shop is addicting.

When a fellow angler asks, “What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?” what is your answer? 

You had to have been there!

You can find Tyler out on the Mckenzie most weekends, fishing with his buds from the University of Oregon where he is in his final year studying Business with Marketing concentration. You can also find him in the back picking and packing orders, checking the status of online customer orders, or (occasionally) modeling product for our instagram feed. Tyler is an angler through and through, passionate about testing new product and reporting back about his experience. We are all very glad to have him on board.

Want to know more about the Caddis Fly? Visit our website’s About page at this link and feel free to call or email us any time at our contacts below:

(541)505-8061

caddiseug@yahoo.com

Tight lines until next time!

The Caddis Fly Crew
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Tying a Sardina with Guy Allen and Jay Nicholas

Here are three of Guy Allen's Sardina flies.

Here are three of Guy Allen’s Sardina flies.

My friend Guy Allen is getting ready to depart (or may have departed already) on his annual trip to Baja and is planning on fishing this pattern. I invited Guy to join me recently and he kindly showed me how to tie this great fly. I hope you enjoy the video and that many more will follow this season.

 

Hook: Gamakatsu SC 17 Tarpon 3/0
Thread: Veevus mono
Eyes: 3D holographic 1/8″
False eye: Black sharpie
Hook guard: chartreuse krystal flash
Belly: Farrar’s flash blend Bucktail white
Lateral line: EP 3D Fiber tan or gold
Back:  Flash-N-Slinky olive with flash removed
Finish: Cure Goo Tack Free

 

Jay Nicholas, Spring season 2017

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Reminder -TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

We still have a few spots available for our Skip Morris clinic, give us a ring early this week to reserve a spot.

Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm
Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Cost – $40

During this 2 ½-hour(or slightly longer) clinic, Skip Morris (author of 18 fly-fishing books including Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes) will teach you about the creatures trout feed on in lakes, how to tie a sound selection of trout-lake flies, fly by fly, and how to fish each fly.

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Skip will show a few PowerPoint slides as he explains just how a damselfly, for example, goes through a nymph stage to metamorphose to a winged adult. He’ll then describe how the trout respond to these stages and about the strategies and techniques that help you catch more trout during damselfly hatches.

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Then he’ll tie a fly that imitates a damselfly nymph (the critical stage for fishing this hatch), answer questions, and start up another series of slides about another trout-food creature.
You’ll receive a handout with all the fly patterns and a fly Skip himself has tied. This will be an informative and fun clinic. Attendance is limited, so sign up now.

To reserve your spot give us a ring at (541)342-7005

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What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day: A Bouquet of Flies

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Mother’s Day is a day to spend thanking Mom for all she does, and what better way to thank her than a lovely bouquet? But how do we mix up the bouquet of flowers trend to make it as special as our Moms are to us? This got The Caddis Fly Shop Crew thinking, and we thought what better way to appreciate our awesome angling moms than to take them out for a Mother’s day float or wade, and present them with a bouquet of her favorite fly patterns? Nothin’ better than some quality time and tight ties! And not only do flies last longer than flowers, but they may even catch the dinner you can cook for your Mom on Sunday evening!

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop is now running a super sale on flies of all sizes, colors and patterns. Come by the Shop today until 6pm, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-3 to get your favorite fly fishing Mom a set of flies fit for display.

You can also check out our sale fly offerings at caddisflyshop.com under Sale Flies That Catch Fish. Sales will continue online and in shop until all sale flies are sold, so get your single, 1/2 a dozen or a full dozen of your favorite flies while supplies last.

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You don’t have to make an actual bouquet, but if you want to set up Mom’s arsenal in a fly box, we’ve got plenty to choose from here. Just let us know that you’d like the flies arranged in the box in your customer comments at checkout.

Here are a few photos of the thousands of flies we have on sale from $0.35!

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To all our fantastic Moms, an early Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for supporting our reel winding, streamer slinging, water logging passion. You are the best!

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Flyman Fishing Co. Fly Tying Contest

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Flymen Fishing Company is calling all fly tyers to enter their online fly tying contest for a chance to win prizes including a handmade Thomas & Thomas fly rod.

Fly tyers enter by tying a fly that integrates Flymen’s new Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail in some way (Faux Bucktail does not necessarily need to be the primary material), taking a photo of it, then posting the photo on Instagram, tagging @flymenfishingco, @thomasandthomasflyrods, @harelinedubbin, and @loonoutdoors in their post, and hashtagging #FauxBucktailThrowdown2017.

The competition is on and will continue for 3 more weeks! Winners will be selected and announced by Flyman on the Friday of each week until Friday, May 26th. Each weekly winner will be sent a prize pack with product and swag from all four companies involved ($150+ retail value).

“The criteria for winning can be anything from realism to creativity, so we want fly tyers to go crazy with their designs,” said Martin Bawden, founder and head product designer of Flymen Fishing Company. “We love seeing innovative ideas. So far we’ve seen everything from nymphs to Clouser Minnows to giant musky streamers tied with Faux Bucktail.”

On the final Friday Flymen will re-post the 6 winning flies on a webpage for a voting period. After the voting period, the grand prizes will be given to the fly tyers who tied the flies with the most votes. So pull out your phone, reset your long forgotten Instagram password and put photos of your ties in the running!

The grand prizes:

1st place – Thomas & Thomas Avantt fly rod ($825 value – model of the winner’s choice).

2nd place – Hareline Dubbin fly tying dream kit ($500 value – winner’s choice of materials).

3rd place – Loon Outdoors Fishing With A Conscience goodie box ($300 value – winner’s choice of product).

About Flymen Fishing Company:
Flymen Fishing Company designs, produces, and sells innovative fly tying materials that combine ease of tying with top-notch performance on the water, as well as ranges of flies based on the materials.
 
About Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods:
Born in 1969 of an obsession to create the world’s finest fly rods, Thomas & Thomas sets the standard for craftsmanship, performance and aesthetics in rodmaking. From a small shop in rural New England, Thomas & Thomas builds timeless classics from bamboo and fiberglass and modern masterpieces incorporating the latest graphite and resin technologies.

About Hareline Dubbin:
Hareline Dubbin manufactures and distributes some of the world’s finest fly tying materials available in today’s market. Hareline Dubbin was founded in 1981 and has grown from a kitchen stove top with 12 colors of Hareline Dubbin to a 18,000 square foot facility with thousands of fly tying products ready to deliver to fly shops worldwide.

About Loon Outdoors:
Loon Outdoors is the leader in innovative and environmentally friendly fly-fishing and fly-tying accessories. Founded in 1991, Loon’s growth into a globally recognized brand has been due to their success in developing products that perform at the highest level while honoring a commitment to protecting fish, fisheries, and fishermen/women. Loon Outdoors’ headquarters is located between the Rogue and Klamath rivers in Ashland, Oregon.

Tight Ties Everyone!

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Who We Are Series Post 7: Maddy Bell

This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, their favorite style of fishing and fishing products. Each week we will publish another employee’s answers to these questions to let you know Who We Are. This series will hopefully give you a peak into who we are, how we fish, and who you are chatting with when you next call or email Caddis.

This week we introduce our shop fly gal.

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Who: Maddy Bell, Retail Associate/Internet Sales, Social Media

Time at Caddis: 1 year, 4 months

Are you a Eugene local, or are you a transplant? 

I moved her from Idaho last December, but I am originally from the Seattle area.

How many years have you been fly fishing?

I have been fly fishing for 13 years. I tagged along on my father’s fly fishing trips from a very young age, and I finally asked him to teach me when I was 13. One of the best decisions I’ve made to date!

What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

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My favorite rod and reel combination is my Sage One 9′ 5wt rod and 3-tand T-150 reel. I bought the rod just before they discontinued the 590-4 last summer, at the recommendations of a coworker at the shop. (–>Second best decision I have made to date.) The reel was a gift from a fly fishing mentor. They are both awesomely lightweight and I like to fish them on smaller creeks when I go camping.

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Wet wade or float, and why?

Wet wade. I’m on foot until I can get a hold of a fishing buddy with one!

Dry fly, streamer or nymph–and do you tie them?

Dry flies since I started. I tied in a class in college and I play around with an old Thompson vise now and again, but I have yet to dive into tying my own arsenal for rivers around Oregon.

Spey or single hand cast? 

I love to double haul, so I would say single hand, but ever since I got my first spey casting lesson from George Cook I’ve been pretty enthused about the Spey style. My Echo Dec Hogan II 12’6″ 6wt is my favorite rod to take out on the Mckenzie to swing.

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Salt or Freshwater?

Freshwater. Sea sickness is real. But I have fished out on the ocean a few times and it was a rod bending blast!

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Where do you fish?

States: Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Waters: Puget Sound, Willamette River, Mckenzie River, Owyhee River, North Fork of the Boise River, various small streams in Idaho.

What is your favorite part about working at Caddis?

I enjoy the camaraderie. Because of the efforts the Caddis Fly Crew makes to eliminate the intimidation factor for new anglers, I have been able comfortably ask questions from day one. As a result, I have expanded my fishing expertise significantly in my time here, and I’m really happy to be a part of the team.

When a fellow angler asks, “What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?” what is your answer? 

I learned to “sight fish” from my first mentors. Sight fishing essentially means finding your fish before you cast, quietly dropping dry flies in front of sipping trout in their feeding lanes, often in technical little pockets of slow water. In the midst of this education I was scolded by one of those same mentors for answering the question “What did you catch?” with actual length and weight estimates. He told me that it doesn’t matter how big a fish is; at the end of any day on the water, as long as I caught the ones I wanted to catch, it was a good day. So, that’s how I answer this question.

Maddy is at our guru on all things inventory and availability. She is up to date on any products you might be waiting to come available from your favorite brands, and she knows whether or not you will be able to get that old/new generation spool or rod to outfit your gear. She is also one of our site editors, social media photographers and bloggers. She can be found on the shop floor, taking photos for our Instagram and Facebook feeds. If she is not out front, she’s in the back office updating inventory, helping a customer on the phone or writing a fresh post for oregonflyfishinblog.com.

As a dry fly fisherman, you can ask her what flys would be good to stock and what gear to check out for small mountain streams. She’s always happy to help answer your questions, and if need be, she’ll get a hold of industry experts to track down that answer for you.

Want to know more about the Caddis Fly? Visit our website’s About page at this link and feel free to call or email us any time at our contacts below:

(541)505-8061

caddiseug@yahoo.com

Tight lines until next time!

The Caddis Fly Crew
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Presentation – Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques

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Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher will be at The Caddis Fly Shop May 20th at 10am for a presentation of Modern European Nymphing. Devin and his team at Tactical Fly Fisher are the guru’s when it comes to European inspired nymphing tactics. His presentation will cover what you need to know to get into the game of Euro nymphing or simply adapt your existing presentations to catch more fish.

When: 10am May 20th 2017
Where: The Caddis Fly Angling Shop
Cost: Free

Check out the trailer for Devin’s DVD

Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques from Capture Adventure Media on Vimeo.

Devin will cover the topics below and be available for questions during and after the presentation.

–The case for European nymphing over other styles of nymphing
–European nymphing gear
–Rigging European nymphing leaders
–A simplified system for leader formulas
–1 vs 2 vs 3 fly rigs
–Dry dropper hybrid rig
–Casts for European nymphing
–Covering 180 degrees of presentation
–Floating or elevating the sighter upstream
–The standard up and across presentation
–Down and across swing presentations
–Advanced techniques for landing fish

Read more about Devin Olsen here: Devin Bio

This is a free presentation sponsored by The Caddis Fly please call to sign up so we know how many seats we need to have.

CD

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McKenzie River Remains High – Fishing is Good

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The McKenzie has dropped into a high but very “fishable” level. Fishing has been very good. A variety of high water spring tactics are working to catch fish.

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Nymphing with Mega Prince, and other heavy stonefly nymph patterns has been very effective.

Swinging wet flies from quick runs into softer current seems has also been very effective. Try soft hackle patterns for this tactic.

Dry fly fishing mid to late afternoon with March Brown patterns, Parachute Adams, and Peacock Caddis has also been effective in some of the slower runs.

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