Who We Are Series Post 5: Tim Etlick

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.

Want to chat with someone who has fished all over the United States? You should talk to Tim.


Who: Tim Etlick, Sales Floor

Years at Caddis: 2

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

Not a Eugene local. Moved here from a short stint in Redding Ca. but I have lived all over Oregon and Colorado mainly.

How many years have you been fly fishing?

37 years


What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

Sage X 13′ 0″ 7wt Spey with an English made Hardy Marquis

Wet wade or float, and why?

Both. Some rivers are more conducive to one or the other, but rowing a boat and reading the river is my favorite way to travel. It is a great skill to have that can take you many places.

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

Dry fly for Steelie! I tie most of my flies.


Spey or single hand cast? 

Both, but spey is my favorite.

Salt or Freshwater?

Pretty much freshwater–I’ve never fished the salt before.

Where do you fish?

States: Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, (British Columbia), Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico

Waters: Willamette River, Mckenzie River, Deschutes River and many others.


What is your favorite part about working at Caddis?

The dealio’s and meeting other cool people

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

Not a question I get asked a lot.

Tim is a wealth of Spey fishing knowledge, and knows our local rivers intimately. If he isn’t in the shop (usually Thursday through Sunday), he is out on the Willamette or the Mckenzie. For these reasons, ask Tim if you want to know how the rivers are working or whether or not the steelhead are making inland moves. In shop, Tim can be found helping customers pick out their next set of waders and boots, or assisting with a gear repair. He’s known as our “Spey Expert” so if you want to get into the snap-T trend, ask for Tim.

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:



Tight lines until next time!

The Caddis Fly Crew


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One Response to Who We Are Series Post 5: Tim Etlick

  1. FishingFB says:

    Very impressive fishing record! Will reach out to you when I come fishing in your area!

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