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.


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?

Single Hand Cast

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:



Tight lines until next time!

The Caddis Fly Crew

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