Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Chinook Salmon Dragon Tail Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Chinook Style Dragon Tail pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. This is essentially a Clouser fly on steroids! Tied using classic Chinook colors – pink and chartreuse, this is a bold option for the … Continue reading

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Oregon needs temperature-based fishing regulations – August 2018

From: The Native Fish Society Across Oregon, we are all feeling the effects of hot summer weather. We seek out cool air, take a dip in our local waters, and find refuge to avoid the summer heat. For many rivers, … Continue reading

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The Last Steelhead – An Eco Rock Opera by Chris Santella

From Chris Santella – In the spring of 2017, I researched and wrote a story for “American Angler” on the plight of wild steelhead in the Columbia Basin, which impacts Oregon, Washington and Idaho. As a die-hard Deschutes River steelhead … Continue reading

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Field trial and review of OPST Commando Smooth fly line

I was looking for a short head fly line that I could cast from a dory offshore Pacific City. Many floating fly lines work well for this purpose, including most of the short head floating fly lines such as the RIO … Continue reading

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Support McKenzie River Trust – Buy a Patagonia Trucker Hat

Many of you know how much great work the McKenzie River Trust does to protect, restore and expand treasured outdoor spaces. We have held our annual Two Fly Tournament to help the trust for over 10 years now and Patagonia … Continue reading

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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9, 2018

From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9: Action taken to help protect upriver steelhead Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 SALEM — The Columbia River around the mouth of … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project Notice

From the McKenzie Watershed Council Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is nearing completion. Over the course of the last 10 weeks, the Project has placed over 1,300 pieces of large wood, and redistributed … Continue reading

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Emergency North Umpqua River Closure Begins Monday August 6th, 2018

From ODFW Anglers: 2 p.m. emergency angling closure for North Umpqua River begins Monday Closure affects fly water area through September 30. Thursday, August 2, 2018 ROSEBURG, Ore – Beginning Monday, August 6, angling the North Umpqua River fly area … Continue reading

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What Should Our Ocean Flies Look Like?

So OK, this is a rather simplistic post but still it seems relevant, at least the question is one that i’m constantly asking myself each time I set to sea with fly rod in hand here at Pacific City, and … Continue reading

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Spruce Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony Torrence ties a Spruce Fly. An old fly that’s been a consistent producer for Sea-Run Cutthroat, Rainbows, and Brown Trout. Enjoy! SPRUCE STREAMER Thread: Veevus 10/0, Black Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263, Sizes 2-12 Tail: … Continue reading

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Emergency Regulations on the Umpqua – July 2018

Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp: Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a … Continue reading

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Dragon Tail Gurgler Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a “Dragon Tail Gurgler” using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails from Hareline Dubbin. This is a good pattern to be used to fish for Bass, Pike, Musky, Brown Trout, Peacock Bass, Snook, and more. Using a … Continue reading

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Ties That Bind – Cedar Lodge Article – Alberto Rey – 2018

Check out this fun article on our South Island operation. Alberto and his son were a blast to fish with at Cedar Lodge. Click on this link and the click on the article to make is larger. CD

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Fly Line Reviews: the family of RIO Outbound fly lines

I have been partial to fishing RIO’s Outbound fly lines since 2005 and have seen these lines evolve and improve over time. Wait. The fact remains that my head tells me the lines have improved, but for practical purposes, I … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad). You can jig it. You can swing it. You can jig it under an indicator or swing it under an indicator. It’s a really good … Continue reading

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