Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Rust Belt Arcana

Hey folks, Oregon Fly Fishing Blog’s Matt Stansberry has a new book out, Rust Belt Arcana about wildlife of the industrial Upper Midwest. The book just topped The Nature Conservancy’s list of favorite books of 2018. Stansberry brings a curiosity … Continue reading

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Oregon Wildlands Act Needs Your Help

As you’re reading this, we’re closing in on the end of the 2018 lame duck session of the US Congress. The lame duck session of Congress is that period following an election, but before newly elected legislators assume their roles … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Demo Saturday, Dec 15, at the Caddis Fly Shop

This is a short note to invite all who aren’t out fishing on Saturday to drop by and say hello on Saturday, December 15th. I will be in the shop to visit with friends, demonstrate the new Aquaflies Ultra Rig … Continue reading

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Jigged Hare’s Ear Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a simple Jigged Hare’s Ear European Style Nymph Pattern. Simple, yet proven again and again for trout species around the world. He recommends tying it in sizes 12-18 with a 60° bend jig hook and … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 2.0

In this video, Tim Etlick with the Caddis Fly Shop goes over a few more gift ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season. Enjoy! Here is a list of the above items: Fishpond Thunderhead Roll Top Duffel Fishpond Thunderhead Lumbar Pack … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Story of Spring Chinook

From the Wild Salmon Center New research findings from a team led by UC Davis, and including WSC Science Director Matt Sloat, is upending our understanding of spring Chinook. Samples of spring Chinook from ancient fishing spots in the upper … Continue reading

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Best pins for tying balanced leeches – Short Video Instructional

The Balanced Leech and Balanced Minnow fly pattern is a new one for me and I’ve had fun working on these flies lately. One of my key issues has been finding out which pins do and do not work for … Continue reading

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (w/o Rabbit Strip) Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying tutorial Jay shows us how to tie a Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer and by accident without a Rabbit Strip. We will have another video showing this same fly with the Rabbit Strip added in. This … Continue reading

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Sandy Chub Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties us a Bulltrout Jig, The Sandy Chub. This is a terrific Bull trout pattern that will work for a variety of freshwater and estuary species. You can fish this on the swing or dead drift … Continue reading

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Rewild the Willamette – Tuesday December 4, 2018

From The Native Fish Society Oregon has often taken bold action to safeguard the natural landscapes and resources that define the state and our communities. Many times, it has been local Oregonians, passionate about the place they call home, who … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig Copper Crawdad Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Trout Clouser Jig “Copper Crawdad” using an Umpqua 60 degree jig hook. This fly can be cast and stripped, swung, or fished an under indicator. This is a great fly for fishing Rainbow Trout, … Continue reading

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Greg’s Jigged Counterfeit Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a prospecting fly he calls the Counterfeit. He has fished it on countless trout streams in the Western USA with great success when all else fails. He recommends tying it in sizes 14-16 with a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (with Rabbit Strip) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer pattern using an Orange Pro Cone and Black Barred Orange Rabbit Strip. This fly is best fished on the swing. Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (with Rabbit Strip) … Continue reading

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Season Six at Cedar Lodge Under Way November 2018

We arrived to gorgeous spring weather. Our care takers Alan and Glenys Cooper did an excellent job of maintaining the property. We did not conduct any major construction projects this year so it’s all go, a pretty smooth to start … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Black/Blue Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using Black and Blue Materials. This fly can be swung for winter and summer steelhead on your favorite runs! Enjoy! Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Black/Blue Rabbit Strip Black Tube: Pro … Continue reading

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