Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Spanish Perdigon Trout Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a simple but very effective perdigon fly in black & red. A small fly pattern designed to drop quickly, this fly can be tied in different colors and sizes to mimic just about any mayfly … Continue reading

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Walker Stalker Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a guide fly he began tying the summer of 2023 that is simple, heavy, and so good at catching trout. Plus it’s fast to tie. Originally tied for the East Walker River in the Eastern … Continue reading

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Mallard Mole Crab: Surf Perch Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties an effective mole crab pattern for targeting Surf Perch off of the Oregon coast. Pacific mole crabs live in the swash zone of shallow water on beaches all up and down the Pacific coast, and … Continue reading

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Foam Grey Drake Dun: Dry Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a foam body Grey Drake Dun which works great in the fall when these larger mayflies come off. The abdomen is made of 2mm foam instead of being dubbed to reduce water absorption which greatly … Continue reading

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Jigged Prone Sculpin: Streamer Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a proven jigged Sculpin pattern which effectively mimics the unique profile of a sculpin. Sculpins bodies are larger and wider at the head and taper towards the tail. Their pectoral fins generally are pushed out … Continue reading

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Beetle Juice: Terrestrial Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a quick and easy terrestrial pattern which is deadly during mid to late summer into early to mid fall. When fish are keyed in on terrestrials, sometimes they will prefer them even over aquatic insects … Continue reading

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Early November Fishing Report

Rain and cooler weather have brought lots of Baetis (Blue Winged Olives/BWOs) and our first small winter stoneflies. There are still some lingering Mahogany Duns and October Caddis around, as well as a few leftover small caddis around. Much of … Continue reading

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Senior Gotcha: Flats Fly Tutorial

The Senior Gotcha is a grey-haired take on the classic gotcha pattern using Rainy’s new silver fox craft fur. This classic flats pattern works great for bonefish and permit if presented correctly. The pattern’s eyes can be substituted to heavier … Continue reading

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Craft Fur Spawning Shrimp Surf Perch Fly Tutorial

In this instructional video, Simon demonstrates how to tie an effective shrimp fly he uses in the surf off of the Oregon Coast. The fly was originally designed for use targeting surf perch, but could also work for rockfish off … Continue reading

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Wet Fly Swing Podcast – Yosemite Fly Fishing

In this podcast, former shop employee Gregory Nespor along with his friend and guide David Gregory discuss the variety of fly fishing within Yosemite National Park, techniques, fly patterns, how to escape the crowds to find solitude, bear management issues, … Continue reading

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Rise Up Northwest in Unity Convening – Nov. 1st to Nov. 2nd, 2023

What to Expect at R.U.N. In Unity Convening:The convening will center on three critical pillars: Education: Raising awareness through informative sessions and expert discussions. Expect to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our precious water, orca, and salmon. … Continue reading

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Tackle Notes from Farquhar Seychelles

The Seychelles will test the limits of your gear. Every aspect of your tackle, from the type of backing you use, the knots you tie and even the gloves you wear, chasing big fish in the far reaches of the … Continue reading

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Finn Rock Boat Landing Temporary Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Finn Rock Boat Landing Temporary Closure until Spring 2024 FINN ROCK- Ore. – October 11, 2023 Finn Rock Landing is a popular recreation site on the McKenzie River near Blue River, Oregon, attracting as many as 400 people a day … Continue reading

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Join us on October 17th for a Presentation on Fly Fishing in Argentina

“Fly Fishing in Argentina: Exploring the Waters of Northern Patagonia and The Fascinating World of Golden Dorado” by SET Fly Fishing Where: The Caddis Fly Angling Shop 168 West 6th ave, Eugene Oregon 97401 When: October 17th 6pm Matias Claret … Continue reading

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Ahrex Flexistripper Stripping Basket Review

The more time I spent fishing the surf, the more I came to realize that purchasing a stripping basket would make line management much easier. The Ahrex Flexistripper is a lightweight, compact take on the classic, more robust stripping basket. … Continue reading

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