Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Bob Popovic’s Jiggy Head Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a baitfish pattern using Bob Popovic’s Tungsten Jiggy Heads. Jiggy Heads add weight to get deep, eyes to look real, and you could use them for albacore flies, steelhead flies, salmon flies, just about … Continue reading

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How to capture a screen shot and make a book of fly recipes (and more)

How often have you seen something on your computer and thought “Gosh it would be nice to have this photo, or recipe, or story  or sketch or …….. in printed form.” Maybe like this …….Steelhead Tube fly?     Or this page … Continue reading

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The Dean River for $100 – Native Fish Society Raffle

Steelheaders, forget your bucket list, this is a shot at the Holy Grail! Thanks to the remarkable generosity of one Native Fish Lifetime Member, we are raffling off a seven-day adventure for one angler to Hodson’s Dean River Lodge during … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing Report April 1, 2020

Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette has been very good the past three weeks. Both the lower and upper sections of both rivers have been fishing well, and with low water levels and some warmer days, dry fly fishing during … Continue reading

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Olive Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

This is the olive-hued jigged nymph in the three-pattern series.  Frankly, the olive hue to be in the eye  of the beholder, but trust that you can adjust the body and bead colors to achieve the colors that suit you and the … Continue reading

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Got Time on your hands? A Simple Solution to organize and File Fly Samples

Best most practical method for storing fly samples. As a fly tyer and fly fisher, I have accumulated a fair number of fly samples. These range from giant beasties to very little midge no-see-ems and many have been helpful when I … Continue reading

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Register NOW for the NFS Homewaters: Rise-Up Online Auction

Register NOW for the Homewaters: Rise-Up online auction, so you can bid on our best Silent, Super Silent and Live Item line-up yet! REGISTER HERE Unsure about how to register? Watch Native Fish Society’s Executive Director Mark Sherwood take you … Continue reading

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Jay’s Fly of the Week – #1 – Adams Irresistible

Hello and welcome.  Whether you are a loyal reader or a first time visitors to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, –  welcome – in this difficult time in our nation’s history. While I’m sheltering in place here at my home today, I’ve been receiving … Continue reading

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Conservation Angler Proposal for Thermal Angling Sanctuaries

Our hard working friends at the Conservation Angler need our help telling ODFW how important Thermal Angling Sanctuaries are to our wild steelhead populations. Please have a look at the post below and call in or write an email voicing … Continue reading

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Yak Hair Duxbury Clouser Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a variation of the classic Clouser Minnow using yak hair and a Gamakatsu 60º jig hook. Used as a baitfish pattern, this fly catches just about anything that swims including stripper, bass, tuna, salmon…. … Continue reading

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New John Gierach Book: DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

We all have some time on our hands at the moment, why not enjoy a new book from John Gierach. We have hard cover first edition signed copies of DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS at the shop right … Continue reading

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Caddis Fly Shop Covid 19 Business Plan March 20th 2020

As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to progress small businesses all over the world are being forced to make some really tough calls on how to operate in the current environment. The Caddis Fly Angling Shop/Caddisflyshop.com has formulated a plan … Continue reading

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Tim Rajeff’s DIY Rod Holder

Here’s something Tim Rajeff showed me a few years back, DIY rod holders. Keep your rods ready, protected off the ground, and the ability to air-out after a day fishing! Lots of you are creative, so get as fancy with … Continue reading

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Feel Good Trout Unlimited Film: Querencia

A project led by Trout Unlimited’s Josh Duplechian, Toner Mitchell, and Kara Armano, tells the story of the community in Questa, New Mexico, that, following a mine closure and the layoff of hundreds, has found rebirth through the value of … Continue reading

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Friendships & Fly Fishing – March 2020

Webster defines Friendship as: One attached to another by affection or esteem Acquaintance One that is not hostile A favored companion… To Rob, I still remember meeting you in the HR processing line at the National Park Service headquarters in … Continue reading

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