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Nicholas’ Steelhead Fly Interview: Does the Size of Your fly Matter?

We caught up with Jay recently, fresh from a session at his fly bench, and asked if he would take time for an interview. The topic? Recommendations for the best size of fly to fish for winter steelhead. He agreed, … Continue reading

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Tell Oregon to prioritize native fish, not invasive species!

From Native Fish Society On Friday, January 15, 2021, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will consider a proposal to regulate non-native fish species, also known as invasive species, in Oregon’s rivers. We need your voice to ensure … Continue reading

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Purple Egg Sucking Bling Brush Fly Tying Video

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties another variation of a classic salmon and steelhead pattern using new materials such as Bling Rabbit Strips and Flash Blend Baitfish Brushes from Just Add H2O. This fly could be tied in a … Continue reading

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When Power and Fisheries Unite

Scott Simms and Mark Sherwood had their guest view published in the Register Guard, check it out if you missed it. Proponents of hydropower and fisheries restoration don’t often see eye-to-eye, so when they see a common solution, it’s time … Continue reading

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McKenzie Green Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern – Alex Worth 2021

In this video, Alex Worth and his dog Rosie stopped by the shop to tie a McKenzie green caddis pupa using Daichi’s new colored hooks. Used in the spring when the water is higher and cooler, this fly is meant … Continue reading

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Sea Run Cutthroat Fly Series: Olive Spider

Olive Spider Variant Olive Spider Sea Run Cutthroat Recipe. This fly is a size 6, but it fishes for summer steelhead down to a size 3 and up to a size 8 Thread – 8/0 or similar Cement – Hard … Continue reading

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Sens’ Bird’s Nest Fly Pattern – Jim Sens Tying Video 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties his version of Charley Bird’s Bird’s Nest. Using Awesome Possum, wood duck, and dubbing Jim shows you dubbing loop techniques that create durable, fishy flies that are guaranteed to catch trout. Jim has personally … Continue reading

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Join our Favorite Land Trust in 2020

2020 is almost at a close and The McKenzie River Trust is busy preparing for the year ahead. Your support matters now more than ever. Join the community of supporters as we work towards recovery from the recent wildfires in … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop will be open today December 26th, 2020 and resume normal hours through December 31st. We will close on January 1st and continue normal hours again on the 2nd of January. It’s been a crazy year … Continue reading

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Jigged Mega Prince Nymph Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2020

In this video, Alex Worth stopped by the shop to tie a McKenzie River guide favorite, the Mega Prince. Using jig hooks and tungsten beads, this fly is designed to get deep into the zone where fish feed. Use it … Continue reading

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Double Year End Gift to Native Fish Society

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop will donate 10% of Monday’s sales to Native Fish Society. We appreciate the hard work NFS has done over the years and continues to do today. Please donate if you can, NFS is doing some … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bonefish Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bonefish fly. A good pattern to try next time you’re down fishing the salt! Hook: TMC 811s size 6 Eyes: Chicone’s Stealth Bead Chain Eyes Thread: 6/0 Danville Grey Tail: Aussie Possum natural Mono … Continue reading

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Saving Steamboat Inn -Go Fund Me

Steamboat Inn was in the middle of the Archie Creek Fire that started September 8th, 2020. The devastation from the mega fire to the area is astounding. While our buildings survived, our three water systems (Inn, Campwater Houses, and Hideaway … Continue reading

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Adams Parachute – From Nicholas’ 1960s Time Vault

I know the flies we fish these days are superb. Tied on the best hooks, with fine threads, bodies that are light and float when we want them to, but every once in a while I think about the way … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020 #2

Some last minute gift ideas for the fly fisher in your life. Renzetti Master Vise (Only 250 Made) Renzetti Apprentise Vise (C-clamp or Base) New 2020 Galvin Euro Nymphing Reel Rep Your Water Sweatshirt Rep Your Water Glasses Rep Your … Continue reading

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