Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

PSA: The Road to Gold Lake Is Open 2024

The gate on Gold Lake road which leads to Gold Lake is now open. For all of you anglers who are looking for a closer stillwater option than going all of the way up the Cascade Lakes highway, Gold Lake … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Father’s day is right around the corner and we are happy to help you find a great gift for your dad this Father’s day. We know shopping for Fathers Day can be difficult, especially if your father is a flyfisherman … Continue reading

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6/10 Fishing Report

Our rivers are at a great level for floating and wading currently! We are seeing a lot of bugs so summer dry fly fishing is on. Searching with a dry dropper setup is a great method to locate fish. Hatches … Continue reading

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Late May 2024 Local Fishing Report

Our local waters are shaping up for great summer dry fly fishing. The water is a little bit high, but is dropping into its summer flows which will persist until fall. There are loads of bugs out including PMDs, Green … Continue reading

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Winter Perdigon Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a winter perdigon fly pattern that is small and heavy to get down to the fish that typically hold in the deeper pools during the cold winter months. Inspired by Amy Hazel’s Super Woman fly … Continue reading

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“Skwopper” Skwala/Hopper: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a versatile dry fly which makes a great searching pattern in the Spring and Fall. Skwalas are spring stoneflies that, if you time it right, trout can go nuts for. The further East you go … Continue reading

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Mothership Salmon Fly: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great extended body Salmonfly dry fly. Every spring some of the West’s largest aquatic insects make their emergence. The salmonfly often marks the beginning of trout season, and means summer is on the way. … Continue reading

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Korkers River Ops Review

Korkers is a well known boot manufacturer which originated in our backyard here in the Northwest. They have made quite the name for themselves locally as a fantastic boot manufacturer. Their story started helping create footwear for loggers sending logs … Continue reading

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Jigged March Brown Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a fantastic Jigged March Brown nymph. March Browns are the first insect of the year which hatches in abduncance that is larger than Blue Winged Olives. For that reason, they are an important food source … Continue reading

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Mallard March Brown Soft Hackle

In this video, Simon ties a great March Brown Soft Hackle. Swinging soft hackles is a long forgotten art in the trout world. With the rise of euro nymphing, dry droppers, drop shotting, etc. swinging classic wets is sometimes seen … Continue reading

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Thomas & Thomas Avantt II Review

This past fall I had a chance to test the new Thomas & Thomas Avantt II before it was released. It is their high end fast action rod; which is a functional showcase of their beautiful craftsmanship. The rod is … Continue reading

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Jigged Perdi Egg: Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great egg pattern for the winter and spring. This “Perdi-Egg” merges two proven patterns into one. The Perdigon is a european style attractor nymph that is known around the world. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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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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