Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Tips on How to Care for a Fly LIne – Plus Tips on Dying Fly LInes

Tips on How to Dye and Maintain a Fly Line We receive many questions from clients regarding how to take care of their fly lines and these questions include people asking how to dye them. One of our Caddis Fly … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Revised Tips on Tying a Short Hollow Deceiver Fly

In this video Jay ties a short “Hollow Style” deceiver pattern. Here he ties a Hollow fly which is much smaller and shares his years of experience tying these beautiful flies. A universal fly for bass, pike, musky, salmon, just … Continue reading

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Tips on Tying Hollow Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses materials such as buck-tail, hackle, and hook selection to tie beautiful hollow flies for big fish. Discussions include building stations on the hook, tying & selecting buck-tail, hackle incorporation, and much more. This fly is … Continue reading

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Adhesive Eyes for Fly Tying – Nicholas’ Guide to Matching Hook and Eyes Sizes

Welcome to the World of Adhesive Eyes for Fly Tying This blog post is created to serve as a guide for fly tyers who need recommendations for matching the size of adhesive eyes to hooks, deciding what length of fly … Continue reading

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Bonefishing at Davis Lake Oregon

Strip, strip, strip, strip, stop, strip, he sees it, wait, you got him! No need to get on an airplane to chase cruising fish in shallow water in the Caribbean, you can simply drive up to Davis Lake. The Lake … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Hopper Dropper June 2020

In this video, Hayden chases down a beautiful McKenzie River redside trout using a hopper-dropper setup. June has proven to be an excellent month for fishing the McKenzie. Early June started cloudy with rainy days here and there, but the … Continue reading

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New RIO Fly Lines with SlickCast – Product Review

I have had the opportunity to test RIO’s new RIO GOLD Elite and Premier RIO GOLD lines with SlickCast. The new SlickCast technology is a difference maker in slickness that you can feel from the very first cast. The coating … Continue reading

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Jay’s Composite Loop Variant Freight Train Fly

In this video, Jay uses two new tools to create a custom composite loop brush for a variation of a classic steelhead pattern the Freight Train. This fly can be swung, dead drifted, and skated for steelhead, but use it … Continue reading

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Catch Magazine!

Celebrate Father’s Day with Catch Magazine! Issue #65 has three Oregon features including Jay Nicholas and a fun video on the McKenzie! Give the Instant Gift of Fly Fishing on Father’s Day! Got dad anything special yet? Give a him … Continue reading

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Video – Reclaiming the Klamath

From High Country News The Klamath water crisis has shaped the Yurok Tribe for a generation. Many feel a fierce responsibility for a river that not only carries fish and water, but centuries of stories and struggle. Now, for the … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Rivers Fishing Well mid June 2020

The McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette have been fishing really well. Hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Green Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and Brown Caddis have been strong during the last week of wet weather. Mayflies have been hatching … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 4 – Summary Charts

Here we are, finally, Part 4 of our 4-part cement review. How could I have known, back in 1963, that one simple bottle of glue from Herter’s would evolve to  this wide assortment of products that are available to the ordinary … Continue reading

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Green & Red Hollow Deceiver Fly Tying Video for Peacock Bass/Golden Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a huge hollow fly used to hunt out predator fish. Incorporating saddle hackles in different colors and flash to catch the fishes attention, these flies are for your 8 & 9 weight rods and are … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 3 – Solarez UV Resins

Solarez – Product Review & Application Guide As promised, Part 3 of our review will focus on to the Solarez UV resins specifically packaged for fly tyers, a product line so extensive and effective that I believe it deserves special treatment. Tips for … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Action Alert – Crooked River

From the Native Fish Society Speak up on the need for fish passage, not mitigation, at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River A preliminary permit to add hydropower generation at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River has triggered Oregon’s fish … Continue reading

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