Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Your Input Needed on the McKenzie

From the McKenzie River Trust As many of you know, In 2016 McKenzie River Trust purchased 278 acres from Roseboro Lumber Company including the Finn Rock Boat Landing on the McKenzie River. As we work towards developing our conservation management … Continue reading

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Great Albacore Flies will be put to the test on July 21st!

But not by me. My friends will be charging out into the ocean offshore Pacific City at about 0445 hours this morning. I will have wished them all well, anxiously awaiting the return of the tuna fleet late in the afternoon. This … Continue reading

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Summer Water Conditions in the Willamette Valley

Water levels have dropped, hatches have diminished and there are more folks out fishing than almost anytime of year. Sound like a great recipe for tough fishing? Well, it can be. High sun in the afternoon can be tough, trout … Continue reading

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Smallmouth Bass Clouser with EP Craft Fur Brush

Most people who are regular visitors to Youtube and the Oregon fly Fishing Blog probably recognize that the Clouser is one of my best, most favorite, gotta have some fly patterns. I’ll tie them with different materials, in different proportions, … Continue reading

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Jay’s Baja Fishing Gear Check-List

This list might help folks prepare for a week-long venture to Gary Bullla’s destination fishing camp in Baja. It pretty much captures what I felt that I needed after reviewing my week long fishing trip in late May 2017.  So for what … Continue reading

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Review of Two Great Saltwater Fly Reels: Hatch and Nautilus

Having just returned from a fine week fly fishing Baja, I wanted to say a little, and I really mean a little, about the two fly reels that I fish most often these days. These are fly reels that I … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Water Levels Plummet

Wading anglers will be pleased about yesterdays significant water level reduction out of Hills Creek Dam. Fishing was good all day subsurface with Jigged Mega Prince nymphs. We caught a few fish on Golden Stone adults as well. Small brown … Continue reading

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John Day River Fun in the Sun

It was hot last week on the John Day river. The kids spent as much time swimming in the water as they did fishing in it. With low water and a plethora of insects on the water the smallmouth bass … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund “Salmon Fisher’s Journal”

Update on July 15th! We met our goal! Thanks to 109 backers in the first week of our Kickstarter Campaign, we met our goal. Thank you to everyone who has already participated and those of you who will back this … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Review of the 12 wt Winston B3 Plus Saltwater fly rod

I’m going to keep this review short. Winston’s reputation for superior performance, rod components, durability, and appearance is well established. I have fished the 12 wt Winston B3 Plus Saltwater offshore Oregon for Albacore and lingcod. I’ve now fished in … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Fly Rod Clearance – SAGE and Winston Rods at 25-43% Off

July means it’s time for the fly fishing industry to clear out the old and introduce the new. SAGE and WINSTON rods are now available for fantastic values. If you need a new rod, a backup rod, a rod for … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 11: Chris Daughters

This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, … Continue reading

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June on the Lower Deschutes

While it was once the prime time of the salmon fly hatch, June is now a transitional period when it comes to insects on the Lower Deschutes. However, just as the salmonflies begin to thin out, so do the crowds, … Continue reading

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Tying the Glass-Bead Wooly Bugger Trout Lake Fly

This is one of my most favorite wet flies to fish for trout in lakes and for sea run cutthroat in the river and estuary. If you are an intermediate or advanced tyer you need not watch this video—just open … Continue reading

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Walk The Land Day – Join The McKenzie River Trust for a Day at Green Island

All day on June 24th – Here is a link to the days events, maps, and details. – http://www.mckenzieriver.org/events/walk-the-land/

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