Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

The Tug is the Drug: Reading and Music with Chris Santella May 3rd 5pm

Please join us for an evening of fun with our favorite fly fishing author. Chris Santella will be at The Caddis Fly on May 3rd from 5pm. Stop on by and say hello, bring a book to have him sign, … Continue reading

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Featured Tyer: Bill Harsey

#tiedwithcaddisflyshop For those who know of Bill Harsey, he is a knife maker. He designs and prototypes blades, handles and all, and then sends his designs to a number of different companies for machining and production*. Not only does he make them, … Continue reading

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Jigged 20 Incher Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged 20 Incher Nymph. Jigged flies are all the rage because they snag the bottom less, making them the perfect point fly in a two fly “nymphing … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Sale on Now at The Caddis Fly

It’s time to make room for new soft goods at the shop this spring. We are closing out sportswear and outwear from great brands like Patagonia and Simms. Most items are marked at 40% off. We invite you to come … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series 6: Jay Nicholas

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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TU Presents John Shewey: Fly Fishing Oregon’s Dry Side

Trout Unlimited presents an evening with John Shewey, Oregon-based veteran steelheader, journalist, photographer, author, and noted fly tier whose elegant steelhead flies have earned national prominence. The editor-in-chief of the Northwest Fly Fishing magazine group, John has penned hundreds of … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is yet another version of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This Purple and black version of the fly silly deadly but I suppose that is … Continue reading

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Ten Flies for Your Weekend Fishing on our Local Waters

If you are heading out to the McKenzie or Willamette Rivers this weekend don’t be caught without the following fly patterns. To maximize success be prepared to fish at all levels of the water column. Deep nymphing, swinging wet flies … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 5: Tim Etlick

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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IF4 2017 in Eugene

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos from around the globe that highlight the beauty and culture of fly fishing. This is an exciting night of watching the fly fishing films, and … Continue reading

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ECHO OHS (One Hand Spey) Fly Rod Review

I’ll start out by reporting that I devoted a full 10 days this winter season fishing the new ECHO OHS (One Hand Spey) rod nearly exclusively. Nearly means that I occasionally fished my Scott Switch or my Burkheimer 7115-4 in … Continue reading

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IF4 coming to Eugene April 19

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos from around the globe that highlight the beauty and culture of fly fishing. This is an exciting night of watching the fly fishing films, and … Continue reading

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Jigged Possie Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged Possie Bugger. The Possie Bugger is quite possibly the most popular nymph pattern in our area; hopper-dropper, indicator, or Euro style fly fishing, the fly always … Continue reading

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Flame Boss Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is a tube fly version of a fly pattern that I fished on traditional hooks for years extending back into the 1970s. The Flame Boss is a variation of the Boss Fly probably developed on the coastal rivers of Northern … Continue reading

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Spring Deals from Korkers, SAGE and Redington and The Caddis Fly

Fishing conditions have been less than ideal this winter and early spring. Water levels, road conditions, fish numbers.. you name it, it really hasn’t been in the anglers favor the past few months. Spring will come around, and instead of … Continue reading

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