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Jay’s Chartreuse & White Hollow Deceiver Fly for Peacock Bass & Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a hollow deceiver fly using Chicone’s Fettuccine Foam. Using bucktail, saddle feathers, and flash….this is a big fly for big fish. Try different colors and sizes to meet your needs Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on now through November 2020

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead September 25-November 30th. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for one or two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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Columbia Salmon and Steelhead Threatened with new Non-Tribal Commercial Gillnetting Policy. 3 Ways to Say NO!

From Native Fish Society The Columbia river is co-managed by Oregon and Washington State. It is time for all of us NFS’ ers to join forces and raise our voices against the 5-4 decision to allow non-native commercial gill nets … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Report McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

With a heavy heart in light of recent wildfires in and around the Mckenzie river corridor, I fished the lower river Sunday and Tuesday. Fishing was really good! Hatches were nearly non existent, a few caddis a few mahogany duns … Continue reading

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Flathead Valley/Glacier National Park 2020

End of Summer road trip with our close friends had us leaving Eugene the first weekend of September to explore the Rockies. None of us had been to Northern Montana so plenty of homework and contacting a local friend led … Continue reading

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Fly Tying in 1963: The way I remember it ….

nFly Tying in 1963: I was reading a very good online piece today, pondering the motives of modern fly designers, when I started seeing a movie playing in my head about the days when I was learning to tie flies back … Continue reading

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What Happens to Fish After a Wildfire?

From Hakai Magazine by Starre Vartan When a wildfire rages, some animals fly, hop, or run to safety. But fish can’t. During a fire, the temperature of a stream or river will sometimes rise to a lethal degree. If a … Continue reading

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Holiday Farm Fire Resources – How Local Businesses and Individuals can Help

Use the links in the above image to give what you can to our community members in need. 1. Give Time – Volunteer: http://mckenzieriver.org/volunteer 
2. Give Money – United Way Wildfire Response Fund: http://unitedwaylane.org/wildfires 
3. Give & Get Statewide Resources … Continue reading

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Holiday Farm Fire Sept 13th 2020

Matt Labounty’s drift boat remains were the only thing left on his property. We continue to feel the pain along with so many others as much of the McKenzie River corridor has been damaged as a result of the Holiday … Continue reading

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Archie Creek Fire – North Umpqua River

From OregonLive.com WWII vet married 77 years forced to evacuate twice, says beloved wife most important: ‘I have the treasure with me’ The fate of Frank and Jeanne Moore’s home near Idleyld Park remained unknown Wednesday afternoon. Also uncertain were … Continue reading

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Holiday Farm Fire – McKenzie Bridge, OR

We are greatly saddened by all of the wild fires in Oregon. OregonFlyFishingBlog.com wants you to know that our staff wants to help. We have areas for vehicles including RV’s (camping and storage available) and we want to help in … Continue reading

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Hollow Deceiver Streamer for Chinook and Silver Salmon

In this video, Jay ties a Hollow Deceiver Fly for chinook and silver salmon. A great fly to use in the Pacific Northwest for Salmon. Don’t be afraid to swing it for steelhead too. Hook: Ahrex PR320 Predator Hook 4/0 … Continue reading

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Friday Fish Porn September 2020

My Kiwi mates sent me the following notes and photos. Monster rainbows caught in Central South Island canals. I have been giving them a hard time regarding the ethics of this fishery for some time so facetious language is par … Continue reading

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Foul-Proof Clouser Minnow – Jay Nicholas Summer 2020

Listen up all you faithful readers of the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. I understand that you might be tired of seeing Jay (me) tie yet maybe the one hundredth version of a clouser deep minnow. Well Let me tell you … Continue reading

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“Voices from the Umpqua” Take Action and Help Protect the North Umpqua

Voices from the Umpqua from Cascadia Wildlands on Vimeo. From Cascadia Wildlands The Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon is sure feeling emboldened under the Trump administration and its clearcut-focused, new forest plan. This is on full display on … Continue reading

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