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Who We Are Series, Post 3: Justin Helm

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 … Continue reading

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New Caddisflyshop.com Website

It’s been in the works for some time now and we finally launched our new look online store this weekend. The hope is to modernize and “pleasurize” the online shopping experience. We continue to offer a ridiculous amount of fly … Continue reading

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McKenzie Memories, Friday April 7

Join the McKenzie River Trust for our 6th annual celebration of the history of the McKenzie with storytelling, rare historic photos, artifacts, and more. Come early to listen to the music of Blue McKenzie and see the display of old … Continue reading

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Comparing Three Feathers as Collar Hackles on Intruder Butt Stations

I have been tying  lot of Intruders preparing for winter steelhead season, and have had plenty of opportunity to explore a range of options for creating a collar on the butt and shoulder section of my flies. I decided to … Continue reading

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Polar Shrimp Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

This is a variant of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This version of the fly is one that I see as reminiscent of the … Continue reading

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Postcards from the 2017 FFF Albany Fly EXPO

I had a great two days at the 2017 FFF EXPO in Albany, Oregon on Friday and Saturday.  This was a perfect occasion to meet old and new friends, people who have read some of my  books, watched my fly … Continue reading

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Coastal Winter Steelhead Update – mid March 2017

Well. Here is the score from mid March swing fishing the North Coast. Five anglers fishing two consecutive days under decent (high) water conditions: One steelhead hooked and released. This averages out at one fish per ten days. My personal record … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 2: Peter Cadigan

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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Lance Egan’s Red Dart Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie Lance Egan’s Red Dart. This attractor pattern is a local favorite for fishing as the point fly in a Hopper-Dropper configuration. As a jigged pattern it also makes … Continue reading

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Redsides Meeting: Fishing and Restoring the Smith

Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM – Roaring Rapids Pizza 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene Join us for an evening with Dean Finnerty as he shares a presentation about the Smith River. Dean will talk about conservation and restoration work to include: … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Collaborative banquet

Fly Fishing Collaborative is having its annual fundraising banquet on March 3rd, 5pm-9pm at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR. If you haven’t heard of FFC, their vision is quite inspiring. The founder and Executive Director, Bucky Buchstaber along … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series, Post 1: Bryson Fairlamb

Welcome to the “Who We Are” Series.  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 … Continue reading

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Korkers Darkhorse Wading Boot Review

It’s been a struggle to find a lightweight comfortable wading boot with enough durability to make it through the season here at Cedar Lodge. Our favorite boots have been the 2015/16 Patagonia Ultra light and the Simms Intruder boot. Both … Continue reading

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2017 NW Fly Tyer Expo March 10 & 11

The 29th annual Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo will be held March 10th and 11th at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. There are many activities for anyone interested in fly fishing or fly tying. There … Continue reading

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State Land Board votes to privatize Elliott State Forest

Yesterday, via the Register-Guard: Oregon’s new state treasurer and new secretary of state teamed up Tuesday to vote for the potential sale of the Elliott State Forest, rejecting Gov. Kate Brown’s recently revealed plan to keep public the 82,500-acre forest … Continue reading

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