Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Loon Fly Tying Tools – Reviewing a few options with Jay Nicholas

Loon is a respected source of high quality fly tying tools and quite a variety of associated products. I have only been using Loon tools for the last two years, but they have been so good that I decided to … Continue reading

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Cohen’s Sculpting Scissors – New Product Review by Jay Nicholas

I discovered an entirely new-to me scissor recently, put them to work, and liked the results so much that I decided to share this information. There are four options now available of this very solid scissor for fly tying the … Continue reading

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F3T 2018 coming to Oregon

The Fly Fishing Film Tour recently announced some 2018 dates. This African Tiger trailer looks awesome: The tour is coming to Portland Feb 10, Bend on Feb 17, Corvallis on February 24.

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Jay’s Swing Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties a Jigged version of the Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly. This fly is tied on a #2 Jigged hook using the same color combination of black and blue and includes Double Pupil Eyes. It is fished … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube (Fl. Blue) is a vibrant Summer and Winter Steelhead fly that can be fished in any water. The weighted eyes help this fly sink faster and the loose rabbit strip gives this fly lots of action. … Continue reading

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Photos from the South Island – Cedar Lodge Heli Fly Fishing Lodge

New Zealand’s South Island offers anglers and photographers some unreal subject matter. Brier Kelly who is super solid photographer and angler recently visited us at Cedar Lodge. I thought I would share some of his shots from his recent trip. … Continue reading

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OWRD Grants Support Sprague and Crooked Rivers

Four water projects in Oregon have won nearly $6.3 million from state regulators, including two projects with a major impact on fish. The Opal Springs Fish Passage Project is a collaborative effort to secure upstream fish passage at Opal Springs … Continue reading

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Daily Special Fly Tying Video

Justin Helm demonstrates how to tie a versatile tube streamer using some of our favorite fly tying materials. This pattern can be adapted to trout, steelhead, bass, salmon and more. Using a variety of color combinations one can make a … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From Cedar Lodge New Zealand

We had a fantastic start to our spring season on the South Island. We experienced low water and good fishing for November and much of early December. The second week of December brought on some mixed spring weather with some … Continue reading

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Jay’s Olive Brush Bugger Fly Tying Video

Jay demonstrates how to tie a wooly bugger style fly on a Pro Sportfisher tube. By using an EP Foxy Brush as the hackle the fly becomes super durable and quick to tie. Jay’s Brush Bugger Olive hook guide: medium … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Shamen Fly Tying Bobbin Review

Fly Tying Tools Review: Shamen Bobbin I have tied flies with many, many bobbins over the last five decades. Complicated and simple, inexpensive and pricey. In general, I prefer bobbins that are on the less technically challenging variety, and appreciate … Continue reading

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Fishpond Submersible Packs

Most of you are Moldy Chum fans, but if you haven’t been over lately you need to check out their in-depth analysis of Fishpond’s Thunderhead Submersible packs. If you typically fish with your phone or a camera handy, you are … Continue reading

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Washington Cancels Atlantic Salmon Farming Lease

From the Seattle Times: Cooke Aquaculture Pacific has lost the lease for its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm in Port Angeles and must shut down and remove it, said Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, who terminated Cooke’s lease. The … Continue reading

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The Best Travel Fly Tying Vise – Great Last Minute Christmas Gift

The Morsetto Airone Travel vise from Stonfo is a great choice for anglers who tie on the fly. Pun intended. Thanks to its special design and to a series of articulated joints it can be folded and placed in a … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings from the Metolius River

“The colors are gone. It’s now a tableau of black and white and shades of gray. The water is inky black with a silver screen of snow reflected on its surface. There are little mists rising. Yet, even in the … Continue reading

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