Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Six Superior Fly Lines to Fish Baja (Nicholas’ Review)

Ok, it’s really funny now that I’ve fished Baja for one week I’m now an EXPERT! Really, not trying to overstate my knowledge, but I found several fly lines that I particularly liked fishing and that performed very well, so … Continue reading

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Drink Beer and Protect Wild Fish Party – June 28th

Support the Western Environmental Law Center at a this special “beer release party” from 5-7pm this coming June 28th. WELC has been and continues to fight for wild fish habitat in Oregon and beyond. Come by and have a beer … Continue reading

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Metolius Magic

Central Oregon’s Metolius River takes pride in humbling anglers on a daily basis. The Metolius is a gin-clear, spring fed river that possesses few of the characteristics of a typical spring river. Rarely is it still or meandering; it chugs and … Continue reading

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What is the best time of year to fish the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers?

Cloudy days in June when the temperature cracks 65 degrees are pretty hard to beat. Gray and Green Drakes, Pale Morning Duns, Blue Winged Olives, Brown Caddis, and Green Caddis are present. The rivers are generally at “full” levels and … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited: Migration Celebration!

Join Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited for a casual evening of beer, food and fun to support OCTU’s conservation work in Oregon. The event is Saturday, June 24, 6-10pm at Portland’s Migration Brewing Company, 2828 NE Glisan St. FREE admission! … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ ECHO EPR fly rod review

Just returned from fishing a week at La Ventana with Gary Bulla. I took my permitted four fly rods with me on the trip, including an 8 wt and 10 wt ECHO EPR in the Winston rod case. These EPR (extreme … Continue reading

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Upper Willamette Steelhead and Trout Strategies and Techniques

Presentation: Dean Finerty will give a presentation which will cover tips and techniques for trout and steelhead on the upper Willamette and Lower McKenzie systems. When: 6:30PM Monday, June 12th Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza Company, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene There … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 10: Lou Verdugo

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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Spring has Sprung – McKenzie River Fishing Great Top To Bottom

The McKenzie River’s flows have dropped into fine shape. This past week I was able to fish the very lower river, (Hayden Bridge to Armitage State Park) the middle river, (Finn Rock to Ben and Kay Doris) and the upper … Continue reading

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Baja Fly Fishing Report – May 2017

This is a very brief report on a fishing trip I just made with friends Gui and Jim. We fished with Gary Bulla and lodged at Baja Joe’s. Gary is a great host; the panga captains are knowledgable guides and … Continue reading

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You could spend a week steelhead fishing the Babine River for only $100!

From the Native Fish Society: Epic Waters and Babine Steelhead Lodge have generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support the Native Fish Society’s work protecting and restoring wild, native fish across … Continue reading

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Peter Goes to Iceland

Although limited to only one day, my flyfishing experience in Iceland was nothing but positive. It began with a web search and an inquiry to Go Fishing Iceland. I got an immediate response, and after a pleasant phone conversation with … Continue reading

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Featured Fly Tier: Bob Erickson

#tiedwithCaddisFlyShop Bob and his wife live in a small, northern Vermont town called Craftsbury, spending much of his angling time at their camp in Rangeley, ME, home of the “best brook trout fishing in the lower 48″. As much as Bob loves … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 9: Hayden Vough

 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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New video: Together Against The Mines – A River Steward Story

New video from Native Fish Society: Just seven miles upstream from River Steward Dave Lacey’s home in southern Oregon a foreign owned mining company was quietly working to develop a nickel strip mine on public lands. The mine would sit in … Continue reading

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