Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act

From Native Fish Society Earlier this month, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, and Jared Huffman, of California, reintroduced the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act. The act would make permanent the protections provided by the twenty-year Southwestern Oregon … Continue reading

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“LIFE” ON A TIN CAN – Fishing on the USS KIDD

The fishing, the camaraderie, the adventurous voyages . . . ! We often kid ourselves – sailors – that our ships are “Tin Cans,” floating about on King Neptune’s Domain, at His Whim. Long time customer Lou Olton share this … Continue reading

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Steelhead Shrimp Spey Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2021

In this video, Alex ties a steelhead shrimp fly that could be used both for winter and summer steelhead. Tie them in different sizes appropriate for the river or stream you’ll be fishing. With different colored patterns this fly could … Continue reading

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Because Our Words Matter – Sexual Violence and the Fly Fishing Industry

I’m sitting here at my keyboard, paralyzed. My hands trembling. Heart pounding. Squinting at the monitor through tears. I’ve written hundreds of posts for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, but this is the highest stakes article I’ve ever had the … Continue reading

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NEW RIO’s Skagit Max Launch & Skagit Max Power Spey Head Review

In this video, Greg discusses RIO’s new Skagit Max Launch and Max Power series. Skagit Max Launch: 23′ Long Amazing front taper design to easily cast large flies and tips and load the rod with ease and sensitivity. Grains 400-750 … Continue reading

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Hrabik’s Balanced Leech Patterns

Fly fisher Rob Hrabik stopped by the shop to drop off a few of his balanced leeches he fishes on Pyramid Lake, but these flies work great for Cascade and Klamath Lake trout, Umpqua & John Day bass, and many … Continue reading

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Spend a week on the Babine for just $100! – Benefit Native Fish Society

British Columbia’s Babine River is the hallowed homewaters of some of the largest wild steelhead swimming on the planet. Don’t miss this week-long dream trip, including guided fishing with some of the best guides around, delicious home-cooked meals, and tranquil … Continue reading

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A History of Violence: Brown Trout and the Broken Promise of Conservation Angling

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. -Aldo Leopold European Brown Trout and fly fishing are inextricably entangled. They’re the basis of … Continue reading

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Peacock Bass Trip Jan 2022 – Caddis Fly Hosted Trip Jan 9-16, 2022

I have been hesitant to promote any sort of travel throughout the pandemic. The fly fishing travel business, like so much of the worlds travel, has been putting out more fires than filling spots for fishing trips over the past … Continue reading

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The Game Changer as a Reflection of the Psyche

Fishing with large streamers is a strange thing. It amplifies all of the weird psychological aspects of fishing. If you’re doing it right, you might catch really big fish. But even if you don’t, you get this opportunity to look … Continue reading

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River Democracy Act – Wyden and Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect 4,700 Miles of Oregon Rivers

River Democracy Act introduced after years-long public process led by Wyden allowing Oregonians to submit their favorite rivers and streams to be considered for inclusion in legislation. Senators say ‘River Democracy Act’ will be a boon for rural jobs and … Continue reading

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How the Game Changer is Hacking my Life

Way back in February of 2008 (thirteen freaking years ago), I wrote the first blog post on this site. In the intervening years, I’ve been on a journey. Moving from Eugene to Cleveland to the Carolinas. I’ve had a billion … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Blue Ribbon Trout Waters Need Your Help

Many reader are familiar with the Oldman, Livingstone, Highwood and Bow rivers. We thought sharing the current conservation issues in this region was important. Below you will find some of the key information regarding the battle to protect some of … Continue reading

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Kendjam – Heart of the Amazon by Todd Moen – Amazon Fly Fishing

Another fantastic film from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine is now available on Youtube. Todd makes the best films in the fly fishing industry hands down and Kendjam is another example. If you don’t subscribe to Catch Magazine you can … Continue reading

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Euro Attractor Pattern Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2021

In this video, Alex Worth ties a simple, yet beautiful jigged style Euro nymph pattern designed  to fish deep throughout the season under an indicator or with a Euro set-up using Sybai colored wire. Euro Nymph Attractor Pattern Hook: Daiichi … Continue reading

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