Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Big Dry Fly Time in Oregon – Trout Fishing in May and June 2018

You have to love fly fishing in May and June in Oregon. Some of our very best opportunities exist and we are able to fish some of the biggest dry flies of the season. You have hungry trout tying willing … Continue reading

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Tuna Tuxedo (Steve Farrar’s Blend) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties another Tuna Tuxedo using Steve Farrar’s Blend. There isn’t really an advantage using SF Blend over UV yak hair – it’s only preference in materials! Both will fish great. This fly will work for a … Continue reading

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Forgotten Summer Steelhead Flies

Just a quick note to remind summer steelhead anglers that traditional wet flies or simplifications of these flies are to this day very effective when fishing for summer steelhead. While we have embraced the art and functionality of the Intruder … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City – May 2018

Dear Friends: Here is what I’ve been up to recently in Pacific City. 1. My friend Mikhail Skopets visited from Russia for 4 days. He is NOT an oligarch and the only laundry we did was sheets, jeans, and socks. When we … Continue reading

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Jay’s Slender Trout Streamer (Blue Smolt) Fly Tying Video

This fly is inspired by flies that folks over in Europe fish for Sea Trout. These flies are characteristically long and slender and they tie these flies on really tiny tubes and use less material which gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Product Review: Dubbing Assortment Dispensers

This short video is intended simply to remind tyers that this is a very attractive way to be prepared to tie a wide variety of trout and steelhead flies without agonizing over which colors to order. I mention several of … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Tiger Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Steelhead Tube fly using a Tiger Barred Rabbit Strip and Chromatic Brush. This fly can be tied with the rabbit strip tied in first and the collar wrapped around it, … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie Fly Fishing Report – McKenzie Green Caddis Report

We are enjoying one of those lovely springs on the lower McKenzie. I made it out yesterday afternoon from about 1pm to 4:30pm. Water conditions are ideal. There were brown and green McKenzie Caddis out, along with assorted light colored … Continue reading

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Tuna Tuxedo (Yak Hair) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a Tuna Tuxedo using UV Yak Hair. Jay first used this fly while fishing for Skip Jack down in the Baja and it’s been in his fly box ever since due to it’s versatility … Continue reading

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Time to fish offshore again in 2018

We have had a lot of rough surf conditions this season but the ocean seems to be calming down finally and it is clearly time to hit the beach with the dory and fly rods rigged and ready to fish. … Continue reading

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Olive Silvenator (w/Pro Sport Flexi Bead) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay demonstrates how to tie an Olive Silvenator Steelhead fly with a Gunsmoke Flexibead from Pro Sportfisher. This is a quick easy fly that can be fished for Steelhead and Trout. Olive Silvenator (w/Pro Sport Flexi bead) … Continue reading

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Salmon Fly Patterns for Spring Fishing 2018

In this video, Tim goes over some Stone Fly patterns to consider for the upcoming Salmonfly & Stonefly Hatch on the Deschutes River and other local waters with Stonefly hatches as well. Enjoy! Nymphs Tungsten Trout Retriever (Black Lab) #6 … Continue reading

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Jay’s Slender Trout Streamer Chub Fly Tying Video

This fly was inspired by flies used for Sea trout over in Europe. As you can tell from the name it has a very slim, minimalist profile. It looks very fishy and casts really easily. Jay prefers fishing this in … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Midge Flash

OK. Just because a material is new to me does not necessarily meant that it is NEW on the market or new to everyone.Ive known that Midge Flash has been around for some time, I tried it and was not … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing Report April 25, 2018

The weather in the Willamette Valley has been all over the map lately. Depending upon the day fishing conditions have varied greatly as well. On bright days with air temperatures in the 70s we are seeing snow melt slow the … Continue reading

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