Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Rear Shank – Big Game 28 mm Thread – Danville’s 210 D white or 200 D GSP Rear stage – 4.5 ” EP Invader Brush Shad Gray Hareline White Flatwing Saddles – long Hareline Black … Continue reading

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Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Fly Fishing – Tying Festival September 7, 2019

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Oregon Albacore on the Fly – Teaser Trailer

My first tuna run this season was one of those days that leaves me swearing that it is the last time I’ll ever fish. Twelve hours of pounding on the ocean in a dory with only a little action in the first … Continue reading

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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing Aug. 12 to protect wild steelhead

From ODFW August 9th 2019 SALEM, Ore.— Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, ODFW is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in … Continue reading

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Cooler Temps on Local Waters Improving Summer Fishing

Despite lower water conditions and less than impressive hatches the recent cloudy mornings and cooler temps have improved fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. Best fly patterns are: Jay’s Hi Tie Caddis FinFetcher Caddis Perry’s Bugmeister Jigged Frenchie Strolis … Continue reading

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Bruce Berry’s Silvenator Variant Fly Tying Video

In this video, Bruce Berry ties a variant of the Silvenator fly using Pro Sportfisher Classic Tubing and Flexibead. This is a terrific pattern for both Winter and Summer Steelhead. Hook: OPST Swing #2/4 Needle: Pro Sport Flexineedle Small Tube: … Continue reading

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Pink Creamsicle Steelhead Nymph Fly Tying Video

Fresh on the heels of several videos that discuss techniques, tools and basic materials for the jigged nymph tyer, I created this video to showcase the Pink Creamsicle Steelhead Nymph. This is a smallish (size 10) jigged nymph that will … Continue reading

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Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River

From ODFW: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River ROSEBURG, Ore. – Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. … Continue reading

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Flash Blend Baitfish Brush – Product Review

Just a very brief look at a product that has great potential for making bodies on all sorts of baitfish fly patterns for predatory species in fresh and saltwater. This is a dense brush, contrast with the new EP Invader … Continue reading

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New SAGE Rods and Reels – Summer 2019

Our old pal George Cook (long time sales rep and spey casting guru) stopped by the shop the other day for some show and tell on the latest editions to the SAGE Rod and Reel line ups. Check out the … Continue reading

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Greg’s Turkey Biot Midge Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a simple yet effective midge pattern for trout, the Turkey Biot Midge. Greg recommends tying it in shades of black and olive. Some of the largest trout he’s caught have come from small biot midges … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Images July 2019

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine joined me on the upper McKenzie for some “continued product testing” of the Outcast Ambush Frameless Raft. Fishing was good and boating was a blast. I have been really impressed with how the Ambush will … Continue reading

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Summer Flies for Summer Water Conditions

Water levels are lower on the Mckenzie, Willamette and tributaries. Hatches have diminished but trout still need to eat. Focus efforts early and late and look for shade during the day. Smaller dries and nymphs (#14-16) are the way to … Continue reading

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Greg’s Copper John Euro Nymph Style Fly Tying Video

John Barr’s classic on a Euro Jig Hook. Have fun and explore different colors! Hook: Gamakatsu J20 (10-16) Bead: Hareline Tungsten Slotted Bead Wire: Lead-Free Wire (optional) Thread: Veevus 6/0 Cream Biot: Goose Biots Tan Body: Ultra Wire Brassie Blue and … Continue reading

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Single-Station Composite Loop Intruder Red/Black Fly Tying Video

Excited to have some Steelhead recipes available tied by Jim Sens. In this video he ties a Composite Loop Intruder in Red and Black – A terrific pattern to have while Steelheading this season. Look out for some of his … Continue reading

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