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North Santiam River Hatchery Program May be Eliminated

Wild winter steelhead in the Willamette Valley are extremely rare. Due to the tireless work of The Conservation Angler and the Willamette River Keeper they may get added protection in the coming years. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife faces … Continue reading

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Sacramento Delta Striper Fishing

Had an absolute blast with Captain Mike Costello on the Sacramento Delta fly fishing for Striped Bass! The weather was amazing. Mike is a great guide. I highly recommend this fishery if you get a chance to do it.

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Two Fly Tournament Wrap Up 2018

Our 11th annual Two Fly Tournament was the most successful yet in terms of raising funds for McKenzie River Trust. Thanks to the guides who donate their time and the guests who participate in the fun weekend event. The “Two … Continue reading

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Wild Fish Conservation Organizations Intend to Sue Idaho for Unauthorized Steelhead Fishing

From The Conservation Angler On October 9, 2018, The Conservation Angler and four other conservation groups sent notice to Idaho officials of our intent to file an ESA Take lawsuit to protect wild Snake River Steelhead. TCA along with Wild … Continue reading

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South Fork McKenzie Enhancement Project

I took a walk up the lower South Fork of the McKenzie the other day to examine the restoration project that has been ongoing this summer. We had a great presentation at the Two Fly Tournament from Jared Weybright the … Continue reading

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Olive Steelhead Tube Fly w/Aqua Flies Intruder Eyes Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay shows us how to tie an Olive themed Steelhead Tube Fly with Ginger Grizzly Saddle Hackle Tips and Orange Aqua Flies Intruder Eyes. This is a vibrant Winter Steelhead pattern that can be fished on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Euro Nymphing – Oct 2018

For the past couple months a lot of customers have been coming to the shop asking about European Nymphing, or Czech style nymphing – and for good reason: it’s a lot of fun and a very productive way to catch … Continue reading

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Jay’s Steelhead Super Bugger Swing-Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Steelhead Super Bugger Swing-Jig. He finishes the fly with an optional Laser Dub enhancement that adds a little more color. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung, or fished under an indicator for … Continue reading

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Two Fly Friday October 6th 2018

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop’s 11th annual Two Fly Tournament kicks off this Friday. In the shop today 10% of sales will go to The McKenzie River Trust. Over the years the tournament has raised over $80,0000 for the trust. … Continue reading

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October Fly Patterns for Local Waters

Fall fishing has been superb for trout on the McKenzie and Willamette. Steelhead fishing has also picked up considerably on both rivers. Below are some patterns you should have in your box this time of year. Purple Para Rooster- An … Continue reading

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The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon

Explore. Enjoy. Conserve. Oregon’s Native Trout The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon is an outreach and education event hosted by Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, and Keep Em Wet Angling that encourages anglers to discover and share Oregon’s remarkable trout with … Continue reading

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Local TU Chapter Meets October 8th 6pm

Do you fish the Middle Fork of the Willamette? Are you curious about conservation activities occurring In the Middle Fork watershed? Join Trout Unlimited at our next meeting for a presentation from Sarah Dyrdahl of the Middle Fork Willamette watershed … Continue reading

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Scientific Anglers Smooth Series of Fly Lines Videos

The world of fly lines is complex these days. Here are a few videos that discuss the merits of Scientific Anglers latest introduction of lines. Amplitude Smooth Infinity Fly Line Amplitude Smooth Infinity from Scientific Anglers on Vimeo. Amplitude Smooth … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Fantastic Sept 2018

It’s all happening now! Short winged stoneflies, October Caddis, Grey Drakes, Mahogany Duns and numerous other caddis species are hatching daily. Fishing is great on both the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette. We are hearing some great reports … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Trust Fall Events – 2018

The McKenzie River Trust has a ton going on this fall and it’s a great time to participate with your local land trust. Check out a complete list of events HERE. The McKenzie River Two Fly Tournament is October 5,6 … Continue reading

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