Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Native Fish Society – Homewaters Roundup on August 19th

A Guaranteed Good Time for A Good Cause! Join the Native Fish Society Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Miracle Barn in Bend, OR for a great evening of fellowship, festivities, and a live auction benefitting Oregon’s native fish and … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using a Purple and Orange color variation. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for Summer and Winter Steelhead. Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube … Continue reading

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New Hollow Fly Tool – Nicholas’ Review and test run

I guess I’s say it is a blessing and a curse (just a little curse) that there are so many new fly tying products entering the market these days. I watched a very good Ted Talk recently that noted something … Continue reading

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Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100!

BABINE FOR A BENJAMIN Spend a week on the Babine River this fall for just $100! The one and only Babine Steelhead Lodge has generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support … Continue reading

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Making sense of Integrated Shooting Head Fly Lines

I probably fish a wider variety of fly lines than the average fly fisher—in fact—some of my friends call me a fly line freak. The range of high quality fly lines available these days is STAGGERING. As an industry associate … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad Fly tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Jig fly in a Crawdad color variation. This is a great fly to use with a trout spey setup, swinging near a fallen log or boulder garden. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad … Continue reading

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Protect the Yellowstone River Permenantly

Check out this beautiful film from SAGE Fly Fishing.

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Urgent: Tell ODFW to Protect our Metolius River wild fish!

From the Native Fish Society Dear Members and Supporters, The Metolius River in Central Oregon is the crown jewel of the upper Deschutes Basin and a place of exemplary ecological value in the state of Oregon. It is also ground … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Tube Streamer (w/ Pine Squirrel) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties us a Trout Tube Streamer using Pine Squirrel and a Sommerlatte’s Foxy Brush. This is a fun fly that is easy to cast and won’t hold a lot of water. But it will also get … Continue reading

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Ahrex Fw 581 Wet Fly Hook – Barbless – Review

This is another Ahrex fly tying hook that I have been working with for several months tying and fishing wet flies. Available in sizes that span the range from 4 to 10, I appreciate the wire, the barbless feature, the … Continue reading

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Ahrex NS150 Nordic Salt Curved Shrimp Hook Review

I have been tying and fishing one of my shrimp patterns on the NS150 Nordic Salt Curved Shrimp Hook for several months and am quite impressed with the hook’s overall performance as well as the esthetics of the hook and … Continue reading

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Ahrex NS 115 Nordic Salt Deep Streamer Hook Review

I have been tying and fishing a hook that is new to me but well established in Northern Europe for some time.  While there are many styles of Ahrex fly tying hooks that we can provide — from tiny dry … Continue reading

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Gamagatsu SL12S Wide Gap Big Game Hook Just got better

Fact is, I couldn’t imagine an improvement on the trusted Gammie SL12S Wide Gap hook. This hook, in sizes # 2, 1/0, and 2/0 has ben my number one choice for salmon clouser hooks for over a decade or so. … Continue reading

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Hook Style Matters – Really

Yup. Contrary to what a person might think, different hook styles and manufacturers exhibit characteristics that are quite different, and these differences have a HUGE influence on the appearance of a finished fly tied on each specific hook. The flies above, … Continue reading

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Postcards from Gui Allen in Baja 2018

My friends Gui Allen and Jim Buckley just returned from their annual venture to La Ventana at Gary Bulla Saltwater Adventures in Baja. I still hope to return there either later this season or next year, but for now, I’d like … Continue reading

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