Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Product Review: Keough Pastel Flat Wing Saddles

I am very impressed with these Keough Pastel Flat Wing saddle patches both with respect to the pastel colors offered and the length and suppleness of the individual feathers. I spoke of these for both Deceiver and flat wing style … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge Summer 2018 Season Comes to a Close

Cyclone Fehi was followed by Gita and Hola, all leaving the South Island with more than enough water this “summer”. New Zealand rivers are known for being clear, but flush them out with massive amounts of sediment laden water and … Continue reading

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New Aqua Flies Fly Tying Materials Video Review

We have some new products coming out from Aqua Flies that we are excited to have here in the store. In this video, Jay goes over some of the new Intruder Eyes, Shanks, and Hooks from Aqua Flies. Swing Hooks … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Water Day in Eugene with Ninkasi on Thursday

Have you thought about water today? It may be among the first things you reach for in the morning: to drink, to shower, to cook. But when’s the last time you took a moment to really appreciate clean and abundant … Continue reading

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Taking my Saltwater Virginity

I get it now. Throughout my life, I have been told an undisputed truth from more-experienced fly fisherman than myself: That nothing compares to pursuing fish in the salt. It took me 24 years to step onto my first ocean … Continue reading

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Spring Flies that catch fish on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers 2018

With trout fishing starting to kick back into gear we wanted to put together a quick video showing some of the flies that are working well on the Mckenzie and Willamette right now. Nymphs Mega Prince #6 #8 and #10 … Continue reading

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Oil spill prompts closure of three McKenzie River boat ramps

From the Register Guard: SPRINGFIELD — Authorities on Wednesday shut down three boat ramps along the McKenzie River and warned the public to avoid the water while crews assess and clean up a 200-gallon hydraulic oil spill about 800 feet … Continue reading

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Jay’s Olive Bunny Tube Trout Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Olive Bunny Tube Streamer tied using a Black Barred Olive Rabbit Strip on a Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube. This is an awesome fly that can be stripped and swung for … Continue reading

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IF4 2018 in Eugene

Get your tickets for the 2018 Eugene International Film Festival! This is the 4th year running that there has been a joint effort in hosting the IF4. The IF4 Film Fest is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos … Continue reading

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Stansberry updates: North Carolina

Hey folks, Matt Stansberry here with an update. I’ve been working behind the scenes these past few months, posting some conservation stories on the blog and keeping up with the folks fishing in my favorite Oregon watersheds. But I haven’t … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Balanced Leech Fly Tying Video

This is of course a fly that could and should be fished in many lakes and ponds, not only in Pyramid Lake and for sure this fly would fish well in rivers under an indicator too. It will take a … Continue reading

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March Brown Time on the McKenzie River

It’s that time of year again and we are starting to see March Brown hatches coming off the upper and lower McKenzie. Despite the cold weather Caddis Fly employees Garrett and Justin got out to get in on the action. … Continue reading

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Where are all the 100lb kings? Orcas?

Interesting article on OPB yesterday about the decline of mega-Chinook. Our official position at OFFB is that the sole mammal species responsible for salmonid declines is sitting behind our keyboards. But there is some interesting stuff about orca biology here. … Continue reading

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Jay’s Steelhead Swing Jig Tiger Pink Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a very flashy, vibrant Winter Steelhead fly. This fly can be cast, stripped, or swung and even fished under an indicator. If your looking for inspiration and variety in your winter steelhead flies give … Continue reading

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ODFW trucking sea lions to protect dwindling Willamette Winter Steelhead

From OPB: Oregon wildlife managers are trapping sea lions at Willamette Falls and trucking them out to the coast in an effort to protect a very fragile run of steelhead. Biologists estimate the sea lions at Willamette Falls are eating … Continue reading

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