Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Spey Casting Exercise Using a Dog Chuckit™

In this video, Greg uses his dog’s Chuckit™ to help improve one’s bottom hand while spey casting. “Many people have tools to improve and practice their spey cast at home. I use my dog’s Chuckit™ everyday and really focus on … Continue reading

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Get Summer Fly Patterns “Cheaper by the Dozen”

Check out some great deals on summer fly patterns at caddisflyshop.com and at Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene. We are offering these staple patterns at the great price of only $12 per dozen while they last. Check out the entire … Continue reading

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New Airlock Strike Indicators for 2020

In this video, Chris introduces Airlock’s new strike indicator for 2020. Airlocks

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Jay’s Three Salt Alaska King Salmon Fly Tying Video 2020

  In this video, Jay ties an intruder type Alaskan King Salmon Fly. This fly is meant to be fished on the swing, but you could use this stripping for peacock bass, tiger fish, muskie, and other large predators. With … Continue reading

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Good News for Wild Fish!

From The Conservation Angler Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Takes Action to Protect Wild Steelhead and Salmon No Angling Sanctuaries Established to Protect Wild Steelhead Resting in Three Columbia River Thermal Refuges. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Hendricks Bridge County Boat Ramp Closure

Hendricks Bridge Boat Launch will be closed from June 8-Oct 1st for improvements. Anglers who want to float downstream from Hendricks are advised to put in at Taylor Boat Launch at 40945-41483 Deerhorn Rd, Springfield, OR 97478. One could also … Continue reading

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Jay’s Pro Sportfisher Squid Tube Fly Video

In this video, Jay ties a Squid Tube Fly using Pro Sportfisher Predator tubing, EP Invader & Fair Flies Predator Brushes. An effective fly to imitate a squid for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod for coastal fishing or you could use … Continue reading

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Jay’s Seal Bugger Jig Jigged Leech Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Seal Bugger Leech pattern on a jigged hook. A good pattern to try for alpine lakes. Hook: Gamakatsu Jigged barbless size 10 Bead: Mottled Slotted Tungsten Bead Red Glue: Loc-Tite Brush On Thread: Veevus … Continue reading

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Summer Trout Spey Fly Video by Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay ties a beautiful and effective summer trout spey fly that could be used for trout or steelhead. With different color combinations and hook sizes you could easily adapt these flies for the fishery of your choice. … Continue reading

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Redington’s Run Reel *New 2020*

In this video, George Cook discusses Redington’s new Run Reel Series available May 2020. Redington’s Run Reel: -Die Cast Construction -Sizes 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 -Available in Matte Black, Burgundy, Pewter colors -Interchangeable Spools that work with Redington’s Rise Reels

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Late May 2020 Fishing Report

Rivers and lakes around the state are turning on and fishing opportunities about. Here are few options and fly suggestions for the next couple of weeks. The McKenzie is at ideal water levels and a variety of hatches have fish … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 2 – Everything but Solarez

As promised, Part 2 of our review will deliver the highly opinionated thoughts and observations regarding the very wide range of products available to us fly tyers for use during the process of crafting our works of art and devices that … Continue reading

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Support the John Day Steelhead Project

Steelhead anglers across the Pacific Northwest have likely already heard of the John Day River. With its headwaters on the western slopes of the Blue Mountains in Northeast Oregon, the John Day flows approximately 284 miles before emptying into the … Continue reading

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Egg Sucking Bling Brush Fly – Jay Nicholas

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties another variation of a classic salmon and steelhead pattern using new materials such as Bling Rabbit Strips and Flash Blend Baitfish Brushes from Just Add H2O. This fly could be tied in a … Continue reading

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Caddis Fly Shop Covid 19 Update May 16th, 2020

The Caddis Fly Shop/Caddisflyshop.com will return to normal store ours today 10am-5pm M-S and 10-3 Sunday. We will limit the number of people in the shop at one time, in order to maintain social distancing. We encourage online orders, call … Continue reading

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