Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Fly Tying in the USA – and Beyond

Photo caption. My wading boots on the porch in PC last summer. March 15th, 2020. I woke to two realities today 1. Covid-19 is making its way around the USA as it has elsewhere around the world, disrupting plans, and … Continue reading

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Flash Back Friday & Look Forward on March 13, 2020

Good morning all you OFFB Blog readers. It is early, dawn just breaking, and I thought a few light hearted images might be in order. Times are interesting these days, but as anglers and fly tyers there are new adventures … Continue reading

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FFF Fly Tying EXPO Cancelled in 2020

  The event that we have all come to look forward to has sadly been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.   The 32nd annual Northwest Fly Tier and Fly Fishing Expo scheduled for this weekend at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear CDC – Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Randall Kaufmann variation to the Classic Hare’s Ear with CDC. Hook:TMC 3761 sizes 10-16 Bead/Lead: Optional Thread: Uni 6/0 Brown Tail: Natural Hare’s Ear Mask Rib: Gold Flat Mylar Abdomen: Natural Hare’s Ear with … Continue reading

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Jay’s Mexican Flag Predator Deceiver Fly for Golden Dorado & Peacock Bass Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties his Mexican Flag Dorado Fly a deceiver style pattern for dorado and peacock bass. Follow step by step instruction for these large flies with Jay’s commentary and years of experience. Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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Rio Palena Lodge Chile – Trip Report

My family and I and five friends had the pleasure of visiting Rio Palena Lodge in Chile this past February. Rio Palena Lodge is one of several properties owned by Eleven Experience. We had a great time fishing the numerous … Continue reading

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Parallel Perch Fly Tying Video – Rob Hrabik

In this video, Rob Hrabik of Yosemite Outfitters ties a variation of Tom Loe’s Parallel Punk Perch. A highly efficient fly anywhere trout live, Rob fishes this fly under an indicator, on the strip, as a streamer, and as a … Continue reading

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Yakoda Supply Drifter Gear Transport Bag

In this video, Chris discusses the new Drifter Gear Transport Bag by Yakoda Supply. Yakoda Supply Drifter Gear Transport Bag

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Yakoda Supply Utility Pouch

In this video, Chris Daughters reviews Yakoda Supplies new Utility Pouch. Made in the USA. Yakoda Supply Utility Pouch

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Yakoda Supply Fly Tins

In this video, Chris introduces Yakoda Supply Fly Tins. Two different styles with or without tweezers. Made in the USA. Yakoda Supply Fly Tin with Tweezer Yakoda Supply Fly Tin

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Early Spring Mckenzie Fishing Report

My girlfriend and I decided to play hooky from work on Thursday (thanks, Greg) on the first over 60° day of the year. We fished the upper Mckenzie from Blue River to Silver Creek. Most of the fish we caught … Continue reading

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Spring Guide Special March 2020

Each Spring we are reminded of how fortunate we are to have the Lower McKenzie and Willamette rivers within such close proximity to the Eugene area. When conditions align, there is potential for exceptional trout fishing. Current water conditions and … Continue reading

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Reminder – The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour – March 3rd 2020

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM Where: WildCraft Cider Works 232 Lincoln St, Eugene, Oregon 97401 Come and be inspired to get out on the water: The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour features … Continue reading

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2020 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo – March 13 & 14, Albany Oregon

When: March 13th & 14th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members and Youth 18 & Under: FREE| Veteran admission is $5.00 This year. Parking is free Website: http://nwexpo.com The EXPO is on Instagram! … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Mandrels & Shank Adapters

In this video, Jay Nicholas discusses different tube fly mandrels and shank adapters from Pro Sportfisher, HMH, Stonfo, and OPST. Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle HMH Mandrel Stonfo Mandrel HMH Shank & Tube Adapter OPST Shank Chuck Tool

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