Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

HOW TO FLY FISH WITH A NYMPH AND INDICATOR RIG IN A LAKE – RIO PRODUCTS

In this episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO ambassador Phil Rowley talks about one of the most effective lake fly fishing techniques – fishing with an indicator and a couple of flies. Phil explains how to set up the … Continue reading

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‘Extreme draining’ of Oregon reservoir eliminates invasive species, helps endangered salmon

By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive   Turns out, if you want a river to act like it did before it was dammed, you just have to drain the reservoir the dam created. Letting a river return to its natural … Continue reading

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Higher Spring Flows on the McKenzie – Better Hatches – Good Fishing – May 2019

Post spawn rainbows are responding well to nymphs and dries. Best flies have been Brillon’s Lucent Jig, Chubby Chernobyls, brown and green caddis.     There are a few Bull Trout migrating through the mid McKenzie at the moment.   … Continue reading

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Crane Prairie Reservoir Report May 2019

Got up to Crane early this week, with my closest friends, before the “grayness”. The weather was outstanding and so was the fishing. Many fish to hand…but wait…where are those mongo cranebows? One angler had the misfortune of hooking one … Continue reading

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Tapered Synthetic Quill Review

In this video, Jay reviews Tapered Synthetic Quill from Hareline. These Quills create outstanding abdomens and thoraxes on your flies. They will work on a variety of fly sizes. Coat your quill with Deer Creek Diamond UV Flex Resin to … Continue reading

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Jim Sens’ Trout Spey Soft Hackle Fly

Professional fly tyer and ultra mellow, cool dude Jim Sens stopped by the Caddis Fly Shop to tie a fun & beautiful Trout Spey Soft Hackle Fly to get us all pumped up for the spring and summer trout season. … Continue reading

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Urge Oregon lawmakers to vote No on Rogue Hatchery Bill (HB 2379)

From Native Fish Society The Rogue River’s iconic wild spring Chinook salmon need your support! After years of serious decline following the construction of Lost Creek Dam/Reservoir without fish passage on the world-renowned Rogue River, wild spring Chinook salmon are … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited May Meeting: The Fish Passage Task Force: Greg Apke, ODFW

Greg Apke from ODFW will present an overview on the Task Force and Oregon fish passage regulations. While this may not be the presentation on how to catch more and bigger fish, Oregon fish passage laws are pretty interesting, and … Continue reading

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Bead Buddy Thread Sealer II Video

Bead Buddy’s Thread Sealer II is a small hot knife used to cut different materials such as chenille, tubing, and thread. It’s great for protecting your expensive scissors and to keep materials from unwinding. Use it for your tube flies … Continue reading

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VICTORY! Oregon Suction Dredge Moratorium

Great new from our friend Pete Frost at WELC. Thanks so much to everyone who worked on this critical issue. From the Western Environmental Law Center We fought hard against the practice of motorized suction dredge mining in Oregon’s streams … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie River Blockage May 2nd, 2019

From KVAL NEWS:   SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Two trees are down across nearly the entire width of the McKenzie River about a mile upstream of Bellinger Landing, Lane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputies warned Wednesday. “At current river levels, … Continue reading

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New Summer Hours at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

New Summer Hours at The Caddis Fly start this May 1, 2019   10am-6pm Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-3pm Sunday

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Bruce Berry’s Anderson’s Euphoria Variant Fly Tying Video

In this video, Bruce Berry ties a variant of Anderson’s Euphoria. A nice intermediate size fly to try for summer and winter steelhead. Hook: OPST Swing #2/4 Thread: Veevus 6/0 Black Needle: Pro Sport Flexineedle Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Pink … Continue reading

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Solarez UV Cure Color Resin

Solarez UV Cure Color Resin ideal for heads, collars, hot-butts, and more. Visit caddisflyshop.com for all your fly tying UV glues and materials. Thanks for watching! Solarez UV Cure Color Resin

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Bruce Berry on Pro Sportfisher Flexibeads

In this video, Bruce Berry with Pro Sportfisher goes over the Pro Sport Flexibeads.

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