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Camp Creek Cellars Wine Benefit – TONIGHT!

When: Friday, November 16 5-9pm Where: Oregon Research Institute, 1776 Millrace Drive From: the Mckenzie River Trust Join us for a “Last Waltz” fundraiser with the local winemakers at Camp Creek Cellars. Half of the $10 tasting fee will be … Continue reading

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Dinner with Angling Legends Frank and Jeanne Moore

December 1 2018 5pm, Fundraiser with Frank and Jeanne Moore at the Steamboat Inn. From Source One Serenity Source One Serenity was born out of Frank Moore’s fly fishing vision and its potential life-altering benefits for our veterans struggling with … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 1.0

In this video I showcase some of our favorite gifts for the 2018 holiday season. Of course there are many more items our friendly staff would love to help you select. Stop by the shop this holiday season, we have … Continue reading

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Rewild the Willamette – A coalition for wild fish recovery kickoff event!

From The Native Fish Society Oregon has often taken bold action to safeguard the natural landscapes and resources that define the state and our communities. Many times, it has been local Oregonians, passionate about the place they call home, who … Continue reading

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Rooster Dragon Tail Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Saltwater surface pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tail and Grizzly Saddle hackle. This would be an excellent pattern to try for Roosterfish, Tarpon, Jacks, snook and other Oceanic beasts. Jay’s Rooster Dragon Tail Hook: … Continue reading

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New Winter Hours at The Caddis Fly November 2018

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2018

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited General Meeting November 2018

Do you love the McKenzie rivers as much as we do? If so you will be interested in our next presenter. Jared Weybright, executive director McKenzie Watershed Council will update us on all the great restoration work that is being … Continue reading

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Coastal fall chinook river fishing closes from Siuslaw north

From Oregon Live Fall chinook salmon fishing will close Thursday, Nov. 1, in coastal rivers along the north half of the Oregon Coast. Low returns and virtually no October rainfall led to the decision Friday. Read more here: Chinook Closure

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Jay’s Shrimp Pink Flesh Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Shrimp Pink Flesh Bugger. This is an effective pattern up in Alaska and around the coastal rivers here in Oregon too when there are fish spawning and both cutthroat and steelhead are keying in … Continue reading

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North Santiam River Hatchery Program May be Eliminated

Wild winter steelhead in the Willamette Valley are extremely rare. Due to the tireless work of The Conservation Angler and the Willamette River Keeper they may get added protection in the coming years. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife faces … Continue reading

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Sacramento Delta Striper Fishing

Had an absolute blast with Captain Mike Costello on the Sacramento Delta fly fishing for Striped Bass! The weather was amazing. Mike is a great guide. I highly recommend this fishery if you get a chance to do it.

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Two Fly Tournament Wrap Up 2018

Our 11th annual Two Fly Tournament was the most successful yet in terms of raising funds for McKenzie River Trust. Thanks to the guides who donate their time and the guests who participate in the fun weekend event. The “Two … Continue reading

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Wild Fish Conservation Organizations Intend to Sue Idaho for Unauthorized Steelhead Fishing

From The Conservation Angler On October 9, 2018, The Conservation Angler and four other conservation groups sent notice to Idaho officials of our intent to file an ESA Take lawsuit to protect wild Snake River Steelhead. TCA along with Wild … Continue reading

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South Fork McKenzie Enhancement Project

I took a walk up the lower South Fork of the McKenzie the other day to examine the restoration project that has been ongoing this summer. We had a great presentation at the Two Fly Tournament from Jared Weybright the … Continue reading

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