Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Korkers Darkhorse Wading Boot Review

It’s been a struggle to find a lightweight comfortable wading boot with enough durability to make it through the season here at Cedar Lodge. Our favorite boots have been the 2015/16 Patagonia Ultra light and the Simms Intruder boot. Both … Continue reading

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2017 NW Fly Tyer Expo March 10 & 11

The 29th annual Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo will be held March 10th and 11th at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. There are many activities for anyone interested in fly fishing or fly tying. There … Continue reading

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State Land Board votes to privatize Elliott State Forest

Yesterday, via the Register-Guard: Oregon’s new state treasurer and new secretary of state teamed up Tuesday to vote for the potential sale of the Elliott State Forest, rejecting Gov. Kate Brown’s recently revealed plan to keep public the 82,500-acre forest … Continue reading

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2017 Flyfishing Film Tour (F3T) in Corvallis on Sat. Feb 18

Join the rascally Bluebacks for the annual film festival to raise funds for the chapter steelhead surveys in the Siletz River Basin, SOLV River cleanups, and the Linn-Benton Salmon Watch for children. These activities depend on your support. As in … Continue reading

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Letter from Cedar Lodge, “Summer” Update 2017

Dear Dale and Charles, I know it was a tough decision not to come to New Zealand this year. Life throws curveballs and we have to adjust. But… if it makes you feel any better this year has been a … Continue reading

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A Chance for Trump to Save Our Streams

An awesome op-ed in the NY Times by Trout Unlimited CEO, Chris Wood. Over the past 20 years, mining operations have buried or degraded nearly 2,000 miles of streams in Appalachia. It goes without saying that cutting the tops off … Continue reading

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House votes to kill BLM Planning 2.0 Rule

From the Denver Post: The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to kill a federal rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land. The action launched by House Republicans, including sponsors … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Black and Blue Scandi-Tube Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying instructional video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie a Scandinavian Style Tube Fly using the Protube system by ProSportFisher. The Protube system allows the tier to control the every aspect of their creation with the addition … Continue reading

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North Coast Fly Fishing Report – Late January 2016

I’ve had a week to swing flies in several locations around the North Coast this past week. Wow, this has been a classic winter steelhead experience, as in, a textbook situation. It is no surprise that swinging flies for winter … Continue reading

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Senyo’s Aqua Veil and Hareline Polar Chenille: flashy hackles for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Some of my steelhead and salmon flies incorporate flash only in the wing—but there are many patterns I craft that incorporate additional flash by winding on what I refer to as “flash hackles.” Two products that I often reach for … Continue reading

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Six Excellent Options for Adding Flash to Wings of Steelhead & Salmon flies

This post will just feature a half dozen of the various options we have at hand on the bench to add flash to wings of steelhead and salmon flies. There are well over a hundred options if you consider colors, … Continue reading

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Three Sink Tip Options for Winter Steelhead Swing Fishing

An increasing proportion of our winter steelhead fishing these days involves the use of two hand rods (spey or switch rods). Where winter steelhead fishing is concerned, the use of a Skagit style head and sink tip is the most common … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Carp Caller Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie his Carp Caller carp fly. Using some of the latest materials available, this fly lands softly to its target due to the buggy dubbed head. After settling to … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips: Modifying a ProSportfisher Flexlineedle

I tie most of my Tube flies using a Regal Revolution rotary vise. When I first began using the Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle to hold my tubes, I secured the tool with the vise jaws at an angle, and this is … Continue reading

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OPST Shank Chuck for tying Intruders – a Review

Thumbs up in my opinion for this new OPST tool. I have been satisfied enough using my HMH tool fly adaptor to hold my shanks while tying Intruders but have long awaited the arrival of this new tool offered by … Continue reading

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