Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Sens’ Foxee Dog Variation Fly Pattern – Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties a fly that has proven itself over and over again in the PNW; The Foxee Dog. Incorporating dubbing loops, hackles, marble fox, pheasant and much more, Jim’s experience and creativity make this video fun … Continue reading

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Red & Black Deceiver Fly for Dorado

In this video, Jay continues to tie deceiver style patterns for larger fish including golden dorado, musky, pike, and peacock bass. Beautiful flies for beautiful, large fish! Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: Veevus GSP 150D White Cement: Loctite or Hard … Continue reading

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Scientists solve mystery of mass coho salmon deaths. The killer? A chemical from car tires

From the LA Times By ROSANNA XIA STAFF WRITER When officials in Seattle spent millions of dollars restoring the creeks along Puget Sound — tending to the vegetation, making the stream beds less muddy, building better homes for fish — … Continue reading

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McKenzie Fishing Well in December

I heard Justin had been out recently and pressed him a bit, he and Lou enjoyed some good success. “Yeah, fished Sunday and Monday and both days were pretty good! I was just fishing a mega prince and jig PT … Continue reading

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Fine Weather and Water Conditions for late season “McKenzie Trouting”

It’s not every year we find the McKenzie in fine shape the first week of December. Currently the McKenzie is at 3600 CFS and dropping. The coming week of sunshine and good water gives anglers a shot at some “bonus” … Continue reading

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Caddis Fly Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Caddis Fly Shop have all the gifts for the fly fisher in your life including new products from Fishpond, Hareline Dubbing, Scott Rods, Scientific Angler, Echo Fly Fishing, RIO, ABEL, and much more… Abel SDF Fly Reels Scott Centric Fly … Continue reading

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Army Corps Denies Pebble Permit

From the Wild Salmon Center – Nov 25, 2020 Author: Oakley Brooks The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit for a mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The Army Corps today denied Pebble Mine a key … Continue reading

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October Caddis Pupa Nymph Fly Pattern Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2020

In this video, Alex Worth ties an effective and beautiful caddis nymph using new Daiichi 1920 colored nymph hooks. Incorporating simple materials into dubbing loops giving the fly “life-like” movement and durability, Alex explains the reasoning for his techniques and … Continue reading

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Reminder Raffle Tickets Still Available – Wild Steelhead Art Raffle to Fuel Wild Steelhead Conservation

Reminder – Raffle Tickets Still Available I have included images of the consolation prize of a dozen beautifully tied Steelhead Flies. Is your living room or fly tying room in need of some sprucing up? If so, this beautiful wild … Continue reading

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City Club of Eugene – Fire on the River – McKenzie River Holiday Farm Fire Discussion

Joe Moll from the McKenzie River Trust, Gordon Grant Research hydrologist for the U.S Forest Service, and Jared Pruch Director of Community Impact at United Way of Lane County discuss and assess the recent fire on the Mckenzie River.

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Thank Oregon and California State Governors, Congressional and Tribal Leaders

From Native Fish Society Tuesday, November 17, 2020 will go down in the wild fish history books. A historic Memorandum of Agreement between the states of Oregon and California, Pacific Corps, Yurok and Karuk tribes and Klamath River Renewal Corporation … Continue reading

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Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition

From AP News By GILLIAN FLACCUS November 17, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along … Continue reading

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Discussion about Bonefish Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses the anatomy of a bonefish fly and the materials used to tie them. If you’re new or thinking about tying bonefish flies this video is a great tutorial. Jay discusses hooks, weights, braids, flash, kip-tail, … Continue reading

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Sen’s Slump Buster Fly Pattern – Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties his version of John Barr’s Slump Buster. Using just a few materials these flies can be tied in a variety of colors, sizes, and weights. Jim creates a collar using a dubbing loop instead … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Fish Conservation Reading – Nov 15th, 2020

Here are some great articles about conservation efforts moving the needle towards more fish in our waters. From The News Review -GILLIAN FLACCUS The Associated Press Fishing, environmental groups sue over Umpqua River dam WINCHESTER — A coalition of environmental … Continue reading

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