Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Fair Flies Trailer Rigs Fly Tying Video Demonstration

In this video Jay shows us how to utilize the new Fair Flies Trailer Rig Kits. These are super solid for both fresh and saltwater.

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October Caddis Season is already here!

I know it’s early but this fall fishing season is upon us. The weather has changed considerably, salmon are spawning early, Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and even October Caddis have been seen on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. It’s … Continue reading

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Images of a few albacore flies from Pacific City

Nothing fancy here, I wanted to post images of some of the flies that we have fished successfully for Pacific albacore in the 2019 season. I am hoping for many more tuna days to follow, but with the challenges of … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fishing Report September 2019

Fall weather has kicked in and trout fishing on the McKenzie is fantastic. Best patterns are: Parachute Adams, Half Down Golden, Purple Para Rooster, Grey Drakes, Possie Buggers, Pheasant Tails, and Blue Winged Olives. The Lower McKenzie has plenty of … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas’ Olive Glass Bead Damsel Fly

Author and fly tyer, Jay Nicholas stopped by the shop to tie an Olive Glass Bead Damsel Fly. In the spring and summer when the lakes fish best, damsel flies can be a rich and plentiful food source for trout … Continue reading

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Tuna Madness in Pacific City

Tuna Madness That’s the best way I know of to describe the mood that sets in here in Pacific City when ocean conditions seem on the cusp of opening a window to the tuna grounds offshore. The ice machines all … Continue reading

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2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival – NOVEMBER 14, 7:00 P.M. MCDONALD THEATRE

NOVEMBER 14, 7:00 P.M. MCDONALD THEATRE – Eugene, Oregon TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 13TH: $15 IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR About the film festival: One of the largest environmental film festivals in North America is coming to Eugene! The … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fly Fishing Report Late August 2019

Despite the past couple of days hot temperatures, Fall is in the air on the McKenzie River. Shadows are creeping in earlier in the afternoon, the suns position is “less directly overhead” and early fall hatches of midges, Grey Drakes … Continue reading

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Sculpminnow Fly Fur Sculpin Streamer

In this video, Jay ties a Sculpminnow Fly Fur Sculpin Streamer using Fair Flies Fly Fur, Bull Elk, and Deer Hair. Designed to push lots of water in a slender profile, this sculpin streamer is a dangerous baitfish pattern to … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City – summer 2019

I just wanted to share a few images from the 2019 summer season at Pacific City. Deer licking fly rod.     Friends Rob and Tom from Bend. Fresh albacore.   Fresh veggies on the grill. Moon over the tuna grounds. … Continue reading

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SAGE Spey School October 2019

Overview Join renowned Spey casting instructor and Sage Ambassador Scott O’Donnell and his crew of die-hard steelhead guides at Speywater Lodge for four days of Spey instruction and steelhead fishing. Scott and his crew are master instructors and the Grande … Continue reading

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Why you might want to shampoo your bucktails – Tying Tips from Jay

Well, why might anyone want to shampoo their bucktails. This is something I discovered after working with bucktail for nearly six decades. Slow learner I am. Some bucktails fresh from the package are perfect and a washing would not benefit them … Continue reading

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Brown Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

This is one of a series of jigged nymphs that will allow you to stock your box with a range of nymph colors that cover the fundamental range of colors and be confident that you will be able to entice … Continue reading

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Tony Torrence’s Micro Sparkle Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony ties a Micro-Sparkle Bugger pattern – a variant on the ever effective Wooly Bugger. A fun pattern to try on your local rivers and lakes for trout. Enjoy! Thread: Brown 8/0 or 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC … Continue reading

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Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Rear Shank – Big Game 28 mm Thread – Danville’s 210 D white or 200 D GSP Rear stage – 4.5 ” EP Invader Brush Shad Gray Hareline White Flatwing Saddles – long Hareline Black … Continue reading

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