Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

ODFW Fishing Regulations and Your Input

Dear Oregon Anglers, I would like to gather ideas for positive, conservation-oriented regulation changes needed for wild fish and start working them through ODFW’s staff process starting early in 2021. I would be grateful if anglers would share any rule … Continue reading

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Proposed Pebble Mine project cannot be permitted in Bristol Bay

From Trout Unlimited Article by Jenny Weis Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it found the proposed Pebble mine would cause significant degradation to the Bristol Bay region and cannot not receive its key federal permit. “This … Continue reading

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2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour – Virtual Tour Details

The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour has gone digital. Check out all the trailers related to the event below and get your tickets and information at this link: FT3 Virtual Tour

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Win on the Willamette! – Native Fish Society Rewild the Willamette

From The Native Fish Society Court finds Army Corps’ dam operations harm salmon and violate the Endangered Species Act We are excited to share a big win for Oregon’s Willamette Basin and its wild fish! Today, Chief Judge Hernandez of … Continue reading

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Two-Handed Fly Rods in the Ocean – Recommendations and Tips

The questions are as predictable as the passage of the seasons. Can I fish my two-hand rod in the ocean;  estuary; or  surf; can I fish my long rod from the shore of a big giant big lake? The questioner might use different … Continue reading

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Two methods for tying tails Deceiver Style Streamer Flies

In this video, Jay share’s with us his years of experience tying Deceiver Style Streamer Flies. Here he show’s us two methods for tying this classic fly pattern. Materials Used: Hook: Ahrex Predator Stinger Hook Thread: Veevus GSP 150D Tail: … Continue reading

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August Fishing Tactics for Local Waters

Let’s be honest early August is not the best time on our local waters. Hatches are generally minimal and best hours for surface activity are early and late. It’s a great time to head to the smaller waters in the … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Golden Dorado Hollow Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a large hollow deceiver used for fishing Golden Dorado and larger predatory fish. If you’re new to deceiver style fly patterns, follow Jay as he breaks down each step tying these beautiful beast. Hook: … Continue reading

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New RIO “How To” Fly Fishing Videos July and August 2020

Check out the latest videos in the “How To” series from RIO Fly Fishing.

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Postcards from Southeast Oregon

Our dear friend Col. John Weck gave us an awesome tour of southeastern Oregon.

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FlyLords Feature Q&A with Native Fish Society

From Fly Lords Digital Media Company For this installment of “Organization of the Month,” we sat down with Native Fish Society’s Executive Director, Mark Sherwood. Native Fish Society engages in the protection of–yes, you guessed it, native, wild fish in … Continue reading

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Jay’s Enhanced Composite Loop Silveynator Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay uses Loon’s D Loop Tweezer to create a beautiful dubbing loop to create a Silveynator type tube fly. With different combinations of colors, sizes, and weights this fly is effective just about anywhere steelhead may be … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Fishing Report : Early August 2020

Hot weather and low water are pretty normal for early August. Add a full moon and quite a bit of fishing pressure and you have a recipe for some pretty tough mid day fishing on many of our local waters. … Continue reading

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“Sweet Juicy Steelhead Fly” Foxy Dog Variation – Jay Nicholas 2020

Join Jay NIcholas as he ties a variation of the Foxy Dog fly using OPST shanks, marble fox, hackles, and a composite loop consisting of Senyo’s Fusion dubbing and Ripple Ice dubbing. Become a better fly tyer by simple watching … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler Fly Tying Video

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties a Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler. Skating flies for summer steelhead on the Deschutes River is what it’s all about. Having a steelhead take your fly on the surface (or just below) is what … Continue reading

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