Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

New Options for an Old Favorite: UV and Pastel Bucktail by Spirit River and Hareline

Fly Tying Materials Review: Hareline Pastel and Spirit River UV2 Bucktails. I am a regular and frequent user of bucktails and am always on the lookout for variations or specifics when it comes to acquiring bucktails to tie my salmon … Continue reading

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Jay’s Crafty Bird Fly Tying Video

Jay demonstrates how to tie a Sand Eel pattern using an EP Craft Fur Brush. The Sand Eel is a killer baitfish imitation for fresh and estuarine waters. Crafty Bird Tube: Nanotube Sink 4 Cone: Pro Cone XSmall Red/Orange Flash: … Continue reading

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Safina: Pebble Mine is a Death Wish

On a day after the president just enacted the the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history, we need to again take up the fight against the Pebble Mine. You may have thought it was dead, but it is … Continue reading

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Updating ODOT’s Culvert Repair Program

Earlier this year, federal courts ruled in favor of salmon and steelhead against the state of Washington, requiring the state to replace poorly designed culverts. Culverts are pipes under roadways that carry streams and runoff. When a culvert becomes plugged … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas at the tying bench – December 2, 2017

  I hope that you will be able to drop by and join me sometime between 11 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, December 2nd. No, Boomer will not be with me at the Shop, but I’ll be tying trout … Continue reading

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The World of Syd Glasso: Redsides Meeting Dec 4th

The Redsides Chapter of Trout Unlimited is proud to announce that Dave McNeese will be presenting:”Syd Glasso’s Hidden Flies.” December 4, 2017 at 6:30 at Roaring Rapids Pizza. Dave is known for a long history in the Fly Fishing Community … Continue reading

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Plan D Fly Boxes and How to Use Them

We are super excited to be working with Dylan at Plan D Fly Boxes this year as he introduces his latest line of fly boxes designed specifically for intruder and tube style flies. The latest versions of Plan D Boxes … Continue reading

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Gamakatsu Fly Tying Hooks – A Review

Let’s get one thing straight: it is impossible to tie a first class fly of any sort on a sub-standard hook. It is also true that the best tyer who applies virtually identical materials to five different hook styles will … Continue reading

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JAY’S RABID WABBIT (shiner) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay uses a jig style hook to add action to his streamer fly. The “Rabid Wabbit Shiner” is an excellent trout, bass and more fly pattern. This super durable fly uses natural and synthetic materials to attract … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 at Cedar Lodge NZ

It’s been nearly two weeks since we touched down in Queenstown and made the drive to Cedar Lodge for our fifth season. The weather was absolutely awful upon arrival. All of our local friends were blaming us for bringing the … Continue reading

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Writers on the Fly – The Cascadia Tour 2017

Join our favorite fly fishing author Chris Santella and many more fantastic creators for Writers on the Fly. Events can be seen in both Bend and Portland. Check out the entire schedule at this link. http://www.syzygyflyfishing.com/the-cascadia-tour. Anatomy of a Fishing … Continue reading

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ECHO Bad Ass Glass Fly Rod Review – November 2017

As a total aside, the reels I’ve been fishing with the ECHO BAG and EPR include the *Nautilus *Hatch 11 Plus Both are SUPER FINE – TOUGH – DEPENDABLE fly reels. Note please that I was fishing olcer models of … Continue reading

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RIO’s new HOW TO VIDEO. “How to make an Overhead Cast”

Check out some great basic tips in this new video from Rio Fly Lines. S2 E1. How to Make an Overhead Cast from RIO Products on Vimeo.

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Nicholas’ Marabou Steelhead Tube – Purple/Blue/Black

This is another very effective steelhead fly pattern—tied on a Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube—one that I have caught summer and winter steelhead on. Like Jeff Hickman’s Fish Taco Series, these simple tube flies are not weighted. Un-weighted tubes will fish … Continue reading

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JUSTIN’S CHOPPER SCULPIN FLY TYING VIDEO

In this video Justin Helm demonstrates how to tie his “Chopper Sculpin”. The “Chopper” fishes anywhere trout swim, it’s a great mix of some classic and highly effective patterns… muddler, Galloup Sex Dungeon, Whitlock Sculpin and more. Fish it on … Continue reading

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