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Jay’s Bull Trout Olive Sculpin Fly Tying Sculpin

In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Olive Sculpin. You can swing this fly, or fish it under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Olive Sculpin Hook: Umpqua #4 S506H Jig Thread: Danville’s 140D Olive Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing on the McKenzie

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Albacore Offshore Pacific City, September 15th 2018

This will be a very brief report. The essentials: Date: 9/15/18 Dory: Fly Meister Breaker Dory Capt: Kevin FergusonAngler Guest: Jay NIcholas Distance offshore: ~30 + miles Sea Surface Temp: ~ 62-63 Farenheit Weather: Sloppy rough, South wind, lots of … Continue reading

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Great Willamette River Clean Up – Saturday October 6th 2018

The Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day of action. Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, drift boat, bike, and foot to free our river of trash and debris while improving habitat and community … Continue reading

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Jay’s Black Death Dragon Tail Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay goes over a relatively new product from Hareline Dubbin – Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. These come in two sizes (small and large) and they are great for predator fish in both freshwater and saltwater environments (Bass, … Continue reading

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Striper Fishing in Duxbury Mass. – Sept 13, 2018

My first striped bass experience could not have been more fun. Despite a bit of rain, my old pal Pete Scott had us in fish for most of the day. We started a bit slow, learning the strip and sink … Continue reading

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October Caddis Emergence Developing in the Willamette Valley

If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is … Continue reading

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Petition to End Harvest of Wild Steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast

On Friday, September 14th, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners will hear testimony from petitioners who have asked to put an end to the harvest of wild steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast. The petition was filed earlier this summer by … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Improving Daily – McKenzie and Willamette River Reports

The Willamette system is producing some decent steelhead action of late. Anglers are having to work for their fish for sure, but they are out there. Swinging favorites like Moal Leeaches and Muddlers has been effective. You can see from … Continue reading

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David James Duncan Essay – Hearts Like the Mountains

This is a fantastic adapted essay by David James Duncan, stay with it all the way till the end, there is some good news amidst the beautifully written sadness. “Giving control of the Interior West’s salmon recovery to BPA and … Continue reading

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Bahamas for a Benjamin – Bonefish the Bahamas for $100!

Bonefish the Bahamas with your best friend for only $100! Thanks to the Native Fish Society’s Board Chair, Paul Fortino, Fish Head Expeditions, Abaco Lodge, Nervous Waters Fly Fishing, and The Fly Shop two lucky anglers will enjoy 3 days … Continue reading

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September Trout Unlimited Meeting Announcement

Please join The Redsides Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 at out next meeting. When: Monday September 10, 6pm Where: New location: Claim 52 Kitchen 1203 Willamette This first meeting of the season will be a meet and greet time to share … Continue reading

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Cast a Wider Net: Is Fly Fishing the New Yoga?

From the Robb Report, By Sheila Gibson Stoodley On August 30, 2018 Are you ready to trade in your yoga mat for a fishing rod and waders? Women are embracing the sport of fly-fishing like never before, and they’re doing … Continue reading

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Steelhead Fly w/Pink Aqua Flies Intruder Eyes Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties an Intruder style Steelhead fly using the OPST Shank Chuck Tool and a few new products from Aqua Flies including their Round Eye Shanks (which come in several sizes), Swing Hooks, and Intruder Eyes. This … Continue reading

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Scientific Anglers Sonar Fly Lines – Nicholas’ 2018 Review

The SA Sonar series of fly lines are all sinking lines. Most of these lines are designed for specific angling environments. For example, each line in the series will indicate whether the fly line will be suited to cold or … Continue reading

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