Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Oregon Wildlands Act Update

Conservationists across Oregon held their breath at the close of 2018, as the Senate nearly passed a public lands package that would have created the 30,000 acre Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, designated over 250 river miles under the Wild and Scenic … Continue reading

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Women’s Winter Steelhead School on the North Umpqua February 15-18, 2019

Here is the link to a complete description of the event: Women’s Steelhead School

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Fly Gear Review from The South Island

I have been fortunate this early season to get some time on the water fishing with my family. During this early season “trouting” at Cedar Lodge I have been able to put some new gear through its paces. Patagonia River … Continue reading

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Jigged Prince Variant Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Jigged Prince Variant nymph. Effective anywhere trout may live. “I’d use this fly as an attractor or for prospecting when all else fails.” He recommends tying it in sizes 12-16 with a 60° bend … Continue reading

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Tips for Tying Jigged Nymphs Part. 2

Here is part two in our video serious on Jigged Nymphs. The additional videos discuss tools and materials related to tying successful jig style fly patterns. Enjoy!

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Tips for Tying Jigged Nymphs Part. 1

Jay has been diving deep into tying “Jig Style” nymphs. In this video he gives some basic tips to help you tie them. More tips to come in following posts.

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Jigged Green Caddis Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a very simple yet effective Jigged Green Caddis fly, which could be used in freshwater fisheries throughout the world. Any trout fisherman should have a selection of caddis nymphs available in their fly box. He … Continue reading

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Rust Belt Arcana

Hey folks, Oregon Fly Fishing Blog’s Matt Stansberry has a new book out, Rust Belt Arcana about wildlife of the industrial Upper Midwest. The book just topped The Nature Conservancy’s list of favorite books of 2018. Stansberry brings a curiosity … Continue reading

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Oregon Wildlands Act Needs Your Help

As you’re reading this, we’re closing in on the end of the 2018 lame duck session of the US Congress. The lame duck session of Congress is that period following an election, but before newly elected legislators assume their roles … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Demo Saturday, Dec 15, at the Caddis Fly Shop

This is a short note to invite all who aren’t out fishing on Saturday to drop by and say hello on Saturday, December 15th. I will be in the shop to visit with friends, demonstrate the new Aquaflies Ultra Rig … Continue reading

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Jigged Hare’s Ear Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a simple Jigged Hare’s Ear European Style Nymph Pattern. Simple, yet proven again and again for trout species around the world. He recommends tying it in sizes 12-18 with a 60° bend jig hook and … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 2.0

In this video, Tim Etlick with the Caddis Fly Shop goes over a few more gift ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season. Enjoy! Here is a list of the above items: Fishpond Thunderhead Roll Top Duffel Fishpond Thunderhead Lumbar Pack … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Story of Spring Chinook

From the Wild Salmon Center New research findings from a team led by UC Davis, and including WSC Science Director Matt Sloat, is upending our understanding of spring Chinook. Samples of spring Chinook from ancient fishing spots in the upper … Continue reading

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Best pins for tying balanced leeches – Short Video Instructional

The Balanced Leech and Balanced Minnow fly pattern is a new one for me and I’ve had fun working on these flies lately. One of my key issues has been finding out which pins do and do not work for … Continue reading

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (w/o Rabbit Strip) Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying tutorial Jay shows us how to tie a Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer and by accident without a Rabbit Strip. We will have another video showing this same fly with the Rabbit Strip added in. This … Continue reading

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