Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

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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Help Free the Klamath River

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited – Please Take Action today. A landmark agreement has paved the way for removal of four dams on the Klamath River, historically the third largest producer of salmon and steelhead on the West … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Mini Fish Taco Tube Steelhead Fly

This is a downsized version of the fly tied by my friend Jeff Hickman—tied on a Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube. The entire series of the Fish Taco flies are well established as effective patterns to fish for steelhead and salmon. … Continue reading

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Season Five at Cedar Lodge

This Saturday the family and I travel to the South Island for our fifth season of ownership at Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. We are hopeful for a better spring/summer start and finish to the weather. … Continue reading

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ECHO Boost Beach Fly Rod Review

I’ve been fishing ECHO’s Boost Beach Rod, the 7 wt, for a few months now. This is a great rod that Tim has, far as I’m concerned, hit it out of the park. I’ve fished this rod with both #7 and … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2017

We have had some serious rain recently and river levels have really come up. A more settled pattern is developing and it looks like we will have an extended trout season. We are offering a shortened half day trip on … Continue reading

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Blood Knots Creative – “Our Two Hands” Film Tour Comes to Eugene Friday, November 3rd

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited The Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited is proud to present a showing of the new film from Bloodknots Creative, “Our Two Hands” on Friday, November 3rd at Falling Sky Brewing’s Pizzeria and Public … Continue reading

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2017 OCTU State Project | Chub Slough – Springfield, Oregon

From the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited Dear Oregon Trout Unlimited Members, This is your invitation to participate in the annual Oregon Trout Unlimited state conservation project. On Sunday, November 5th, the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited will be collaborating … Continue reading

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Help Defend Bristol Bay Today – Last Day for Public Comment

https://www.wildsalmoncenter.org/2017/07/24/help-defend-bristol-bay/

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2017

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of October and November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. … Continue reading

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Book Signing Today Sunday October 14th 2017 – Modern Steelhead Flies

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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10th Annual Two Fly Tourney This Weekend 10% of Sales This Friday Go to McKenzie River Trust

2017 marks our 10th Two Fly Tournament and kicks off this Friday. As part of the events fund raising we are donating 10% of our sales this Friday to the McKenzie River Trust. Come by, have a beer, spend a … Continue reading

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Modern Steelhead Flies Book Signing October 15th! – Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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