Author Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

Jay’s Flexi Bead Steelhead Tube Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a beautiful Steelhead Tube Fly using the new Flexi bead from Pro Sportfisher. The Pro Flexi Bead solves the challenge of finding beads that fit on tubes. They will fit on Pro Flexi tube, … Continue reading

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Deadly Shiner Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay Nicholas ties a smaller (but deadly) trout streamer he dubs the Deadly Shiner. This is an awesome baitfish pattern that can be cast, stripped, and swung for a variety of species. It’s been an effective pattern … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Diamond Brite UV 2 Dubbing by Spirit River

No. I’m not going to get into the pros and ??? of UV material, UV 1 versus UV 2 – and all that stuff. Honestly I’m not sure what I know, but I know what I think and I am … Continue reading

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IF4 2018 in Eugene

Get your tickets for the 2018 Eugene International Film Festival! This is the 4th year running that there has been a joint effort in hosting the IF4. The IF4 Film Fest is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) is a great streamer fly for trout, bull trout and small mouth bass. This fly can be cast, stripped along a bank, swung, or fished under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Hook: Umpqua … Continue reading

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2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo When: March 9th & 10th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members, Veterans and Youth 18 & Under: FREE | Parking is free … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge Report February 2018

February started out with seven inches of rain in 24 hours here at Cedar Lodge. It’s absolutely incredible to see how the “crystaline” waters we had been fishing just a day before turned into raging torrents carrying glacial mud and … Continue reading

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Chinook salmon losing genetic diversity

Via Science: Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, have lost up to two-thirds of their genetic diversity over the past 7000 years, researchers report. The finding underscores a long-held concern that future salmon populations are imperiled by … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas -Stonfo Spillo Curvo Elite

This most likely is a tool that has been around for some time and I’m just now discovering how useful it is on my fly tying bench. At first I didn’t even know what the heck it was, but this … Continue reading

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Jay’s Jiggy Chub Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Jiggy Chub is a dynamite trout streamer tied using natural colors on a jigged hook. This fly rides hook side up which helps prevent snags and the body is tied with a wireless synthetic fox brush which doesn’t absorb … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Ripple Ice Fiber

Here we go again. Brace yourself for several new product reviews to follow. As you may know, I am fortunate to be able to test many new materials and tools—this is part of a never ending quest to explore new … Continue reading

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Introduction to Fly Fishing Class 2018

The 2018 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class schedule has been set.  Our classes are designed for individuals who wish to learn the basics of fly fishing.  Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard and Mel … Continue reading

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Christmas Island Outfitters @ Crystal Beach Lodge with The Caddis Fly Shop and Bryson Fairlamb

May 8th-15th 2018 Caddis Fly Shop manager Bryson Fairlamb is hosting a trip to Christmas Island in May 2018. Almost every fly fisher on the planet has heard of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and … Continue reading

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Detroit Lake Shutdown, Santiam Fish Recovery

From the Statesman Journal: A project intended to improve conditions for endangered fish could mean essentially emptying Detroit Lake for one or two years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to build a 300-foot tower and floating screen … Continue reading

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Trout Clouser Baby Rainbow Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser utilizing the New Pastel Bucktail. This is a very effective fly for trout and Chinook salmon. It is a common misconception that more materials means more flashy but … Continue reading

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