Author Archives: Caddisfly

South Island of New Zealand Fishing Trip Wrap Up

We arrived in Haast, Gateway to New Zealand’s West Coast, late in the afternoon hoping to check out a new beat (new for us) on one of the numerous streams nearby. The weather was beautiful and had been for a … Continue reading

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Birthday Fishing Trip over the Top Despite Terrible Weather

A couple of years back my wife and I began planning my 40th birthday party. The plan was to have the party in New Zealand, one of my very favorite fishing destinations. We’d do a week of beaching, sightseeing, and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Fly Tying Book You’ve Never Heard Of

Today, as I was going about my office routine, our warehouse manager brought a new arrival to the front desk. I pondered the cover for a moment, fully prepared to be underwhelmed. Another fly tying book, cleverly titled Flytying. Brilliant! … Continue reading

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Oregon Anglers Travel South to New Zealand

New Zealand has had it’s worst stint of post Christmas weather in 30 years. Wouldn’t you know it’s the year we decided to organize a group to Cedar Lodge to heli-fish some of the most beautiful trout rivers in the … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day 2011: McKenzie fishing fine

Lou took Kirk, of the Technical Men’s Conference (old dogs who have fished together for decades) down the Lower Mckenzie on Ground Hog Day. The river had dropped to a decent level, the sun was out, and a cool breeze … Continue reading

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2011 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

Share Your Passion! Bring A Friend! 2011 Northwest Fly Tyer and Expo The 2011 Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo is set for March 11, and 12 at the Linn County Fairground and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. The … Continue reading

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Steelhead Stalkers UV Yarn Glo Bug Fly Tying Video

Chad Wilson of Steelhead Stalkers stopped by the other morning and agreed to do a fly tying video using his company’s UV Yarn. Steelhead Stalkers UV Yarn can be utilized in many fly patterns, but it is commonly used for … Continue reading

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Nautilus FWX Fly Reels Add Color to your Gear

With the big game coming this Monday I couldn’t resist showing off some of the New Nautilus FWX Fly Reels we recently purchased. I know the Ducks have a ton of uniforms so we will harken back to the days … Continue reading

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Skagit Master 2 in stock now

Yes, it’s here, and it’s worth the wait. This DVD is a total game changer, no matter your skill level, and speaks particularly well to Eugene-area steelheaders, as Scott offers techniques for effectively swinging “ledge” water. We’ve got Skagit Master … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead: Take your mark, set,…

Since the blog is located in Track Town USA, it is only fitting we begin the winter steelhead season with the sound of the starter’s gun. With the recent rains and a projected soaker (inches of rain!) for this Saturday, … Continue reading

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Lower Mckenzie: Between the Storms

After reviewing Lower Mckenzie river levels before the last rain/snow storm it appeared the river was continuing to drop to a decent fishing level. The only bad deal, the water and air temperature were dropping as fast!

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Lower Mckenzie: Before the storm

With major storms coming and the prospects of major rain, Lou and a member of the Technical Mens Council, (old dogs who have fished together for decades) Kirk, headed out for the lower Mckenzie this past week. The action was … Continue reading

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Fall Chinook Report

What a fall it is this year. Steelhead still biting well in the Willamette valley, Louver crushing big trout on the Mac, and salmon fishing in full swing on the coast.

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A Fall Classic

It was a very special day for Lou. The Giants were having a parade, the sun was out, the Lower Mckenzie was in full fall colors, and oh, the redsides were on the bite!

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Deschutes Fall Fishing Report 2010

The Technical Men’s Council (old guys who have fished together for decades) gathered together to greet a spectacular Eastern Oregon Indian Summer last week. The steelhead fishing was not pectacular but the mighty “D” gave up some awesome trout fishing … Continue reading

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