Author Archives: Lou Verdugo

2021 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class Schedule

Classes will be held per latest COVID guidelines set by Caddis Fly Shop owners and the CDC. The Caddis Fly shop enters 2021 with a strong focus on COVID protocols. The dates set for the 2021 Introduction to Fly Fishing … Continue reading

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December Fishing on The McKenzie Continues

Fished the lower Mckenzie early this week. The water level was a bit lower than a week ago. Thus far, with no major rain event, December fishing remains fair to good. Once again, the Euro Nymph rod is NOT recommended … Continue reading

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Micro Tinsel – Fly Tying Material Review

Not often I support new fly tying material. I read about Uni Micro Tinsel in one of the trade magazines and it sounded interesting. First, this is not Mylar tinsel cut to smaller sizes. It’s thread! Well, 20 spools later, … Continue reading

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Hendricks Ramp Open & Upriver Mckenzie Report

Took a drive up river to Finn Rock yesterday. I prepared for the worst, and sadly, it was beyond what I expected. The road crews are faced with the daunting task of road clearance of many obstructions. Power lines are … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report: July 2020

Hearing rumors the famous July caddis hatch had returned I assembled a few of the Technical Men’s Conference members and headed out to find where the truth lies. The river level was 3670cfs which meant nymphing would be ideal, the … Continue reading

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Patagonia Swiftcurrent Waders – Product Review

Unaware to most of us, Tim, our spey casting guru had been field testing these waders for almost a year now. These new waders are the best designed wader on the market. They have excelled at comfort, durability, and fit. … Continue reading

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Willamette Report : Spring 2020

We fished from Armitage to Crossroads. I was accompanied by two members of the Men’s Technical Conference, seeking the March Brown hatch. The sun may have been out, but we were a bit surprised at the “cool breeze”! We did … Continue reading

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WInter Steelhead Report

NOW is the time! All coastal streams have good numbers of returning fish and most of the fish are well spread over the entire system. All streams have been on a steady drop and even with rain (” showers”) in … Continue reading

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Lower Willamette Report : November

Finally got out and fished the Willamette below Crossroads and found the day to be very rewarding. Blue Winged Olives were rising from 10:30 to 2:00. With the lower river level and overcast it was fun to get some fish … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report June 2019

Could not get enough (one day) of the Deschutes last month. I was also invited for a trip in June, for the entire week. Early June now also signifies for the most part, the end of the salmon/stonefly hatch. However, … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report May 2019

Took a dry run day trip from Warm Springs to Trout Creek this week. We knew the traffic would be heavy even after the three day holiday. The boat ramp at WS had 4 boats waiting, and three more boats … Continue reading

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Krumbo Reservoir Report May 2019

Headed out last week for the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for our annual bird watching event. Missed last year due to some “technical issues” at the Field Station, but all is well now and the station is ready for anglers and … Continue reading

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Willamette River Fishing Report April 4, 2019

After surviving the worlds largest spring cloud burst and bailing “The Beast” twice, the March Brown hatch got going. The fishing on top proved very successful with the Western March Brown and the March Brown Sparkle Dun. The fish to … Continue reading

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March 2019: It’s time!

Ok, enough of the white stuff….it’s time to think of March Brown’s. Sure it may be a bit early and very cool (stop laughing!), but the snow is gone, water temps may be an issue but for those that go….fish … Continue reading

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2019 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class Schedule

Introduction to Fly Fishing. We have been introducing anglers to basic casting skills for almost 30 years now. Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard and Mel Krieger this 6 hour class will have interested … Continue reading

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