Author Archives: Lou Verdugo

Lower Mckenzie Fishing Report 4/10/17

The Caddis Fly Shop end of the week crew took a day and headed out to the lower Mckenzie.   Please, no adjustment of your monitor is necessary. The blue stuff in the pic above was just a momentary lapse in darkness, and … Continue reading

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Lower Mckenzie Report : November 2016

The shop has been getting reports the fishing has been “good” on the lower river.    So…., Only one way to find out?   Lou and Tim headed out and, let’s just say we confirmed….”the fishing is good”! The mild temps and … Continue reading

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Lou’s Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2016

Got some time off from the shop and gathered up the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Missoula.  We elected to try some of the other rivers (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork … Continue reading

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Willamette River Fly Fishing Report – April 2016

Finally made it out to the lower main stem of the “Willy”. The fishing was good during the cloud cover period of 11:00am to 2:00pm. The winter levels really made some changes to various islands and flat stretches. We were … Continue reading

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Deschutes Alliance Report: Black Spot Disease

Have you ever seen a Bull Trout with black spots? This recent report from Deschutes Alliance is yet another alarming trend regarding change on the Deschutes. In the report you will see what appears to be Black Spot Disease showing … Continue reading

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March Brown Update

Getting tired of the rain or gray days? Cabin fever from high river levels? For those anglers with twisted minds: Its time for the March Brown hatch! Gray days, predicted warming air temps, and occasional showers create this annual spring … Continue reading

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WInter Steelhead Update

Hard to believe its already mid-February 2016! With the recent rains over the weekend, all coastal streams are coming into good to very good fishing levels. Anglers are reporting fair to good catches on the Alsea, Siletz and Siuslaw with … Continue reading

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Diamond Lake Tiger Trout to take out Tui Chub?

For those lake anglers, an announcement from ODFW about Diamond Lake. It appears after spending millions of dollars in 2006 and killing off the tui chub, they have returned! Having to do this type of work does not help an … Continue reading

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Kisaralik River Trip

Ever think about a trip to Alaska? Caddis Fly Shop customer, Jim Reichman is looking for a few anglers to accompany his group on a trip to the Kisaralik River. Jim has graciously given all the details regarding the trip. … Continue reading

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2016 Fishing Regulaitions

Happy New Year to all Anglers! An old dude, named Socrates, once said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” With this quote in mind, our … Continue reading

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2016 Carp Update: Malheur Wildlife Refuge

In case you have not seen the news or read about it…there is a lot of activity at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge these days. However, all you carp anglers should be aware of this article from the Eugene newspaper last … Continue reading

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December 2015: Steelhead are coming!

It’s winter steelhead time! The winter rituals of “cabin fever”, watching river levels, reviewing weather forecasts, fact or fiction fishing reports, getting your winter gear ready, and false hope has begun. The current weather forecast is “big rain coming”(weather forecasts). … Continue reading

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Deschutes Alliance Science Plan Report

After two years of data collection, the DRA has completed its study from a data gathering process to a monitoring program. The three areas of study were Lake Billy Chinook, Aquatic Insect Monitoring, and Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. No matter … Continue reading

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Fishing Report: November Update

With the first decent rains projected this coming week, its a good time to check out some early opportunities. The coastal rivers, Elk, Sixes, Siletz, Siuslaw, and Alsea have been producing some fair to good action. Anglers are reporting action … Continue reading

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Lou’s Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2016

Finally gathered enough members of the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together decades) to head back to Montana. After last year, the fall, proved to be the best time for fauna and fishing. This year we centered … Continue reading

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