Author Archives: Lou Verdugo

Deschutes Report: May 7-11, 2018

Hauled one of the Technical Men’s Conference (old dogs who have fished together for decades) from Trout Creek to Nena last week. It had been a few years, I believe his last attendance was before the tower at Pelton, his … Continue reading

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Mckenzie Report: May 1, 2018

Great day on the Mckenzie yesterday. Had Justin from the shop up front. A nice overcast day brought out some fine fishing. Nymphing was the deal, with the exception of a nice one on a parachute hares ear. The Mega … Continue reading

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Mckenzie Report: Ramp Clousure/ Spring Break Update

From an article posted yesterday in The Register Guard, this is the very latest on boat ramp closures: Jack Moran The Register-Guard March 24, 2018 International Paper will clean a 2-mile-long pipe from which hydraulic oil spilled into the McKenzie … Continue reading

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Cascade Lake Report : July 2017

Had to get my lake on, got one of the Technical Men’s Council (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Craine Prairie last week.   The lake is about 85% full and based upon our results, the fish … Continue reading

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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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