Author Archives: Lou Verdugo

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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Crane Prairie 2015

It was one of those great Cascade moments on Crane this week.  Crane was flat and the reflection on the lake made it seem like a Monet painting.   Ok, enough of spirituality and painters….it was a great day for fishing.  … Continue reading

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Nautilus Reels

Prior to going Cuba, Jim T. and I had the opportunity to swing by Nautilus Reels in Miami, Florida.  Kristen Mustad was available to give us a tour.   “Made in the USA” really means something when you see the manufacturing capabilities … Continue reading

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East Lake Report 2015

You might ask “Why is this guy smiling?” Headed out with Ken C. and Steve JL to East Lake this week. Steve had never been to East Lake. Ken and I knew the callibaetis hatch would still be going on. … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Fishing Report Spring 2015

Headed down the Deschutes last week for a four day trip.   The Deschutes flow gauge at Madras was 3750 cfs when we launched.  Seemed a bit low from my experiences on the D.  But hey, we had not fished the D … Continue reading

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Return to Malhuer 2015

Headed out to Eastern Oregon this past week with binoculars and my fly rod. My wife and I joined a hearty group of bird watchers for our third year at the Malheur Field Station. We saw many Sand Hill Cranes … Continue reading

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Lower Mckenzie Report 4/8/15

Caught a ride in Andrew’s boat and hit the lower Mckenzie this week. We were not disappointed. Anglers should look to the mid to late afternoon for hatches. We caught a massive black caddis hatch, followed by a brief March … Continue reading

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Lower Mckenzie River Fly Fishing Report

Its been a few years for a February to bring such sunny and warm weather. This unusual weather pattern has brought attention to the Lower Mckenzie much sooner than anticipated. On a recent trip the Lower Mckenzie produced a couple of … Continue reading

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2015 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

The 2015 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo, held March 13 and 14 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, celebrates its 27th year and is one of the nation’s largest fly-fishing events. As usual, this expansive … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Report

  The weekend rains may have established this seasons run of winter steelhead.   All coastal steams, ( Alsea, Siuslaw, Siletz) had been fishing well prior to the recent rains.  Anglers should find fish spread through out the system. Indicator fishing has … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Fishing Report

Its officially fall 2014 and with Thanksgiving on the horizon plus some recent rains to increase and drop river levels in both the valley and the coast….its time for a report. Mckenzie River Fishing has been fair to good from … Continue reading

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Sun Valley 2014

The last day of the trip. We are now in Sun Valley and on the way stopped and checked out Silver Creek. Serenity and peace are not often used words but Silver Creek brings out those words. We saw some … Continue reading

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Cuba is Coming!

Just a friendly reminder to attend our informational meeting on fishing Cuba this Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00pm. Join Matias Gimenez, of Avalon, to hear and see his presentation on fly fishing Cuba. Matias will cover all aspects of this … Continue reading

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Harriman Ranch Fall 2014

It may be Idaho, but if your looking for an example what “big sky” means, check out the Henry’s Fork, Island Park, Idaho. Its just a few miles down the road from West Yellowstone. After casting streamers in Montana and … Continue reading

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The Firehole 2014

Having yet to fish inside the park, on our Montana trip, Ken C. and I headed out to the Firehole River. The one thing we continually did on our trip;    walk 20 minutes and you will enjoy the most scenic … Continue reading

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