Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Spring Fishing Report April 1, 2020

Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette has been very good the past three weeks. Both the lower and upper sections of both rivers have been fishing well, and with low water levels and some warmer days, dry fly fishing during … Continue reading

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Feel Good Trout Unlimited Film: Querencia

A project led by Trout Unlimited’s Josh Duplechian, Toner Mitchell, and Kara Armano, tells the story of the community in Questa, New Mexico, that, following a mine closure and the layoff of hundreds, has found rebirth through the value of … Continue reading

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Fly Tying in the USA – and Beyond

Photo caption. My wading boots on the porch in PC last summer. March 15th, 2020. I woke to two realities today 1. Covid-19 is making its way around the USA as it has elsewhere around the world, disrupting plans, and … 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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Rio Palena Lodge Chile – Trip Report

My family and I and five friends had the pleasure of visiting Rio Palena Lodge in Chile this past February. Rio Palena Lodge is one of several properties owned by Eleven Experience. We had a great time fishing the numerous … Continue reading

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Early Spring Mckenzie Fishing Report

My girlfriend and I decided to play hooky from work on Thursday (thanks, Greg) on the first over 60° day of the year. We fished the upper Mckenzie from Blue River to Silver Creek. Most of the fish we caught … 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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New Zealand Update 2019

A really brief history My first trip to New Zealand was in 1993. With little knowledge of the country and it’s fishing, my fishing mates and I drove way to many kilometers in three months in search of the holy … Continue reading

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October 2019 Bolivia Fly Fishing Trip

We had a great trip this October at Pluma Lodge. We booked our trip with Fly Water Travel and Untamed Angling. The jungle experience aspect of this trip is absolutely mind blowing. Spending time with the Tsimane and excellent guides … 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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Fly Fishing in Columbia

Our friend Jon Covich is leading a trip to Columbia this coming May. Check out the info below. The trip looks awesome! Reach out to Jon at jcovich@mindspring.com for more info. From Mangroves and Mojitos – Jon Covich I know…..I … Continue reading

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Fall Steelhead Deschutes 2019

I love the fall season for steelhead fishing and for the past three years my good friend and fishing guide Rob Hrabik (@Sierraflyguy) and I have ventured out in October for the “Fish of a Thousand Casts.” This year was … Continue reading

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Update From the Estuary – October 2019

Where to start? The days fly by when you salmon fish the way some people do in the autumn.  The tides flow and ebb, the moon passes overhead and underfoot, water temperatures finally moderate, and we fish. Yes we do. … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Trip Special on Now Through November 2019

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead October 15-November 30th. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip does not … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing on the McKenzie October 2019

Cooler temperatures over the weekend kept the larger October Caddis and Short Winged Stoneflies from being overly active, but Blue Winged Olive hatches have been occurring daily. The warmest parts of the day have been the most productive on the … Continue reading

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