Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Letter from Cedar Lodge, “Summer” Update 2017

Dear Dale and Charles, I know it was a tough decision not to come to New Zealand this year. Life throws curveballs and we have to adjust. But… if it makes you feel any better this year has been a … Continue reading

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North Coast Fly Fishing Report – Late January 2016

I’ve had a week to swing flies in several locations around the North Coast this past week. Wow, this has been a classic winter steelhead experience, as in, a textbook situation. It is no surprise that swinging flies for winter … Continue reading

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Town Lake Steelhead Report

I can report that fly fishing for landlocked hatchery summer steelhead at the Town Lake is slow but there are opportunities to have some very challenging fishing here when the rivers are otherwise un-fishable. On a recent guided trip to the … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge NZ 2016 November Report

We have had a mixed bag of weather this early season at Cedar Lodge. After what many have described as a mild Winter on the South Island we are now having an extreme Spring. This week was wrought with wind, … Continue reading

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Underway at Cedar Lodge New Zealand

We arrived to 3 days of pounding rain and wind. Puddles dotted the property and gum boots were a requirement. Fortunately our good friend Alan Cooper had been taking care of the lodge grounds. Golf course, gardens and new plantings … 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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Rain on the Way but Warm November Temps Keep Local Fishing Viable

Beautiful fall days and fast dropping rivers mean the McKenzie and Willamette rivers have come back in shape after the last rain. While more rain is on the way our local rivers should hold in a while longer this November. … 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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Late October Local Fly Fishing Opportunities Remain

MCKENZIE RIVER:  KEY FLIES: October Caddis (#8, #10, #12), BWO (#18, #16) and Mega Prince (#8, #6). INTEL: The McKenzie River is riding a little high after the typhoon (yes, an honest to goodness typhoon) hit the Pacific Northwest last week, but … Continue reading

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Fishing Report: A week in Idaho, October 2016

If you’ve never fished in Idaho’s mountain country, I recommend adding it to your fly fishing bucket list. Having grown up in the potato state, I try to get back to fish Idaho’s waters at least once a year and I was fortunate enough to get a … Continue reading

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Fall Bahamas Trip 2016

Hurricane Matthew spared our favorite family vacation spot on the Bahamian Island of Abaco. The weather has remained a bit unsettled over the past week but it’s slated to improve each day for the next week. We arrived in Marsh … Continue reading

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Dory Season Winding Down but fishing is still hot

The only reason(s) the dory season out of Pacific City is tapering off (are) 1.  too many days with rough seas 2.  too many people booking salmon trips in the river The seas were supposed to be rough this morning, … Continue reading

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Coastal Lake Trout Fishing

While many anglers thoughts turn to salmon or sea run cutthroat, there are still opportunities to fish for nice lake-bound trout on the coast. A small but dedicated cadre of fly anglers pursue these fish and I found myself fleeing … Continue reading

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Excellent Fall Fishing to be had on the McKenzie River

Low water, low light, and good insect hatches have the McKenzie River fishing great. A great variety of hatches have the fish active throughout the warmest hours of the day. No need to get up early 10-4 is prime time … Continue reading

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Pacific City Wisdom & Fish 18 September 2016

Mid september full moon. Time for strangeness and a few salmon to trickle in on the leading edge of the fall run. I’d like to share a few thoughts and photos from the last few days. The photos will speak … Continue reading

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