Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

Because Our Words Matter – Sexual Violence and the Fly Fishing Industry

I’m sitting here at my keyboard, paralyzed. My hands trembling. Heart pounding. Squinting at the monitor through tears. I’ve written hundreds of posts for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, but this is the highest stakes article I’ve ever had the … Continue reading

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The Game Changer as a Reflection of the Psyche

Fishing with large streamers is a strange thing. It amplifies all of the weird psychological aspects of fishing. If you’re doing it right, you might catch really big fish. But even if you don’t, you get this opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissor Review by Jim Sens 2020

In this video, professional fly tyer Jim Sens reviews Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissors new for 2020. Ultra sharp and small enough to get into those hard to reach spaces, these scissors set the standard for superiority. One of our customers … Continue reading

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Jay’s Fly of the Week – #1 – Adams Irresistible

Hello and welcome.  Whether you are a loyal reader or a first time visitors to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, –  welcome – in this difficult time in our nation’s history. While I’m sheltering in place here at my home today, I’ve been receiving … Continue reading

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New John Gierach Book: DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

We all have some time on our hands at the moment, why not enjoy a new book from John Gierach. We have hard cover first edition signed copies of DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS at the shop right … Continue reading

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Recommended Read: Fishing Through the Apocalypse

We recently got our hands on a copy of Matthew Miller’s new book, Fishing Through the Apocalypse: An Angler’s Adventures in the 21st Century. Miller is Director of Science Communications for The Nature Conservancy and a great writer. The book … Continue reading

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Rust Belt Arcana

Hey folks, Oregon Fly Fishing Blog’s Matt Stansberry has a new book out, Rust Belt Arcana about wildlife of the industrial Upper Midwest. The book just topped The Nature Conservancy’s list of favorite books of 2018. Stansberry brings a curiosity … Continue reading

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Writers on the Fly – The Cascadia Tour 2017

Join our favorite fly fishing author Chris Santella and many more fantastic creators for Writers on the Fly. Events can be seen in both Bend and Portland. Check out the entire schedule at this link. http://www.syzygyflyfishing.com/the-cascadia-tour. Anatomy of a Fishing … Continue reading

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Book Signing Today Sunday October 14th 2017 – Modern Steelhead Flies

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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Modern Steelhead Flies Book Signing October 15th! – Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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Sea-run cutthroat fishing & behavior, September 2017 Part 3 of 3

  The following narrative is based on my book, Sea Run Cutthroat Flies and Fishing (2016 available on Amazon and from the Caddis Fly Shop). ______________________________________________________ Cutthroat tend to be predatory and one should fish most flies with an active … Continue reading

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Sea-run cutthroat primer, September 2017 Part 2 of 3

The following narrative is based on my book, Sea Run Cutthroat Flies and Fishing (2016 available on Amazon and from the Caddis Fly Shop). ______________________________________________________ Sea Run Cutthroat I will refer to the sea-run form of Oncorhynchus clarki clarki, coastal cutthroat, as … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund “Salmon Fisher’s Journal”

Update on July 15th! We met our goal! Thanks to 109 backers in the first week of our Kickstarter Campaign, we met our goal. Thank you to everyone who has already participated and those of you who will back this … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas’ Advanced Intruder Strategies is now published

Following in the path established by Intruder Essentials, this book delves into the Intruder-style fly patterns more deeply than you have ever seen in print. With a foreword by Greg Senyo and a glowing review by Trey Combs, Advanced Intruder Strategies … Continue reading

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Coming soon – “Advanced Intruder Strategies”

Yup, this will be a new book by the right honorable me, to follow on the successful book Intruder Essentials that was published last year. What’s New in This Book? 1.  An expanded “Intruder Primer” section that covers the basics related … Continue reading

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