Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

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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Reminder – Dec 19th fishing videos and fly demo at Caddis Fly

Quick reminder that I’ll be at the shop from 10-4 on Saturday to show ocean fishing videos and tie flies while signing books. I’ll be teaching a saltwater fly fishing class on February 6th too. Ill be sharing details on … Continue reading

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Fishing Videos Event at Shop – December 12 & 19th

Fishing Videos: Nope these won’t be the super fancy professional quality videos some folks have produced, just my awkward Go Pro raw footage from saltwater and a few salmon shots too. Still, a little entertainment on high water Saturday and … Continue reading

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Black Saturday Fly Tying and Fishing Videos

Had a very nice day last week tying winter steelhead flies at the Caddis Fly Shop and I’ll be back again on November 28th to share enthusiasm, tying tips, show a few fishing videos and answer anyone’s questions regarding fly … Continue reading

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Floodplains Mag: Arts and Letters

This week we’re happy to help support the launch of a new web magazine, Floodplains — featuring original art for every story by David Wilson and writers who have contributed to The FlyFish Journal, Grays Sporting Journal and The Drake. … Continue reading

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Closer to the Ground: Parenting, fly fishing, food

When Patagonia wrote me a note about reviewing Dylan Tomine’s book Closer to the Ground, I had no idea how much I needed this book. A lot of us know Tomine from his articles in The FlyFish Journal or The … Continue reading

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Local Angler/Author William Laing – “Waiting For The Hatch Watching For A Rise”

WAITING FOR THE HATCH WATCHING FOR A RISE A reflection: The life of a flyfisherman. People, places, & rivers remembered By E. William Laing Bill Laing is a 78-year-old retired Dentist and life-long Flyfisherman. He lives in Eugene Oregon with … Continue reading

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The Story behind the Story: Bill Monroe’s “Almost” Springer

The headline reads as follows: Retired salmon research scientist turns author; racing an unknown deadline. Bill Monroe (Oregonian Sportswriter) was my guest fishing the Nestucca estuary on June 29th.  We had a very nice relaxed visit and diligently cast our … Continue reading

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Jeff Hickman reviews Jay’s Fly fishing Glossary – Book of Revelation

Amazing as it may seem, but indeed there are people inhabiting the earth who have not yet discovered the “Ultimate, Irreverent, Illustrated” Fly Fishing Glossary. if you happen to be among these wretched souls, the following commentary by the right honorable … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Pacific City: New Book Released by Jay Nicholas

  This title is the latest in Jay’s series of books available on Amazon, here at the Caddis Fly Shop, and from your home town fly shop too, upon your request. All of Jay’s titles are in the process of … Continue reading

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Sea Flies Book Featured on Podcast

Gary Palmer is building a portfolio of podcasts on website, Fishing the Oregon Coast and asked if he could interview me about SEA FLIES , a recent book I published on Amazon.  Gary and his wife are super enthusiastic ocean fishers, found … Continue reading

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Reminder, December 12 & 13 – Rob Russell and Jay Tying Flies at Shop

Reminder: December 19 & 20, Jay’s at Shop – with Rob Russell on the 20th. Rob Russell will be at the fly bench on Saturday too, and it will be fun to re-connect and pry some great new fly patterns … Continue reading

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