Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

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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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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