Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

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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December Events with Jay Nicholas at the Caddis Fly Shop

December Events with Jay Nicholas at the Caddis Fly Shop Let’s have some fun and visit and tell some fishing stories.  I’ll plan on doing some fly tying demos and answering questions about everything from dory fishing, tackle for salmon, … Continue reading

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Fly fishing for sea-run cutthroat in Puget Sound

After reading Chester Allen’s book “Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat“, my fishing buddy Doc Reedy bought me a copy, and we took his class on the subject at the Albany Expo. When Chester invited us up for a day of … Continue reading

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Founding Flies

Mike Valla’s Founding Flies book “will no doubt be considered a definitive history for the flies of the 20th century. He’s dug out stories never before heard, interviewed tiers or people who new them and photographed the places where all-time … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans: Jerry Darkes sparks my interest

With the crew in last week for Capt. Nate’s Wedding extravaganza, we had the opportunity to spend some time with my old fishing buds from the Northwest and do a little recreating on the Ohio watersheds, looking for Lake Erie … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Trout, Red Fang in the Fly Fish Journal

My favorite magazine, The FlyFish Journal, ran a feature article on the fight to get hatchery fish off the McKenzie River. It’s worth a read, if you want to relive that great night back in 2010 in the Springfield Amory. … Continue reading

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Mike Maxwell: Lessons from the First Speyfisher

High water has its benefits, not the least of which is the shocking productivity it can bring back to a steelheader’s home life. Last weekend was a whirlwind of yard work, house cleaning and resumed projects, which inevitably led me … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Steelhead

Finally, steelheaders have a coffee-table book that captures the essence and excitement of our sport! Will Godfrey, one of the most important and influential angler/advocates of our day, teamed up with world-class outdoor photographer Drew Stoeklein to produce this stunning … Continue reading

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John Larison book reading in Corvallis tonight

The OSU Literary Northwest Reading Series presents a reading by John Larison. Thursday, November 3 7:30 p.m. The Valley Library, Main Floor Rotunda Free and Open to the Public Book-signing to Follow Larison has lots of noteworthy jacket blurbs for … Continue reading

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Off the Grid is here!

Shot in Mexico, Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Florida, Northwest Territories, and a few surprise locations, this collection of films is about places that are off the beaten path. It is about people that live the fly fishing lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holding Lies by John Larison

John Larison’s new novel Holding Lies is a grown up version of The River Why. It’s grim. In some ways, it’s the book David James Duncan said he didn’t want to write, couldn’t. Because the situation facing the Northwest’s wild … Continue reading

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The Greatest Fly Tying Book You’ve Never Heard Of

Today, as I was going about my office routine, our warehouse manager brought a new arrival to the front desk. I pondered the cover for a moment, fully prepared to be underwhelmed. Another fly tying book, cleverly titled Flytying. Brilliant! … Continue reading

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Ultra violet fly tying materials catch fish, Q&A with author Reed Curry

For about the past year, a few of us at the shop have been experimenting with UV fly tying materials. UV dubbing and UV Chewee skin have been a big hit for trout on the Mckenzie and Willamette Systems, and … Continue reading

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