Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

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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Airflo Scout and OPST Commando Heads now available

Fly anglers fishing single hand rods with short head fly lines now have more options to choose from – thanks to the entry of AIRFLO’s new for 2016/17 Scout fly line. These very short shooting heads have been my go-to … Continue reading

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Fall Chinook Tackle Recommendations – the Basics

This is a bare bones set of recommendations for the angler who is about to head out and try a hand fly fishing for fall Chinook on the Oregon Coast. We will be pleased to offer more detailed advice and … Continue reading

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Sink Tip Options expanded!

If you fish a Spey or Switch rod like I do, I bet there are times when you get confused by the wide variety of sink tips that you may choose among. I fish tips by RIO, AIRFLO, and OPST, the … Continue reading

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Sage X Rods: Everything You Need To Know

As I stood in the lot casting one of our last ever 9′ 5wt Sage Ones last month the Sage logo glinted gold in the afternoon sun and my palms ached for the loss of this beautiful tool. Luckily though, … Continue reading

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Introduction and Interview with Doug Brutaco of Aqua Flies

Aqua Flies. New Kid on the block. Impressive flies. Very nice. Very tasty. I purchased several patterns and am busily trying to adapt my own flies with the new inspiration I’ve found in these beauties. Doug Brutocao. Doug is the … Continue reading

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Three great Switch Rods – Nicholas’ Review of Echo, Scott, and Redington

Why consider a Switch Rod? With the winter steelhead season about wound down, I realize that I have responded to more people than ever who have enquired about the relative merits of Switch fly rods compared to full-on Spey rods … Continue reading

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Demo Day Reminder – This Saturday at the Shop

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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Win New Gear – Patagonia, Winston, Echo, Airflo on Display April 16th at The Caddis Fly

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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Review of Good gear from Echo Fly rods: 2016

Ouch! ECHO fly rods are tough, and this is something I’ve learned over a long stretch of time. While I do not recommend doing silly things like the photo above reveals, it is but one more example of how durable … Continue reading

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Fluorocarbon and Mono steelhead leader options – all good?

Fluorocarbon and traditional steelhead leader options – are they all good?  Saying that you are fishing Fluorocarbon is like – well – it is not very informative. There are many Fluoro brands and formulations on the market, and I have only fished … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Understanding All Fly LInes

This image is simply a teaser to let the reader know we are going to be talking about fly lines. Several of these fly lines are now obsolete. Where we once had our double taper and weight forward lines that … Continue reading

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FREE! Sage Spey Demo Day March 5th 9am-12

Please join us at Armitage Park on March 5 from 9-12 for a FREE Sage Spey/switch casting day. Our host for the day is the infamous Sage/Rio Representative George Cook (guy in the pic). George will be in town to … Continue reading

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Patagonia Rio Gallegos Wader Review

For 2016 Patagonia has redesigned and improved their line of waders and boots. In this review I will be focusing on the Rio Gallegos wader. Even though these are new waders I was able to get my hands on a … Continue reading

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Unexpected delights – totally random Product reviews

Well, it’s time to fish again and Guy Allen released a beautiful wild winter steelhead today and it is 11:08 PM and I’ve been up since 3:30 AM and can’t sleep and I didn’t get a grab but maybe tomorrow … Continue reading

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