Category Archives: Fly Fishing Glossary

Who We Are Series Post 11: Chris Daughters

This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, … Continue reading

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Remdinder -Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species … 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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Reader asks for definition of “Slack Tide”

Chris Daughters recently received this enquiry in an email.  “Hi Chris, As I was reading a posting from Jay and his use of the term slack tide, I realized I just did not know what that meant. If it possible, … 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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De-mystifying shooting heads & lines, if we’re lucky

This is a terminology review for Shooting lines, Running lines, shooting heads, and shooting Tapers. On Nov 10, 2012, at 7:08 AM, Chris Daughters wrote: …. “one source of confusion among customers and shop staff is our shooting line section.  … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Fly Fishing Glossary: Sneaky Pete

Some of you may have heard of Sneaky Pete. Google searches are attempting to locate this character. MyLife is sending Spam emails to Sneaky in order to steal his security codes for the restroom at Starbucks. Well folks, here is … Continue reading

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Fly fishing glossary: Dollie to Elmer Fudd Hat

This is the seventh installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it, by Jay Nicholas. Dollie Formerly, a Dollie … Continue reading

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The fly fishing glossary: Chuck to Dead Drift Nymphing

This is the sixth installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it, by Jay Nicholas. Chuck Archaic term meaning … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Fly Tying Glossary: Bug Net to Chrome-on-Chrome

This is the fifth installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it, by Jay Nicholas. Bug Net Now here … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Fly Fishing Glossary: Blog to Burlap

This is the fourth installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it, by Jay Nicholas. Blog Internet posting of … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Fly Fishing Glossary: Baby Seal to Big Tides

This is the third installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it. Baby seal Obsolete fly tying material. Grim … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Fly Fishing Glossary: Amnesia to Automatic Fly Reel

This is the second installment of The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it. Jay W. Nicholas Amnesia A state of … Continue reading

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Introducing Jay Nicholas’s fly fishing glossary

The Fly Fishers Glossary: Snippets From the Underbelly of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fish Biology, Dusty old Facts, Hallucinations, and the Plain Truth as I know it. Jay W. Nicholas We’re fly fishers, right? We have our own language, our … Continue reading

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