Category Archives: Fly Fishing Glossary

McKenzie River Discovery Center April Boat Building Workshops – Learn to build a Mckenzie River Drift Boat

The Mckenzie River Discovery Center (MRDC) is holding two riverboat building classes in April: the McKenzie River Drift Boat (April 22-26), and the Diablo Canyon (April 29 – May 9), a re-creation of Keith Steele’s first Colorado River dory for … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2023

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Fly Fishing Insider Podcast – McKenzie River Fly Fishing Insights

The first 25 min or so of this podcast is shop and gear talk, then Chris and Christian get into specifics on fly fishing the McKenzie River. Check it out using the links below. For Apple Podcast click:.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mckenzie-river-and-modern-fly-lines-chris-daughters/id1454468777?i=1000613191413 For Spotify … Continue reading

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Learn the Fishing Secrets of Hughes, Hafele, Richmond, and Perin at Trout Whisperers

Deschutes River Alliance presents a rare opportunity to learn from four northwest fly fishing icons. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from four guys who are truly northwest fly fishing gurus. Read more about this event here: DRA ICONS

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Fulling Mill Product Review – 2023

We are proud to announce we are now a dealer of Fulling Mill. They are a UK based company that started its roots in fly fishing in the 1930’s. Fulling Mill’s long history of fly fishing is reflected in their … Continue reading

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Do we anglers, ourselves, amount to a ‘conservation challenge’?

From Trout Unlimited and Kirk Deeter Angling Trade magazine (of which I am also editor) recently conducted a poll of folks with a stake in the business of fly fishing, asking what they considered to be the greatest conservation issue … Continue reading

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Fly Organization August 2022

Fly organization is a challenge. Storage solutions and organizational strategies must be considered, and then there is the time it takes. This past Sunday I went for it. Twenty five plus years of collecting saltwater flies, putting them in a … Continue reading

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The Art of Letting Go – Updating Catch and Release

Article by Steve Schmidt As a seasoned angler whose adult life has revolved around fly fishing, I’ve witnessed our sport go through significant changes in materials, equipment and techniques. More than anything, the game has gotten easier over the years. … Continue reading

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2021 Spey Write-ups from George Cook and Erik Johnson – Sage – RIO – Redington

Our sales reps for Sage, RIO, Redington have given us the latest in Spey line matches for the complete line of rods they represent. This update addresses the new RIO Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power heads, new thoughts … Continue reading

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Because Our Words Matter – Sexual Violence and the Fly Fishing Industry

I’m sitting here at my keyboard, paralyzed. My hands trembling. Heart pounding. Squinting at the monitor through tears. I’ve written hundreds of posts for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, but this is the highest stakes article I’ve ever had the … Continue reading

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How to recognize a buck versus hen Chinook – and sketch them both

Distinguishing male (bucks) from female (hens) salmon. How can anyone tell the difference between male and female salmon? The question is the same for steelhead and trout, of course, but this blog post will mostly refer to chinook salmon as … Continue reading

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2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour – Virtual Tour Details

The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour has gone digital. Check out all the trailers related to the event below and get your tickets and information at this link: FT3 Virtual Tour

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Social Distancing and Fly Fishing

A Friend Shared this article with me from the New York Times. Enjoy! My Isolation Breaking Point I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again. By Matt Labash Mr. Labash is the author of … Continue reading

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How to capture a screen shot and make a book of fly recipes (and more)

How often have you seen something on your computer and thought “Gosh it would be nice to have this photo, or recipe, or story  or sketch or …….. in printed form.” Maybe like this …….Steelhead Tube fly?     Or this page … Continue reading

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Creative Deceiver with Popovic’s Jig Head Fly Pattern

In this video Jay ties a Creative Deceiver Fly using Popovic’s Jig Heads. A variation to a classic, go-to pattern, the Deceiver. A great fly with lots of movement and designed to get down fast to the fish. Try it … Continue reading

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