Category Archives: Fly Fishing Profiles

Who We Are Series, Post 1: Bryson Fairlamb

Welcome to the “Who We Are” Series.  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 … Continue reading

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Vintage Fly Tyer Interview: Dave Stewart

This is a blast from the past—at least five years ago—I interviewed friend and fellow biologist/tyer/angler Dave Stewart. This is our barely edited conversation. Dave is Doug Stewart’s son. Doug developed the Macks Canyon Special and owned Stewart’s Fly Shop for … Continue reading

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Redhorse available now

As a lot of you already know, Matt Stansberry who writes for the blog had moved to the Rust Belt a couple years ago. Since moving back to Cleveland, Matt has been writing a monthly nature column for a publication … 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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Fly Fishing with Mikhail Skopets

On May 19, 20, and 21, I had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Mikhail Skopets on some of my home-waters, where we fished for spring chinook in Tillamook Bay and on the Nestucca – and for black rockfish in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing for Oregon Albacore with Jad Donaldson, Tim Rajeff and Randy Stetzer

Tim Rajeff and Randy Stetzer of Rajeff Sports joined our Caddis Fly Shop team chartering with Capt. Jad Donaldson (www.fishoregontuna.com) to head west out of Garbaldi on August 19, 2013, hunting Albacore on the cast fly.  I have known Tim … Continue reading

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Interview with the designer of the Sage One Fly Rod Jerry Siem

Sage ONE interview with Jerry Siem, Sage Flyfishing. No Introduction. Let’s not make it painful getting to the good stuff.  If you want to learn how this interview came about, you’ll find it at the tail-end of the post. The … 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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Fly Fishing Reality TV: Hi Honey, I’m Home….

Understanding fly fishing requires understanding the unique personalities of our friends, clients, guides, and tackle reps. Have you ever heard the phrase – fly fishing fanatic? We have. Offered in the spirit of good humor, this cartoon offers a peek … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jeff Mishler on Skagit Master

We cornered fly fishing film virtuoso Jeff Mishler to talk about his latest film, Skagit Master 2, and what he’s working on next.

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Q&A with Jeff Hatton, bamboo rod builder and historian

Rod maker Jeff Hatton says the worst thing rod builders have done in the last hundred years was adding cork to rod grips, and plenty of of other interesting stuff about rod building, fishing history and more in this Q&A … Continue reading

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Where Hope Resides: Q&A with Boots Allen producer

On Thursday November 12th, 6:30pm catch the Eugene Showing of Where Hope Resides, a new film about salmon and steelhead conservation issues in British Columbia’s Skeena River system. The film will be shown at the David Minor Theater 180 E. … Continue reading

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Q&A with fly tying author Skip Morris: Trout Flies for Rivers

Last weekend I had the chance to sit down with fly fishing author Skip Morris in his home town on the Olympic Peninsula. Skip had just published a new fly pattern book with his wife Carol Ann, Trout Flies for … Continue reading

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The North Umpqua Chronicles: Q&A with Pat McRae

Saturday, I was fishing with Pat McRae, author of the new steelhead diary The North Umpqua Chronicles on his home water – the famed pools of the North Umpqua. McRae’s book will be available in August — it covers fishing … Continue reading

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Buying Locally: Frank’s Custom Oars

Update: I made my first run with these oars this past weekend and was pleased with the balance and performance . . . and yes, I am able to lift them with one finger. I finally had enough. The pain … Continue reading

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