Category Archives: Fly Fishing Travel

What is the best time of year to fish the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers?

Cloudy days in June when the temperature cracks 65 degrees are pretty hard to beat. Gray and Green Drakes, Pale Morning Duns, Blue Winged Olives, Brown Caddis, and Green Caddis are present. The rivers are generally at “full” levels and … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ ECHO EPR fly rod review

Just returned from fishing a week at La Ventana with Gary Bulla. I took my permitted four fly rods with me on the trip, including an 8 wt and 10 wt ECHO EPR in the Winston rod case. These EPR (extreme … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 10: Lou Verdugo

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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Peter Goes to Iceland

Although limited to only one day, my flyfishing experience in Iceland was nothing but positive. It began with a web search and an inquiry to Go Fishing Iceland. I got an immediate response, and after a pleasant phone conversation with … Continue reading

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Letter from Cedar Lodge, “Summer” Update 2017

Dear Dale and Charles, I know it was a tough decision not to come to New Zealand this year. Life throws curveballs and we have to adjust. But… if it makes you feel any better this year has been a … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Season at Cedar Lodge

It’s been wet and nasty this spring at Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. According to most of the long time residents in the Makarora area there hasn’t been a spring like this in nearly 20 years. … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge NZ 2016 November Report

We have had a mixed bag of weather this early season at Cedar Lodge. After what many have described as a mild Winter on the South Island we are now having an extreme Spring. This week was wrought with wind, … Continue reading

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Underway at Cedar Lodge New Zealand

We arrived to 3 days of pounding rain and wind. Puddles dotted the property and gum boots were a requirement. Fortunately our good friend Alan Cooper had been taking care of the lodge grounds. Golf course, gardens and new plantings … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge Season Four Under Way

We left Portland on Veteran’s day and flew to Los Angeles for a late evening flight to Nandi Fiji. From Nandi, a mid day flight on to Auckland. We were pretty tired from the flight and had an early dinner … Continue reading

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Lou’s Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2016

Got some time off from the shop and gathered up the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Missoula.  We elected to try some of the other rivers (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork … Continue reading

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Fishing Report: A week in Idaho, October 2016

If you’ve never fished in Idaho’s mountain country, I recommend adding it to your fly fishing bucket list. Having grown up in the potato state, I try to get back to fish Idaho’s waters at least once a year and I was fortunate enough to get a … Continue reading

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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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Postcards from Bolivia – 2016

This September I was fortunate enough to be invited by my friend Daniel Bellinson of Fly Fishing Caribe to join a group of anglers at two of Untamed Angling’s camps on the Secure River in Bolivia. This unforgettable jungle fishing … Continue reading

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Duo Slamo – Isla de la Juventud

This years Caddis Fly Shop hosted Cuba trip was on the Isle of Youth aboard Georgiana Yacht. We again utilized Avalon Fishing and Fly Fishing Caribe for our booking. We originally booked the smaller Perola craft but due to a … Continue reading

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North to Adventure: The Next Generation

For decades, our family has traveled far into the Canadian wilds to fish for northern pike and walleye at Lake Esnagi. You might remember some blogs posts from years back… Molson and whiskey-soaked weeks chasing forty-inch pike with fly rods. … Continue reading

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