Category Archives: Fly Fishing Travel

Discussion about Bonefish Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses the anatomy of a bonefish fly and the materials used to tie them. If you’re new or thinking about tying bonefish flies this video is a great tutorial. Jay discusses hooks, weights, braids, flash, kip-tail, … Continue reading

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Postcards from Oregon’s Steelhead Rivers Fall 2020

Each fall, Greg and his best friend Rob chase steelhead for two weeks around Oregon swinging flies. Here they are checking in after a week of fishing…. So far 7 for 9 caught…..Vamos!!!

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Muskies in the North Country

Hey everybody, hope you’re all well. Matt here checking in. It’s been a while, but you’ve all been in my thoughts these past weeks. Thinking about the lives disrupted, the river valleys burned, all the loss and I’m so sorry … Continue reading

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Forgive me Father for I have sinned (again)

I had to share this epic tale from my kiwi pal Nick Johnson. Nick guided for Cedar Lodge the six seasons we owned it and we have always enjoyed his colorful commentaries. While the September “canal” fishery in NZ’s central … Continue reading

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Flathead Valley/Glacier National Park 2020

End of Summer road trip with our close friends had us leaving Eugene the first weekend of September to explore the Rockies. None of us had been to Northern Montana so plenty of homework and contacting a local friend led … Continue reading

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Catch Magazine!

Celebrate Father’s Day with Catch Magazine! Issue #65 has three Oregon features including Jay Nicholas and a fun video on the McKenzie! Give the Instant Gift of Fly Fishing on Father’s Day! Got dad anything special yet? Give a him … Continue reading

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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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Native Fish Society – Homewaters: Rise-Up! Online Auction

The Homewaters: Rise-Up! Online Auction begins THIS SATURDAY with the opening of Super Silent bidding. Register now for your chance to bid on some of our best Super Silent and Live Auction Items. REGISTER HERE Here’s a breakdown of the … Continue reading

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Caddis Fly Shop Covid 19 Business Plan March 20th 2020

As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to progress small businesses all over the world are being forced to make some really tough calls on how to operate in the current environment. The Caddis Fly Angling Shop/Caddisflyshop.com has formulated a plan … Continue reading

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Feel Good Trout Unlimited Film: Querencia

A project led by Trout Unlimited’s Josh Duplechian, Toner Mitchell, and Kara Armano, tells the story of the community in Questa, New Mexico, that, following a mine closure and the layoff of hundreds, has found rebirth through the value of … Continue reading

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Fly Tying in the USA – and Beyond

Photo caption. My wading boots on the porch in PC last summer. March 15th, 2020. I woke to two realities today 1. Covid-19 is making its way around the USA as it has elsewhere around the world, disrupting plans, and … Continue reading

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Rio Palena Lodge Chile – Trip Report

My family and I and five friends had the pleasure of visiting Rio Palena Lodge in Chile this past February. Rio Palena Lodge is one of several properties owned by Eleven Experience. We had a great time fishing the numerous … Continue reading

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Reminder – The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour – March 3rd 2020

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM Where: WildCraft Cider Works 232 Lincoln St, Eugene, Oregon 97401 Come and be inspired to get out on the water: The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour features … Continue reading

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Winter Redfishing with Capt Ken

Capt Nate sent me a note about Redfishing on the Gulf Coast. Hey Chris, If you know anyone looking to do the Gulf Coast winter redfish program please let me (or more specifically Capt. Ken Jones) know. I just got … Continue reading

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New Zealand Update 2019

A really brief history My first trip to New Zealand was in 1993. With little knowledge of the country and it’s fishing, my fishing mates and I drove way to many kilometers in three months in search of the holy … Continue reading

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