Category Archives: Fly Fishing Travel

Part II: DIY Northern Belize

Many doctors don’t know this, but a wonderful cure for the post-Bahamas blues is an ice cold Belikin with your best buds in Belize. On our westward journey home, Sterling and I met up with our close friend Nick for … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge Summer 2018 Season Comes to a Close

Cyclone Fehi was followed by Gita and Hola, all leaving the South Island with more than enough water this “summer”. New Zealand rivers are known for being clear, but flush them out with massive amounts of sediment laden water and … Continue reading

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Taking my Saltwater Virginity

I get it now. Throughout my life, I have been told an undisputed truth from more-experienced fly fisherman than myself: That nothing compares to pursuing fish in the salt. It took me 24 years to step onto my first ocean … Continue reading

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Stansberry updates: North Carolina

Hey folks, Matt Stansberry here with an update. I’ve been working behind the scenes these past few months, posting some conservation stories on the blog and keeping up with the folks fishing in my favorite Oregon watersheds. But I haven’t … Continue reading

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Jay’s Steelhead Swing Jig Tiger Pink Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a very flashy, vibrant Winter Steelhead fly. This fly can be cast, stripped, or swung and even fished under an indicator. If your looking for inspiration and variety in your winter steelhead flies give … Continue reading

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IF4 2018 in Eugene

Get your tickets for the 2018 Eugene International Film Festival! This is the 4th year running that there has been a joint effort in hosting the IF4. The IF4 Film Fest is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos … Continue reading

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Cedar Lodge Report February 2018

February started out with seven inches of rain in 24 hours here at Cedar Lodge. It’s absolutely incredible to see how the “crystaline” waters we had been fishing just a day before turned into raging torrents carrying glacial mud and … Continue reading

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Christmas Island Outfitters @ Crystal Beach Lodge with The Caddis Fly Shop and Bryson Fairlamb

May 8th-15th 2018 Caddis Fly Shop manager Bryson Fairlamb is hosting a trip to Christmas Island in May 2018. Almost every fly fisher on the planet has heard of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and … Continue reading

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Photos from the South Island – Cedar Lodge Heli Fly Fishing Lodge

New Zealand’s South Island offers anglers and photographers some unreal subject matter. Brier Kelly who is super solid photographer and angler recently visited us at Cedar Lodge. I thought I would share some of his shots from his recent trip. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From Cedar Lodge New Zealand

We had a fantastic start to our spring season on the South Island. We experienced low water and good fishing for November and much of early December. The second week of December brought on some mixed spring weather with some … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 at Cedar Lodge NZ

It’s been nearly two weeks since we touched down in Queenstown and made the drive to Cedar Lodge for our fifth season. The weather was absolutely awful upon arrival. All of our local friends were blaming us for bringing the … Continue reading

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Season Five at Cedar Lodge

This Saturday the family and I travel to the South Island for our fifth season of ownership at Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. We are hopeful for a better spring/summer start and finish to the weather. … Continue reading

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CUBA TRAVEL CLARIFIED!

From our friend John Covich of MANGROVES & MOJITOS The latest fishing and travel news from Cuba Fishing Outfitters Those of you who get these blog posts might have noticed how silent I have been about Trump’s recent changes in … Continue reading

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John Day River Fun in the Sun

It was hot last week on the John Day river. The kids spent as much time swimming in the water as they did fishing in it. With low water and a plethora of insects on the water the smallmouth bass … Continue reading

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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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