Category Archives: Fly Tying Materials and Supplies

This category is a home for information about fly tying techniques, tools, materials, and supplies for the experienced and novice fly tier.

pH Violations in the Lower Deschutes River: Why it’s Happening, and Why it Matters

From The Deschutes River Alliance Dear Deschutes River Alliance Community, There has been a lot of discussion these last few years about how Selective Water Withdrawal operations at the Pelton Round Butte Project have impacted temperatures in the lower Deschutes … Continue reading

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Loc Tite – A Superior Super Glue for Fly Tying

  As a on again – off again user of various super glues, I’ve recently found a product (new to me) that I find is superior, at least for my skill level and preferred uses. I was formerly of the … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Review of Gamakatsu SL 12s, SC 15 2H, SC17, and 811S fly tying hooks

Hooks pictured above: top row left-right 811-S_ 3/0 – 2/0 second row left-right SL 12S_ 4/0 – 2/0 third row left-right SC152H_ 3/0, SC15_ 2/0 bottom row left-right SC 17_ 3/0-2/0 I have found a few hooks that I particularly … Continue reading

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Random Review of Fly Tying tools, materials and gear – August 2017

For the record, I’ve been thinking about reviewing a bunch of fly fishing related items for quite some time.  I wanted to share my appreciation for a wide variety of products that I use on a regular basis. I will … Continue reading

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EP Brushes Help Make Super Baitfish Bellies

  Many fly tyers have realized that various material brushes can be great time-savers when creating a belly on baitfish & streamer flies. I have been using these materials for several years and have found several brushes that all work … Continue reading

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Smallmouth Bass Clouser with EP Craft Fur Brush

Most people who are regular visitors to Youtube and the Oregon fly Fishing Blog probably recognize that the Clouser is one of my best, most favorite, gotta have some fly patterns. I’ll tie them with different materials, in different proportions, … Continue reading

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Reminder -TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

We still have a few spots available for our Skip Morris clinic, give us a ring early this week to reserve a spot. Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, … Continue reading

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Featured Tyer: Bill Harsey

#tiedwithcaddisflyshop For those who know of Bill Harsey, he is a knife maker. He designs and prototypes blades, handles and all, and then sends his designs to a number of different companies for machining and production*. Not only does he make them, … Continue reading

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Jigged 20 Incher Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged 20 Incher Nymph. Jigged flies are all the rage because they snag the bottom less, making them the perfect point fly in a two fly “nymphing … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is yet another version of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This Purple and black version of the fly silly deadly but I suppose that is … Continue reading

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Jigged Possie Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged Possie Bugger. The Possie Bugger is quite possibly the most popular nymph pattern in our area; hopper-dropper, indicator, or Euro style fly fishing, the fly always … Continue reading

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Flame Boss Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is a tube fly version of a fly pattern that I fished on traditional hooks for years extending back into the 1970s. The Flame Boss is a variation of the Boss Fly probably developed on the coastal rivers of Northern … Continue reading

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TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Cost – $40 During this 2 ½-hour(or slightly longer) clinic, Skip Morris (author of 18 fly-fishing books including Morris & … Continue reading

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Key Fly Tying Materials for Tying Simple Streamers

Tying great salmon and steelhead flies can be an intimidating feat, especially when you look at the array of steelhead patterns available in shops and online. But if you have a favorite pattern in mind, don’t let the flashy final cut … Continue reading

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Comparing Three Feathers as Collar Hackles on Intruder Butt Stations

I have been tying  lot of Intruders preparing for winter steelhead season, and have had plenty of opportunity to explore a range of options for creating a collar on the butt and shoulder section of my flies. I decided to … Continue reading

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