Category Archives: Fly Tying

Bob Popovic’s Jiggy Head Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a baitfish pattern using Bob Popovic’s Tungsten Jiggy Heads. Jiggy Heads add weight to get deep, eyes to look real, and you could use them for albacore flies, steelhead flies, salmon flies, just about … Continue reading

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How to capture a screen shot and make a book of fly recipes (and more)

How often have you seen something on your computer and thought “Gosh it would be nice to have this photo, or recipe, or story  or sketch or …….. in printed form.” Maybe like this …….Steelhead Tube fly?     Or this page … Continue reading

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Olive Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

This is the olive-hued jigged nymph in the three-pattern series.  Frankly, the olive hue to be in the eye  of the beholder, but trust that you can adjust the body and bead colors to achieve the colors that suit you and the … Continue reading

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Got Time on your hands? A Simple Solution to organize and File Fly Samples

Best most practical method for storing fly samples. As a fly tyer and fly fisher, I have accumulated a fair number of fly samples. These range from giant beasties to very little midge no-see-ems and many have been helpful when I … Continue reading

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Jay’s Fly of the Week – #1 – Adams Irresistible

Hello and welcome.  Whether you are a loyal reader or a first time visitors to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, –  welcome – in this difficult time in our nation’s history. While I’m sheltering in place here at my home today, I’ve been receiving … Continue reading

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Yak Hair Duxbury Clouser Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a variation of the classic Clouser Minnow using yak hair and a Gamakatsu 60º jig hook. Used as a baitfish pattern, this fly catches just about anything that swims including stripper, bass, tuna, salmon…. … 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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Friendships & Fly Fishing – March 2020

Webster defines Friendship as: One attached to another by affection or esteem Acquaintance One that is not hostile A favored companion… To Rob, I still remember meeting you in the HR processing line at the National Park Service headquarters in … 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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Flash Back Friday & Look Forward on March 13, 2020

Good morning all you OFFB Blog readers. It is early, dawn just breaking, and I thought a few light hearted images might be in order. Times are interesting these days, but as anglers and fly tyers there are new adventures … Continue reading

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FFF Fly Tying EXPO Cancelled in 2020

  The event that we have all come to look forward to has sadly been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.   The 32nd annual Northwest Fly Tier and Fly Fishing Expo scheduled for this weekend at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear CDC – Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Randall Kaufmann variation to the Classic Hare’s Ear with CDC. Hook:TMC 3761 sizes 10-16 Bead/Lead: Optional Thread: Uni 6/0 Brown Tail: Natural Hare’s Ear Mask Rib: Gold Flat Mylar Abdomen: Natural Hare’s Ear with … Continue reading

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Jay’s Mexican Flag Predator Deceiver Fly for Golden Dorado & Peacock Bass Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties his Mexican Flag Dorado Fly a deceiver style pattern for dorado and peacock bass. Follow step by step instruction for these large flies with Jay’s commentary and years of experience. Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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Parallel Perch Fly Tying Video – Rob Hrabik

In this video, Rob Hrabik of Yosemite Outfitters ties a variation of Tom Loe’s Parallel Punk Perch. A highly efficient fly anywhere trout live, Rob fishes this fly under an indicator, on the strip, as a streamer, and as a … Continue reading

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2020 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo – March 13 & 14, Albany Oregon

When: March 13th & 14th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members and Youth 18 & Under: FREE| Veteran admission is $5.00 This year. Parking is free Website: http://nwexpo.com The EXPO is on Instagram! … Continue reading

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