Category Archives: McKenzie River

McKenzie Dropping into Shape and Nymphing well

The McKenzie River has dropped nearly 4000 cubic feet per second over the last six days and is now in really nice “high water spring shape”.     Nymphing is good right now with stonefly nymphs, wormy patterns, larger jigged … Continue reading

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High Water Photos from the McKenzie River

Above photo taken at Belinger Ramp on the lower McKenzie. Just off Camp Creek Road Another angle at Belinger Deerhorn Bridge Eweb Ramp’s parking lot under water Silver Creek Ramp Blue River Ramp Thanks very much to Mike Reardon for … Continue reading

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March Brown Weather all Week – April 2019

We had a nice day out on the McKenzie/Willamette from Armitage to Christensen Landing yesterday. The Grannom Caddis hatch was in full swing. Although not as heavy as it can be, the warmth of the day saw swarming caddis on … Continue reading

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Spring Guide Trip Special 2019

Each Spring we are reminded of how fortunate we are to have the Lower McKenzie and Willamette rivers within such close proximity to the Eugene area. When conditions align, there is potential for exceptional trout fishing. If you would like … Continue reading

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UPSTREAM – An evening with Barry Lopez

Tickets On Sale Now Upstream An Evening with Barry Lopez Writer, Humanitarian, Philosopher April 16th, 7:30pm The Shedd Institute, Eugene Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Students Join the McKenzie River Trust for a launch event for Horizon, the latest from … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2018

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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Two Fly Tournament Wrap Up 2018

Our 11th annual Two Fly Tournament was the most successful yet in terms of raising funds for McKenzie River Trust. Thanks to the guides who donate their time and the guests who participate in the fun weekend event. The “Two … Continue reading

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South Fork McKenzie Enhancement Project

I took a walk up the lower South Fork of the McKenzie the other day to examine the restoration project that has been ongoing this summer. We had a great presentation at the Two Fly Tournament from Jared Weybright the … Continue reading

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Two Fly Friday October 6th 2018

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop’s 11th annual Two Fly Tournament kicks off this Friday. In the shop today 10% of sales will go to The McKenzie River Trust. Over the years the tournament has raised over $80,0000 for the trust. … Continue reading

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October Fly Patterns for Local Waters

Fall fishing has been superb for trout on the McKenzie and Willamette. Steelhead fishing has also picked up considerably on both rivers. Below are some patterns you should have in your box this time of year. Purple Para Rooster- An … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Fantastic Sept 2018

It’s all happening now! Short winged stoneflies, October Caddis, Grey Drakes, Mahogany Duns and numerous other caddis species are hatching daily. Fishing is great on both the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette. We are hearing some great reports … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing on the McKenzie

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October Caddis Emergence Developing in the Willamette Valley

If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Improving Daily – McKenzie and Willamette River Reports

The Willamette system is producing some decent steelhead action of late. Anglers are having to work for their fish for sure, but they are out there. Swinging favorites like Moal Leeaches and Muddlers has been effective. You can see from … Continue reading

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Ten Fall Fly Patterns to have in your Fly Box – August 2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again and fall fishing is picking up everywhere. Here are ten consistent “fall producers” you need in your fly box to fish our local waters. Chubby Chernobyl: Short winged stones, hoppers and October Caddis … Continue reading

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