Category Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Tips

2024 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class Schedule

No greater gift for a new angler or one who wishes to have a refresh on fly angling or casting than signing up for a Intro to Fly Fishing Class! We have been introducing anglers to basic casting skills for … Continue reading

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Late August Fishing Report

Despite warmer weather and smokey conditions, trout fishing remains good. Recent wildfires to our East have left the valley filled to the brim with smoke and haze. The haze and smoke mimics cloud cover, and has contributed to good dry … Continue reading

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Patagonia Swiftcurrent Ultralight Wader Review

Patagonia’s Swiftcurrent Ultralight Wader is their answer to a travel-friendly, super-light pair of waders. The Ultralight wader was added to their “Swiftcurrent” line of waders and is the lightest and least expensive pair priced at $499. They fit true to … Continue reading

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Early August Fishing Opportunities around the State

Our local rivers the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette continue to fish well despite a lack of significant hatches. Hopper dropper set ups with Chubby Chernobyls and various jigged nymphs continue to be very effective. Attractor patterns like … Continue reading

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Balanced Ostrich Damsel Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a balanced damsel nymph. The pattern is relatively simple to tie, and uses dyed ostrich feathers to create an “active in the water” nymph. The Balanced Ostrich Damsel Nymph can be used … Continue reading

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Mid June Fishing Report

With the majority of the runoff in our rear-view mirror, our local rivers and tributaries are shaping up nicely for summer conditions. Flows have stabilized creating great conditions for floating and wading. Both the Mckenzie and Willamette are currently seeing … Continue reading

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Beadhead McKenzie Green Caddis Soft Hackle Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a Beadhead Green McKenzie Caddis Soft Hackle. This is a big water version of an excellent all around caddis pupae pattern. Fish it subsurface dead drift or on the swing. This pattern … Continue reading

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Hidden Bead McKenzie Green Caddis Wet Fly Tying Video

Simon demonstrates how to tie a Green McKenzie Wet Fly pattern aimed at imitating the unique caddis that hatches in much of the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette Rivers from late April until late June. This pattern can … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Insider Podcast – McKenzie River Fly Fishing Insights

The first 25 min or so of this podcast is shop and gear talk, then Chris and Christian get into specifics on fly fishing the McKenzie River. Check it out using the links below. For Apple Podcast click:.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mckenzie-river-and-modern-fly-lines-chris-daughters/id1454468777?i=1000613191413 For Spotify … Continue reading

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States set 2023 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons

ODFW Resources CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently finalized seasons and regulations for 2023 Columbia River summer and fall recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries. Detailed regulations are available at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/index.asp (see Summer and Fall Columbia River Recreational Fishery Regulations) Forecasts for … Continue reading

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Immediate Action is Required by Fly Tier’s in Oregon – Oppose “Fur Ban” House Bill 3390

Let your Oregon legislator know that Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, and Fishing in general should be exempted from this Fur Ban House Bill, as it will have a negative impact on all of our businesses and all of your suppliers. … Continue reading

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Strike Indicators 101 – Video Tutorial

In this video Simon helps clarify five different types of strike indicators. He discusses attachment and benefits of each style. Thingamabobber, Airlock, Oros, NZ Strike Indicator and Slip n Strike style indicators are covered.

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Double Deceiver Fly Tying Video Instructional

This video demonstrates how to tie a Double hooked Deceiver fly. Alex uses new Ahrex Hooks, Next Generation Fish Skull Shanks and new Tie in Fold Over Eyes from Hareline. This pattern can be tied in numerous color combos and … Continue reading

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Winter Trout Guide Special on Now: January 2023

The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are in fine shape and winter trout fishing has been surprisingly productive. For 2023 we are starting our normal Spring Special in Winter! Let’s hope the weather California is getting pounded with continues to miss … Continue reading

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Awesome mix of goods this season – filled with things you don’t need, things you want and things you should have. That about sums up your fly fishing arsenal, right? One item we’re particularly excited about is the new Patagonia … Continue reading

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