Category Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Tips

Emergency fishing closures in Deschutes, other mid-Columbia tributaries begin Sept. 1 due to low steelhead returns

ODFW Press Release August 27, 2021 SALEM, Ore.—In response to extremely low returns to date of Columbia Basin upriver summer steelhead, ODFW is adopting additional emergency rules to increase protections for wild summer steelhead in certain Oregon Columbia River tributaries. … Continue reading

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All things Spey Lines and Sink Tips – George Cook, Erik Johnson, John Hazlett

George Cook, Erik Johnson and John Hazlett have been innovators, instructors and anglers in the world of two handed rods since the beginning of the “Northwest Spey” movement. These guys have thousands of hours on the water testing line matches … Continue reading

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2021 Spey Write-ups from George Cook and Erik Johnson – Sage – RIO – Redington

Our sales reps for Sage, RIO, Redington have given us the latest in Spey line matches for the complete line of rods they represent. This update addresses the new RIO Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power heads, new thoughts … Continue reading

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Golden Stone Jig Nymph Fly Tying Instructional Video

In this video, Alex Worth ties another good low water jig nymph for the dog days of summer. Fish this on a dry dropper or tight line nymphing setup and you’ll be sure to find some success. Note to the … Continue reading

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Summer Tactics for Local Waters August 2021

I wish we were discussing high water tactics in August of 2021…. Fish like water as we all know. It’s going to be a very interesting summer with extreme drought conditions wreaking havoc on numerous watersheds across the state of … Continue reading

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Euro Nymphing Videos from Umpqua Feather Merchants and Devin Olsen

From Umpqua Feather Merchants Three great videos by Euro Nymph Guru Devin Olsen. Euro Nymph Fly Box On the water Euro Nymph Strategies

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Flyfishing Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers – Oregon Wild Webcast

From Oregon Wild Wild rivers and wild fish. Is there anything better? Join Oregon Wild & the Native Fish Society next Wednesday for a discussion on flyfishing Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers and the role protected rivers play in maintaining … Continue reading

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ODFW – Important Fishing Announcement July 1, 2021

From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife It’s going to be a scorcher out there, and fish are feeling the heat, too—on top of facing a severe to extreme drought in most of Oregon. Thus, ODFW is asking you to … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie Brimming with Water June 22, 2021

Despite what looks like a super hot, super low water year in the making the lower McKenzie is full of water. The Walterville Canal is currently empty and the lack of water diversion is giving stretches of water like Hendricks … Continue reading

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There is Still Time to Take Care of Father’s Day Gifts

We have our largest selection of trout flies ever at The Caddis Fly. We are happy to help select patterns for specific trips or locations for dad. We are stacked with fly boxes as well. A selection of flies in … Continue reading

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Loon Tailgate Talks: Euro Nymphing Video

Our friend Matt Callies from Loon Outdoors gives an overview on Euro Nymphing tactics, rigs and accessories needed.

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Jigged Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Justin ties a fantastic jigged stonefly pattern. The fly doesn’t have much bulk to it, and will sink like a stone for sure. Bouncing this stonefly off the river bottom on any nymph rig using nearly any … Continue reading

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Bed Head Steelhead Muddler Fly Tying Video

Today Alex ties for us his favorite steelhead muddler in a pink, red, and claret colorway. A versatile framework, this fly can be tied in any combination of colors with many different materials. The muddler is a tried and true … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Annual Benefit Auction – Big Fish Tickets On Sale Now

From Native Fish Society HOMEWATERS: RECONNECT Big Fish Tickets Available Now & Going Fast! If you haven’t already purchased your 1 in 100 chance for any single auction item in our lineup, what are you waiting for??! For ONLY $100, … Continue reading

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RIO Sink Tips For Two Handed Rods – 2021

George Cook’s discussion of RIO MOW Tips and Sink Tips. Add this info to the previous posts on line matches and two handed lines and you have everything spey from SAGE and RIO. The Genius of RIO’s Skagit MOW and … Continue reading

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