Category Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Tips

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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Sage/Redington 2021 Spey Write Ups

For years our Sage/Redington/RIO sales representative George Cook has provided the following guides to us in our “product catalog binder”. In 2021 the digital versions (thanks to covid no doubt) are now available. I thought I would share the rod, … Continue reading

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March Brown Wet Fly Tying Video – March 2021

March Brown Wet Fly tied by Jim Sens Today Jim is tying a fantastic spring wet fly. Imitating a March Brown, this fly can be fished on the swing, in a nymph rig, or underneath a high-floating dry fly. It’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop will be open today December 26th, 2020 and resume normal hours through December 31st. We will close on January 1st and continue normal hours again on the 2nd of January. It’s been a crazy year … Continue reading

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Micro Tinsel – Fly Tying Material Review

Not often I support new fly tying material. I read about Uni Micro Tinsel in one of the trade magazines and it sounded interesting. First, this is not Mylar tinsel cut to smaller sizes. It’s thread! Well, 20 spools later, … Continue reading

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Wild Steelhead Art Raffle to Fuel Wild Steelhead Conservation

Is your living room or fly tying room in need of some sprucing up? If so, this beautiful wild steelhead pencil illustration might be just what you need. Plus all proceeds from the raffle of Paul Vecsei’s gorgeous wild steelhead … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on now through November 2020

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead September 25-November 30th. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for one or two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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New RIO “How To” Fly Fishing Videos July and August 2020

Check out the latest videos in the “How To” series from RIO Fly Fishing.

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Hendricks Bridge County Boat Ramp Closure

Hendricks Bridge Boat Launch will be closed from June 8-Oct 1st for improvements. Anglers who want to float downstream from Hendricks are advised to put in at Taylor Boat Launch at 40945-41483 Deerhorn Rd, Springfield, OR 97478. One could also … Continue reading

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April 2020 Covid 19 – Support Local Guide Businesses

Now is a good time to support the local-fishing-based small businesses that we rely on to enjoy the waters we love.  Pre-book a guided trip for later this season with your favorite local guide service. Many guides have suspended their … 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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Early Spring Mckenzie Fishing Report

My girlfriend and I decided to play hooky from work on Thursday (thanks, Greg) on the first over 60° day of the year. We fished the upper Mckenzie from Blue River to Silver Creek. Most of the fish we caught … Continue reading

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The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour – March 3rd 2020

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM Where: WildCraft Cider Works 232 Lincoln St, Eugene, Oregon 97401 Come and be inspired to get out on the water: The Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour features … Continue reading

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