Category Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Tips

Holiday Gifts for the Fly Fisher 2014

The holiday shopping season is in high gear. The Caddis Fly has ramped up it’s inventory with all the best fly fishing gifts around. I prepped a video with some highlights but our bandwidth is just not enough for YouTube … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special Starts Today October 21st, 2014

Starting this coming Wednesday the 21th of October we will be offering special pricing on our local guided fly fishing trips. Instead of our standard $450 per day we will be running a prime part of the day “3/4 guide … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Handling Running Line and Utilizing the “Turn Out” Method when Spey Casting

George Cook furthers our previous video discussion of handling running line. He adds the “turn out” method in order to help the caster maximize his or her running line “shoot-ability”.

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Tip of the Day: Managing “Over Hang” When Spey Casting

Northwest sales representative for Sage, Rio and Redington George Cook discusses and demonstrates tactics related to “over hang” when two handed casting. Conditions often dictate how the spey caster deals with his or her spey head, and the distance it … Continue reading

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Handling Running Line Using the 50% Rule While Spey Casting

Northwest sales representative for Sage, Rio, and Redington, George Cook demonstrates how to manage running line when spey casting. The 50% rule is a good guideline to help you manage your running line of any type.

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Saturday June 7th: McKenzie River Stories

What If You Could Listen To Your Water Source? On Saturday, June 7, 2014, “McKenzie River Stories,” an interactive multimedia exhibit will open at the Lane County Historical Museum in Eugene, OR. A family-friendly opening reception will take place from … Continue reading

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Fall Report: Lower Willamette

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of having Peter (“nicest man in the fly fishing industry”) accompany me down the Lower Willamette. Fishing from Armitage Park to Harrisburg the past few weeks has been good. One change was this … Continue reading

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Fly Tyers Saturday, Jan. 26th Recap

If you missed The Caddis Fly’s fly tying demonstrations this weekend we missed you, and you missed out on some tips and techniques from a couple of veteran fly tiers. Our featured tiers were Jay Nicholas and the outstanding “hand-tier”, … Continue reading

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North Umpqua River Fishing and Accommadation Report

The North Umpqua River is one of the premier places to swing flies in Oregon for Winter and Summer Steelhead. With countless named and unnamed pools sometimes it’s hard to choose where to fish. For myself, Lou, and brother Ty … Continue reading

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Fly Fishers Holiday Gift Guide Video 2012

Thanks to all of our customers, The Caddis Fly is loaded with great gear for fly anglers this holiday season. In this video we detail a few of our favorites for 2012. Small Slit Foam Box Large Streamer Foam Box … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory Fly Fishing, August 19 2012

The Black Rocks are on top, my friend Tom told me. They were boiling and feeding all around us, he said. We got our limits and released fish constantly, sometimes we had triples on at the same time, he said, … Continue reading

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Underhand Casting Tips with Andre Scholz

Early this week we visited Seattle to hang out with our friend and Patagonia/Winston/Fishpond/Outcast sales rep Jon Covich. We did some crabbing which was amazing, had another look at the new for Spring Patagonia Fishing line up, and shot this … Continue reading

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Mike Maxwell: Lessons from the First Speyfisher

High water has its benefits, not the least of which is the shocking productivity it can bring back to a steelheader’s home life. Last weekend was a whirlwind of yard work, house cleaning and resumed projects, which inevitably led me … Continue reading

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Clear Cure Goo Chironomid Teaser

We have been experimenting with the really cool new Clear Cure Goo products and there are so many uses it boggles the mind. Chironomid tiers are going to have a hey day with the Goo! The flies below were tied … Continue reading

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Super Polar Shrimp Steelhead Fly Tying Video

The Polar Shrimp is a steelhead fly that has endured the test of time. Fact is, a whole bunch of the fly patterns we fish effectively today are related to the patterns fished decades ago. We have the benefit of … Continue reading

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