Category Archives: Oregon Fly Fishing Tips

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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Tube Fly Tying Demonstration at the Shop this Friday and Saturday Jan 6th and 7th 2012.

Bruce Berry the Northwest sales representative for Pro-Tube Fly Systems, Beulah Rods, and Hatch Fly Reels will be at the shop this Friday from 3-6pm and this Saturday from 9-3pm. Bruce will be tying Pro-Tube Steelhead, Trout and Bass fly … Continue reading

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Reminder John Larison Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Class Tonight

Sign up now for a winter steelhead fly fishing class with John Larison, January 3rd, 6:30 to 8:00pm. Cost of the Class is $30. Pre-pay at the shop, or at the door. The Class will be held at Oregon Electric … Continue reading

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Three Must-Have flies for Elk River……..

Anyone who is planning on fishing Elk River should have the three flies pictured above: non negotiable. By the way, if you haven’t heard, the Elk is “lit up” as you read this. Might be the best fishing in the … Continue reading

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Late Season Guide Trip Special Returns

Starting Oct 26th and ending Nov 30 The Caddis Fly Guide Service offers a late season Trout or Steelhead half day guide trip special. The trip will be 4-6 hours during the best time of the day for either Steelhead … Continue reading

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Oregon Cascade Trout Part IV: Fly Fishing Tactics

Ok. You’re in the Oregon Cascades. You are near a stream, river, rivulet, creek, or ditch. You need to figure out where to start fishing, right? Try the first bridge you come to. Trout always live under bridges. Next, look … Continue reading

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Oregon Cascades Trout Part III: The Flies Trout Love

Oregon Cascade trout flies. Simple, really. These trout eat about everything that we throw at trout, generally, and seasonally, in other rivers around the western United States. I just wanted to note some of my favorites with a few notes … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Thread Demystified, Part I.

We all have our preferences, it seems. I tied with Nymo for years and years, but this thread disappeared from the supply chain back in the 1980s. Danville 6/0 Flymaster then became my preferred thread for at least two decades; … Continue reading

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