Category Archives: Oregon Salmon fly fishing

The Biology of Harvest – Wild Steelheaders United

By Nick Chambers for Wild Steelheaders United Steelhead anglers probably have disagreed with aspects of sport fishing management since the dawn of fishing regulations. In recent years, however, one area of disagreement has come into sharp focus: sport harvest of … Continue reading

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Columbia Steelhead Crisis: What Needs to Happen

From Native Fish Society Click here to add your name to the letter below and join the groundswell of public support speaking up for Columbia Basin steelhead! Dear Governors Brown & Inslee and ODFW & WDFW Commission Members, To put … 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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Restoring Floodplain Function at Finn Rock Reach on the McKenzie River

Driving east up Hwy 126 past Vida puts one through the Holiday Farm fire zone all the way to approximately mile post 45. There is a lot of heavy equipment up there clearing road-side trees, fixing lines, and much more. … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited works with Companies like ours to Stand up for Wild Salmon

Take out the Lower Four! OregonFlyFishingBlog.com and Caddisflyshop.com are proud supporters of efforts to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Check out TU president Chris Wood’s article below. The tipping point for salmon and steelhead

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Speaking up for our Homewaters

From Native Fish Society Jeff Hickman, Nehalem River Steward and wild fish advocate wrote an opinion piece this month on his concerns for the future of wild fish in his homewaters. In this piece, Jeff shares the impacts of the … Continue reading

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River Democracy Act – Wyden and Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect 4,700 Miles of Oregon Rivers

River Democracy Act introduced after years-long public process led by Wyden allowing Oregonians to submit their favorite rivers and streams to be considered for inclusion in legislation. Senators say ‘River Democracy Act’ will be a boon for rural jobs and … Continue reading

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How to recognize a buck versus hen Chinook – and sketch them both

Distinguishing male (bucks) from female (hens) salmon. How can anyone tell the difference between male and female salmon? The question is the same for steelhead and trout, of course, but this blog post will mostly refer to chinook salmon as … Continue reading

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Army Corps Denies Pebble Permit

From the Wild Salmon Center – Nov 25, 2020 Author: Oakley Brooks The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit for a mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The Army Corps today denied Pebble Mine a key … Continue reading

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Opinion: Northwest states’ action on Columbia Basin salmon offer a needed lifeline

From Oregonlive.com By Guest Columnist Lucinda George Simpson and Giulia Good Stefani Simpson is a descendant of the Chief Joseph Wallowa band of Nimiipuu (or Nez Perce) and a youth group leader on the Nez Perce Reservation in Lapwai, ID. … Continue reading

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Columbia Salmon and Steelhead Threatened with new Non-Tribal Commercial Gillnetting Policy. 3 Ways to Say NO!

From Native Fish Society The Columbia river is co-managed by Oregon and Washington State. It is time for all of us NFS’ ers to join forces and raise our voices against the 5-4 decision to allow non-native commercial gill nets … Continue reading

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Tips on Tying Hollow Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses materials such as buck-tail, hackle, and hook selection to tie beautiful hollow flies for big fish. Discussions include building stations on the hook, tying & selecting buck-tail, hackle incorporation, and much more. This fly is … Continue reading

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Video – Reclaiming the Klamath

From High Country News The Klamath water crisis has shaped the Yurok Tribe for a generation. Many feel a fierce responsibility for a river that not only carries fish and water, but centuries of stories and struggle. Now, for the … Continue reading

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The Echo Fly Rod Seasons of Pacific City: Fall

This is the last of three blog posts that feature the Echo fly rods I fish through the seasons here in Pacific City. Fly fishers who know me have long ago realized that I fish rods offered by the likes of Sage, Winston, … Continue reading

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Echo Fly Rod Seasons of Pacific City: Spring/Summer

This is the second of three blog posts that feature the Echo fly rods I fish through the seasons here in Pacific City. I have learned though personal experience to appreciate the performance and value of Echo fly rods for over a decade now. Although … Continue reading

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