Category Archives: Oregon Salmon fly fishing

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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Coho or Chinook – it’s in the gum line

The question always, always comes up this time of the year, and is especially common this year because the coho salmon run is more abundant than usual, and people are catching more of these fish than they do in other … Continue reading

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Update From the Estuary – October 2019

Where to start? The days fly by when you salmon fish the way some people do in the autumn.  The tides flow and ebb, the moon passes overhead and underfoot, water temperatures finally moderate, and we fish. Yes we do. … Continue reading

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Aquaflies news, reviews, and light thoughts to ponder

Doug Brutocao was recently my guest at our family cabin in beautiful downtown Woods, suburb of Pacific City, where he and Joe fished for salmon while I chased fruitlessly the elusive sea run Cutthroat in no fewer than three nearby … Continue reading

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Protect Oregon Coast Springers

From: the Native Fish Society Dear Friends and Supporters, Yesterday, alongside Umpqua Watersheds and the Center For Biological Diversity, Native Fish Society submitted a petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect Oregon’s coastal spring Chinook under the Federal … Continue reading

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ARTIFISHAL – Film Showing April 25th, 2019

Please join us for a showing of one of the most important fish conservation films ever produced. ARTIFISHAL sheds light on our failings in producing and protecting fish. If you want the truth about hatcheries and hatchery fish this film … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Story of Spring Chinook

From the Wild Salmon Center New research findings from a team led by UC Davis, and including WSC Science Director Matt Sloat, is upending our understanding of spring Chinook. Samples of spring Chinook from ancient fishing spots in the upper … Continue reading

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