Category Archives: Oregon Salmon fly fishing

Postcards from the Oregon Coast

Yes folks, here we are on the cusp of the fall Chinook salmon season. The weather is on and off, wet and dry, calm and windy. One day I’ll fish eleven hours and never get a tug – not one … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Ocean Offshore Oregon

I’ve had many opportunities to fly fish the ocean off Pacific City as guest of several great friends who own dories. One of these boats is a new Terry  Learned boat (The Fly Guy); one dates back to 1960 (the … Continue reading

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What have the Silvers been eating lately?

Many folks have enjoyed some great fishing for slivers this summer in the ocean offshore Oregon. The season in which hatchery (adipose fin-clipped) coho may be harvest by recreational anglers is over, but there will be another period of harvest … Continue reading

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Silvers Tripple on Bucktails at Pacific City

Once in a while, if we are really lucky, it all comes together.  Today was one of those miracle days. I’m too tired to write much, and that’s probably a relief for a lot of our readers.  Just imagine what … Continue reading

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Why we loose fish – sometimes

We fish and fish, and sometimes we hook a fish.  If that fish happens to be a spring chinook, it is a dear prize and we then proceed to do our best to land the fish.  We may release the … Continue reading

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Luck of the Draw – First Springer on the fly

Sometimes everything goes right.  I met a young man recently, new to the Oregon Coast, who saw me fishing and started to ask questions about what, how, when, and even why.  I offered help on lines, gave him a few … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing with Mikhail Skopets

On May 19, 20, and 21, I had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Mikhail Skopets on some of my home-waters, where we fished for spring chinook in Tillamook Bay and on the Nestucca – and for black rockfish in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Saltwater Clouser Fly Tying Video for Chinook Salmon and Rockfish with Steve Farrar’s Blend

This Saltwater Clouser fly fishes well in the both open ocean and estuaries. The texture of the Electric Yellow fibers are not as pleasing to my likes as most of the Steve Farrar’s Blends, but it is bright and I … Continue reading

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Saltwater & Puget Sound Shimmer Fringe Pink Clouser Fly Tying Video for Coho and Cutthroat

Surprisingly, this little fly fishes well in the open ocean and in estuarine habitats like Puget Sound and the Frasier River in BC. The fly is small but predatory fish from sea run cutthroat to Black Rockfish know how to … Continue reading

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Coho Herring Bucktail Tube Fly Tying Video with Steve Farrar’s Blend and Gliss n Glow

This is a big, juicy Bucktail style fly tied on a Tube – a fly intended to stimulate a juicy Herring and induce a savage grab from a Coho in the 15 to 20 pound class. Ha ha. We can … Continue reading

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Tying a Coho Bucktail Tube Fly Tying Video with Steve Farrar’s Blend – BC Needlefish

Trolling Bucktail style flies tied on Tubes was very common during the glory days of ocean Silver Salmon recreational fisheries of the 1950s – 1980s from Northern California through SE Alaska. Regions like Puget Sound and Vancouver Island spawned many … Continue reading

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Saltwater Coho Salmon Deceiver Fly Tying Video – Using a Fish Mask and EP Sparkle Brush

Coho Salmon are as likely to feed on little shrimp and various larvae as to feed on good-sized baitfish in the ocean, but when they want bait, they will chase streamer style flies with gusto. I wanted to adapt the … Continue reading

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SAGE METHOD Switch Rod Review: Thumbs up for Kings

Here we are on the trailing end of the 2013 Chinook Season and it’s time for me to muse over snippets from the season– one being more time fishing with Switch rods for Kings. Short story: I have come to … Continue reading

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Weekend Chinook Plans?

In case you are wondering, yes bulk of the fall chinook run has yet to enter the Elk, Sixes and Chetco rivers so prospects are good if you are one of the crazies who pursue these magnificent fish. A commercial … Continue reading

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Dear Chris: Note from the coast on Nov 11, 2013

Dear Chris: sorry I have not been answering any of your emails of late. Been fishing. Dawn to dark, day after day. Moving around a lot north to south. Best salmon season ever. Not talking numbers or size, but diversity … Continue reading

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