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Understanding fly fishing requires understanding the unique personalities of our friends, clients, guides, and tackle reps. Have you ever heard the phrase – fly fishing fanatic? We have. Offered in the spirit of good humor, this cartoon offers a peek … Continue reading
These last few weeks I’ve spent chasing late season chinook with RR. Some days it has been quiet enough to hear the dinner-plate sized maple leaves falling in the woods. Others, the bobbers are exploding the surface all around us … Continue reading
From the Desk of Jay Nicholas, clearly he’s been busy.
Let’s raise a toast to Oregon’s king salmon! Three broken rods, two broken reels, hundreds of bent-up, chewed-up, and spit-out flies, and hundreds of mind-numbing hours waiting for the grab. It was all SO worth it. Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading
Salmon, steelhead, and sea run cutthroat fishing in Oregon Coastal Rivers is virtually an endless summer of delight. Ooops, that was a surfer movie, I think. And fishing on the Oregon coast isn’t just a summer thing, either. Point is, … Continue reading
Fall Salmon season rolled in during September, is now in full swing, and will extend to the end of the year. Some of us have been banging our heads with 2x4s for the past two months, while others are just … Continue reading
From TU’s man in Portland, Alan Moore: Recent postings to these pages showing fat n’ not-so-happy silvers sucking poppers off the surface of Oregon coastal waters warmed us to the core here at Conservation Clearinghouse PDX. The rap on Oregon … Continue reading
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
October 21, 2011. Think popper fishing for salmon in Oregon is over for the season? Nope. Think that it is only in T-Bay where Silver salmon (coho) eat poppers? Nope again. Eight days fishing poppers this season so far. Fish … Continue reading
Imagine this scene: Tillamook Bay, wind gusting to 25 knots. Wind waves and salt spray flying across the boat in sheets, soaking everything – everything. The tidal flow is difficult to measure, because the wind is blowing the boat faster … Continue reading
Johnny tricked the chief on day three. Like in a dream. We sat on the edge of a flood tide and laughed in the rain for a good long time. Happy October from the Caddis Fly!
Yes, it’s official! A low-level curse which had been dogging my friend for over two years was finally lifted last week. Of course, my friend had no idea he was suffering from a curse. He just figured that salmon didn’t … Continue reading
Bucktailing for coho (silver) and pink salmon in saltwater is an awesome way to catch chrome on the surface. Troll one of these bad boys behind the boat in the prop wash and hang on. Anglers out of Coos Bay … Continue reading