Category Archives: Oregon Salmon fly fishing

Oregon Salmon Fishing: Unvarnished & Unglamorous Recap for 2012

Unvarnished? This is just to say that this recap shows the whole picture, in about the real way the season unfolded for me in 2012.  Sure, I understand that salmon season isn’t really complete yet, but it feels like it … Continue reading

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Caught in An Atmospheric River

It takes a rain like this to stop the madness. Knock some sense into our skulls. Isn’t there more to life than fishing? Surely. And now is a good time to embrace the “more.” But who do I think I … Continue reading

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Coastal Oregon fishing Report, Autumn 1982

Apparently, an occasional fall Chinook was being caught on the Elk, some thirty years ago.  Hummm, wonder if this fish took a Comet or a U-20 Flatfish?  Think this guy is still around? CD

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Bandon Fishing Report

Chad Helms and Greg Taylor of our local Corps of Engineers office bring us this report from the South Coast. Greg Taylor and I spent 3 days last weekend fishing out of Bandon. The bar conditions were perfect and we … Continue reading

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Sandy River Hatchery Program Lawsuit Update

The lawsuit challenging hatchery practices on the Sandy River, east of Portland, continues in court, with our own local McKenzie Flyfishers joining other conservation groups in the action. Native Fish Society, McKenzie Flyfishers, the Federation of Fly Fishers, and the … Continue reading

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Fishy Business at the Coast – June 2012

Yes angling devotees, it is past time for a fishing report from the Oregon Coast. In short, fishing has been slower than slow. Lots of cool water in all of the coastal rivers has allowed springers to push upstream and … 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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Fly Fishing Reality TV: Hi Honey, I’m Home….

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

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Late season salmon

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

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Salmon Season Yet?

From the Desk of Jay Nicholas, clearly he’s been busy.

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To the Kings: Some of RR’s best shots

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

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When to go fishing on the Oregon Coast

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

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Fly fishing tackle for Oregon Salmon: the “A” List

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

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Oregon Silvers: Bringing Sexy Back (part 1)

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

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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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