Category Archives: Oregon Saltwater Fishing

Coos Bay Kayak Fishing Tournament August 23

The Caddis Fly is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the Fifth Annual Sunset Bay Angler of the Day (a kayak-only fishing tournament) next month at Sunset Bay State Park in Coos Bay, OR. You can check out … 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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Pacific City Dory Sight-Fishing Report May 1st 2014

The surf has been rough for a long time, but yesterday it laid down and I had a chance to fish with one my my dory owner friends and oh my goodness it was an AMAZING day! The ocean was … Continue reading

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Saltwater Rockfish and Ling Cod Clouser Fly Tying Video using Steve Farrar’s blend

We all have favorites and this is my favorite un-conventional Clouser because I rarely see fellow saltwater anglers using orange and black as principle color combinations in their Clousers. I chose these colors with juvenile rockfish in mind but I … 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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Coho Salmon Bucktail Trolling Fly Tying Video with Fish Mask and Stinger Hook

Trolling Bucktail style flies for Coho Salmon is an art that has come out of practice here off the Oregon coast since both wild and hatchery silver salmon runs tanked in the 1990s. Improved regulation of ocean fisheries and better … Continue reading

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Saltwater Northern Pacific Albacore Deceiver Fly Tying Video

Pacific Albacore eat fish eat all day, every day. They may eat little tiny baitfish less then two inches long, or great big fat baitfish in the 6” size range, and they may be selective or undiscriminating in their feeding … Continue reading

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Pacific Rockfish Fly Pattern: Purple Surf Candy, Fish Scale and Cure Goo

The Purple Rockfish Candy is another Pacific Saltwater fly inspired by the Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy fly style.  Our Pacific Bottom-fish, including Black Rockfish, have teeth and a chomping ability that can wreak havoc with our flies. The Use of … Continue reading

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Puget Sound and Saltwater Cutthroat Fly Tying Video – Pink Shimmer Fringe Surf Candy

This is the first video in Jay Nicholas’s series on Saltwater Fly Tying. The Cutthroat Shimmer Fringe Surf Candy is inspired by the Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy fly style. Whereas Bob created his original Surf Candy to enhance the durability … Continue reading

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Saltwater Fly Tying: Introduction

I have tied flies for something over five decades, but until recently I tied relatively few patterns that could properly be classified as pure Saltwater Specialty flies. Being predictably unpredictable, I stepped away from my usual range of flies about … Continue reading

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Dory Fleet update, October 5 2013

October 5, 2013. Flat ocean? Hook up the Dory and go.  It’s that simple. The Black Rockfish were difficult to find, bit reluctantly, but were the largest we have seen all year.  Casting Clousers for Chinook, we hooked a few … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Oregon Coho Bucktailing

The ATF showed up at my door last week, lobbed tear gas and stun grenades, scared the poop out of my cats (me too), but luckily my family was in the back room at the Fly Shop bagging up the … Continue reading

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