Category Archives: Southern Oregon

Oregon Trout Unlimited and the Klamath Restoration Project

Last month, Todd Mullen, vice president of Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 sat in on a call with the TU folks who are working on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and sent out the following summary: You may have heard on … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Rogue float, fly fishing for half-pounders

One of the benefits of working at a fly shop is being able to take advantage of fishing opportunities when they arise. When I was asked by Andy McWilliams to join his group on the Wild and Scenic Section of … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Rogue River half-pounder steelhead run fishing hot

Last weekend I snuck a side-trip into my Oregon Coast honeymoon to chase the Rogue River’s record half-pounder steelhead run. I started at Gold Beach and worked my way up the river access points to Agness. Though some fish are … Continue reading

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Lower Rogue half pounder fly suggestions

The Rogue River is experiencing a great run of half pounder steelhead to 12″-16″. All indications are that this will be the best year in terms of fish numbers in 10 years. Fly patterns to try include Dark Crystal stone … Continue reading

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Lower Umpqua bass with size!

Caddis Fly guide David Gantman had some guests down on the Umpqua this friday and they stuck some very nice smallmouth. Effective patterns for smallmouth include Sculpzilla # 8, Tungsten Thin Mint # 8, Cascade Bugger # 8, and Skinny … Continue reading

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Smallmouth fishing on the mainstem of the Umqua on fire.

The smallmouth bass in the Umpqua appear to be bulking up for the winter. The fishing today was very good with literally schools of fish following the fly on countless occasions. Although we did not catch any huge fish  we did put … Continue reading

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Video: Williamson River Rainbow Fly Fishing

Wrapping up our recent posts on fly fishing the Williamson River’s monster rainbows, here’s a video from last week:

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Williamson River Report: Slab rainbows storm Chiloquin

The time to slam some Klamath-run rainbows on the Williamson River is now. Caddis Fly employee Ty Holloway and guide Barrett Christiensen and I visited the Williamson River Monday. We put the boat in at the public ramp in the … Continue reading

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Mainstem of Umpqua fishing well for smallmouth bass

This Sunday the family and I headed down to the Umpqua River near Sutherlin. We floated the section between Woods boat ramp and Osprey Ramp. Our float was 9 river miles, 8 road miles back up to the car (do it yourself … Continue reading

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