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Senyo’s Aqua Veil and Hareline Polar Chenille: flashy hackles for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Some of my steelhead and salmon flies incorporate flash only in the wing—but there are many patterns I craft that incorporate additional flash by winding on what I refer to as “flash hackles.” Two products that I often reach for … Continue reading

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Lower Mckenzie Report : November 2016

The shop has been getting reports the fishing has been “good” on the lower river.    So…., Only one way to find out?   Lou and Tim headed out and, let’s just say we confirmed….”the fishing is good”! The mild temps and … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas’ Advanced Intruder Strategies is now published

Following in the path established by Intruder Essentials, this book delves into the Intruder-style fly patterns more deeply than you have ever seen in print. With a foreword by Greg Senyo and a glowing review by Trey Combs, Advanced Intruder Strategies … Continue reading

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Introduction and Interview with Doug Brutaco of Aqua Flies

Aqua Flies. New Kid on the block. Impressive flies. Very nice. Very tasty. I purchased several patterns and am busily trying to adapt my own flies with the new inspiration I’ve found in these beauties. Doug Brutocao. Doug is the … Continue reading

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Out-takes from the 2016 Spey Clave

I experienced a great four hours at the 2016 Sandy Spey Clave on Saturday, May 14th.  A mere four hours. So little time and far too many friends to try and catch up with. Knowing that I was at risk of getting … Continue reading

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OPST Product Review: Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics, May 2015

Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics (OPST) is a recent addition within the Fly Fishing Military Industrial Complex (referenced in the Fly Fishing Book of Revelation) but this small company merits a close look from anglers and fly tiers who devote themselves to … Continue reading

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OPST Lazar Running Line

The Lazar running line from Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics (OPST) is an incredible new running line that was developed to “right all wrongs” in the world of monofilament running lines. Traditional monofilament running lines shoot line very well, but they … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Montana Adventure

Back in January, two of my close friends and I decided to plan a trip to Montana during the upcoming Summer. None of us had ever been, and we wanted to see if Montana really was all that we had … Continue reading

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Astrophotography from New Zealand

We met David Vernon this past year at Cedar Lodge. He enlightened us to the art of astrophotography. I know this isn’t really related to fishing but I thought I would share some of his incredible images taken this year … Continue reading

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Hareline Synthetic Quill Body Wrap

Within a few more days it will be official, spring will arrive! Not that some of us will give up chasing chrome native steelhead, in a few more days, but the official pursuit of those beautiful native Redsides will commence! … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Railroad Bridge Warning

Albany Tribune November 22, 2013 Lane County Marine Patrol and the Oregon State Marine Board urge boaters who are hunting and fishing this time of year, to use extreme caution on the Willamette River at the Harrisburg Railroad Bridges near … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

OK, so what if Father’s Day is just a ploy to sell ties and was actually signed into law by Richard Nixon. Try to sit back and enjoy a day dedicated to manly pursuits and pleasures. And if you’re really … Continue reading

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Rare Reels For Sale in Eugene Oregon

We don’t normally post items for sale on OregonFlyFishingBlog however the reels photographed below are so unique we thought it would be cool for readers to have a look at them and even have a shot at purchasing them if … Continue reading

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Spey Sink Tips Part 2: Rio Products options

Sink tips for Spey fishing Part 2: Review of Rio Products Here’s a quick review of Rio’s sink tips that are especially useful to Spey and Switch anglers fishing salmon, steelhead, and lake or sea run trout. Rio MOW Tips: … Continue reading

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Spey Sink Tips Review Part 1 – Introduction to Rio and Airflo

Sink tips for Spey fishing Part I: Introduction Well now, here it is – January already, with fall salmon season winding down, and Winter steelhead trickling into our coastal rivers here in Oregon. Many of us are dusting off our Spey … Continue reading

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