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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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Caddis Fly Christmas Party Tonight

Please join us December 20th from 4:30-8:30ish for our annual Christmas Party. Food, beverage, cheer and last minute gift specials will be served up at the shop. Please stop by and let us say thanks to you for your patronage … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Report

Last week proved to be a good start to the coastal steelhead season. Reports from the Siuslaw, Alsea and Siletz indicated fish being taken. The behemoth below was caught on conventional gear, but what a fish! It was estimated to … Continue reading

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Thank a veteran

Thank you, veterans, for having helped make this country what it is. Thank you, current members of the military, for continuing to make this nation great. Today is a good day to donate to Project Healing Waters. The mission of … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Report: TMC Fall 2012

Nope, no adjustment of your monitor is necessary. The photo above is in color! The Fall 2012 Technical Men’s Conference (Old dawgs who have fished together for decades) began with some inclement weather last week. Although the skies were dark, … Continue reading

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High Cascade Lake Report

With a hint of Fall in the air and another member of the Men’s Technical Conference retiring (Ken C.), we headed off to the Cascades last week. First stop was Crane Prairie. With little wind and a glass like surface, … Continue reading

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Pack the Meeting, Back the Redside

This Friday, August 3rd, the ODFW Commission will meet in Salem to hear both public comment and the staff presentation regarding the proposed rule to limit the use of bait in the study section on the Mckenzie River between Hendricks … Continue reading

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July Deschutes Report: Part II

Ah, Whitehorse Rapids! No trip down the Lower Deschutes, below Trout Creek, increases the “pucker factor” to maximum as this rapid. The first quarter mile, with the correct entrance, is only the beginning of the journey. The next mile is … Continue reading

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Make the Meeting: Manage the Mckenzie for Wild Fish!

Make no mistake. The next public meeting held in Eugene by ODFW is critically important in the effort to make the Mckenzie a healthier place for wild and native cutthroat and rainbow trout. The local ODFW district’s proposal to limit … Continue reading

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Kill the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act in the Senate, protect our Wilderness

In a bullshit move that will open up the last protected wilderness in the U.S. to motorized use, oil and gas development, logging and mining — the U.S. House recently passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act. Unfortunately, some of Oregon’s elected … Continue reading

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Fishing Food for Thought

We here at the Caddis Fly Shop are big fans of biscuits and gravy. Some might even call us biscuit connoisseurs. When leaving town for an early fishing trip, not much compares in terms of calories per dollar or stick-to-your … Continue reading

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“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.” – H.D. Thoreau Here’s your chance to experience some of the finest fly fishing in the Lower 48 on two of Montana’s most famous, blue … Continue reading

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NW Fly Fishing Expo Coming Soon!

A reminder the 2012 NW Fly tying & Fly Fishing Expo ( is happening this week! This event for a fee of $5 bucks (free for veterans and anyone under 18) is a steal for learning just about anything regarding … Continue reading

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Spey Class Coming!

On the water March 3, 2012 – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop is hosting an all day Spey Class on the McKenzie River with George Cook and Jon Hazlett. The class will cover; Single Spey, Snap T, Snap Z, Wombat, … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 Meeting Tonight

Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 would like to invite you to a presentation February 8th 2012 @ the Veterans Club. 1626 Willamette Street Eugene OR Time: 7:00 pm. R.J. “Moon” Mullen will be presenting My Story of Our Troubled Waters Moon … Continue reading

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