McKenzie River Fly Patterns: We’re building a library of fly tying videos, advice and patterns for fishing in the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers (though we’re sure these flies will work many other places as well). These links take you to a page with a YouTube video demonstrating how to tie the fly, a high resolution image of the finished fly, and a fly pattern recipe.
March Brown Fly Patterns
Comparadun Klinkhammer March Brown
Standard March Brown Klinkhammer Emerger
Foam Extended Body March Brown
Hidden Bead March Brown Soft Hackle
Klinkhammer March Brown Emerger
Green McKenzie Caddis Patterns
Karnopp’s Riffle Diver Green Caddis Emerger
Rainbow Bead, Rubber Legs Possie Bugger
Caddis Fly Patterns
Mother’s Day Caddis, AKA P90-xCaddis
Delectable Golden Stone Prince Nymph
Pale Morning Dun (PMDs)
Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Sparkle Dun
Green Drake Fly Patterns
October Caddis Fly Patterns
High-Vis Unibobber October Caddis
Searching Fly Patterns
Yorkshire Starling Purple Wet Fly
Partridge and Olive Soft Hackle
BWO Blue Wing Olive Fly Patterns
Great job guys, this a wonderful resource. Just one suggestion. As in many tying videos that I see, the background becomes the shirt that the tyer is wearing. Dark shirts as backgrounds often make it hard to see the details and colors in the fly. If you could pay attention to that, I think it would help a lot.
Hey fellow river rats,
I have lived on the mckenzie for most of my forty years and this internet is great. I love seeing flies that are specific to the river and in full color. It trully is a great reference for reports too.
Thanks a bunch!
This is without a doubt the very best fishing blog on the internet. You guys are amazing. Keep up the good work!
hi I know that you make a listing of the dates of when you can fish with the flys under each fly’s discription. only constructive input here, i was just thinking that it would be great if you could put up a calender that would go with the flys that you have here. To show when it is that they a re supposed to be fished. It would work great for a reference point for angelers to look at the calendar to see if they need to tie a fly or not. Rather than having to go through all the flys to figure out if it is the one that you need to be tying. On the other hand I think it is a amaizing resource.
This site & your shop are a great reasourse to me, just getting into fly fishing- much appreciated-. Some of your lingo is a little confusing for beginners but still great stuff. Keep up the good work!
Chris, We rednecks in N.C. really enjoy your blog also. Haven’t heard from you in so long. I guess you took off with Pamela. Obe is gonna be really pissed.
Thanks for the great patterns, I wouldn’t know what a possiebugger was without it.
This sight is so awesome I have looked at quit a few but this sight is the best for helping
someone get started an continue to fly fish and do it with all the information they need to succeed. I look forward daily to checking and seeing how things are doing with the fish
and with the river’s and lakes in the area.
Thank you for all the work an time you have put into your sight.
Awesome job guys truly a great library of patterns.
Nice job on the update/consolidation of videos. I use more a lot of these patterns and it is nice to have them all in one spot.
Just wondering if you guys could post any streamer or bugger patterns that work on the Mac/Willy?