May Intro Caddis Class

Introduction to Fly Fishing. We have been introducing anglers to basic casting skills for almost 30 years now. Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard and Mel Krieger this 6 hour class will have interested anglers on their way to fly casting mastery. Basic tackle discussions, casting, knots,entomology and fly presentation will be covered. All tackle, textbook is included and we maintain a one instructor to 5 student ratio. Four hours of the course will be on water casting. Cost is $55, all equipment is provided, sign up at the shop or call 541-342-7005 to sign up.

Schedule for 2017 

March 24, 25
April 21, 22
May 12, 13
June 23, 24
July 19,20, 21
August 23,24, 25
September 15,16
October 27,28

TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm
Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Cost – $40

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During this 2 ½-hour(or slightly longer) clinic, Skip Morris (author of 18 fly-fishing books including Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes) will teach you about the creatures trout feed on in lakes, how to tie a sound selection of trout-lake flies, fly by fly, and how to fish each fly.



Skip will show a few PowerPoint slides as he explains just how a damselfly, for example, goes through a nymph stage to metamorphose to a winged adult. He’ll then describe how the trout respond to these stages and about the strategies and techniques that help you catch more trout during damselfly hatches.


Then he’ll tie a fly that imitates a damselfly nymph (the critical stage for fishing this hatch), answer questions, and start up another series of slides about another trout-food creature.
You’ll receive a handout with all the fly patterns and a fly Skip himself has tied. This will be an informative and fun clinic. Attendance is limited, so sign up now.

To reserve your spot give us a ring at (541)342-7005


Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher will be at The Caddis Fly Shop May 20th at 10am for a presentation of Modern European Nymphing. Devin and his team at Tactical Fly Fisher are the guru’s when it comes to European inspired nymphing tactics. His presentation will cover what you need to know to get into the game of Euro nymphing or simply adapt your existing presentations to catch more fish.

When: 10am May 20th 2017
Where: The Caddis Fly Angling Shop
Cost: Free

Check out the trailer for Devin’s DVD

Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques from Capture Adventure Media on Vimeo.

Devin will cover the topics below and be available for questions during and after the presentation.

–The case for European nymphing over other styles of nymphing
–European nymphing gear
–Rigging European nymphing leaders
–A simplified system for leader formulas
–1 vs 2 vs 3 fly rigs
–Dry dropper hybrid rig
–Casts for European nymphing
–Covering 180 degrees of presentation
–Floating or elevating the sighter upstream
–The standard up and across presentation
–Down and across swing presentations
–Advanced techniques for landing fish

Read more about Devin Olsen here: Devin Bio

This is a free presentation sponsored by The Caddis Fly please call to sign up so we know how many seats we need to have.

Private Spey Casting Lessons - with the Caddis Fly Shop staff are available upon request at $55 per person. Your instructor will get you going with all the basic casts, fundamentals for spey casting, and casting from both sides of the river. These lessons are tailored for both the beginner and advanced spey caster. Contact the shop at 541-342-7005 to set up your lesson!


7 Responses to Events

  1. Edem says:

    Took the introductory classes two weeks ago and loved it, instructor was great, I highly recommend it! I am just a beginner but have become hooked to fly fishing, I love it! Still learning, and appreciate all the advice out there. Look forward to a lot of fly fishing this summer and I am sure I will keep dropping buy the shop throughout the next few months!

  2. Greg C says:

    Finished the beginning fly fishing class Saturday. I was a blast. Small group and plenty of instruction. I looking for someone to go on the special $325 for 2 3/4 day trip, during the week. I one, need two.

  3. Michael Chase says:

    I’m interested in the intro to fly fishing class. When does the schedule come out?

  4. Sarah says:

    Please let me know what you have to offer in the way of classes & fly tying
    Thanks, Sarah

  5. Burt Froehlich says:

    Heading out west traveling the Lewis and Clark trail, with fly fishing diversions along the way (of course). My wife and I are interested in fly fishing for fall run king salmon in Oregon. Do you have any suggestions? If it is possible to fish these beauties, when is the best time and where? We would appreciate a local fly fishing guide to assist us in our quest. Thanks for the blog and for the response. Tight Lines. Burt

  6. caleb says:

    I am very happy I just started fly fishing and your class looks fun and easy I am 12 years old but love to fish and hunt where and when are your classes.

  7. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    Please call in or visit the shop to get a full picture of the latest class offerings. Thanks. JN

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