Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (w/o Rabbit Strip) Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying tutorial Jay shows us how to tie a Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer and by accident without a Rabbit Strip. We will have another video showing this same fly with the Rabbit Strip added in. This fly is best fished on the swing.

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (w/o Rabbit Strip)

Nanotube Sink 2 or 4
Pro Hook Guide Black and Pro Sport Flexineedle
Drop Weight Small or Medium
Veevus 10/0 Black
Cement: Loc Tite Brush on
Body: Speckled Chenille Copper/Black
Body: Medium UV Polar Chenille Copper
EP Foxy Brush Olive/Brown
Ice Wing: Copper
Red Ultrasonic Disc
Gamakatsu Glo Bug Hook #6

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Sandy Chub Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties us a Bulltrout Jig, The Sandy Chub. This is a terrific Bull trout pattern that will work for a variety of freshwater and estuary species. You can fish this on the swing or dead drift it under an indicator. Happy tying!

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The Sandy Chub

Umpqua S506H Jig #4
Thread: Danville’s 210D Gray
Eyes: Balz Eyes or Double Pupil Medium
Tail: Rabbit Strip Sandy Variant
Brush: EP Craft Fur 3” Sand/Brown
Legs: Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs Fine white
Body: Shrimp Dub Brush 2” Tan
Ice Wing: Gold

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Rewild the Willamette – Tuesday December 4, 2018

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From The Native Fish Society

Oregon has often taken bold action to safeguard the natural landscapes and resources that define the state and our communities. Many times, it has been local Oregonians, passionate about the place they call home, who have been the driving force behind the movements that have cleaned up and safeguarded our beaches, rivers, forests, and landscapes. But there is still more that must be done for our wild fish, our rivers, and the human communities that depend upon them.

Today in the Willamette River basin, wild spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead populations are on the brink of blinking out. Half a million fish once returned to the Willamette each year, a silver thread of life extending from the Pacific, surging above the pounding waters of Willamette falls, and weaving up Cascade and Coast Range streams to spawn the next generation. But a century and a half of human impacts have decimated the abundance of our iconic fish—runs are now just one percent of historic levels. Without a change of course now, we will lose the wild fish of the Willamette forever.

From this dire situation, the Willamette Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition has been formed to promote and support recovery of wild salmon and steelhead in the Willamette basin.

We invite anyone passionate about the Willamette and its wild fish to join us in advocating for the changes that are necessary to not only save, but to recover, the magnificent runs that once swam these waters.

Many of the necessary actions—fish passage at dams, improved water quality, more natural river flows—have already been identified and agreed upon by the governmental management agencies. But for a decade, the responsible agencies have failed to act to stem the tide of decline.

Now, through our collective voices as anglers, as conservationists, as businesses and as Oregonians, we must act to save our fish and our river. Together, we can secure a future for the Willamette that supports abundant, wild fish and local communities.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the Willamette and our wild salmon and steelhead at our upcoming kickoff event where you can learn more about our efforts and act to help our imperiled wild fish.

Details:

Willamette Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition – Kickoff Event

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: Doors at 6:30pm / Program at 7pm

Location: 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045

Light refreshments provided

Please RSVP so we can save you a spot!

For carpool and other info contact: Jennifer Fairbrother at: jennifer@nativefishsociety.org

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig Copper Crawdad Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Trout Clouser Jig “Copper Crawdad” using an Umpqua 60 degree jig hook. This fly can be cast and stripped, swung, or fished an under indicator. This is a great fly for fishing Rainbow Trout, Brown trout, Bull Trout and Bass.

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig Copper Crawdad

Hook: Umpqua S506H Jig #2
Thread: Danville’s 210D Brown
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush On
Eyes: Ballz Eyes Medium
Tail: UV Orange Bucktail
Body: Senyo’s Fusion Dub Crusty Nail
Wing: UV Orange Bucktail
Flash: Angel Hair Ice Wing Copper
Collar: EP Foxy Brush 3.0” (olive/brown)

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Greg’s Jigged Counterfeit Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a prospecting fly he calls the Counterfeit. He has fished it on countless trout streams in the Western USA with great success when all else fails.
He recommends tying it in sizes 14-16 with a 60° bend jig hook and a slotted tungsten bead in variations of peacock, peacock/black, and dark green. You could use peacock for the abdomen for a uniformed taper look, but Greg prefers Hareline’s Ice Dub for the buggy nature and movement of the material. Combined with CDC, the movement of this fly will make trout and steelhead go crazy.
Use of a Gamakatsu J20 jigged hook or something similar with a 60° hook-eye bend with a slotted-tungsten bead is key to these flies “nymphing” effectively. The hook faces upwards during your drift lessening your chances of snagging on the bottom and you want to fish these types of flies deep and often times near the bottom. Tungsten beads give you the weight necessary to get the fly in the zone as quickly as possible and the weight to feel it on your rod for ultimate sensitivity.
Greg uses this fly on his European-nymphing setup as a terminal fly, but you could also use it under an indicator or under a dry fly for a dry-dropper setup.

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Greg’s Jigged Counterfeit Nymph

Hook – Gamakatsu J20 # 10-18
Thread – Veevus 6/0 brown or various
Hackle – UV Select CDC Dun
Tail – Red Saddle Feather trimmed short
Body – Black or Peacock ICE Dub
Rib – Brassie copper copper/brown ultra wire
Wing case – none
Thorax/head – Black Ice Dub
Bead – Copper slotted tungsten 1/8 or 5/32

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (with Rabbit Strip) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer pattern using an Orange Pro Cone and Black Barred Orange Rabbit Strip. This fly is best fished on the swing.

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Jay’s Tiger Dad Trout Tube Streamer (with Rabbit Strip)

Nanotube Sink 2 or 4
Pro Hook Guide Black and Pro Sport Flexineedle
Drop Weight Small or Medium
Veevus 10/0 Black
Cement: Loc Tite Brush on
Body: Speckled Chenille Copper/Black
Black Barred Orange Rabbit Strip
Body: Medium UV Polar Chenille Copper
Legs: Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs Fine white
EP Foxy Brush Olive/Brown
Ice Wing: Copper
Pro Cone Orange
Gamakatsu Glo Bug Hook #6

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Season Six at Cedar Lodge Under Way November 2018

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We arrived to gorgeous spring weather. Our care takers Alan and Glenys Cooper did an excellent job of maintaining the property. We did not conduct any major construction projects this year so it’s all go, a pretty smooth to start to the season.

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Artichokes gone wild – I swear I pulled these out last March!

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A few fish from out local waters.

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This morning the temps are down close to freezing and fresh spring snow storm has smashed the South Island. We are hoping for a warming trend to come!

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Black/Blue Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using Black and Blue Materials. This fly can be swung for winter and summer steelhead on your favorite runs! Enjoy!

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Black/Blue

Rabbit Strip Black
Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Medium Fl. Blue
Hook Guard: small section of 40/40 tube clear
Eyes: Hareline Double Pupil Lead Eyes Black with White and Black
Bump: Wire Free Fox Brush Black
Collar: EP Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Midnight
Collar: Silver Doctor Blue Saddle UV
Hook: OPST Swing Hook #2
Flash: Ice Wing Blue
Thread: Danville’s 210D Blue
Body: Lagartun Carded Flatbraid Fl. Blue
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush on

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Camp Creek Cellars Wine Benefit – TONIGHT!

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When: Friday, November 16 5-9pm
Where: Oregon Research Institute, 1776 Millrace Drive

From: the Mckenzie River Trust

Join us for a “Last Waltz” fundraiser with the local winemakers at Camp Creek Cellars. Half of the $10 tasting fee will be donated to the McKenzie River Trust, as well as $1 from the sale of each bottle of red wine sold during the evening.

Bid on a number of silent auction items, including a drift boat trip, McKenzie Cabin stay, and a number of Camp Creek Cellar’s favorite Camp Creek wines from their library.
As a special treat, Brutto ma Buono Cioccolato will be joining us to sample their handmade Italian chocolates.

Since 2015, Camp Creek Cellars has raised over $6,000 for McKenzie River Trust’s work. Invite a friend and join us to raise a glass to that community spirit of giving!

RSVP Here: RSVP

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Dinner with Angling Legends Frank and Jeanne Moore

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December 1 2018 5pm, Fundraiser with Frank and Jeanne Moore at the Steamboat Inn.

From Source One Serenity

Source One Serenity was born out of Frank Moore’s fly fishing vision and its potential life-altering benefits for our veterans struggling with PTSD and similar issues.

Rusty Lininger, the Founder of Source One Serenity, met Frank in Luxembourg in 2013, when Frank had gone to fish the rivers of Normandy that he long ago traversed as a soldier. Frank is an inspiration for many people. He is local angling celebrity, a land steward and an advocate for protecting our natural wild places.

The four-course dinner will be paired with excellent local wines from Chateau Nonchalant Vineyards which are hidden away in one of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua. The dinner will be held at Steamboat Inn, which is considered a Mecca for fishermen the world over. Steamboat Inn was founded by the Moores in the late 1950s.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 541.580.5655, or email: elena@sourceoneserenity.org.

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 1.0

In this video I showcase some of our favorite gifts for the 2018 holiday season. Of course there are many more items our friendly staff would love to help you select. Stop by the shop this holiday season, we have you covered on gifts for the fly angler.

Here is a linked list of what’s in the video above.

Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffel

Patagonia 60L Black Hole Duffel

Patagonia Black Hole Cube or Dop Kit Bag

Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity Smooth Fly Line

Commando Smooth Integrated Fly Line

SAGE SPEY Reel

Ross Evolution LTX Fly Reel

Simms Guide Windbloc Foldover Mitt

Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots by Danner

Patagonia River Salt Wading Boot

Redington Butter Stick 2

Cortland Competition Nymph Rod

Winston PURE Fly Rods

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Rewild the Willamette – A coalition for wild fish recovery kickoff event!

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From The Native Fish Society

Oregon has often taken bold action to safeguard the natural landscapes and resources that define the state and our communities. Many times, it has been local Oregonians, passionate about the place they call home, who have been the driving force behind the movements that have cleaned up and safeguarded our beaches, rivers, forests, and landscapes. But there is still more that must be done for our wild fish, our rivers, and the human communities that depend upon them.

Today in the Willamette River basin, wild spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead populations are on the brink of blinking out. Half a million fish once returned to the Willamette each year, a silver thread of life extending from the Pacific, surging above the pounding waters of Willamette falls, and weaving up Cascade and Coast Range streams to spawn the next generation. But a century and a half of human impacts have decimated the abundance of our iconic fish—runs are now just one percent of historic levels. Without a change of course now, we will lose the wild fish of the Willamette forever.

From this dire situation, the Willamette Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition has been formed to promote and support recovery of wild salmon and steelhead in the Willamette basin.

We invite anyone passionate about the Willamette and its wild fish to join us in advocating for the changes that are necessary to not only save, but to recover, the magnificent runs that once swam these waters.

Many of the necessary actions—fish passage at dams, improved water quality, more natural river flows—have already been identified and agreed upon by the governmental management agencies. But for a decade, the responsible agencies have failed to act to stem the tide of decline.

Now, through our collective voices as anglers, as conservationists, as businesses and as Oregonians, we must act to save our fish and our river. Together, we can secure a future for the Willamette that supports abundant, wild fish and local communities.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the Willamette and our wild salmon and steelhead at our upcoming kickoff event where you can learn more about our efforts and act to help our imperiled wild fish.

Details:

Willamette Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coalition – Kickoff Event

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: Doors at 6:30pm / Program at 7pm

Location: 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045

Light refreshments provided

Please RSVP so we can save you a spot!

For carpool and other info contact: Jennifer Fairbrother at: jennifer@nativefishsociety.org

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Rooster Dragon Tail Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Saltwater surface pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tail and Grizzly Saddle hackle. This would be an excellent pattern to try for Roosterfish, Tarpon, Jacks, snook and other Oceanic beasts.

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Jay’s Rooster Dragon Tail

Hook: TMC 811S 3/0
Thread: Clear mono thread
Tail: Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tail Tan
Cement: Loctite Brush On
Saddles: Magnum Grizzly Saddles (Four)
Flash: Sculpting Flash Fibres (bronze and pearl)
Eyes: 5/16 Holo Super Adhesive eyes
Glue: Loctite Super Ultra Gel Control

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New Winter Hours at The Caddis Fly November 2018

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2018

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We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip does not include lunch. The trip is designed to hit the best time of day from, we recommend approximately 11:00am-4:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn some of our close in to the Eugene/Springfield waters.

Give us a ring to discuss options, water conditions and booking possibilities.

Phone (541) 342 7005 Email: caddiseug@yahoo.com

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