Jay’s Steelhead Swing Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Ties a Steelhead Swing Jig in Black and Blue. This is a great pattern to swing for Summer and Winter Steelhead. It can be tied using a variety of eyes and hook options.

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Jay’s Steelhead Swing Jig Black/Blue

Thread: Danville’s 210D Black
Cement: Loc-Tite Brush on
Eyes: Balz Eyes/Double Pupil Black/Chart
Tail: Black Rabbit Strip
Body: Lagartun Carded Flatbraid Blue
Body: Blue Ice Dub
Collar: Black Craft Brush, Senyo’s Chromatic 3” Midnight #11
Flash: Ice Wing or angel hair
Flash: Krystal Flash Smolt Blue
Accent: Schlappen Silver Doctor Blue
Hook: Umpqua #2 or Gamakatsu 60 Degree Jig Hook #2

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Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act

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Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act

Package includes two bills that will permanently protect vital salmon and steelhead habitat and fishing opportunities in Oregon

From Trout Unlimited

(February 12, 2019) COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–Trout Unlimited and the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited praised the United States Senate for passing today the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a package of public lands bills that will better protect vital habitat for steelhead and salmon and support the commercial and recreational fishing economy across the Pacific Northwest. The legislation now goes to the House of Representatives where sportsmen and women are urging quick passage.

Two measures in this package apply to rivers in Oregon: the Oregon Wildlands Act and the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Act. TU has worked for years with the Oregon congressional delegation, and in particular with Senate leaders Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, to develop and advance these measures. Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited, said, “Members of the Oregon congressional delegation were crucial to passage of this splendid bill, but I offer a special salute to Senator Wyden who burnished an already impressive public lands career by helping to guide the Oregon provisions safely home.”

“This is a great day for Oregon’s salmon and steelhead and the anglers who pursue them,” said Mark Rogers, chair of TU’s Oregon Council. “There is no fishing opportunity without high quality habitat. These bills ensure that some of the last, best habitat we have for salmon and steelhead in Oregon will be permanently protected, and that access for fishing and hunting will be sustained. We thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for their leadership in guiding these bills to passage by the full Senate. This bill is the product of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers working together, so we hope the House will pass this package quickly, as well.”

The Oregon Wildlands Act will protect 108,000 acres of public lands in the Devil’s Staircase area as Wilderness and designate 255 miles of the Molalla and Elk Rivers, and tributaries to the Rogue River, as Wild and Scenic. The Rogue, in particular, is famous for some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the Lower 48. The bill also permanently withdraws the salmon-rich Chetco River, the drinking water source for the City of Brookings, from mining claims.

The Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area bill will protect more than 100,000 acres of vital steelhead habitat on a major tributary to the fabled North Umpqua River, renowned for its wild steelhead fishery.

Dean Finnerty, director of TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative, said, “The Oregon Wildlands Act will better protect rivers like the Molalla, Chetco, and Rogue, which provide high quality fish habitat, clean drinking water for downstream communities, and myriad recreational opportunities. And the Frank and Jeanne Moore Act honors the military and civilian career of a World War II hero and his wife, who are two of Oregon’s most heralded conservationists. Sportsmen everywhere can thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for sponsoring these bills and for being such strong champions for river and fishery conservation for many years.”

Should this legislative package also pass the House and be signed into law by the president, Senator Wyden will have conserved through special designations nearly 2000 miles of rivers and streams in Oregon over his distinguished career as a legislator.

S.47 also benefits sportsmen and women by permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since 1964, the LWCF has leveraged a portion of royalties on offshore energy development into new outdoor recreation opportunities, improved access for anglers and hunters, new recreation infrastructure for communities, and conservation of important habitat areas in all fifty states. The LWCF is widely hailed by sportsmen as one of the most effective federal programs ever for conserving habitat and improving sporting access.

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Jay’s Trigger Point Jigged Nymph (Purple Bead) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties another attractor jigged nymph pattern using a purple tungsten bead and Pheasant Tail. Jay finishes the fly with a dubbing wrap around the Thorax to give it a “trigger point” which fish key in on.

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Hook: Gamakatsu J20 jigged nymph size 10-16
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Bead Metallic Purple 1/8
Thread: Veevus 10/0 Red or Pink
Glue: Loc-Tite Brush on
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Copper Wire
Thorax: Whitlock’s Dubbing Blend #2 Minnow Gills
Legs: Pheasant Tail

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Casting for Recovery – Northern Oregon Fund Raiser

Oregon North 2019 FINAL

More info here: Casting for Recovery Northern Oregon

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Reminder – Fly Fishing Film Tour in Eugene – Dinner & a Movie Benefit for Rivers of Recovery

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour and Benefit for Rivers of Recovery is a must do for local anglers. Get the spring fishing juices flowing with a series of awe inspiring fishing films at an event that supports a great cause. Please checkout more info at here: FT3 2019 Eugene

Date And Time

Sat, February 23, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Location

Venue 252
252 Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401
United States

Tickets: You can buy them at The Caddis Fly at 168 West 6th in Eugene or online here: FT3 Eugene

From Rivers of Recovery

UPDATE, Jan 14, 2019: This even now includes numerous AWESOME raffle prizes, including 2 full-day guided trips and lots of cool fishing gear. You get one raffle ticket with admission and you can buy more at the event.
Join us for dinner and the screening of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour to support Rivers of Recovery, a national nonprofit that provides medically proven recreational therapy to combat veterans recovering from the physical and mental wounds of war.
We’ll be serving local craft beer and a hot dinner on this cold February night, while screening the critically acclaimed 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour (think Warren Miller ski film, but with fly rods). We’ll also be raffling off guided fishing trips, outdoor equipment, and numerous other valuable prizes.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn how Rivers of Recovery is changing lives through fly fishing, and to meet some of our program participants, true American heros.

FT3 Film Trailers

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Wild Revival! – Native Fish Society Banquet + Auction April 13th 2019

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From the Native Fish Society

Wild Revival!

Our 23nd annual Homewaters Banquet + Auction is rapidly approaching and we heartily encourage you to join us Saturday, April 13, 2019 for the biggest party for wild fish in the history of the world.

At this year’s banquet, we’re celebrating our wild, native fish, free-flowing rivers, and the thriving local communities that bring us all together. The only thing we need to make this spectacular evening even more special is YOU!

The Details

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR
5:00 Doors, Silent and Super Silent Auctions
7:00 Live Auction and Dinner

Tickets: $150 per person, $1,500 table for 10

Bringing liquid levity to our big ol’ party, our good friends at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, Arch Rock Brewing, New West Cider, and Mainstem Malt – who malt the industry’s only Salmon Safe barley – will be pouring some of the best wine, cider, and beer around. Elephants Delicatessen, a Portland staple will cook up one of their scrumptious dinners. Ladies and gentlemen, this is truly a meal fit for royalty.

Wild Fish: The Gathering
Please join us! There is no one better to celebrate our remarkable homewaters and wild, native fish than YOU – our friends and supporters. Bring new friends and old to our Banquet this year and show them what a good time fighting the good fight for wild fish can be!

PURCHASE TICKETS LINK

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Golden Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Golden Stone Nymph pattern. This is a must-have pattern to use during a Stonefly or Salmonfly hatch. It can be fished on most waters throughout Spring and summer and tied in gold, brown or black. Enjoy!

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Hook: Daiichi 1270 (6-10)
Thread: Danville’s 140 Denier Brown
Front Biots: Goose Biots
Bead: Hareline Tungsten Bead 7/64 Copper
Wire: Round Lead Free Wire .020
Butt: Hareline McFlyfoam Orange
Tail: STS Trilobal Dubbing
Back Biots: Goose Biots
Body: STS Trilobal Dubbing
Wing: Thin Skin Natural
Legs: Voodoo Fiber Brown/Coffee
Adhesive: Zap a Gap

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UPSTREAM – An evening with Barry Lopez

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Upstream
An Evening with Barry Lopez
Writer, Humanitarian, Philosopher

April 16th, 7:30pm
The Shedd Institute, Eugene
Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Students

Join the McKenzie River Trust for a launch event for Horizon, the latest from National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez. The evening will include an engaging and inspiring community conversation about the relationships between humanity, community and the physical landscape.

Lopez is the author of Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men, and eight works of fiction. Horizon explores the ways cultures across the world have triumphed amidst significant political, social, and environmental challenges.

“I don’t know of any other writer who so mesmerizingly, so seemingly effortlessly, weaves together art, science and poetry.” – Andrea Wulf

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How to tie a WD-40 Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a WD-40 fly – an effective Mayfly imitation. You can fish it as a dropper behind a nymph and adding a bead helps the fly get down quicker, especially in fast water. Tie the pattern in black to imitate Tricos, or in any other color to match midges and mayflies in your local waters.

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Hook: Tiemco 2487 (16-24)
Thread: Veevus 6/0 or 8/0 olive
Tail: Dyed Mallard Flank or Wood Duck
Thorax: Hare’s Ear Plus Dubbin chocolate brown
Adhesive: Head cement

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“The Town Run” Steelhead Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jim Sens ties a version of The Town Run Fly – a local favorite pattern for Western and Central Oregon. Come on by the shop to purchase other Steelhead flies tied by Jim. Enjoy!

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Rigging:

Hook: Aquaflies AquaTalon Swing Hooks #2
Power Pro Fishing Line: 40-50lb (available at Fred Meyers, Wal-Mart, Cabellas, Bass Pro)
Tubing: Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube

Fly Pattern:

Shank: Aquaflies Return Eye Shank 27mm
Thread: Danville’s 210 Denier Purple
Bump: Ice Dub Peacock Black
Tail: Grey Squirrel Tail Blue
Hackle 1: Schlappen 5-7” Chartreuse
Body: Flashabou Pearl Lateral Scale 1703
Eyes: Aquaflies Intruder Eyes 5/32 Orange
Hackle 2: Schlappen 5-7” Blue
Hackle 3: Schlappen 5-7” Red
Hackle 4: Schlappen 5-7” Black
Flash: Krystal Flash Pearl Blue
Ostrich: Intruder Drabs Royal or Blue
Head: Senyo Laser Dub Black
Adhesive: Hard as Hull Cement

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Jay’s Purple Cast Diamond Brite Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an attractor jigged nymph pattern using a Hareline Slotted Tungsten Bead and Wood Duck Tail. This is a terrific pattern for Euro nymphing and fishing under an indicator.

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Hook: Gamakatsu J20 jigged nymph size 10-16
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Bead 5/32 pink
Thread: Veevus 10/0 Pink or Red
Glue: Loc-Tite Brush On
Tail: Wood Duck tail
Rib: Life Flex purple
Body: Spirit River UV2 Diamond Brite Purple
Wingcase: Pink Opal Flashabou
Thorax: Spirit River UV2 Metallic Brown Diamond Brite

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Fly Fishing Film Tour in Eugene – Dinner & a Movie Benefit for Rivers of Recovery

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour and Benefit for Rivers of Recovery is a must do for local anglers. Get the spring fishing juices flowing with a series of awe inspiring fishing films at an event that supports a great cause. Please checkout more info at here: FT3 2019 Eugene

Date And Time

Sat, February 23, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Location

Venue 252
252 Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401
United States

Tickets: You can buy them at The Caddis Fly at 168 West 6th in Eugene or online here: FT3 Eugene

From Rivers of Recovery

UPDATE, Jan 14, 2019: This even now includes numerous AWESOME raffle prizes, including 2 full-day guided trips and lots of cool fishing gear. You get one raffle ticket with admission and you can buy more at the event.
Join us for dinner and the screening of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour to support Rivers of Recovery, a national nonprofit that provides medically proven recreational therapy to combat veterans recovering from the physical and mental wounds of war.
We’ll be serving local craft beer and a hot dinner on this cold February night, while screening the critically acclaimed 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour (think Warren Miller ski film, but with fly rods). We’ll also be raffling off guided fishing trips, outdoor equipment, and numerous other valuable prizes.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn how Rivers of Recovery is changing lives through fly fishing, and to meet some of our program participants, true American heros.

FT3 Film Trailers

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Greg’s Tiger Midge Fly Tying Video

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In this video, Greg ties a jig style Tiger Midge, a long time classic amongst trout fisherman. A huge part of a trout’s diet is midges. In streams and lakes throughout the world, midges are a huge food source for our swimming friends. Fly fishers should always have a selection of midges in their box. These flies are tied on a Gamakatsu J20 jig hook to reduce snags and weighted with a slotted tungsten bead to drop fast. Get creative with different colors and sizes to match the hatch.

Hook: Gamakatsu J20 Hook Size 14 (14-18)
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Bead
Thread: Danville’s 140 Denier Black
Wire: Uni Wire Silver Small
Collar: Ice Dub -Peacock/Black

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Jay’s Partridge Hackle Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Partridge Hackle Jigged Nymph pattern. This pattern is a great option for all species of trout and can be fished under an indicator or on a Euro setup.

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Hook: Gamakatsu J20 jigged nymph size 10-16
Bead: Tungsten Bead Metallic Red 5/32
Thread: Veevus 10/0
Glue: Loc-Tite Brush on
Tail: Wood Duck Tail
Rib: Red Wire
Body: Whitlock’s Dubbing Blend #1 Scud + Shrimp Tan
Thorax: Dubbing Damsel Olive
Hackle: Partridge Hackle

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Trout Unlimited January Chapter Meeting

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Our local Trout Unlimited Chapter will hold it’s first meeting for 2019 on January 14th at Claim 52 Kitchen on Willamette Street – 6-8pm.

Smith River Updates

We are excited to kick off 2019 with Stephanie Messerle, District Fish Biologist from the BLM, and Brian Jenkins, Executive Director for the Smith River Watershed Council. Due to complications, they weren’t able to make our December meeting, but they’ve both agreed to come back and present information on the Smith River Watershed.

The presentation will include a general overview and characterization of the Smith River Watershed including land ownership, land use history, fisheries, and past restoration work. Whole Watershed Restoration projects in the West Fork Smith River Watershed will be highlighted as well as long-term data from the Life Cycle Monitoring Project. The presenters wish to solicit feedback from TU members regarding improving and increasing fishing access in the Smith River and future volunteer opportunities.

January Chapter Meeting
DATE: Monday, January 14
TIME:6:00 to 8:pm
LOCATION: Claim 52 Kitchen, 1203 Willamette St. Eugene

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