Oregon Fly Fishing Blog Best of 2011

Here is my list of the best posts, coolest fish and stunning photos from 2011:

Coho Salmon on Poppers. Definitely the coolest fishery to blow up on the blog in 2011 — cohos, on top, in the salt. Check out Jay’s two great posts:

Silvers on poppers one
Silvers on poppers part two

Finding Bigfoot on the McKenzie River My fifteen minutes of fame, staring into the TV cameras and claiming a dark shape of shambling fuzzy pixels on the McKenzie was in fact “not human”. If you missed it, apparently Finding Bigfoot is all over Animal Planet all of the time. Watching Chris and Matt O’Neil rowing the film crew down the McKenzie, hanging out with Bobo while he hit on the young production assistant, full exposure to the crew at Ike’s Pizza, this was an amazing, unforgettable, squatchy experience.

McKenzie River Bigfoot

Here is the writeup from our day out with the hosts. And here is the writeup from when the show aired.

Here are some of my other favorite posts and photos:

Ethan and Chucky
ethan and chucky

Louisiana Redfish

Chris’s 40th Birthday in New Zealand
Haast trib brown

Rob and John Geirach fishing Fall Chinook
Rob Russell, John Geirach

The saddle feather craze is over!!! Sure, it might take a couple years for supplies to bounce back, but I think we’ve made it through the worst of it.
Feathers party!

RR’s King Season Spectacular
Rob Russell, Fall Chinook photos

Alan Moore’s writeup on North Coast Conservation

McKenzie River Two Fly Tournament
McKenzie River Two Fly Tournament

Idaho’s Lost River Valley

Salmon Slam 2011
Salmon Slam

This is also a time to remember friends we lost in 2011. Our thoughts go out to the families of Warren Moran and Rick McCreery.

Thank you to all of our contributors and readers. Merry Christmas and Happy 2012.

PS: Check out our previous Best of 2010 and Best of 2009.

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1 Response to Oregon Fly Fishing Blog Best of 2011

  1. Jim Terborg says:

    Matt, the year isn’t over yet and I’m going fishing out of La Paz on the 27th with a chance to add to your list!

    Seriously, thanks for great work all year long.

    Have a blessed 2012.


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