Mark your calendar! Saturday Oct 20th is the Caddis Fly Shop’s Fifth Annual McKenzie River Two-Fly tournament, a fundraiser for habitat restoration on the McKenzie River.
This is your chance to fish with some of the best guides on the river at the best time of the year to catch big wild trout. And all funds go to help protect and restore our resource .
Over the last five years, this event has raised nearly $20,000 for including helping fund the Crescent Lake side channel reconnection and the Green Island levee removal project. These projects have improved habitat for juvenile Chinook as well as native trout but there is always more work to be done! This years proceeds will again go to the McKenzie River Trust.
The tournament is actually pretty straight-forward. The basic contest rules: participants and their guide select two flies per angler (that’s two flies not two patterns) to score for their team. Scoring is simple: the guide adds up the length of the team’s best three trout and the highest score wins. As always, there are some great prizes. (Please note these are not the official contest rules which will be provided at the Friday night kick-off event.)
Cost is $750 per boat, or $375 per angler. Contact the shop for details on how to register 541-342-7005. Space is limited, so sign up now.