12th Annual Two Fly Wrap Up


This years “Two Fly” event was the most profitable yet raising over $13,000 for the McKenzie River Trust. The event is not possible without the generous and priceless donation of the guides photographed above. These guys give up their day, to give back to the river.

From right to left: Troy Leady, Chris Daughters, Clay Holloway, Matt Ramsey, Ty Holloway, Kyle Smith, Kyle Duke, Justin Helm and Lou Verdugo, Matt Oneil(not in photo).



Guides filled plastic bins with water in order to measure fish. Matt Ramsey suggested this method last year and it worked really well. Fish are really mellow in the water filled bin, they go from net to bin, you pin them down briefly for the shot and then over the side they go with very little handling.


We mixed it up this year making the tournament “dry fly only”. Without a doubt there were a few less fish caught, and the overall inch totals were down a touch, but participants enjoyed the change for the most part. The change accomplished its intention with guides spread out over the entire course of the McKenzie, and one boat even floated down into the Willamette.



Justin Helm with Team Holloway


It was a spectacular fall day on the river. The Two Fly will be held the first Saturday in October each year. If you would like to participate please add your name to the McKenzie River Trusts’ mailing list here: https://www.mckenzieriver.org

Additional sponsors were:

Patagonia – Two fly shirts were provided by Patagonia as well as project grant dollars.
The Caddis Fly Angling Shop
Ninkasi – Beer and Saturday night facility
North Fork Public House
Koffler Boats



Friday night Pizza at The Caddis Fly – Thanks to Mazzi from Hideaway for bringing his portable wood fired oven.


Clay Holloway with Team Shipman – 3rd Place finish


Matt Ramsey with Dick Matteri and Laura Parrish – 2nd Place Finish


Ty Holloway(baby Kaya) with Bob Mosqueda and Shoshana Cohen – First Place


Saturday evening at Ninkasi – Thanks so much to Ninkasi for their continued sponsorship of this event.

Thanks so much to all those who participated. Your support of McKenzie River Trust is good for fish, our local drinking water and much much more.


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3 Responses to 12th Annual Two Fly Wrap Up

  1. Steve S. says:

    Thank you Chris, guides, flyfishers, and all the donors who supported the MRT last Saturday.

  2. Huge thank you again from the McKenzie River Trust to all the participants, the sponsors, the volunteer professional guides who without, this fundraiser would not happen and a big thanks to Chris and Shauna Daughters, owners of the Caddis Fly shop for collectively raising over $113,000 – invested in our local rivers! We are grateful for everyone’s commitment to care for the rivers our community relies on. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020, if not before.

  3. Josh says:

    Very cool. 🙂 Which two flies did it for the winning team?

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