Author Archives: Caddisfly

Summer Dry Dropper Fly Fishing in Oregon

In this video, Simon works his way through a beautiful stream on a hot day. He primarily uses a Dry-Dropper setup to search and work his way through some beautiful water. This video marks the beginning of more “on the … Continue reading

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Local Fishing Report July 13

Fishing locally has been great despite our recent heat wave. We’ve made it through this heat wave without any wildfires here in the valley and without our local trout water getting too terribly hot. Water temperature is still a factor … Continue reading

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Simon’s Secret Sally: Yellow Sally Dry Fly Tutorial

Yellow Sallies are often an overlooked summer staple in Western Trout’s Diets. What they lack in size they make up for in abundance. Often Yellow Sallies make a more subtle option in pressured waters when people gravitate to throwing Gold … Continue reading

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Finn Rock Boat Landing Now Open

From McKenzie River Trust June 15th 2024 We’re celebrating the re-opening of the Finn Rock Landing on the McKenzie River. One of the more popular launches for local whitewater opportunities, the Finn Rock Landing serves thousands of visitors annually. The … Continue reading

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Belly Bumper Golden Stone: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a killer inverted golden stone nymph. This features a new hook from Tiemco that just came out: the 201R. The hook is reminiscent of a 200R, but has a slightly shorter shank, and a wider … Continue reading

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Wenaha Warnings

(Photos by author. Lou Wentz’s latest book is Tributaries: Fly-fishing Sojourns to the Less Traveled Streams) A month or two before we decided to move to Oregon, I came across a destination article in one of the national fly-fishing magazines featuring the … Continue reading

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Diamond Lake Fly Fishing Report May 2024

 I took a break from the local reservoirs and fished Diamond lake 5/23 and 5/24 with my dad, and the fishing was good! The lake is shaping up well will water temp in the mid 50’s, and we had a … Continue reading

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Long Tom Watershed Council Carp Festival

The Long Tom Watershed Council will be hosting their first annual Carp Festival at West Kirk Park near Fern Ridge Dam on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30am-3:30pm. It is free fishing weekend so no angling licenses are needed, and ODFW … Continue reading

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Willamette Valley Guided Stillwater Fly Fishing

We now offer guided stillwater fly fishing trips. Guide Adison Rook has been exploring fly fishing opportunities in local reservoirs and lakes for several years now, and he is ready to share. Adison utilizes modern fly tactics to successfully target … Continue reading

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Summer Steelhead in the Willamette Basin

It’s been a few years since we have seen a hatchery summer steelhead run with any consequential numbers. 2024 looks to buck the trend with 7,000 and counting fin clipped, ready for the BBQ, summer fish. If the counts on … Continue reading

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Molalla and Umpqua Bass Bashes June 2024

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd on the Molalla or the Umpqua for a bashing good time! Join us for an exciting weekend of conservation and fishing fun! On Saturday, June 22nd, the Native Fish Society invites you to participate … Continue reading

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Hendricks Bridge Boat Ramp Closure

Hendricks Bridge Boat Ramp closure starting 05-13-24 From Lane County Parks I’m reaching out to inform you about an urgent matter regarding debris cleanup at Hendricks Bridge. As you may know, it served as the staging area for debris collection … Continue reading

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Local Waters on the Drop – Fishing Improving

Quite a few McKenzie Green Caddis out this afternoon. PMD’s, Brown Caddis and a few late March Browns were on the water after 2pm. The high cold water is beginning to dissipate, look for hungry fish to start looking up … Continue reading

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Early May Fishing Report 2024

High water and cold water temps have been the norm of late. Fishing has still held up on the McKenzie River near Eugene. Blips of sunshine have shown what’s to come. Pale Morning Duns, Green McKenzie Caddis, stonefly adults, Little … Continue reading

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Local TU Chapter: The Redsides: News and Notes

Our next in-person meeting will be on Monday, May 20th at the PublicHouse in Springfield from 6 to 8 pm in The Study room (adjacent to the Beer Hall). In addition to the great food, drink, and company, we’ll have Trout Unlimited’s Oregon Policy … Continue reading

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