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The McKenzie River Drift Boat – A Documentary Movie

From: Oregon Boat/Eddyline Entertainment From 1909 to 1976 the McKenzie River Drift Boat evolved and gained fame on Oregon’s McKenzie River. Today it is an icon of Oregon adventure. The first to run many of the big white water rivers … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2023

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International Fly Fishing Film Festival IF4 Eugene November 14th, 2023

IF4 Sizzle Reel – 2023 from IF4™ on Vimeo. Plank Town Brewing Company  346 Main StreetSpringfield,  OR 97477

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This Billion-Dollar Plan to Save Salmon Depends on a Giant Fish Vacuum

Check out this informative article from Propublica.org about dam drawdowns in the Willamette Basin. If you have been wondering why Fall Creek, Cougar, and Lookout Reservoirs are like rivers right now this article will explain. Click HERE to read.

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Native Fish Society: Homewaters Round Up

Enjoy a lovely evening of fellowship, festivities, and even a few exciting raffle prizes benefitting Oregon’s native fish and wild rivers. $100 admission includes a delicious buffet-style BBQ dinner from Cody’s Country Catering, craft brews from our friends at Deschutes … Continue reading

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Second Annual Mckenzie River Clean-Up

Rebar.  Beer cans and bait canisters.  Electrical conduit.  Tires.  More tires.  Do these belong in the pristine waters of the Mckenzie River?  No!   Join Trout Unlimited’s members and friends as we clean-up the river from Hendricks Bridge to Bellinger Landing, … Continue reading

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Pollution in Paradise

Many readers of this blog probably have a few Willamette steelhead in their grip and grin photo collections, but it’s important to remember that not so long ago, the Willamette wasn’t much of a river. Pollution in Paradise is a … Continue reading

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North Coast Land Conservancy Needs Your Help

The crew at North Coast Land Conservancy suffered a catastrophic loss last week when their headquarters at Circle Creek in Seaside burned to the ground. Not only did they lose their home office, but along with went thousands of hours … Continue reading

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Willamette River Wins Prestigious International Award

On October 8th, the Willamette River was awarded the Thiess International Riverprize, an annual award given by the International River Foundation based in Brisbane, Australia. Riverprize recognizes outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river basin management and is the most … Continue reading

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Willamette River Clean Up- THIS SATURDAY!

No plans this weekend? Why not spend your Saturday building up some fishy mojo river karma and volunteer to take part in Willamette Riverkeeper’s 4th Annual Great Willamette Clean Up. Here’s the details; Take part in this 187-mile effort to … Continue reading

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Governor Kitzhaber Calls for Salmon Solutions

If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to Saturday’s Oregonian and read the editorial submitted by Governor Kitzhaber in which he announced his commitment to opening a stakeholder dialogue to recover wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin. … Continue reading

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New Intruder Tying Materials from Fish Skull and Greg Senyo!

Fish Skull and Greg Senyo have taken tying intruders to the next level with a line of shanks, articulated hook wire, and some other new products that just arrived in the shop. Senyo’s Articulated Shanks come in five colors and … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: McKenzie River Angling Regulations Hearing Update

McKenzie River Redsides need your help! Public testimony is being accepted by ODFW until August 23rd on two regulation proposals that will have significant effects on the health and viability of McKenzie Trout. See below and please consider sending an … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Fly Fishing Report

With temperatures nearing 100 degrees, steelhead fishing has been slow to moderate across the state. Out of town friends made for inflexible Deschutes plans, so we stuck with our Monday through Friday float from Macks Canyon to Heritage. Five days … Continue reading

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Sandy River Hatchery Program Lawsuit Update

The lawsuit challenging hatchery practices on the Sandy River, east of Portland, continues in court, with our own local McKenzie Flyfishers joining other conservation groups in the action. Native Fish Society, McKenzie Flyfishers, the Federation of Fly Fishers, and the … Continue reading

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