Category Archives: Classes and Instruction

Jigged Perdi Egg: Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great egg pattern for the winter and spring. This “Perdi-Egg” merges two proven patterns into one. The Perdigon is a european style attractor nymph that is known around the world. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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Northwest Fly Tying Expo March 8th and 9th, 2024

The Northwest Fly Tying Expo is sponsored by The Oregon Council of Fly Fishers International, Inc. Click this link for all the info you need: EXPO Where: Linn County Expo 3700 Knox Butte Road E. Albany, OR 97322 When: March … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette River Resource Guide

Stopping by your local fly sh0p to get water conditions, fly recommendations and information on tactics is still the very best resource for the angler. Chatting with a fly shop employee who was on the water recently will give you … Continue reading

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2024 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class Schedule

No greater gift for a new angler or one who wishes to have a refresh on fly angling or casting than signing up for a Intro to Fly Fishing Class! We have been introducing anglers to basic casting skills for … Continue reading

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Lucent Body Sedge Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie a simple, but effective Caddis fly imitation. We really like the ease of Veevus Lucent Body in creating a quick durable body. The flash on the underside of the body makes it … Continue reading

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Mottled Goddard Caddis Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Goddard Caddis is a classic adult caddis pattern. This fly pattern is high floating and versatile in terms of the variety of caddis species it can imitate. In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie the Goddard Caddis with … Continue reading

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“Throwback” Fly Fishing Video – Fly Fishing Magic

John Fabian lived in Eugene and fished or hunted locally most days of the week for over 40 years. John was an incredibly giving man, and loved to introduce anglers to fly fishing. Many folks in our community will remember … Continue reading

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Inverted Yellow Sally Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon ties a small stonefly nymph that utilizes Hareline Tungsten Stout Bodies to create an inverted “almost jigged” style fly without the use of a jig style hook. If you have a bunch of standard nymph hooks … Continue reading

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For Those Wondering Why We Do What We Do – Intermediate Fly Fishing Classes Available Now

 Ah, fly fishing. The peaceful art of standing in the middle of a stream with nothing but the sound of the water rushing around you and the occasional plop of a fish jumping out of the water. It’s a sport … Continue reading

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Strike Indicators 101 – Video Tutorial

In this video Simon helps clarify five different types of strike indicators. He discusses attachment and benefits of each style. Thingamabobber, Airlock, Oros, NZ Strike Indicator and Slip n Strike style indicators are covered.

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EP/Deer Hair March Brown Emerger Fly Tying Video

Simon ties a deadly March Brown Emerger pattern in this video. Natural and synthetic fibers are utilized to keep this fly visible but still “emergent”. Fish the EP/Deer Hair March Brown Emerger through the entire MB hatch and you will … Continue reading

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Guides Choice Hare’s Ear Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon Stephen demonstrates how to utilize the Hareline Zirconia dubbing rake to create easy to dub great looking fly bodies. The Guides Choice Hare’s Ear is an excellent high water nymph to use in spring. Guides Choice … Continue reading

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Winter Trout Guide Special on Now: January 2023

The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are in fine shape and winter trout fishing has been surprisingly productive. For 2023 we are starting our normal Spring Special in Winter! Let’s hope the weather California is getting pounded with continues to miss … Continue reading

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2023 Introduction to Flyfishing Class Schedule

No greater gift for a new angler or one who wishes to have a refresh on fly angling or casting than signing up for the Caddis Fly Shop Intro to Fly Fishing Class! We have been introducing anglers to basic … Continue reading

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Dark Cahill Style Wet Fly: Fly Tying Video

They say the only constant is change and that seems to hold true here in the shop. With this tie, we’re adding a twist to a classic with some modern materials. The Cahill pattern stands the test of time, as … Continue reading

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