Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

Spring 2024 West Coast Tour – Writers on The Fly

Caddis Fly Host Writers on The Fly April 27th 6:30pm Popular fly fishing arts event hits the road for California & Oregon Olympia, WA, March 1, 2024 — Writers on the Fly (WOTF), the popular fly fishing reading series and … 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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Learn the Fishing Secrets of Hughes, Hafele, Richmond, and Perin at Trout Whisperers

Deschutes River Alliance presents a rare opportunity to learn from four northwest fly fishing icons. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from four guys who are truly northwest fly fishing gurus. Read more about this event here: DRA ICONS

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Book Review: Lords of the Fly by Monte Burke

I know I am a little late reading this book as it was published in September 2020, but Lords of the Fly was worth the wait.  Full of wild stories involving legends of our sport and the early days of fly … Continue reading

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Because Our Words Matter – Sexual Violence and the Fly Fishing Industry

I’m sitting here at my keyboard, paralyzed. My hands trembling. Heart pounding. Squinting at the monitor through tears. I’ve written hundreds of posts for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, but this is the highest stakes article I’ve ever had the … Continue reading

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The Game Changer as a Reflection of the Psyche

Fishing with large streamers is a strange thing. It amplifies all of the weird psychological aspects of fishing. If you’re doing it right, you might catch really big fish. But even if you don’t, you get this opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissor Review by Jim Sens 2020

In this video, professional fly tyer Jim Sens reviews Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissors new for 2020. Ultra sharp and small enough to get into those hard to reach spaces, these scissors set the standard for superiority. One of our customers … Continue reading

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Jay’s Fly of the Week – #1 – Adams Irresistible

Hello and welcome.  Whether you are a loyal reader or a first time visitors to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, –  welcome – in this difficult time in our nation’s history. While I’m sheltering in place here at my home today, I’ve been receiving … Continue reading

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New John Gierach Book: DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

We all have some time on our hands at the moment, why not enjoy a new book from John Gierach. We have hard cover first edition signed copies of DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS at the shop right … Continue reading

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Recommended Read: Fishing Through the Apocalypse

We recently got our hands on a copy of Matthew Miller’s new book, Fishing Through the Apocalypse: An Angler’s Adventures in the 21st Century. Miller is Director of Science Communications for The Nature Conservancy and a great writer. The book … Continue reading

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Rust Belt Arcana

Hey folks, Oregon Fly Fishing Blog’s Matt Stansberry has a new book out, Rust Belt Arcana about wildlife of the industrial Upper Midwest. The book just topped The Nature Conservancy’s list of favorite books of 2018. Stansberry brings a curiosity … Continue reading

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Writers on the Fly – The Cascadia Tour 2017

Join our favorite fly fishing author Chris Santella and many more fantastic creators for Writers on the Fly. Events can be seen in both Bend and Portland. Check out the entire schedule at this link. http://www.syzygyflyfishing.com/the-cascadia-tour. Anatomy of a Fishing … Continue reading

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Book Signing Today Sunday October 14th 2017 – Modern Steelhead Flies

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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Modern Steelhead Flies Book Signing October 15th! – Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas

In case you haven’t heard, the new book Modern Steelhead Flies is finally in print, and the authors are coming to Eugene this Sunday to hang out and sign books. Our good friends Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas will be … Continue reading

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Sea-run cutthroat fishing & behavior, September 2017 Part 3 of 3

  The following narrative is based on my book, Sea Run Cutthroat Flies and Fishing (2016 available on Amazon and from the Caddis Fly Shop). ______________________________________________________ Cutthroat tend to be predatory and one should fish most flies with an active … Continue reading

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