Category Archives: Oregon fly fishing links

McKenzie River Discovery Center April Boat Building Workshops – Learn to build a Mckenzie River Drift Boat

The Mckenzie River Discovery Center (MRDC) is holding two riverboat building classes in April: the McKenzie River Drift Boat (April 22-26), and the Diablo Canyon (April 29 – May 9), a re-creation of Keith Steele’s first Colorado River dory for … Continue reading

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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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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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Rise Up Northwest in Unity Convening – Nov. 1st to Nov. 2nd, 2023

What to Expect at R.U.N. In Unity Convening:The convening will center on three critical pillars: Education: Raising awareness through informative sessions and expert discussions. Expect to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our precious water, orca, and salmon. … Continue reading

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Finn Rock Boat Landing Temporary Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Finn Rock Boat Landing Temporary Closure until Spring 2024 FINN ROCK- Ore. – October 11, 2023 Finn Rock Landing is a popular recreation site on the McKenzie River near Blue River, Oregon, attracting as many as 400 people a day … Continue reading

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15th Annual Two Fly Tournament this Oct 6,7 2023

One Boat is available for our annual tournament. Sign up here: TWO FLY Since 2008, the Two Fly Tournament has raised more than $160,000 to benefit clean water, abundant fish and wildlife habitats and thriving communities for Western Oregon. A … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Meeting – May 31st, 2023

Kara Anlauf-Dunn of ODFW gave a great presentation at last months chapter meeting about how increasing stream temperature affects native fish and her studies on native fish tolerance to heat across watersheds. It should be a good way to prepare … Continue reading

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States set 2023 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons

ODFW Resources CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently finalized seasons and regulations for 2023 Columbia River summer and fall recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries. Detailed regulations are available at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/index.asp (see Summer and Fall Columbia River Recreational Fishery Regulations) Forecasts for … Continue reading

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Umpqua Bass Bash June 24th, 2023

Join us Saturday, June 24th, as Native Fish Society hosts our Second Annual Umpqua Bass Bash! This event will help remove Smallmouth Bass from the river and bring awareness to the problems this invasive fish species causes for native fish and … Continue reading

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Immediate Action is Required by Fly Tier’s in Oregon – Oppose “Fur Ban” House Bill 3390

Let your Oregon legislator know that Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, and Fishing in general should be exempted from this Fur Ban House Bill, as it will have a negative impact on all of our businesses and all of your suppliers. … 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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Plan for 13 Willamette River Basin dams to be discussed in Eugene, Sweet Home, Stayton

From the Statesman Journal A plan that will reshape management of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River Basin is the subject of four meetings next week in Eugene, Springfield, Sweet Home and Stayton. The U.S. Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special 2022

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead November 1 -November 30th 2022. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing from a boat and equipment for one … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society Invites You To the 4th Annual Homewaters Roundup!

You’re Invited to a Guaranteed Good Time for a Great Cause!  When:In-person event: Friday, November 11th, 2022; 6pm – 9pm  Online Auction: Bidding begins at Noon on November 4th, and closes at 8:30pm PST on November 11th  Where: In-person event: 65599 Tweed Road, Bend, … Continue reading

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Finn Rock Landing Restoration on the Middle McKenzie

McKenzie River Trust has done a fantastic job of fund raising to restore and keep Finn Rock Landing on the McKenzie open to the public. They are very close to reaching the goal which will allow them to build one … Continue reading

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