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Winter Perdigon Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a winter perdigon fly pattern that is small and heavy to get down to the fish that typically hold in the deeper pools during the cold winter months. Inspired by Amy Hazel’s Super Woman fly … Continue reading

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“Skwopper” Skwala/Hopper: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a versatile dry fly which makes a great searching pattern in the Spring and Fall. Skwalas are spring stoneflies that, if you time it right, trout can go nuts for. The further East you go … 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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Mothership Salmon Fly: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great extended body Salmonfly dry fly. Every spring some of the West’s largest aquatic insects make their emergence. The salmonfly often marks the beginning of trout season, and means summer is on the way. … Continue reading

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Emergers and Why You Should Fish Them

The term “Emerger” is often heard when discussing fly fishing techniques, but is not always explained in depth. To the novice angler this term can cause more confusion and hindrance than help. The term emerger can refer to a variety … Continue reading

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Korkers River Ops Review

Korkers is a well known boot manufacturer which originated in our backyard here in the Northwest. They have made quite the name for themselves locally as a fantastic boot manufacturer. Their story started helping create footwear for loggers sending logs … Continue reading

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Jigged March Brown Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a fantastic Jigged March Brown nymph. March Browns are the first insect of the year which hatches in abduncance that is larger than Blue Winged Olives. For that reason, they are an important food source … Continue reading

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Mallard March Brown Soft Hackle

In this video, Simon ties a great March Brown Soft Hackle. Swinging soft hackles is a long forgotten art in the trout world. With the rise of euro nymphing, dry droppers, drop shotting, etc. swinging classic wets is sometimes seen … Continue reading

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Thomas & Thomas Avantt II Review

This past fall I had a chance to test the new Thomas & Thomas Avantt II before it was released. It is their high end fast action rod; which is a functional showcase of their beautiful craftsmanship. The rod is … Continue reading

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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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March Brown Fly Tying Tutorials

With the March Brown hatch underway, we’ve collected a variety of past tying videos for some spring-time inspiration. We are seeing plenty of bugs on the lower river. Swinging wets is super effective for this hatch specifically. Plenty of fish … Continue reading

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Jigged Red Pheasant Tail: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a new take on a classic pattern that has withstood the test of time. You can find some variation of a pheasant tail nymph in most shops across the world. It is a great attractor … Continue reading

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Early March Fishing Report

After a winter of high water, cold weather, and ice, it is nice to have some more mild weather and to see our river’s clarity and levels in a more stable state. Fishing lately on our local rivers the McKenzie … Continue reading

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Corvallis Trout Unlimited Bluebacks Present: Fly Fishing Film Tour

The Corvalis Trout Unlimited Chapter the “Bluebacks” are Hosting a Fly Fishing Film tour event coming up later this month. Details on the event are attached below. When- March 16 6:30 PM  What- Films & Silent Auction for Fishing Gear … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Popcorn Beetle: Stillwater Pattern

In this video, Simon ties a proven pattern for monster Lahontan Cuttroat Trout in Pyramid lake. It is that time of year where anglers all over the world are gearing up with dreams of catching a massive Lahontan Cutthroat Trout … Continue reading

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