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Local Fishing Report July 13

Fishing locally has been great despite our recent heat wave. We’ve made it through this heat wave without any wildfires here in the valley and without our local trout water getting too terribly hot. Water temperature is still a factor … Continue reading

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Top 5 Summer Terrestrial Fly Patterns

Summer is in full swing and that means trout have terrestrials on the mind. This term refers to land based insects such as: ants, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, cicadas, bees, etc. On small streams with lots of streamside brush and vegetation, … Continue reading

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Simon’s Secret Sally: Yellow Sally Dry Fly Tutorial

Yellow Sallies are often an overlooked summer staple in Western Trout’s Diets. What they lack in size they make up for in abundance. Often Yellow Sallies make a more subtle option in pressured waters when people gravitate to throwing Gold … Continue reading

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PSA: The Road to Gold Lake Is Open 2024

The gate on Gold Lake road which leads to Gold Lake is now open. For all of you anglers who are looking for a closer stillwater option than going all of the way up the Cascade Lakes highway, Gold Lake … Continue reading

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6/10 Fishing Report

Our rivers are at a great level for floating and wading currently! We are seeing a lot of bugs so summer dry fly fishing is on. Searching with a dry dropper setup is a great method to locate fish. Hatches … Continue reading

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Late May 2024 Local Fishing Report

Our local waters are shaping up for great summer dry fly fishing. The water is a little bit high, but is dropping into its summer flows which will persist until fall. There are loads of bugs out including PMDs, Green … 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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Microflex Strong Arm Merkin: Permit/Trigger Fly Tutorial

In this video Simon ties a killer crab fly for permit, triggers, and all around flats use. It takes inspiration from various crab flies. This particular pattern is tied with heavy tungsten eyes which we chose to show off a … 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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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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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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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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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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Oregon Surf Perch On The Fly

An underutilized fly angling fishery exists right under all of our noses, in places most of us have already recreated. The Oregon coast has hundreds of miles of shoreline, which provide habitat for several species of surf perch. The most … Continue reading

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