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McKenzie River fly fishing, Oregon fly fishing reports and fly tying videos.

From the Wild Steelhead Coalition We at the Wild Steelhead Coalition are extremely disappointed that the Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved Cooke Aquaculture’s application to farm “steelhead” in Washington’s public waters. It is particularly concerning that WDFW failed …

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I fish single and two hand fly rods for salmon in estuaries, and I often use shooting heads manufactured by Rio and Scientific Anglers. With  over a decade experience fishing various products, I can whole heartedly report that the three …

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In this video, fly fishing guide & tyer Rob Hrabik (@sierraflyguy) ties an effective steelhead fly that originated here in the PNW using Hareline’s new Bling Rabbit Strips……Brian Silvey’s Silveynator. A deadly winter steelhead fly, the Silveynator sinks like a …

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In this video, Jay ties a curved shank Carp Fly. This fly will ride hook side up and sit on the bottom of the water for hungry carp. Hook: Daiichi 1120 Thread: Danville’s 140D Fire Orange Eyes: Chicone’s Stealth Bead …

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Capt Nate sent me a note about Redfishing on the Gulf Coast. Hey Chris, If you know anyone looking to do the Gulf Coast winter redfish program please let me (or more specifically Capt. Ken Jones) know. I just got … Continue reading

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Join fly tying guru Jay Nicholas this coming Sunday the 26th of January for a fly tying class. Two classes focussing on steelhead flies are being offered:   Introduction to Tying Steelhead Flies – 8:30-12pm - The morning class will …

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Tim discusses Ross’ iconic San Miguel fly fishing reel. A true classic that’s returned. -Classic San Miguel aesthetic coupled with modern performance updates -Polished, high-gloss black finish -Powerful and smooth carbon / stainless sealed drag system -Canvas micarta handle enhances …

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Anglers who know how great the lower McKenzie can be in late winter and early spring can rejoice and look forward to an even longer productive spring and summer season. Fish like water and there is no doubt in my … Continue

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From Native Fish Society Last month, we took a big step forward in our efforts to ensure wild winter steelhead in southwest Oregon are healthy, not overharvested, and remain abundant for all (read the complete update here). But we’re not …

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When: February 12th 7pm. Where: Venue 252 Tickets: $18 Purchase at The Caddis Fly Shop, 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, 97401

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January Chapter Meeting DATE: Monday, January 13 TIME:6:00 to 8:pm LOCATION: Claim 52 Kitchen, 1203 Willamette St. Eugene Jeff Ziller from ODFW will present a program on some of the recent McKenzie River and Upper Willamette programs at our next …

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2020 Beginning Fly Tying Classes will be three consecutive Tuesday evenings for two hours beginning January 28th. Classes 5:30-7:30 p.m. Session #1 January 28th, February 4th & 11th. Call the shop 541 342 7005 or email us at caddiseug@yahoo.com to …

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In this video, Jim Sens ties a fun jig nymph known as the 20 Incher. This fly has been a favorite with McKenzie River guides this year and for good reason, it catches lots of fish. Designed to sink fast, … Continue reading →

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In this video Jay ties a Creative Deceiver Fly using Popovic’s Jig Heads. A variation to a classic, go-to pattern, the Deceiver. A great fly with lots of movement and designed to get down fast to the fish. Try it …

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In this video, Jay ties a Winter Steelhead Nymph. An awesome pattern to try on channeled coastal streams fishing under an indicator or Euro Nymphing. Give this pattern a try! Hook: Gamakatsu Barbless jig size 10 Wire: 0.20 lead free …

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This is the last of three blog posts that feature the Echo fly rods I fish through the seasons here in Pacific City. Fly fishers who know me have long ago realized that I fish rods offered by the likes of Sage, Winston, …

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In this video, Jay ties a lively trout tube fly using Pro Sportfisher tubbing and materials called the Royal Trout Tube Streamer Fly. Perfect for trout and summer steelhead, this fly is light and easy to cast and has a …

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We posted the videos below a while back but it’s crunch time and just in case you need some last minute ideas, here you go.

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Of course this is an opinion piece and based on my personal experience – there is little in the way of objective data to guide one on this topic, unless of course one simply looked at total sales numbers for …

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A really brief history My first trip to New Zealand was in 1993. With little knowledge of the country and it’s fishing, my fishing mates and I drove way to many kilometers in three months in search of the holy … Continue reading

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In this video, Greg shows each new Stash Storage Container Box from Hareline. Used for organizing your fly-tying materials at home or on the road for quick access and efficiency, these containers take out the frustration from messy tying tables, …

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In this video, Jay ties an Ultra Rig Steelhead Fly – a fun take on Jeff Hickman’s Fish Taco using the new Aqua Flies Ultra Rig. This is a great pattern to try swinging for Summer and Winter Steelhead. Enjoy! … Co

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In this video, Jay ties a Tungsten Soft Hackle fly. An effective pattern for euro nymphing and indicator fishing for trout. Give this pattern a try! Hook: TMC 3761 size 12, Daiichi 1760 size 12 Bead: tungsten mottled tactical black …

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Saturday, December 14th, I will be in the shop and will tie and answer questions about steelhead fly tying using Pro Sportfisher products. Aquaflies and flies tied with Aquaflies shanks and hooks. Traditional steelhead flies tied on hooks. I hope you can …

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This is the second of three blog posts that feature the Echo fly rods I fish through the seasons here in Pacific City. I have learned though personal experience to appreciate the performance and value of Echo fly rods for over a decade now. Although …

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In this video, Tim shows us some gift ideas for the young fly fisher in your life. From youth fly rods to stylish hats, tying kits to fly boxes, practice rods to gift certificates, Caddisflyshop.com has something for everyone. Visit …

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Five years ago, Tacky set out to create the most innovative fly box available to the fly fishing community. Finding a multitude of design flaws in traditional fly boxes, the minds at Tacky replaced traditional foam inserts with silicone and …

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Our friend Jon Covich, Cuba Travel expert for Fly Water Travel discusses his “fast” casting tactics for saltwater fly fishing in the video below. Check out more from Jon Covich at his website: www.cubafishingoutfitters.com

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In this video, Jay ties up a variant on the Crazy Charlie Bonefish fly. A must-have pattern for fishing the salt. If you have a saltwater trip planned this winter make sure you have good supply of Crazy Charlie’s in …

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The Wire Midge is a universal food source for trout that gets down deep where fish are feeding. Try different colors to suit your needs. Hook: Tiemco 2487 Size 16-22 Thread: Veevus 8/0 Brown Wire: Ultra Wire Amber/Silver Small Thorax: …

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