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

On April 19th TU chapter #678 will be assisting in planting native trees on Bum Creek in the Smith River area. If you would like to plant some trees, get muddy, have fun and help the river and its denizens …

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Fair Flies from Brother on Vimeo. Founder of Fair Flies, Jef Coffey, will be joining us to teach tying with new modern composite brushes. Techniques and patterns that can be used to create beautiful flies with ease that catch fish. …

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Join us at Armitage Park on April 28th from 10-2pm for a Trout Spey tutorial. We will have spey guru’s George Cook and Eric Neufeld on hand to discuss and demonstrate in-depth, the what, why and how of fishing for … Continu

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From the Rio Product Team. Some good info here. Some of you remember when there where three choices for a floating line Air Cell (white one) Cortland 444 (Peach) and 444SL. Not so much anymore. Specialize lines help you get … Con

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We are fortunate to have access to a ton of very good fly tying tools these days—but in some respects the abundance of choices makes it difficult for the average fly tyer to decide between various products. So today, I’d …

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John Fabian our dear friend, fishing legend, film maker and much more died this past Thursday. John was with his beloved wife Anne in his home and passed on peacefully. If you ever had a chance to fish with John … Continue reading

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In this video Jay ties a Clouser Jig using Red Bucktail and a white EP Brush. Red and white is an incredibly effective color combination that imitates a wounded baitfish. This fly will work for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Jay’s …

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Note from Chris Daughters: I know that many fly tyers prefer to use UV iridescent materials whenever they are available—and the good news is that the Caddis Fly Angling Shop now is able to offer the full range of Spirit …

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Many doctors don’t know this, but a wonderful cure for the post-Bahamas blues is an ice cold Belikin with your best buds in Belize. On our westward journey home, Sterling and I met up with our close friend Nick for … Continue readi

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We are extending our spring half day special trout trips through April. March brown hatches have been very strong this year and nymphing tactics have also been bringing fish to hand. The recent moderate amounts of precipitation have kept the …

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All ramps on the lower McKenzie with the exception of Hayden Bridge are now open! March Brown hatches have been really good mid day. Water levels are excellent. Get out there and enjoy! More on the re-opening here: http://klcc.org/post/boat-ramps-mckenzie-river-re-open-friday

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I am very impressed with these Keough Pastel Flat Wing saddle patches both with respect to the pastel colors offered and the length and suppleness of the individual feathers. I spoke of these for both Deceiver and flat wing style …

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Cyclone Fehi was followed by Gita and Hola, all leaving the South Island with more than enough water this “summer”. New Zealand rivers are known for being clear, but flush them out with massive amounts of sediment laden water and …

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From an article posted yesterday in The Register Guard, this is the very latest on boat ramp closures: Jack Moran The Register-Guard March 24, 2018 International Paper will clean a 2-mile-long pipe from which hydraulic oil spilled into the McKenzie …

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We have some new products coming out from Aqua Flies that we are excited to have here in the store. In this video, Jay goes over some of the new Intruder Eyes, Shanks, and Hooks from Aqua Flies. Swing Hooks … Continue

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Have you thought about water today? It may be among the first things you reach for in the morning: to drink, to shower, to cook. But when’s the last time you took a moment to really appreciate clean and abundant …

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I get it now. Throughout my life, I have been told an undisputed truth from more-experienced fly fisherman than myself: That nothing compares to pursuing fish in the salt. It took me 24 years to step onto my first ocean … Continue read

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With trout fishing starting to kick back into gear we wanted to put together a quick video showing some of the flies that are working well on the Mckenzie and Willamette right now. Nymphs Mega Prince #6 #8 and #10 …

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From the Register Guard: SPRINGFIELD — Authorities on Wednesday shut down three boat ramps along the McKenzie River and warned the public to avoid the water while crews assess and clean up a 200-gallon hydraulic oil spill about 800 feet …

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In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Olive Bunny Tube Streamer tied using a Black Barred Olive Rabbit Strip on a Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube. This is an awesome fly that can be stripped and swung for … Contin

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Get your tickets for the 2018 Eugene International Film Festival! This is the 4th year running that there has been a joint effort in hosting the IF4. The IF4 Film Fest is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos … Continue reading

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Hey folks, Matt Stansberry here with an update. I’ve been working behind the scenes these past few months, posting some conservation stories on the blog and keeping up with the folks fishing in my favorite Oregon watersheds. But I haven’t …

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This is of course a fly that could and should be fished in many lakes and ponds, not only in Pyramid Lake and for sure this fly would fish well in rivers under an indicator too. It will take a … Continue reading 

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It’s that time of year again and we are starting to see March Brown hatches coming off the upper and lower McKenzie. Despite the cold weather Caddis Fly employees Garrett and Justin got out to get in on the action. … Con

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Interesting article on OPB yesterday about the decline of mega-Chinook. Our official position at OFFB is that the sole mammal species responsible for salmonid declines is sitting behind our keyboards. But there is some interesting stuff about orca biology here. …

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In this video Jay ties up a very flashy, vibrant Winter Steelhead fly. This fly can be cast, stripped, or swung and even fished under an indicator. If your looking for inspiration and variety in your winter steelhead flies give …

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From OPB: Oregon wildlife managers are trapping sea lions at Willamette Falls and trucking them out to the coast in an effort to protect a very fragile run of steelhead. Biologists estimate the sea lions at Willamette Falls are eating …

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In this video Jay ties up a beautiful Steelhead Tube Fly using the new Flexi bead from Pro Sportfisher. The Pro Flexi Bead solves the challenge of finding beads that fit on tubes. They will fit on Pro Flexi tube, … Con

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In this video Jay Nicholas ties a smaller (but deadly) trout streamer he dubs the Deadly Shiner. This is an awesome baitfish pattern that can be cast, stripped, and swung for a variety of species. It’s been an effective pattern …

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No. I’m not going to get into the pros and ??? of UV material, UV 1 versus UV 2 – and all that stuff. Honestly I’m not sure what I know, but I know what I think and I am …

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