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The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

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

In this video I showcase some of our favorite gifts for the 2018 holiday season. Of course there are many more items our friendly staff would love to help you select. Stop by the shop this holiday season, we have … Continue

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From The Native Fish Society Oregon has often taken bold action to safeguard the natural landscapes and resources that define the state and our communities. Many times, it has been local Oregonians, passionate about the place they call home, who …

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In this video, Jay ties a Saltwater surface pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tail and Grizzly Saddle hackle. This would be an excellent pattern to try for Roosterfish, Tarpon, Jacks, snook and other Oceanic beasts. Jay’s Rooster Dragon Tail Hook: …

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We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip …

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Do you love the McKenzie rivers as much as we do? If so you will be interested in our next presenter. Jared Weybright, executive director McKenzie Watershed Council will update us on all the great restoration work that is being …

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From Oregon Live Fall chinook salmon fishing will close Thursday, Nov. 1, in coastal rivers along the north half of the Oregon Coast. Low returns and virtually no October rainfall led to the decision Friday. Read more here: Chinook Closure

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In this video, Jay ties a Shrimp Pink Flesh Bugger. This is an effective pattern up in Alaska and around the coastal rivers here in Oregon too when there are fish spawning and both cutthroat and steelhead are keying in …

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Wild winter steelhead in the Willamette Valley are extremely rare. Due to the tireless work of The Conservation Angler and the Willamette River Keeper they may get added protection in the coming years. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife faces …

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Had an absolute blast with Captain Mike Costello on the Sacramento Delta fly fishing for Striped Bass! The weather was amazing. Mike is a great guide. I highly recommend this fishery if you get a chance to do it.

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Recently, forecast called for ” possible showers”, which immediately triggered, steelhead! . I had one of technical men’s conference attendees (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) along, the one from Burns. It appears we have all reached the …

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Our 11th annual Two Fly Tournament was the most successful yet in terms of raising funds for McKenzie River Trust. Thanks to the guides who donate their time and the guests who participate in the fun weekend event. The “Two … C

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From The Conservation Angler On October 9, 2018, The Conservation Angler and four other conservation groups sent notice to Idaho officials of our intent to file an ESA Take lawsuit to protect wild Snake River Steelhead. TCA along with Wild …

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I took a walk up the lower South Fork of the McKenzie the other day to examine the restoration project that has been ongoing this summer. We had a great presentation at the Two Fly Tournament from Jared Weybright the … Contin

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In this video, Jay shows us how to tie an Olive themed Steelhead Tube Fly with Ginger Grizzly Saddle Hackle Tips and Orange Aqua Flies Intruder Eyes. This is a vibrant Winter Steelhead pattern that can be fished on the …

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For the past couple months a lot of customers have been coming to the shop asking about European Nymphing, or Czech style nymphing – and for good reason: it’s a lot of fun and a very productive way to catch … Continue reading

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In this video, Jay ties a Steelhead Super Bugger Swing-Jig. He finishes the fly with an optional Laser Dub enhancement that adds a little more color. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung, or fished under an indicator for …

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The Caddis Fly Angling Shop’s 11th annual Two Fly Tournament kicks off this Friday. In the shop today 10% of sales will go to The McKenzie River Trust. Over the years the tournament has raised over $80,0000 for the trust. … Con

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Fall fishing has been superb for trout on the McKenzie and Willamette. Steelhead fishing has also picked up considerably on both rivers. Below are some patterns you should have in your box this time of year. Purple Para Rooster- An …

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Explore. Enjoy. Conserve. Oregon’s Native Trout The Last Cast: Native Trout-A-Thon is an outreach and education event hosted by Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, and Keep Em Wet Angling that encourages anglers to discover and share Oregon’s remarkable trout with …

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Do you fish the Middle Fork of the Willamette? Are you curious about conservation activities occurring In the Middle Fork watershed? Join Trout Unlimited at our next meeting for a presentation from Sarah Dyrdahl of the Middle Fork Willamette watershed …

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The world of fly lines is complex these days. Here are a few videos that discuss the merits of Scientific Anglers latest introduction of lines. Amplitude Smooth Infinity Fly Line Amplitude Smooth Infinity from Scientific Anglers on Vimeo. Amplitude Smooth …

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It’s all happening now! Short winged stoneflies, October Caddis, Grey Drakes, Mahogany Duns and numerous other caddis species are hatching daily. Fishing is great on both the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette. We are hearing some great reports …

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The McKenzie River Trust has a ton going on this fall and it’s a great time to participate with your local land trust. Check out a complete list of events HERE. The McKenzie River Two Fly Tournament is October 5,6 … Conti

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In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Olive Sculpin. You can swing this fly, or fish it under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Olive Sculpin Hook: Umpqua #4 S506H Jig Thread: Danville’s 140D Olive Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes …

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This will be a very brief report. The essentials: Date: 9/15/18 Dory: Fly Meister Breaker Dory Capt: Kevin FergusonAngler Guest: Jay NIcholas Distance offshore: ~30 + miles Sea Surface Temp: ~ 62-63 Farenheit Weather: Sloppy rough, South wind, lots of …

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The Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day of action. Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, drift boat, bike, and foot to free our river of trash and debris while improving habitat and community …

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In this video, Jay goes over a relatively new product from Hareline Dubbin – Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. These come in two sizes (small and large) and they are great for predator fish in both freshwater and saltwater environments (Bass, …

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My first striped bass experience could not have been more fun. Despite a bit of rain, my old pal Pete Scott had us in fish for most of the day. We started a bit slow, learning the strip and sink … Continue reading

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