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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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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) is a great streamer fly for trout, bull trout and small mouth bass. This fly can be cast, stripped along a bank, swung, or fished under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Hook: Umpqua …

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2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo When: March 9th & 10th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members, Veterans and Youth 18 & Under: FREE | Parking is free …

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February started out with seven inches of rain in 24 hours here at Cedar Lodge. It’s absolutely incredible to see how the “crystaline” waters we had been fishing just a day before turned into raging torrents carrying glacial mud and …

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Via Science: Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, have lost up to two-thirds of their genetic diversity over the past 7000 years, researchers report. The finding underscores a long-held concern that future salmon populations are imperiled by …

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This most likely is a tool that has been around for some time and I’m just now discovering how useful it is on my fly tying bench. At first I didn’t even know what the heck it was, but this …

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Jay’s Jiggy Chub is a dynamite trout streamer tied using natural colors on a jigged hook. This fly rides hook side up which helps prevent snags and the body is tied with a wireless synthetic fox brush which doesn’t absorb …

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Here we go again. Brace yourself for several new product reviews to follow. As you may know, I am fortunate to be able to test many new materials and tools—this is part of a never ending quest to explore new … C

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The 2018 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class schedule has been set.  Our classes are designed for individuals who wish to learn the basics of fly fishing.  Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard and Mel …

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May 8th-15th 2018 Caddis Fly Shop manager Bryson Fairlamb is hosting a trip to Christmas Island in May 2018. Almost every fly fisher on the planet has heard of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and …

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From the Statesman Journal: A project intended to improve conditions for endangered fish could mean essentially emptying Detroit Lake for one or two years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to build a 300-foot tower and floating screen …

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In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser utilizing the New Pastel Bucktail. This is a very effective fly for trout and Chinook salmon. It is a common misconception that more materials means more flashy but … C

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Loon is a respected source of high quality fly tying tools and quite a variety of associated products. I have only been using Loon tools for the last two years, but they have been so good that I decided to …

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I discovered an entirely new-to me scissor recently, put them to work, and liked the results so much that I decided to share this information. There are four options now available of this very solid scissor for fly tying the …

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour recently announced some 2018 dates. This African Tiger trailer looks awesome: The tour is coming to Portland Feb 10, Bend on Feb 17, Corvallis on February 24.

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In this video Jay ties a Jigged version of the Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly. This fly is tied on a #2 Jigged hook using the same color combination of black and blue and includes Double Pupil Eyes. It is fished … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube (Fl. Blue) is a vibrant Summer and Winter Steelhead fly that can be fished in any water. The weighted eyes help this fly sink faster and the loose rabbit strip gives this fly lots of action. …

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New Zealand’s South Island offers anglers and photographers some unreal subject matter. Brier Kelly who is super solid photographer and angler recently visited us at Cedar Lodge. I thought I would share some of his shots from his recent trip. …

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Four water projects in Oregon have won nearly $6.3 million from state regulators, including two projects with a major impact on fish. The Opal Springs Fish Passage Project is a collaborative effort to secure upstream fish passage at Opal Springs …

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Justin Helm demonstrates how to tie a versatile tube streamer using some of our favorite fly tying materials. This pattern can be adapted to trout, steelhead, bass, salmon and more. Using a variety of color combinations one can make a …

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We had a fantastic start to our spring season on the South Island. We experienced low water and good fishing for November and much of early December. The second week of December brought on some mixed spring weather with some …

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Jay demonstrates how to tie a wooly bugger style fly on a Pro Sportfisher tube. By using an EP Foxy Brush as the hackle the fly becomes super durable and quick to tie. Jay’s Brush Bugger Olive hook guide: medium … Conti

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Fly Tying Tools Review: Shamen Bobbin I have tied flies with many, many bobbins over the last five decades. Complicated and simple, inexpensive and pricey. In general, I prefer bobbins that are on the less technically challenging variety, and appreciate …

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Most of you are Moldy Chum fans, but if you haven’t been over lately you need to check out their in-depth analysis of Fishpond’s Thunderhead Submersible packs. If you typically fish with your phone or a camera handy, you are …

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From the Seattle Times: Cooke Aquaculture Pacific has lost the lease for its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm in Port Angeles and must shut down and remove it, said Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, who terminated Cooke’s lease. The …

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The Morsetto Airone Travel vise from Stonfo is a great choice for anglers who tie on the fly. Pun intended. Thanks to its special design and to a series of articulated joints it can be folded and placed in a …

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“The colors are gone. It’s now a tableau of black and white and shades of gray. The water is inky black with a silver screen of snow reflected on its surface. There are little mists rising. Yet, even in the … Continue r

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Fly Tying Materials Review: Hareline Pastel and Spirit River UV2 Bucktails. I am a regular and frequent user of bucktails and am always on the lookout for variations or specifics when it comes to acquiring bucktails to tie my salmon …

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Jay demonstrates how to tie a Sand Eel pattern using an EP Craft Fur Brush. The Sand Eel is a killer baitfish imitation for fresh and estuarine waters. Crafty Bird Tube: Nanotube Sink 4 Cone: Pro Cone XSmall Red/Orange Flash: … Cont

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On a day after the president just enacted the the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history, we need to again take up the fight against the Pebble Mine. You may have thought it was dead, but it is … Continue rea

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