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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.

Well, why might anyone want to shampoo their bucktails. This is something I discovered after working with bucktail for nearly six decades. Slow learner I am. Some bucktails fresh from the package are perfect and a washing would not benefit them …

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This is one of a series of jigged nymphs that will allow you to stock your box with a range of nymph colors that cover the fundamental range of colors and be confident that you will be able to entice … Continue reading

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In this video, Tony ties a Micro-Sparkle Bugger pattern – a variant on the ever effective Wooly Bugger. A fun pattern to try on your local rivers and lakes for trout. Enjoy! Thread: Brown 8/0 or 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC …

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Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Rear Shank – Big Game 28 mm Thread – Danville’s 210 D white or 200 D GSP Rear stage – 4.5 ” EP Invader Brush Shad Gray Hareline White Flatwing Saddles – long Hareline Black …

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My first tuna run this season was one of those days that leaves me swearing that it is the last time I’ll ever fish. Twelve hours of pounding on the ocean in a dory with only a little action in the first … Continue

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From ODFW August 9th 2019 SALEM, Ore.— Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, ODFW is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in …

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Despite lower water conditions and less than impressive hatches the recent cloudy mornings and cooler temps have improved fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. Best fly patterns are: Jay’s Hi Tie Caddis FinFetcher Caddis Perry’s Bugmeister Jigged Frenchie Strolis …

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In this video, Bruce Berry ties a variant of the Silvenator fly using Pro Sportfisher Classic Tubing and Flexibead. This is a terrific pattern for both Winter and Summer Steelhead. Hook: OPST Swing #2/4 Needle: Pro Sport Flexineedle Small Tube: …

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Fresh on the heels of several videos that discuss techniques, tools and basic materials for the jigged nymph tyer, I created this video to showcase the Pink Creamsicle Steelhead Nymph. This is a smallish (size 10) jigged nymph that will …

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From ODFW: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River ROSEBURG, Ore. – Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. …

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Just a very brief look at a product that has great potential for making bodies on all sorts of baitfish fly patterns for predatory species in fresh and saltwater. This is a dense brush, contrast with the new EP Invader … Co

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Our old pal George Cook (long time sales rep and spey casting guru) stopped by the shop the other day for some show and tell on the latest editions to the SAGE Rod and Reel line ups. Check out the … Continue reading →

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In this video, Greg ties a simple yet effective midge pattern for trout, the Turkey Biot Midge. Greg recommends tying it in shades of black and olive. Some of the largest trout he’s caught have come from small biot midges …

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Todd Moen of Catch Magazine joined me on the upper McKenzie for some “continued product testing” of the Outcast Ambush Frameless Raft. Fishing was good and boating was a blast. I have been really impressed with how the Ambush will …

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Water levels are lower on the Mckenzie, Willamette and tributaries. Hatches have diminished but trout still need to eat. Focus efforts early and late and look for shade during the day. Smaller dries and nymphs (#14-16) are the way to …

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John Barr’s classic on a Euro Jig Hook. Have fun and explore different colors! Hook: Gamakatsu J20 (10-16) Bead: Hareline Tungsten Slotted Bead Wire: Lead-Free Wire (optional) Thread: Veevus 6/0 Cream Biot: Goose Biots Tan Body: Ultra Wire Brassie Blue and …

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Excited to have some Steelhead recipes available tied by Jim Sens. In this video he ties a Composite Loop Intruder in Red and Black – A terrific pattern to have while Steelheading this season. Look out for some of his …

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In this video, Tony ties a Purple Rooster fly pattern. This is a great attractor dry fly pattern to try on your local waters throughout the season. Enjoy! Thread: Black 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC 100, sizes 10-18 Tail: Ringneck Pheasant …

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In this video, Jay reviews Grizzly Soft Hackle Marabou Patches. Enjoy!

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Our good friend Jon Covich has a great opportunity for anglers to visit Cuba this coming February. Jon is super experienced in traveling to Cuba and his expertise will help you navigate the proper paperwork to travel to and fish … Con

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In this video, Jay reviews Chicone’s Stealth Chain Bead Eyes.

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You could spend a week steelhead fishing the Babine River for only $100! The one and only Babine Steelhead Lodge have generously donated a week of steelhead fishing on the Babine River for 1 angler to support the Native Fish …

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Looking at a map of the Mt. Washington Wilderness Area you’ll notice a bunch of different lakes connected by lots of trails including the PCT, a trail that use to pass by my front door. I worked along this trial … Continue

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Cash and I headed up to Davis Lake this past weekend. We camped at East Davis campground and launched my drift boat from there. Fishing was best from 8-2pm. We were able to chase rising fish outside the Odell Creek … Continue readin

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Phase II of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is underway. The Project will enhance habitat conditions within a 0.6-mile section of the South Fork McKenzie River and restore the connection to over 20 acres of floodplain. …

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Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips. In this Episode Bruce Richards discusses diagnosing fly casting flaws and tips on correcting …

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In this video, Greg ties his version of a Possie Bugger Nymph. A terrific pattern for local waters here around the Eugene area. Fish this nymph for trout under a Chubby Chernobyl, a strike indicator etc.. Enjoy! Hook: Tiemco 5262 …

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In this video, Jay ties a Glass Bead Bugger. This is a great fly pattern for both trout and Carp species. Give this pattern a try next time you hit the water. Hook: TMC 3761 size 10 Bead: Orange Glass … Continue reading

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Could not get enough (one day) of the Deschutes last month. I was also invited for a trip in June, for the entire week. Early June now also signifies for the most part, the end of the salmon/stonefly hatch. However, … Continue reading

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