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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.

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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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If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is …

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On Friday, September 14th, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners will hear testimony from petitioners who have asked to put an end to the harvest of wild steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast. The petition was filed earlier this summer by …

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The Willamette system is producing some decent steelhead action of late. Anglers are having to work for their fish for sure, but they are out there. Swinging favorites like Moal Leeaches and Muddlers has been effective. You can see from …

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This is a fantastic adapted essay by David James Duncan, stay with it all the way till the end, there is some good news amidst the beautifully written sadness. “Giving control of the Interior West’s salmon recovery to BPA and …

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Bonefish the Bahamas with your best friend for only $100! Thanks to the Native Fish Society’s Board Chair, Paul Fortino, Fish Head Expeditions, Abaco Lodge, Nervous Waters Fly Fishing, and The Fly Shop two lucky anglers will enjoy 3 days …

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Please join The Redsides Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 at out next meeting. When: Monday September 10, 6pm Where: New location: Claim 52 Kitchen 1203 Willamette This first meeting of the season will be a meet and greet time to share …

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From the Robb Report, By Sheila Gibson Stoodley On August 30, 2018 Are you ready to trade in your yoga mat for a fishing rod and waders? Women are embracing the sport of fly-fishing like never before, and they’re doing …

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In this video Jay ties an Intruder style Steelhead fly using the OPST Shank Chuck Tool and a few new products from Aqua Flies including their Round Eye Shanks (which come in several sizes), Swing Hooks, and Intruder Eyes. This …

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The SA Sonar series of fly lines are all sinking lines. Most of these lines are designed for specific angling environments. For example, each line in the series will indicate whether the fly line will be suited to cold or …

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In this video, Jay ties a Tarpon Fly pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. These tails are great for giving your fly lots of motion and movement in the water. Jay’s Dragon Tarpon Classic Hook: SC17 3/0 Thread: 210D Chartreuse …

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It’s that wonderful time of year again and fall fishing is picking up everywhere. Here are ten consistent “fall producers” you need in your fly box to fish our local waters. Chubby Chernobyl: Short winged stones, hoppers and October Caddis …

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From Denise Mercer – Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District Blue River, OR (Aug. 21, 2018) — Fire officials are implementing an area closure order for the Terwilliger Fire for public and firefighter safety due to a combination of …

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In this video Jay Ties a Trout Clouser Jig “Black Dace” using an Umpqua 60 degree Jig Hook. Like many of Jay’s flies this fly is tied using a 60 degree jig hook which allows for a variety of applications. … Co

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Signs of fall are in the midges and small numbers of size #16 tan caddis. Mahogany Duns and fish looking up in shallow water mean that the high sun of summer is past us. Dry fly fishing is better and … Continue reading

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In this video, Jay ties a Chinook Style Dragon Tail pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. This is essentially a Clouser fly on steroids! Tied using classic Chinook colors – pink and chartreuse, this is a bold option for the …

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From: The Native Fish Society Across Oregon, we are all feeling the effects of hot summer weather. We seek out cool air, take a dip in our local waters, and find refuge to avoid the summer heat. For many rivers, …

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From Chris Santella – In the spring of 2017, I researched and wrote a story for “American Angler” on the plight of wild steelhead in the Columbia Basin, which impacts Oregon, Washington and Idaho. As a die-hard Deschutes River steelhead …

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I was looking for a short head fly line that I could cast from a dory offshore Pacific City. Many floating fly lines work well for this purpose, including most of the short head floating fly lines such as the RIO …

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Many of you know how much great work the McKenzie River Trust does to protect, restore and expand treasured outdoor spaces. We have held our annual Two Fly Tournament to help the trust for over 10 years now and Patagonia …

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From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9: Action taken to help protect upriver steelhead Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 SALEM — The Columbia River around the mouth of …

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From the McKenzie Watershed Council Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is nearing completion. Over the course of the last 10 weeks, the Project has placed over 1,300 pieces of large wood, and redistributed …

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From ODFW Anglers: 2 p.m. emergency angling closure for North Umpqua River begins Monday Closure affects fly water area through September 30. Thursday, August 2, 2018 ROSEBURG, Ore – Beginning Monday, August 6, angling the North Umpqua River fly area …

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So OK, this is a rather simplistic post but still it seems relevant, at least the question is one that i’m constantly asking myself each time I set to sea with fly rod in hand here at Pacific City, and … Continue reading

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In this video, Tony Torrence ties a Spruce Fly. An old fly that’s been a consistent producer for Sea-Run Cutthroat, Rainbows, and Brown Trout. Enjoy! SPRUCE STREAMER Thread: Veevus 10/0, Black Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263, Sizes 2-12 Tail: …

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Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp: Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a …

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