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

Lower Deschutes It’s starting to feel like Fall more and more over there, which is good. The nights are longer which bodes well for the water temperatures therefore fishing the mornings remains the most consistent for Steelhead. Anywhere from the …

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Fall has been creeping in, edging out a gorgeous dry Summer in the Willamette Valley. Shade, shadows, and mid-afternoon midges have been increasing daily. Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and tan Caddis have been sporadically emerging. Waters are still low …

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For a year, Rick Bocko and myself have been planning to return to Slough Creek in search of gold; Yellowstone cutthroat trout. It has been four years since our last presence in the area when we tackled the Henry’s Fork … Continue reading &

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It was a quick trip to East Lake over the Labor Day Holiday.   Fall was in the air with a chill but those callibaetis were still hatching!  We tossed thorax callibaetis dries most of the day and were rewarded. Took along … Continue re

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I have been fortunate enough to take two trips to Cuba this year, one to Cayo Largo with a group of 12 anglers and more recently a trip to Jardines De La Reina or “the gardens of the queen”. Both … Continue reading →

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Monday, September 8th, Rogue Ales Public House (lower level), 844 Olive St, Eugene Trout Unlimited Redsides Chapter meetings are now being held on the second Monday of each month. The board meeting is at 6:00PM and all members are welcome …

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It’s been a long time since we have had a selection of high quality fly tying feathers in the shop. But as we speak the selection is superb and it includes some really diverse stuff that will help you tie … Continue reading →

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Just a few recent photos of summer fishing in the Great Lakes Region, including a great day of muskies on the fly with Capt Nate. Here’s hoping everybody is having a great summer out there. -MS

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George Cook furthers our previous video discussion of handling running line. He adds the “turn out” method in order to help the caster maximize his or her running line “shoot-ability”.

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Sekiu 2014 — Julian just bought a new Striper SeaSwirl, a 24-foot monster with twin 115 Yamaha outboards. We trailered the huge boat for the first time across the wilds of Greater Seattle rush hour traffic and the rugged topography … Continue

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You are cordially invited to the first exclusive local DamNation film event, 6pm Sunday 8-24-14, at Splitz on 2400 NE Diamond Lake Blvd in Roseburg. It’s dinner and a movie — pizza and salad buffet for only $9 – cosponsored …

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Hey all you saltwater fly fishing enthusiasts out there – I think that I mentioned recently a day when we found the sea bass on the surface for an extended period of time and had loads of fun casting to …

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I spent a recent afternoon with George Cook, the Northwest sales representative of Farbank (Sage-Rio-Redington). After he showed me all the new gear in the shop, we headed out to the river for some “on the water time” testing out …

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Last Monday I left Eugene with a mission: buy a used Toyota Tacoma and get some fishing in. Thankfully I did both, but with a few hiccups. First I learned I had to wait a week before I could get …

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Summer steelhead fishing is heating up around the state and it’s a great time to catch a steelhead on a dry fly. The Willamette, North Umpqua and Deschutes rivers are great places to skate or wake a fly. Fishmadman steelhead …

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When the month of August comes around, I get tunnel vision. This is the time of year when big numbers of summer steelhead start moving into the Lower Deschutes, and these early fish are some of the hottest, most quality … Continue reading

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We’ve got some awesome new shop T-shirts in brown and dark blue colors. We’ve also got the new Oregon Trout shirts as well in Green and Blue in a variety of sizes. T-shirts are $25 each. Trust me, these Tees … Continu

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Monday, August 11th, Rogue Ales Public House (lower level), 844 Olive St, Eugene. The Redsides Chapter meetings will now take place on the second Monday of each month. The board meeting is at 6:00PM and all members are welcome to …

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Once in a while, if we are really lucky, it all comes together.  Today was one of those miracle days. I’m too tired to write much, and that’s probably a relief for a lot of our readers.  Just imagine what …

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Despite continued hot weather throughout the state of Oregon, fishing opportunities abound. We have been focusing our guided trips on the upper most section of the Mckenzie River a bit more this season. The upper river is colder and has …

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This is a very brief report on the Echo Glass fly rod I have been fishing for the last several months.  In short, I REALLY enjoy the rod.  This is not a long range casting rod like my 9 foot, … Continue reading →

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We have recently added highly some effective and unique flies to our offering at The Caddis Fly and Caddisflyshop.com. A new series of Steelhead dry flies, more jigged style nymphs, and more colors to a “new to us” but very …

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Life is good here on the Oregon Coast.  One day might involve a leisurely outing from 10 to 1 at Lake Hebo, fishing for trophy size hatchery trout.  The next could involve fishing the estuary on an easy outgoing tide … Con

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You may not know me. I’m new to the Caddis Fly Shop family. Chris hired me to help with caddisflyshop.com writing product descriptions and general upkeep. I am extremely lucky and thankful to be able to blend my passion for … Con

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Let’s be honest 90+ degree temperatures are less than ideal for trout fishing in the Willamette Valley. We just don’t see this kind of heat this early in the year very often. Combine the heat with a lack of snow …

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We fish and fish, and sometimes we hook a fish.  If that fish happens to be a spring chinook, it is a dear prize and we then proceed to do our best to land the fish.  We may release the … Continue reading →

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Sometimes everything goes right.  I met a young man recently, new to the Oregon Coast, who saw me fishing and started to ask questions about what, how, when, and even why.  I offered help on lines, gave him a few … Conti

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Chris asked me to shoot him a few notes, casual observations on some of the gear I have been fishing as of late.  Naturally, I chose to report on the gear that I have come to depend on day after … Continue reading →

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With some nice weather coming, it became too much of a lure for one more shot at lake fishing. The lake of choice: Crane Prairie. If you have been fortunate enough to fish Crane, without a doubt, you have had … Continue reading →

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The Redsides – July Meeting Monday, July 7th, The Stellaria Building 150 Shelton Mcmurphey Blvd., Eugene Large community room At 6:00 PM, The Redsides will hold their monthly board meeting in the small community Room of the Stellaria Building, 150 …

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