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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.

I made a day trip up to Gold this past week. The weather was great and the fish were active. Fish were rising most of the day to tiny mayflies. While I never cracked the code for the surface feeders, … Continue reading →

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Check out this nice film from Orvis. Happy Father’s Day to all! Don’t wait until your pals can’t fish with you, take your kids out now.

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Decided to drive up to the Cascade Lake’s area Monday after work to get in some dry-fly action and to escape the valley heat with the family. The scenery is some of my favorite in the state and the wildflowers … Continue reading &#

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Echo’s new Shadow X European Nymphing Rod are perhaps the best euro-nymph rod on the market today. An extremely sensitive tip to feel the slightest takes and a handle that’s comfortable throughout the day for those high-sticks and reaches. Light …

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As a long time drift boat owner, I am hesitant to mention the occasions when I ride in or fish from a raft. There have been exceptions of course: the Watermaster Kodiak and the Stream Tech series of rafts come to mind. …

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Gift Ideas for the Father who Fly Fishes can be viewed at the following links: Howler Brothers Sunset Scout Shirt Howler Brothers Aransas Short Sleeve Howler Brothers Ranchero Polo Caddis Fly Hats Sage Spectrum Reels in Copper/Moscow Mule Patagonia Boots …

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The McKenzie River remains high, significant reservoir releases and a good snow pack have combined to create a “big water” year. Water temperatures remain lower than ideal and hatches have not what you might call intense of late. We are …

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Overview- From Fly Water Travel Possibly the most prolific trophy Rainbow Trout fishery on the planet. Description If we were put on the spot and asked specifically where the most prolific 100 yards of trophy trout water in the world …

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In this video, Jay ties what he describes as a “hunting” type of dry fly, The CDC McKenzie Caddis. In May or June as people await the famous stone fly hatches of Oregon known as the “salmon fly hatch” another …

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In this video, Tony ties a Chubby Adams fly. This is a terrific pattern to try when trout fishing picks up this Spring on local rivers here in Oregon. Thread: Black 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC 100, sizes 8-14 Tail: Moose … Cont

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Took a dry run day trip from Warm Springs to Trout Creek this week. We knew the traffic would be heavy even after the three day holiday. The boat ramp at WS had 4 boats waiting, and three more boats … Continue reading →

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In this video, Jay ties an Iron Blue Quill Nymph. A terrific pattern for Euro Nymphing. Hook: Barbless Gamakatsu Jigged Hook 16 Thread: Veevus 6/0 Gray Tail: Hareline Coq De Leon Body: Tapered Synthetic Quill Collar: Ice Dub Pale Green

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Happy Memorial Day to our veterans and friends from The Caddis Fly Shop.  We hope you had an opportunity to get out and fish this weekend despite the rainy weather. The Middle Deschutes saw some pressure this weekend, but fished …

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In this episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO ambassador Phil Rowley talks about one of the most effective lake fly fishing techniques – fishing with an indicator and a couple of flies. Phil explains how to set up the …

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By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive   Turns out, if you want a river to act like it did before it was dammed, you just have to drain the reservoir the dam created. Letting a river return to its natural …

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Post spawn rainbows are responding well to nymphs and dries. Best flies have been Brillon’s Lucent Jig, Chubby Chernobyls, brown and green caddis.     There are a few Bull Trout migrating through the mid McKenzie at the moment.   …

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Got up to Crane early this week, with my closest friends, before the “grayness”. The weather was outstanding and so was the fishing. Many fish to hand…but wait…where are those mongo cranebows? One angler had the misfortune of hooking one …

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In this video, Jay reviews Tapered Synthetic Quill from Hareline. These Quills create outstanding abdomens and thoraxes on your flies. They will work on a variety of fly sizes. Coat your quill with Deer Creek Diamond UV Flex Resin to …

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Professional fly tyer and ultra mellow, cool dude Jim Sens stopped by the Caddis Fly Shop to tie a fun & beautiful Trout Spey Soft Hackle Fly to get us all pumped up for the spring and summer trout season. … Continue reading

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From Native Fish Society The Rogue River’s iconic wild spring Chinook salmon need your support! After years of serious decline following the construction of Lost Creek Dam/Reservoir without fish passage on the world-renowned Rogue River, wild spring Chinook salmon are …

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Greg Apke from ODFW will present an overview on the Task Force and Oregon fish passage regulations. While this may not be the presentation on how to catch more and bigger fish, Oregon fish passage laws are pretty interesting, and …

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Headed out last week for the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for our annual bird watching event. Missed last year due to some “technical issues” at the Field Station, but all is well now and the station is ready for anglers and …

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Bead Buddy’s Thread Sealer II is a small hot knife used to cut different materials such as chenille, tubing, and thread. It’s great for protecting your expensive scissors and to keep materials from unwinding. Use it for your tube flies …

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Great new from our friend Pete Frost at WELC. Thanks so much to everyone who worked on this critical issue. From the Western Environmental Law Center We fought hard against the practice of motorized suction dredge mining in Oregon’s streams …

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From KVAL NEWS:   SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Two trees are down across nearly the entire width of the McKenzie River about a mile upstream of Bellinger Landing, Lane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputies warned Wednesday. “At current river levels, …

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New Summer Hours at The Caddis Fly start this May 1, 2019   10am-6pm Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-3pm Sunday

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In this video, Bruce Berry ties a variant of Anderson’s Euphoria. A nice intermediate size fly to try for summer and winter steelhead. Hook: OPST Swing #2/4 Thread: Veevus 6/0 Black Needle: Pro Sport Flexineedle Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Pink …

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Solarez UV Cure Color Resin ideal for heads, collars, hot-butts, and more. Visit caddisflyshop.com for all your fly tying UV glues and materials. Thanks for watching! Solarez UV Cure Color Resin

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In this video, Bruce Berry with Pro Sportfisher goes over the Pro Sport Flexibeads.

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In this video, Bruce Berry with Hatch products goes over some new updated tools for 2019. The Hatch Nipper 2, Hatch Nomad Plier 2 and Hatch Tempest Plier 2.

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