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Another Deceiver pattern from Jay Nicholas used for Chinook, Silvers, Stripers, etc. Using a few materials such as bucktail, flashabou, and saddle hackle, Jay ties these beautiful patterns for large fish around the world. Hook: Ahrex PR320 2-4/0 Thread: Veevus … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

Doug Brutocao was recently my guest at our family cabin in beautiful downtown Woods, suburb of Pacific City, where he and Joe fished for salmon while I chased fruitlessly the elusive sea run Cutthroat in no fewer than three nearby … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing gear review, oregon salmon fly fishing

I went up for Krayfish's Get schooled, Get spooled JAM the first part of October. Kray was very gracious to give me the lay of the land and host me on the water for a couple of days in his drift boat. There were a few other guys up from the PAFF to give the Delaware a try that week including: Krayfish2, DaveS, Pittsburgh Don, Istimey, moon, flyswatter Brooklyn Morgan, Cosmic Frank and Cody.Krayfish with a BrownieI had a great time with the guys and enjoyed some fine meals at Frank's house...

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In this video professional fly tyer and blogger Jay Nicholas ties a simple snook fly called the Snook Brush Tuxedo Fly. Incorporating materials from Hareline including the new Bling Rabbit Strips, Helix Flash, and Just Add H2O’s Flash Blend Baitfish … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fishing porn, fly fishing glossary, fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies, fly fishing, fly tying, jay nicholas

This years “Two Fly” event was the most profitable yet raising over $13,000 for the McKenzie River Trust. The event is not possible without the generous and priceless donation of the guides photographed above. These guys give up their day, … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing contests

I have been tying a lot of jigged nymphs lately, because practice helps increase technique skills and an eye for judging proportion, and I created this video to showcase the Orange Pearl jigged Steelhead Nymph. This is another smallish (size … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies

In this video, albacore guru and fly fisher Jay Nicholas ties an effective and easy Albacore Cast Fly. The albacore cast fly is designed to be light-weight to cast easy, but can also be fished trolling. Match the bait fish … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fishing porn, fly tying, fly tying materials and supplies, oregon saltwater fishing, uncategorized

Stop by and check out some great deals on sunglasses, Simms and Patagonia Bags, closeout rods and much more. Today we will donate 10% of our sales to the McKenzie River Trust as we kick off Two Fly Weekend.

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing contests, shop sales and specials

On anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, Senator asks fellow Oregonians to nominate new rivers and streams for protection Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he is taking nominations from Oregonians through Jan. 20, 2020 for … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: oregon conservation news

Cooler temperatures over the weekend kept the larger October Caddis and Short Winged Stoneflies from being overly active, but Blue Winged Olive hatches have been occurring daily. The warmest parts of the day have been the most productive on the … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fishing reports, mckenzie river, middle fork willamette river fishing

From Catch Magazine: “Steelhead are NEVER known for being easy to catch. In fact, the more difficult they are to catch, the more valuable each fish becomes. There is a certain satisfaction in catching a steelhead on a skated dry … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: eastern oregon, summer steelhead

We see so many photos of impressive trout caught across Pennsylvania and nearby states every year. Some we know where they came from and what fly they took, and others are more mysterious. Mostly, they’re wild brown and brook trout. Some of these fish are impressive due to their size and others are real lookers with beautiful colors; some are especially impressive based on where they came from as certain streams have cachet as tough streams with few large trout.I have long felt that PAFF...

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By Brian McGeehan at Montana Angler Fly FishingWild fresh run Pacific steelhead are considered by many to be the ultimate gamefish on a fly rod. These electric sea-run brethren of the rainbow trout grow large in the prolific waters of the North Pacific before entering coastal rivers prior to spawning. One of the most remote and least explored regions to target steelhead is the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. The sprawling 16.7 Million Acre forest spans both the mainland and a vast...

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Fall fly fishing in Pennsylvania offers anglers an awesome opportunity to enjoy cool, colorful days on some spectacular streams. Anglers will appreciate the solitude of fall fishing while others are busy with different fall activities. There are plenty of streams across the state with trout and hatches to keep you busy on familiar waters and even going after some streams you’ve been thinking about. Just like in the spring, you’re looking for trout and good water. There are plenty of...

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The trip to Idaho was absolutely phenomenal though. The scenery, geology, wildlife, everything was just what we were looking for. We met up with some of my girlfriend's friends from Oregon and camped for the week at Alturas Lake campground which had some extremely beautiful tent-only sites tucked next to the lake. Early week was very quiet and peaceful till later in the week when there was a music festival in nearby Stanley so there was much more drinking in the area. I only fished the lake...

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The "Frankenfish!" Chances are you have heard this name on your local news channel or on some overdramatized fishing show. The snakehead has received a lot of sensationalism by the media over the years with a lot of it misleading or greatly exaggerated. The snakehead is just a fish. They can’t walk on land to eat your pets and they don’t spawn five times a year. Just recently, John Odenkirk, the leading biologist on the Northern snakehead's impact on the Potomac with over 15 years of...

Source Feed: Paflyfish

Mid summer into mid autumn is prime time for small stream, warm water fly fishing. While this summer (2018) has, so far, been unseasonably wet and cool here in southcentral Pennsylvania, mid-June has traditionally been the time I start to look to local creeks for bass and panfish. The main game are smallmouth bass, rock bass, and red-breast sunfish. Many of these creeks also have largemouth bass, carp, fallfish, green sunfish, bluegills, hatchery trout, crappies, even pickerel and walleyes....

Source Feed: Paflyfish

Friday, May 17th is the start of our annual gathering for the Paflyfish Spring Jamboree Weekend. This is our annual meet-up for members of the site to get together to fly fish, tie flies, camp and share a few stories. We have a lot of fun fishing over some of Pennsylvania's finest streams including the Little J, Penns Creek, Spring Creek, Fishing Creek and plenty more in the region. The pavilion at Seven Mountains Campground is rented by Paflyfish and is used as a meeting point during the...

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With the best hatch of the season fast approaching, I thought it might be helpful for some of the “Newbie’s” to post a few words on the Sulphur Hatch to get them off to a flying start this month… so if anyone has anything to add in the way of tips, tricks, details, etc. PLEASE feel free to chime in!The months of May and June here in southeastern PA bring forth the greatest event of the fly-fishing season… the SULPHUR HATCH. These yellowish mayflies are actually made up of three (3)...

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Every few years the topic comes up about what are the essential everyday carry (EDC) items you want to have while on the stream. These are not fishing items, but things you might carry for safety and are just common sense. Here are some ideas on what I carry and the waterproof sports case that I use for just this purpose. ,/center>Witz Keep It Clear Drycase (Clear) For more ideas on first aid and everyday carry, ideas check out the forum here.

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There’s a new fly mag about to hatch. I’m writing for it. No how-to, all why-to, and no adverts. Published in the UK, but can be bought from anywhere. Check it out: https://digital.flyculturemag.com/

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: mags, media, other people's blogs

9/4/2018
I’m fortunate enough to have a first-run poster from “the movie”, but I’d love to add this one right next to it.

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: artistic, casting, film

A lot of river has run over the past 25+ years, but I still like this interview. https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/redfords-cast-into-past-a-tale-runs-through-it

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: artistic, film, fly fishing life, special

We have a bit of a weather shift here in the Bighorn Valley.  The past couple days of cooler weather have made our consistent Trico activity not so consistent.  Look for the end of the week for stable weather and the fish to get back on the Trico program.  Crowds have thinned out a bit,... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Bighorn is finally coming around and shaping up into the consistent river we have been waiting for.  The clarity is improving slightly and gets better as you go downstream.  The grass is growing quick and is shifting the fish around a bit.  It’s busy out there, but the fishing is great! TRICOS Happening big... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

Fly Fishing the Trico Hatch There may not be a hatch that provides more intrigue to the dry fly angler than that of the trico emergence. While tricos are an intimidating hatch for some anglers to match, these size 18 – 24 mayflies turn trout into voracious feeders during the dog days of summer. On... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: bighorn river articles, bighorn river hatches, uncategorized

Well folks, it’s getting a little tough out there.  Not to sound like a total downer, but you had better have your ‘A’ game on right now.  Our fish have seen a lot of pressure the past couple weeks and aren’t too keen on being slapped in the head by fly line any more.  Needless... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Bighorn has become a fisherman’s river as we move towards July.  What does this mean?  You get out of it what you put into it.  It’s not all that easy out there right now, but it’s good. Gone are the days of dropping the nymph rig off the oars and dragging bugs around.  The grass... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Bighorn continues to drop every day until it hits the 3k mark, which should be early this next week.  The fishing has been a bit up and down as far as consistency, but overall is good and should be excellent once flows stabilize.  The clarity is getting better and the drifting vegetation is not much... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Bighorn is now stable at just under 6500K CFS.  The fish are still adapting to their new homes and fishing seems to be getting a bit more consistent.   We have seen the first decent numbers of Tricos for the year and a fair amount of fish are on them in the mornings.  We are... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

We got word yesterday that flows will reduced 6500k by Wednesday.  This is great news.  A perfect level for wading and just about everything on the Bighorn.  Let’s just hope they don’t ramp it up again.  If you haven’t booked your summer trip to the Bighorn, you might want to as prime dates are filling up... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

Finally, the news we have been waiting to hear – Bighorn River flows will be at 8K this weekend.  The Black Caddis are here and the fishing is just starting to get better.  As long as the water stabilizes or drops even more, we are looking at some primo summer conditions on the Bighorn. Evening... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Bighorn River is big – it has been for the past month. The good news is flows have started to drop! We are currently flowing at 10,000 cfs and dropping to 8,500 cfs over the next few days!  Despite being confined to fishing from the boat, fishing has been quite good and has provided... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports, uncategorized

Not from me, but from the man who made it happen.

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: film, media, special

12/6/2017
SOLD OUT! I do have a few “scratch-and-dent” over-run copies available (not signed/numbered). If interested, please contact me for pricing and delivery. Some further details about the book itself here.

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: books, casting, media

A little remembrance from days gone by… Remembering “The Movie”

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Categories: film, fly fishing life, other people's blogs

Listening to the ARRTI soundtrack. Still swirls up such nostalgia and longing for me after all these years. Days perfected into memories that remain forever despite the endless flow of time.

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: artistic, fly fishing life, special

10/4/2016
When working on A River Runs Through It,  I had the great pleasure of being introduced to George Croonenberghs, who “was there” when it all happened the first time. I immediately and permanently liked George, and he’s someone whose memory is still fond in my mind decades later. In addition to handing out both captivating stories … Continue reading George

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: film, fly fishing life, other people's blogs, special

9/21/2016
My new Indiana blog can be found at:http://rifflesandslicks.blogspot.com/

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life

I have decided to shut down this blog.As you have gathered by now, my family and I have moved. We're back in the Midwest. It was time. After ten years of being 2,000 miles away from three daughters and four grandchildren, we are now practically neighbors. And my daughter Lidia and grandson Sebastian came with us, so now all the grandchildren are together. We're looking forward to being an ongoing part of their lives.I will miss the trout fishing that I have left behind, and I will miss the...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: so long

You squeeze in one more trip to the lake--the last trip. You get that last fish--on a muddler. Seasons come and seasons go, and a long season with this lake--ten years--comes to an end. It has been good.So long, lake.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: muddler variations, rainbow trout, so long, trout lake

You think this will be your last trip to the lake for a long time. You're in the middle of packing everything in the house, loading a U-Haul truck, and getting ready for a move away from Washington back to the Midwest. It's too busy to fish anymore.So you document the last time you park the truck at the channel (the truck is sold; the new owners will pick it up in a day or two) and the last time you launch the float tube.But then something goes wrong. You can't document the last fish you catch...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, stars and planets, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake

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Change is hard--and hard work--but you get away to the lake once again. You range a little farther down the familiar shorelines, saying your goodbyes. A trusty muddler brings some fish.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, muddler variations, rainbow trout, summer on the water, trout lake

Busy times. Big changes afoot. But you can still make time for Trout Lake. The trout are still standoffish, but you fool one with a little caddis.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, rainbow trout, summer on the water, trout lake

It's windy, then calm. The weather is cool, and the hatches are impressive. But the fish are strangely silent.Saturn, Mars, Antares (top to bottom)You watch the planets align and decide to keep your mouth closed about the fact that you couldn't coax a single fish to open theirs.

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Categories: antares, august, getting skunked, mars, saturn, stars and planets, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake

Read it HERE.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: eat sleep fish, europe, fly fishing ezines, united kingdom

Today is the Centennial of the creation of the National Park Service. The Adventure Blog shares some of the history and what the NPS is doing to celebrate 100 years of protecting our National Parks. Click the link for more.

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life

Back to the drop off for the evening.The wind is blowing from the south. You hope it will back off. It steadily increases to a roar.Your new muddler fits the bill. Lots of marabou.You rip it through the waves.Then the wind does back off.An otter checks you out.You work the muddler around the weed beds.Your efforts are rewarded.Then the wind picks up again, and begins to shift. The waves don't know which direction to roll.Then it settles into the north and steadily increases to a roar.The...

Source Feed: Home Waters: A Fly Fishing Life
Categories: august, marabou muddler, muddler variations, rainbow trout, summer on the water, sunset, trout lake, waves, wind

Recently, Yobi Adventures, a new, online, community-based, fly fishing expedition and booking outfit, contacted me about buying the Trout Underground. Because M1 and M2 always need a new pair of shoes (and skis, and soccer balls, and baseball gloves, and fishing gear, and chess sets, and books, and bicycles, and… you get the picture), I […]

Source Feed: The Trout Underground Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: underground entertainment

Fly Fishing Idaho There is no denying that us frenziers like to throw some meat in the fall in search of nice browns.  We venture out as much as time permits in hopes to get those turns, looks, or bumps that  get the adrenaline pumping.  Few things get me more excited out on the river […]

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Categories: fly fishing idaho, henry's fork, pictures, dropjaw flies, fly fishing streamers

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