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Get your tickets for the 2018 Eugene International Film Festival! This is the 4th year running that there has been a joint effort in hosting the IF4. The IF4 Film Fest is a collection of professionally made fly fishing videos … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: fly fishing travel, oregon fly fishing clubs and events, shop sales and specials

Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) is a great streamer fly for trout, bull trout and small mouth bass. This fly can be cast, stripped along a bank, swung, or fished under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Hook: Umpqua … Continue reading →

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

2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo When: March 9th & 10th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members, Veterans and Youth 18 & Under: FREE | Parking is free … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: classes and instruction, fly tying, oregon fly fishing clubs and events

February started out with seven inches of rain in 24 hours here at Cedar Lodge. It’s absolutely incredible to see how the “crystaline” waters we had been fishing just a day before turned into raging torrents carrying glacial mud and … Continue reading →

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

Via Science: Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, have lost up to two-thirds of their genetic diversity over the past 7000 years, researchers report. The finding underscores a long-held concern that future salmon populations are imperiled by … Continue reading →

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

This most likely is a tool that has been around for some time and I’m just now discovering how useful it is on my fly tying bench. At first I didn’t even know what the heck it was, but this … Continue reading →

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

Jay’s Jiggy Chub is a dynamite trout streamer tied using natural colors on a jigged hook. This fly rides hook side up which helps prevent snags and the body is tied with a wireless synthetic fox brush which doesn’t absorb … Continue reading →

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

You are invited to attend and participate in the 2018 PAFF Eastern PA Fly Tying Jamboree, to be held on Saturday, February 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM.This event is being hosted by Michael Lohman GenCon and Rich Mooney, Mooney4. Either of us will answer any questions regarding the event.This event will be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, in Slatington, PA. Directions can be found here: http://lgnc.org/Everyone is invited to attend and watch the demonstrations, get tips from the the tyers, and...

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Here we go again. Brace yourself for several new product reviews to follow. As you may know, I am fortunate to be able to test many new materials and tools—this is part of a never ending quest to explore new … Continue reading →

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

The 2018 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class schedule has been set.  Our classes are designed for individuals who wish to learn the basics of fly fishing.  Inspired by the original casting classes held by Les Eichorn, Bob Guard and Mel … Continue reading →

Source Feed: The Caddis Fly: Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
Categories: oregon fly fishing clubs and events, oregon fly fishing tips


by Guest: George DanielThere are no absolutes in fly fishing and that’s why I refer to this approach as a theory. While this “theory” produces good results, there will be times you will have to adjust your way of thinking as there are no absolutes in fly fishing. What I’m referring to is trying to get inside the mind of a wintertime feeding trout. Think about it, wintertime is a period when these cold blooded critter’s feeding habits slow down as water temperatures drop. In many...

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The Moldy Chum Chumion breaks the story! I can neither confirm nor deny. The satire is strong with this one… Chumion Breaking News: Secretary Zinke tries to go Paul Maclean on us

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: #notserious, casting, fly fishing life, other people's blogs

With weather patterns up and down, it’s been tough to settle into consistent winter fishing on the Bighorn.  Weekends have still been very busy.  Yes, busier than any winter traffic we have seen in the past.  Fishing has been pretty decent, but will continue to get better as the weather stabilizes.   Water temps are now... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

1/10/2018
It’s tying season here on the northern 45th parallel, so here’s something for the tyers who follow this blog. A little video on the Double Hitch knot, a skill that I learned as a young kid as part of my tying education. It’s versatile and easy and has served me well for decades. Worth dropping … Continue reading Double Hitch

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: media, tying, video

A short and sweet review of Single-Handed Fly Casting, from the Winter 2018 edition of Trout Unlimited’s “Trout” magazine: Truly pleased that the editors had such a positive impression of the text. Thanks TU!

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

It’s finally winter in the Bighorn Valley.  Extreme cold temps from last week’s storm have cleared the river from drifting grass and the clarity is back that we’re used to!  A handful of people out there braving the weather, but most of them concentrating on our great late season waterfowl hunting.  Flows are still steady... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

So tell us about the Open Air Project?Steve Sunderland and I decided one day to start a podcast about hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. The vision for The Open Air project was to share with people the stories of us and our guests, all while educating everyone in the process. We both feel that learning is a never ending journey, one that we intend to share with our audience. If we can learn, meet unique people, and make few friends along the way, we feel that we've accomplished our goals.Who...

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Paflyfish is a popular spot for fly fishing anglers in the region for many good reasons. There are all sorts of great conversations and information shared in the forums on a host of different topics. We are very fortunate to have so many folks not only provide information online in the forums, but help out beginners at clinics and instructional jamborees. Also there are some darn smart anglers on the site coming from all walks of life. The site is filled with thousands of great post and...

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Couldn’t be better for December on the Bighorn.  Fishing is good and the weather has been outstanding.  It’s no longer the quiet winter season on the Bighorn with these conditions.  Weekends have been pretty busy, so if you can get here on the weekdays, even better. The majority of fish are in full spawn mode... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

12/10/2017
Got new rods, lines, and reels for the next fly casting book project. Special thanks to Paul Arden at Sexyloops for the HT6 Instructor rod and Thunderbolt line, and Tim Rajeff at Echo Fly Fishing for Ion reels (and more lines). Popped in at Tim’s Echo world empire HQ the other day and wiggled a … Continue reading More Book Gear

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: uncategorized

12/6/2017
If you want a copy of the limited-edition book, Single-Handed Fly Casting, you’re in the right place. ABOUT THE BOOK: 1001 copies, signed/numbered; hardcover; 320 pages; fully illustrated, with drawings based on slow-motion HD video. DOWNLOAD: Table of Contents | Chapter One TO ORDER: Click on the option below that applies to you and proceed. NOTE: If you are … Continue reading Order SHFC

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

Fly fishing during the winter can be an enjoyable endeavor if you put some effort into finding where the wily trout feed during the cold water temperatures. An important “hatch” in winter is that of the early black and brown stoneflies. Stoneflies both little and large are the canary in the coal mine for water quality. They are one of the first species to disappear on impaired streams. They thrive as nymphs in highly oxygenated fast moving waters like rapids or heavy riffles and often...

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It’s that time of year on the Bighorn where the brown trout are doing their thing.  A majority of the fish have got one thing on their mind and it’s not eating dry flies..  What does this mean as far as fishing?  The river is behaving quite a bit different than it was the past few... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

There are quite a few beginners on the board so I thought I would post a little on how I approach a day on the stream. I would be very interested to read about how others on the board approach a day of FLy Fishing.The success or failure of a day on the stream (although no day on the stream is really a failure…unless you drown I guess) is often determined before you even leave home. I check flows and temps on the USGS; conditions can differ in certain areas and streams. For example, if the...

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Awesome fishing continues on the Bighorn. Streamers, dries, nymphs, take your pick, it’s all great right now.  A bit busier on the weekends, but nothing like Spring or Summer traffic.  We have amazing weather for the next week, so come enjoy the best the Bighorn has to offer! BWO’s continue to come off in great... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The chart below includes the total number of all macroinvertebrates in seine. The July sample in Letort may have been impacted by dense weeds producing a reduced number. This survey sought to identify macroinvertebrate populations in three different central PA stream types over the course of a year for the purpose of shedding light on nymph populations that might be of interest to fly fishermen. Three streams were chosen reflecting a freestone stream (Conococheague), a semi-limestoner (Yellow...

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The recent cold weather snap has the river into gear.  The Bighorn trout realize winter is upon us and are taking full advantage of all meal options.  If you want some of the best the Bighorn has to offer, get here now! Fall Baetis have really come out in droves and the fish are all about... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

Susquehanna River, Lancaster Co., 10/21/17WEATHER: Blue bird skies with highs in the 70s.WATER: 3.2' at the Harrisburg gauge, gin clear, 60 degrees. A few boaters and yakkers but not a lot of activity.HATCHES ETC: Nothing significant. A few scattered bugs, no rises; large schools of small minnows around 2" in length around shoreline areas. No crayfish seen. One bass caught in a riffle today had multiple caddis larva in his mouth and gullet. These caddis were dark colored and about #16.Teamed...

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It’s looking a lot better for the Bighorn.  Water clarity has improved dramatically, although still not ideal, it is getting there.  Bugs are around, fish are back to eating on top, grass is clearing out and the river continues to fish better and better.   Water temps are on the way down so fish have moved... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

The Hardy Zephrus Ultralite rod is the ultimate light line, technical fly rod for the advanced angler. Designed and manufactured with Sintrix in the 440 configuration the Zephrus ultralite sets a new standard for durability in an ultralight weight rod. Custom design reel seats reduce the weight further and the slim cigar style grip adds feel and refinement to what is sure to become the ultimate technical fly rod on the Market today.SINTRIX 440 blank constructionREC black pearl recoil...

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Looks like I’ll be up at Sundance Mountain Resort November 10-11 to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration of A River Runs Through It. Planning on doing some casting and a bit of storytelling from days on the set. I’ll even have a few copies of SHFC floating around. If you’re in the neighborhood … Continue reading Sundance for ARRTI – November 10

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

Another review of SHFC (this time from Lars Chr. Bentsen) at sexyloops.com. Lars sums it up like this: …if you find yourself “left in a place that’s full of movement with speed, but not much in the way of mental and physical direction”, this book will help you find a path! Thanks, Lars! Truly pleased … Continue reading SHFC Review – Sexyloops.com Again

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

Strange water conditions continue on the Bighorn, but the fishing remains very good for October.  Clarity is still an issue but the fish don’t seem to mind too much.  The fall weather is amazing and the crowds are gone.  What better time to fish the Bighorn! Streamer fishing has been very solid everyday, throughout the... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

So, I’ve gotten some emails concerning PayPal and SHFC book order/tee order confirmation. The issue revolves around a PayPal receipt, but no apparent response in terms of direct verification of an order from Fish, Flies & Water (FF&W). Once a PayPal order is placed, it is processed on direct behalf of my LLC, and it is … Continue reading About PayPal Orders

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Categories: gear, media

Today (October 9) is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. theatrical release of A River Runs Through It. Since I had a bit to do with the film, and I have unused Bunyan Bug drawings collecting dust, I figured I’d do a tee to commemorate. Going to run 250 50 of these total across all … Continue reading A 25th Anniversary Tee

Source Feed: Fish, Flies & Water
Categories: gear, tees

There are many good times to fish the Bighorn River, however there are times where we say there are times you don’t want to be here, and unfortunately, this is one of them.  The Lake turnover has started and our summer grass is breaking loose, making for less than ideal water conditions.  Luckily, the streamer... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

By Brian McGeehan at Montana Angler Fly FishingSeptember in the greater Yellowstone region is quickly becoming one of the most popular times to visit and fish. September is a great time to fish Yellowstone National Park because water temperatures are dropping into the optimal range and trout feel the urge to pack on the pounds for the upcoming winter. Weather in September is usually very pleasant with cool, crisp mornings and warm afternoons. September is the only month of the year when...

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Another positive review for SHFC, this time at Eat, Sleep, Fish. My favorite line: If you only buy one fly casting book make sure it is this one. Sounds good to me!

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

Summer conditions are still hanging around for a bit, but looks like we might see fall weather this next week.  Early is still the time to go for the best fishing of the day, and to get a solid spot on the river.   Tricos remain strong the entire length of the river.  Fewer fish... View Article

Source Feed: Blog – Bighorn Angler
Categories: fishing reports

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

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.

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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

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