McKenzie River


Brewing for Recovery: Claim 52’s Groundswell

Raise a glass to healing and durability tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21st from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm at Claim 52's Kitchen area in downtown Eugene Groundswell is a Northwest Pale Ale brewed to commemorate the McKenzie River-- it's clear, rejuvenating, river-forward...

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Low Water Arrives Early July 2021

We understood it was coming and here we are. Low water will likely stay for the remainder of the summertime. While it's a little frightening for water temperatures and environment it does provide anglers unmatched access to water. More...

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Lower McKenzie Brimming with Water June 22, 2021

Regardless of what appears like an extremely hot, extremely low water year in the making the lower McKenzie has lots of water. The Walterville Canal is presently empty and the absence of water diversion is providing stretches of water...

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Jigged Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Justin connects a wonderful jigged stonefly pattern. The fly does not have much bulk to it, and will sink like a stone for sure. Bouncing this stonefly off the river bottom on any nymph rig utilizing...


Phlashy Pheasant Tail Jig Nymph Fly Tying Video

Today we have another jig nymph connected by Justin Helm. This fly is a terrific guide fly; the "phlashy pheasant jig" is an attractor pattern that fasts to connect, flexible, and fishes excellent. Mix and match various colors in...

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