Middle Fork Willamette River fishing

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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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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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Justifier Nymph Fly Tying Video

Today Justin connects his variation of another regional guide Clay Holloway's pattern, the Clay Maker. Clay's initial is connected with a fancy copper body, and Justin makes a modification to the fly with a peacock colored style. Justin fished...


Bed Head Steelhead Muddler Fly Tying Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEA5WgDcUc0 Today Alex ties for us his preferred steelhead muddler in a pink, red, and claret colorway. A flexible structure, this fly can be incorporated any mix of colors with several products. The muddler is an attempted and...

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Fishing Report – Early May McKenzie River

Spring continues to be efficient on the McKenzie and Middle Willamette Rivers. Hotter days with cooler nights has actually been the pattern and the fishing appears to vary depending upon temperature levels, cloud cover, and hatches. March Browns are...