Daily Archives: September 22, 2022

Reel of the Week: Fly Fishing the Årøy River

Reel of the Week: Fly Fishing the Årøy River

“Simon Furniss from Scotland; who has been a return guest on the Årøy for some years now, had been fishing with me for the afternoon session down at the home pool. I was hoping for a fresh liced salmon on the tide for him as we continued swinging big flies on a  sink tip. Once the tide had reached its…

How to Tie: The Complex Twist Bugger (Blacked-Out)

How to Tie: The Complex Twist Bugger (Blacked-Out)

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Cheech with Fly Fish Food ties a streamer pattern perfect for the fall season, the Complex Twist Bugger (Blacked-Out). Learn About This Fly: Difficulty: Easy Streamer season is officially upon us! We can finally rejoice at cool water temperatures and those quality fish feeding once again.…

Video: How to Make Accurate Casts at Longer Distances

Video: How to Make Accurate Casts at Longer Distances

Here’s the latest video in our series featuring Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools, in which he offers some important tips for maintaining accuracy at longer distances. When you’re casting to a rising trout that’s barely in range, you want to ensure that the long cast you make delivers the fly in the right spot. Otherwise, you might spook…

Featured Fly Tyer: Tim Flagler

Featured Fly Tyer: Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler is a legendary fly tyer, YouTube content creator, presenter, guide, and instructor. His work on the Tightline Video YouTube channel is how many of us have found his company, Tightline Productions, but his influence in the industry goes far beyond the digital world. Tim is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to techniques and tips and it…

Late Summer Postcards Yosemite NP 2022

Late Summer Postcards Yosemite NP 2022

Dear Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, As summer winds down I’m getting excited for fall fishing. Usually around mid October we begin to see October caddis hatches along with the occasional callibaetis. It’s fun to fish October caddis because it’s the time we begin to use bigger flies (Stimulators Size 10) and begin to see some of the bigger fish cruising…

Video Pro Tips: How to Spot Trout in Dirty Water

Video Pro Tips: How to Spot Trout in Dirty Water

Fly fishing can often be spectacular when the water is slightly dirty, so don’t give up just because conditions aren’t crystal clear. In this great video, Dave Jensen gives us some solid tips on how to find trout when you think the water is too dirty to see them clearly. There are some very perceptive tips on finding trout in…

Is Florida the New Amazon?

Is Florida the New Amazon?

Exotic, nonnative fish are as much a part of Florida’s fishing as tarpon in Key West. From barramundi to peacock bass, the opportunity to catch fish you’d normally need to travel to South America to see is becoming more and more of an attraction for anglers. That’s the case made by Joe Cermele, anyways, in this recent piece of his for…

ASA to Increase Fly Fishing Focus at ICAST

ASA to Increase Fly Fishing Focus at ICAST

Photo by Chad Shmukler. In this in-depth story about industry tradeshows, Chris Hunt walks us through an announcement from the American Sportfishing Association about giving fly fishing an increased presence at ICAST. The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades is one of the biggest fishing tradeshows in the world, but it traditionally has a small fly fishing presence. You can…

Escaped farmed salmon found surviving in the wild one year later

Escaped farmed salmon found surviving in the wild one year later

The Directorate of Fisheries in Iceland said it caught 32 salmon in a stream in Westfjords, Iceland, and discovered through preliminary DNA analysis that 16 of them were farmed salmon. The directorate, Fiskistofa, said there are indications the farmed salmon were among the fish that escaped a year ago from the farm of Arnarlax at Haganes in Arnarfjörðurm. LINK (via…