Tag Archives: oregon

Photo of the Day: A Salty Fresh Oregon Chinook Salmon


Written by: Phil Monahan

This chrome Chinook fell for a size 6 Clouser Minnow and put Marz’s 10-weight H2 to the test.
Photo courtesy Brian Marz

Orvis-endorsed Oregon guide Brian Marz, who is now also the Fishing Manager at Orvis Portland Store, send in this picture of a beautiful king salmon, clearly fresh from the salt, taken on a Beaver State coastal river. Marz estimates that the fish was just under 20 pounds.

Read More  »

Photos of the Day: Hopper Time for Big Browns

Written by: Evan Williams


Now that’s the way you end a day of fishing, on your last hopper imitation.
Photo by Evan Williams

Hopper season is upon us here in Idaho/Oregon, and it seems that the fish have a personal vendetta against these terrestrials. They were hitting these bugs with such force and aggression that I had to change my fly multiple times because they were rendered. . .

Read More  »

Video: Sweet Dreams of Oregon Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dang. The folks at Outside Bend Productions have been busy. Not only do they get a video in last week’s Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, but they follow it up with another killer production on Sunday night. This one answers the question: When stuck in a hotel room during a business trip to Los Angeles, what does a city-bound fly fisher dream of? Home waters, of course.

Read More  »

Photo Essay: Catching the West Coast Hex Hatch

Written by: Tom Evenson, Western ELOG Program Director


Guide Chris Renzullo hoists a fat trophy rainbow that fell for a Hex imitation just before dark.
Photo by Doug Best

The Hex hatch was going off on the Williamson River when my colleague Doug Best and I were traveling through Oregon. The guys from Tailwater Fisheries called and said, “You have to check this out!” We also fished the nearby. . .

Read More  »

Trip Report: Portland Orvis’s Ladies trip on Oregon’s Lower Deschutes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Written by: Heidi Adcock


Heidi Adcock shows off a chunky Deschutes rainbow.
Photo by Sherry Ratcliff

I can think of no better way to kick off summer than a three-day float on the lower Deschutes river, except, of course, if that trip happens to be with Deep Canyon Outfitters. The three special ladies that signed up to join me on this. . .

Read More  »

Video: Caddisflies and Trout on a Scorching Oregon Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a short and sweet video fromĀ Outside Bend Productions, based in Portland, Oregon. During the window between the salmonfly hatch and swinging for steel, it’s caddisfly time on the Deschutes. Great visuals, a smooth soundtrack, and some gorgeous trout: what else do you need?

Read More  »

An Upstream Journey, Dispatch #5: Taking a Break in Bend

Written by: Paul Moinester


Brian O’Keefe shows off a Deschutes River brown trout.
Photo by Paul Moinester

[Editor's Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. (Check out his introductory post here.) He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey. And, as someone who has fished with Brian O'Keefe, I can corroborate everything Paul writes here.]

No matter how hard I try to contain my excitement, I inevitably spend the days leading up to any fishing trip daydreaming about everything unfolding perfectly. Thoughts of vicious takes, line zipping off my reel, lots of gripping, and even more grinning swirl through my head and consume my brain. In the weeks leading up to my. . .

Read More  »