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McKenzie River

Nymphs will likely be the only reliable fishing method for the rest of the year. Start with a Possie Bugger or stonefly nymph and follow it with a worm pattern, egg pattern, size 18-22 midge, or size 16-20 mayfly nymph. Our favorites are the Pheasant Tail, Juju Baetis, Copper John, and Psycho Prince. You may…
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By: Tye Krueger

Lower Deschutes River

Get it while you can! We have a month left to fish the Deschutes down to the northern boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation. Blue winged olives and midges are the only hatches you're likely to find. Nymphing with a smaller stonefly nymph trailed with small mayfly nymphs and midges in a size 16-22 will…
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By: Jason Halsey

Fall River

Stocking schedules have remained consistent. Euro nymphing or light weight wool strike indicators are both effective out here. Fine fluorocarbon tippet is a must. Nymphs in the size 16-22 range will be the most consistent option. Fish a mayfly, like a JuJu Baetis or Pheasant Tail, followed by a midge nymph of your choice. Eggs…
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By: Tye Krueger

Crooked River

The Crooked is low but fishing well. Look for deeper pockets where those fish have cover. Blue winged olives and midges provide the majority of topwater action. Big, buoyant attractor patterns make great top flies for dry-dropper rigs. Try suspending a Zebra Midge, baetis nymph, or small chartreuse egg beneath a purple Chubby Chernobyl. Pheasant…
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By: Tye Krueger

Upcoming Events

Jan
19
Sat
Aquatic Entomology Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This session will start in our CFS classroom and finish on the river. This 3 hour clinic focuses on the importance of being able to identify aquatic insects, understand their life cycles, and in turn select fly patterns. Learning these important aspects of fly fishing will help you effectively fool the selective trout in our Central Oregon fishery. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Jan
23
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Jan
24
Thu
Advanced Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class is for the advanced tier that is looking to try some new patterns and possibly learn a few new tricks that may not be in your current arsenal. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Jan
30
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Jan
31
Thu
Advanced Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class is for the advanced tier that is looking to try some new patterns and possibly learn a few new tricks that may not be in your current arsenal. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Feb
5
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Feb
6
Wed
Advanced Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class is for the advanced tier that is looking to try some new patterns and possibly learn a few new tricks that may not be in your current arsenal. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Feb
12
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Feb
13
Wed
Advanced Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class is for the advanced tier that is looking to try some new patterns and possibly learn a few new tricks that may not be in your current arsenal. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

Feb
16
Sat
Aquatic Entomology Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This session will start in our CFS classroom and finish on the river. This 3 hour clinic focuses on the importance of being able to identify aquatic insects, understand their life cycles, and in turn select fly patterns. Learning these important aspects of fly fishing will help you effectively fool the selective trout in our Central Oregon fishery. Give us a call at the shop to reserve a spot today!

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