Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This Saturday May 2, 2015 at Orvis Portland
We are having our Spring 2015 Orvis Days, and this Saturday May 2nd will be the Fly Fishing Guest Speaker Special Event day at the store. We will be having several guest speakers in talking about various fisheries that people always want to know about, or should know about in the Pacific Northwest. Below is a lowdown of who is going to be presenting, and when. Presentations will vary in time; so there will be plenty of question and answer time (with the speakers) after they are done with their topics.

Carp on the Fly with John Montana
11 am

John Montana, one of the best and most innovative carp fly fishers out there, will discuss fly fishing for carp. John will share with us how to effectively fly fish this smart, elusive, powerful game fish. If you haven’t seen John’s blog Carp on the Fly, check it out today.

This is a whomper of a fish!!! Photo Courtesy of John Montana - Carp on the Fly

Fly Fishing the McKenzie & Upper Willamette Rivers       
12 noon

Orvis-Endorsed Guide Ethan Nickel Outfitters will discuss fly fishing for trout and steelhead on the McKenzie and upper Willamette Rivers. Come learn about how close and how great the fishing is for rainbow and cutthroat trout and summer-run steelhead in both of these river systems.

Ethan with a cookie cutter Middle Fork Willamette River summer steelhead - Photo Courtesy Ethan Nickel Outfitters

Fly Fishing for Pacific Rockfish    
1 pm  

Orvis Portland’s Fishing Manager Brian Marz will discuss fly fishing for Pacific rockfish off of jetties and rocks on the Oregon coast. The Oregon coastal saltwater fishery is an untapped fishery for fly fishers, and this presentation will cover the equipment, flies, and techniques needed to fish for these aggressive saltwater rockfish. 

Rockfish on a fly rod is an excellent way to spend a day at the Oregon coast.

Fly Fishing the Deschutes River Stonefly/Salmonfly Hatch
2 pm
Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Expedition in Bend, OR Deep Canyon Outfitters will discuss and present the Deschutes River stonefly/salmonfly hatch, and how to effectively fish during the hatch. 
These big bugs will be the focus of the attention for fly fishers and rainbow trout on the Deschutes over the next several weeks - Photo Courtesy Deep Canyon Outfitters

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hosted Redfish Fly Fishing Trip

Check out my Travel Trip To Louisiana! It is a redfish fishing trip in Louisiana with Lucas Bissett of Low Tide Charters and it is a trip you can't miss out on!
Lucas with a hefty Black Drum

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fishing the Rogue River - With Jeff Helfrich of Tight Lines - 4/18/15

This Saturday Jeff Helfrich of Tight Lines will be at Orvis Portland to do a presentation on fishing the Wild and Scenic Rogue River canyon. He will be there to start up at 10:30am; so make sure you stop by the shop to get blown away about stories of crazy steelhead and gnarly rapids in driftboats. Jeff has been fishing and involved in the running the craziest scenic rivers and guiding people at them since he went from crawling to walking basically. His family routes are from the original pioneer guides of many famous rivers we all know and also creator of the driftboat (Prince Helfrich). You can only imagine some of the fishing stories and adventures he can share with you.
Jeff Helfrich with a gorgeous Rogue River adult steelhead
Copy and pasted from his website:
The Rogue River in southwest Oregon offers excellent fly fishing for both adult and half-pounder steelhead. Tight Lines provides 3 nights and 4 days floating the Rogue in drift boats, stopping at a historic lodge each night, covering 43 miles.
Our family has boated this "Wild and Scenic" designated stream since the early '50s and are proud to have a group of guides who each average nearly 30 years of experience. This wild stretch of river also offers fantastic whitewater, and wildlife viewing, including many black bears, eagles, black-tailed deer, river otters, mink and more. The Rogue is rich in history including that of Native Americans, gold mining and early pioneers.
Stunning scenery along the Rogue River
Fish on! - Rogue River
Serious rapids require skilled oarsman