Top 10 Flies for Oregon’s North Coast

Written by: Ethan Barrow, Adventures Across Oregon


There are lots of opportunities within striking distance of Portland.
Photos courtesy Adventures Across Oregon

When the vast majority of fly fishing destinations in the northern hemisphere are dealing with intense cold and/or snow, the watersheds in close proximity to Portland, Oregon are oftentimes. . .

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“The Bass-Bug Moment,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply inherited his love of bass-bugging from his father.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

I grew up casting deer-hair bugs for bass, both largemouths and smallmouths, in lakes, ponds, and rivers all over New England. It was my favorite kind of fishing—even better, I thought, . . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie a Simple Foam Bass Popper


Foam poppers are easy to tie and offer exciting action on the water.

Few anglers would argue that the most exciting and fun way to fish for bass and panfish is with a surface pattern, which allows you to see the strike. Traditionally, bass poppers were made. . .

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Photos: When Life and Luck Collide

Written by: Brian O’Keefe


The bass were feeding ahead of a cold front in Deschutes national Forest.
Photos by Brian O’Keefe

The other day, I drove up into the Deschutes National Forest in search of some big bass. I had my 8 weight, a few flies and poppers, a couple donuts, and some lemonade. Since I was boatless, . . .

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Video: “Homecoming” in the Southeast

Parker Smith–who lives right on the Madison downstream of Quake Lake–sent in this cool video from a trip back to his native South Carolina, where he made the most of his time. From. . .

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Photos: A Wedding-Day Bass in Texas

Written by: Preston Ailor, Discovery on the Fly


A little bit of planning and scouting paid off big on the morning of the wedding.
Photos by Preston Ailor

Several months ago, my wife and I received an invitation to a wedding in Austin, Texas. We immediately agreed that we had to go. So we started saving. My wife started planning: . . .

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