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Blexrude 04-25-2014 11:08 PM

New to Fly Fishing in Oregon
 
Hey everyone,
My name is Daniel and I'm currently living in the Oregon City Beavercreek area and I'm just getting started into fly fishing. I've normally fished for Salmon and Steelhead using just spinwheel fishing but thought I'd give this a try. I'm currently using an Echo Solo rod and reel combo at a 5 weight. I guess I'm primarily looking to see what is around the area in terms of trout and which flies you recommend. The Clackamas river is really close to my location as well as Willamette, but I doubt there is any fly fishing going on in the Willamette. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!

turneffeisland 05-02-2014 03:12 PM

Texas Here
 
I am heading up to Michigan for a weekend and was wondering if there are any good reports out of like Gobbles side of town. This will be my first time fly fishing up north

juro 05-08-2014 01:14 PM

Yes hit the Clack for starters since you're right there, the Sandy is awesome you also have the Deschutes which is a must summer/fall. If you have a WA license check out the Klickitat, Kalama, Cowlitz is good fun too. Or down the coast you're in a good spot.

Eric 05-12-2014 08:20 PM

Wish I'd seen your post sooner.
When I lived in Oregon City, I fished the Clackamas religiously. Although my focus was primarily Steelhead, there's a good run of "sea-run" cutthroat that would be fun on your 5 wt. Just up-stream from the Hwy 205 bridge, on the west bank, there's a cluster of submerged boulders -- cast around these in the evening and see what comes up.

If you get a heavier outfit sometime, there are Steelhead in the Clackamas literally year-around. A wonderful fly-drift is about 1/2 mile upstream from the 205 Bridge (river makes a sharp bend at the water intake station -- go about 1/4 mile upstream from there on the east band). This is an early morning, before the jet-sleds start pouring through thing. But I've caught a lot of nice fish there throughout the year, depending on water height and clarity.

The shad run should be going strong on the Willamette as of now. You'll need a sinking line to get down to them, but I've had reasonable luck from shore fishing beneath the 205 bridge. It's much better if you can get out in a boat -- just fish where you see the other boats upstream from Clackamette Park. Get your fly down deep and hold on. Should be a blast on a 5-wt.

Good luck. You'll find there's plenty of fishing within a few miles of home.

turneffeisland 05-19-2014 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by juro (Post 209714)
Yes hit the Clack for starters since you're right there, the Sandy is awesome you also have the Deschutes which is a must summer/fall. If you have a WA license check out the Klickitat, Kalama, Cowlitz is good fun too. Or down the coast you're in a good spot.

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