Chris Daughters from the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog and owner of the Caddis Fly Shop is here to break down fishing the October Caddis in the fall with a focus on the big rivers of the Mid Willamette River.
We get the full story on fly fishing the short winged stonefly, caddis and many other great Willamette River fishy bugs.
Click below and listen the Fly Fishing Blog Podcast with Chris Daughters:
(Read the Full Transcript at the Bottom of this Blog Post)
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Oregon Fly Fishing Blog Show Notes with Chris Daughters
11:00 – I noted Jay Nicholas who was on the podcast way back in episode 003 produces videos for the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. You can find Jay’s blog here.
Here is a youtube video of my 3rd ever podcast with Jay:
15:50 – The Short winged stonefly can be found in the Bug Water book by Arlen Thompson
18:00 – Outcast Ambush Raft
28:50 – The Possom Bugger
46:10 – I noted the Jay Nicholas podcast and the videos that he has produced at the fly fishing blog.
1:01:46 – Chris noted Ken Helfrich and the boats they use on the Middle Fork.
1:05:00 – The Stimulator by Randall Kaufman and tied by Charlie Craven. Dave Hughes was also noted as a huge resource for western waters.
1:09:12 – chris santella 50 places before you die and his band
You can find Chris at the CaddisFlyShop.com
Top Tips on Fishing the October Caddis
- Follow the water temperatures
- First week of October is start of season
- Top 2 Flies: Morish foam October Caddis and Parachute Adams
- Subsurface: Jigged Possy Bugger
- Look ahead all of the time and be looking downstream
- Reduce the fly line on the water when floating
- High Rod Tip
Resources Noted in the Show
Videos Noted in the Show
Related Podcast Episodes
Fly Fishing Blog Conclusion with Chris Daughters
Chris Daughters from the Caddis Fly Shop shares how to choose the best fall fishery to target when covering the October caddis hatch. Stick with dry fly fishing for the day when conditions are right.
What’s your favorite big Dry Fly hatch You are looking forward to fishing?
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