Lake and Stream Report

End of Season 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
2019 fly fishing season is upon us beginning May 25th, 2019 on the Williamson and Wood rivers. Rod and gear changes this year: you'll be fishing from a new Clackacraft 16' LP Flypod. The new internal configuration makes it very easy to move around the hull. One of Clackacrafts best boats for our waters. Last year I switched from Sage to Scott and Winston fly rods and couldn't be happier with these great feeling rods. Still using the Hardy Zenith's for their versatility and overal...

October Fun

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jim and I spent two great days on the Williamson River in October. We took fish on dry flies, nymphs, streamers and soft hackles; whatever the the fish wanted at the time and whatever we felt like throwing at them.


Monday, August 31, 2015
September and October are two of my favorite months of the year: less crowds, the beginning of cooler weather, but still warm enough for a light shirt during the day, and the return of more insects. Oh! And plenty of fish. For insects we can expect to see Mahogany Duns, PMD's, baetis, and the first stirrings of October Caddis. The beginning of the month is forecast to remain hot, mid- to upper 80's, with cooler mornings and evenings. Fall is not too far behind and towar...

Larry and Joe

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Three great days of fishing on the Williamson and Wood.

Fishing with Frank

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Frank Amato, Bruce Buckmaster and I enjoying two great days of fishing on the Williamson and Wood rivers.

Fishing Season off to a Good Start

Monday, June 22, 2015
It has been a good start to the 2015 season which began May 23rd. The river is in fine shape with good water levels and clarity. Catching lots of fresh fish from the lake. Hatches are a mixed bag of PMD's, baetis, and caddis.

A few hexagenia are starting to show during the day signaling the imminent arrival of the full blown evening hatches. Hexagenia will hatch for a couple weeks till mid-July.

Book News

Flyfishing & Tying Journal Winter Issue 2015-16

Saturday, October 24, 2015
The winter issue of Flyfishing & Tying Journal will be hitting the stands November 3rd. This is my first issue as editor packed with a lot of great articles, especially for all you steelhead anglers.

Marlon Rampy did a beautiful cover shot of the Medusa Fly.

I have written an extended editor's note, by way of introduction, and the book review column (Darrel ...

Fly Fishing and Tying Journal Facebook Page

Monday, August 31, 2015
Be sure to check out and Like, the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal Facebook page. New content, updates and exciting stuff coming soon!

New Position

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Wanted to share some great news: I have been appointed the new editor at Fly Fishing and Tying Journal (Frank Amato Publications). It's a wonderful honor to be involved in a magazine with such a great history.

40 Great American Trout Flies

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Farnk Amato Publications is putting the final touches on the new book titled 40 Great American Trout Flies. Proposed publication date is for February / March of 2016.

New Book Coming!

Monday, June 22, 2015
The new book will profile 40 flies with stunning photography by professional photographer Marlon Rampy.

To check out Marlon's photography see the 2015 summer issue of Fly fishing and Tying Journal (pictured to the left) or visit his website at: www.flyfishoregon.com

Get Started Fly Fishing Receives Award

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Get Started Fly Fishing (Frank Amato Publications, 2012) was awarded 3rd place in the Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association (NOWA) Excellence in Craft Award contest. Many thanks to NOWA for this great honor!

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