Sep 28, 2022

Just in - High Camp Flask

Pocket flask are great but what about the multi-day excursions when a pocket flask just isn't going to meet the demands. You need a solid flask that can tackle a full 750ml. High Camp Flask Firelight 750 will be your new friend. 

If mixing drinks is your thing then look no further than High Camp High Ball Shaker. With the High Ball Shaker you can mix your cocktail and take it with you in a 20oz, fully vacuum insulated tumbler. 

We stocked both items in Gunmetal and the gorgeous Copper you see pictured

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Sep 27, 2022

Need Gear for Your Next Saltwater Travel Trip? - Plan NOW

As fall settles in and winter approaches, some of you may be counting the days until your next saltwater trip. Whether the hard part of planning is done or you’re still daydreaming up destinations, we're here to help you get the gear you need before you actually need it and most importantly get you the gear you need while IT’S IN STOCK. 

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times over the last year that someone called looking to acquire this thing or that for a specific trip and btw… they leave in two weeks. Let’s just say most of those conversations ended in broken hearts and dashed dreams but we were able to help folks find alternative solutions so they could still come back with epic stories to tell for years to come. 

We’re looking good going into 2023, we’ve worked hard to acquire a massive varied inventory, it still may have some holes and is changing quickly but we’re confident we can help you find the gear you need. 

If your heart is set on something please give us a call as soon as possible to get it on order and hopefully out the door the same day. We already know that Tibor won’t be taking orders for Signature Reels in 2023 until they can get caught up so what we currently have in stock on Signatures is it. If this is one of those items you’d like to own, don't hesitate, call today. We planned ahead to have a solid inventory coming into 2023 don’t miss your chance!

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Gorge Fly Shop Team - 541.386.6977

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Sep 26, 2022

Boats / Float Tubes - Get Yours NOW for Spring

I know here at the shop we’re constantly thinking about our next fishing adventure and subsequently getting things together long before we know we’ll need them. This wasn’t always the case but with supply chain shortages becoming the norm in fly fishing as well as other areas of our lives it’s time to start planning accordingly. So if you’re dreaming about kicking around your favorite lake in a float tube this spring, or planning day trips on local rivers NOW is the time to buy while we have BOATS IN STOCK! 

Why is ordering ahead important? Well, if you’ve tried to get a boat or float tube in the last year or two you may have encountered a few roadblocks. Containers sitting on ships for months just waiting to get unloaded, certain materials not available, or just that production can’t keep up with demand. This isn’t limited to just boats. 

I know I’ve said it over 100 times, along with all of my co-workers, “Unfortunately ______ item is out of stock and I’m not sure when we’ll see it come in, fingers crossed it’s sometime soon.” I’m sure to say it again this coming year for everything from reels, to boots, boats, and saltwater gear in general but WE HAVE STOCK NOW and are ready to ship. 

If you know you’ll be in the market for something that floats in the future it would be a good idea to get it on order while supplies last. We worked hard and planned ahead to have solid inventory coming into 2023 and currently have more boats in stock than ever before but with inventory changing quickly it’s best to not miss your chance to own one today. Give us a call and let us know what you’re looking for, we’d be happy to get you set up.


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Gorge Fly Shop Team - 541.386.6977

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Sep 20, 2022

Sep 19, 2022

Just in - Simms Men's Coldweather Shirt - New for Fall 2022

Shown in Navy Sterling Plaid

This Simms Coldweather Shirt is a popular fall staple perfect for fall season of colors. 

A hardworking mainstay featuring the boosted warmth of waffle-lined micro-fleece internals. Quick-dry performance and chafe-free, off-shoulder seaming for added comfort. Stash gear in two cargo top load pockets to stay on the water until last light.
  • Flannel, waffle fleece-lined shirt to keep you warm during winter fishing
  • Two fly box compatible chest pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Off-shoulder seams for comfort
  • Slight drop tail
  • Resized in 2018 for a better fit
  • FABRIC TECH: 100% Polyester flannel, 100% Polyester waffle fleece
  • APPROX. WEIGHT: 18 oz
  • ITEM #: PG-10777

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Sep 15, 2022

Just in - Simms Guide BOA Boot - New for 2022

Just in...most popular sizes IN STOCK in Vibram or Felt Soles. 

The key to powering through the obstacles of a river system is great footing. The rugged, responsive Guide BOA Boot stacks agility and stability in your favor with Vibram or Felt traction and an exacting BOA-lacing system fit.

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Sep 13, 2022

Columbia Gorge Fishing Reports - 9/13/2022

Trout - Deschutes River:

Lower Deschutes River 

Fishing on the Deschutes from Warm Springs down to Maupin is getting better and better as we move into the middle of September. With overnight and daytime temps beginning to significantly cool off, the river and trout alike are responding well with more active feeding fish throughout the entire day, giving anglers more time to have productive fishing. 

Caddis are still happening and people are having success fishing dead imitations in the mornings and adult patterns in the evenings. A size 18 cdc x-caddis is a great pattern for the evening bite. Nymph fishing continues to produce the most action with frenchies, soft hackle pheasant tails, psycho princes and pat’s rubber legs all being good patterns. The streamer game has been picking up as well as we move into fall and get some cooler water temps. Swinging sculpzillas or the RIO meat sweats on a 3-4 weight trout spey is a good bet right now.

Don’t forget to purchase a boaters pass if you are floating any part of the Lower Deschutes. They can be purchased at and are required to have when floating.

Middle Deschutes River 

No recent report from the middle Deschutes but I would imagine it is good with the cooler weather and water temps we are starting to experience as we roll into mid September. 

Upper Deschutes

The upper Deschutes is currently closed due to the Cedar Creek Fire which is burning near the town of Oakridge. Cascade Lakes Highway, Crane Prairie Campgrounds and Wikiup Reservoir campgrounds are all closed indefinitely until the fire becomes more contained.

Metolius River 

The Met is phenomenal right now on all fronts. Prolific hatches, an abundance of bull trout, and great nymph fishing in the mornings are all happening right now on my favorite river in the world. Let’s start with the hatches. The fall green drakes began hatching over the last week and will continue to consistently hatch between 2-5pm most days for the next month I’d say. These large mayflies hatch here in a #10. Have both cripple and dun patterns during this hatch, these Metolius trout absolutely go crazy for these bugs. Additionally, flavs (#12-14 mayfly), a smattering of caddis and pale morning duns are all going off too. Because many of these bugs are all hatching at the same time, try using a double dry rig. Same setup as a double nymph rig, just with two dries. I like using a large green drake pattern with a smaller pmd or caddis pattern 18 inches off the big dry. Fishing is good folks. 

Nymphing in the mornings before the hatches get going is picking up fish as well. Lots of bull trout in the river and they are quite aggressive to streamers. Bring your 8 or 9 weight for these fish. They are big and pull hard in the fast current.

Mount Hood Lakes:

Lake Update
Lake season around Mt. Hood is in full swing. Float tubes are the best tool for the job up there and can be a ton of fun. Slow stripping wooly buggers, damsel nymphs and leeches is a great method. Nymphing with a set of chironomids or a pheasant tail nymph is a good bet too. If fishing this method, giving the indicator a few pops and strips here and there help bring those bugs to life and will trigger more takes.

Steelhead - 

Steelhead fishing has been fair to good. You definitely have to be covering water and searching hard, but those who are putting in the time, are finding fish for sure. Dry lines and skaters and/or small wet flies in the mornings and sink tips and intruders when the suns high. The smoke in Central Oregon is providing good cover to the sun allowing you to fish floating lines all day. Water temps are great with the Moody gauge reading 60 degrees today. Brisk fall mornings are here, get out there and get after it! This is a quick resource to check fish counts over the dams in the Columbia.

For the latest on fishing regulations in your angling zone visit

Smallmouth Bass / Carp:

Carp fishing has been killer during this heat wave! Look for carp cruising the shallow flats and back sloughs off the main Columbia River and be prepared to put an accurate cast right in their face to get an eat. It’s a super addicting way to fish and we have all the good carp bugs at the shop.

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Sep 12, 2022

Just in - Scott Wave Fly Rods - New for 2023

Scott just released their brand new Wave Fly Rod Series. We just got stock of all sizes. 

The Wave is a fast action rod to tackle your heavy freshwater and saltwater flats species. Comes in 6 - 12 weights and all rods feature 4 piece design with full wells grips and fighting butts.

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