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     Welcome to the Patient Angler Fly Shop. The locals favorite for fly fishing Information, Instruction, Flies & Gear, Fly Tying Materials & Tools, Guided Trips and Adventure Travel.  The Patient Angler has provided quality products and services in Bend, Oregon since 1984, with a professional full time staff that is well versed in all aspects of fresh and saltwater fly fishing.

      We are blessed to live in central Oregon surrounded by some of the best fishing in the country. Great rivers like the Deschutes River, Crooked River, John Day River, North Umpqua River and the McKenzie River producing Bass, Trout, Steelhead and Salmon for fly anglers. Then we have the beautiful High Cascade Lakes available just outside our back door. Lava Lake, Little Lava Lake, Hosmer Lake, East Lake, Paulina Lake, Crane Prairie Reservoir, North/South Twin Lakes, Wickiup Reservoir & Davis Lake all providing great trout fishing throughout the season.
     Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish, Kokanee, Atlantic Salmon, Large & Small Mouth Bass, Steelhead and Salmon are all availible to our Central Oregon Anglers.

     Stop by our well stocked shop and let us redefine fly shop customer service for you.

  There's some good fishing going on!
     The Crooked River as of the last fish count, had a large drop in the number of Rainbows per mile, but there has still been some really good days out there. BWO's & Midges will be the match the hatch on top during the winter months. Fishing small Copper Johns, Hot Wire Mays, Zebra Midges, Serendipities for nymphs, but don't forget about small egg patterns to take advantage of the Whitefish spawning now.

     The Fall River has been making a comback with good reports from anglers finding fish and some good hatches. BWO's are again the main hatch during the winter along with a constant Midge presents. When there's no hatch to match, try a attractor pattern on top like a Lady Di or hit spotted fish with a weighted streamer pattern like a Sculpzilla subsurface.

     The Metolius
River has it's share of BWO's & Midges, but Streamer fishing for Bull Trout can be fun anytime if you're looking for a big dawg! Sink-tips and streamer lines used with big baitfish patterns can turn those big heads.

     The Deschutes River from Benham Falls downstream can provide some good angling for those who want to stay close to town. I like to streamer fish this area for Browns in the slower water, but last week had my best luck fishing nymphs for Rainbows in riffle water.

Give us a call at the shop for todays fishing forecast.                     (541) 389-6208

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What's Happenin'

We've got some new gear in stock. 

NEW Fenwick Aetos 10' 3wt Rod @ $195.00, Awesome Czech nymphing rod.

Redington Dually Spey Rods @ $249.00, Put a Spey package together for less than $500.00.

Echo Base Rod Kit, a great starter kit complete with a 5wt 9' 4pc rod, Base Reel, Line, Leader, Backing and Rod & Reel Case, all for $169.00.

Pro Tube Fly Tying System, very cool system for tying steelhead & saltwater tube flies.

New tying beads - Nymph Head Tungsten Beadheads & Fluorescent Bug Collar Beads

New tying material - Barred Rhea in 5 hot color combo's for steelhead flies.

Skagit Max Lines Spey lines and the revolutionary Grip Shooter running line.

Come in and check them out!

Had a great trip to the Bahamas, check our our Blog page for the report. New pictures posted to "Saltwater Flats" on our Photo page.

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Our friends on Facebook will have great opportunities during the season for first hand information, great deals and free gear. Like us today!

Check out our new video "Marlin On The Fly In Mexico" There's some cool underwater footage of releasing the marlin at the end.

      It's always a good idea to check river levels before you go fishing.
      Just click on "Stream Flows" above and select your water. If your favorite water is not on our list, just let us know and we'll add it if it's available.

      Read our current fishing reports