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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 Lower Deschutes has been pretty busy with anglers, but still fishing well. Most anglers have been nymphing with a Stonefly nymph and dropper set-up, but the Salmon fly dries are out from Maupin upstream to Meca and will be the go to match the hatch for the next month. Hope you're stocked up on Chubbies!
     The Crooked River has been fishing well with BWO and Midges on top and small Copper Johns, Hot Wire Mays, Zebra Midges, Serendipities and Rainbow Warriors are working for nymphs. Caddis should start to show in good numbers as the weather warms.

     The Fall River has been a little tough as far as finding fish, but if you find some, fish with Midges & BWO. Sometimes when there's no hatch to match, try a attractor pattern on top or hit them with a streamer pattern subsurface.

     The Metolius
River has a number of different hatches happening on any given day. Caddis, Golden Stones, PMDs and Green Drakes are all coming with the warmer weather. Streamer fishing for Bull Trout can be fun anytime the hatch is off, if you're looking for a big dawg!

     Lava Lake is open and fishing really well. Fishing Chironomids below an indicator is a good technique to start with on any of our lakes before the bulk of major hatches start. Small green buggers fished close to the bottom on a fast sinking line can be very productive this time of year.

Give us a call at the shop for todays fishing forcast.                     (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