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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 has been fishing well with Caddis, PMD's and Midges are working on top and small Copper Johns, Zebra Midges, Serendipities and Rainbow Warriors are working for nymphs. When the rain comes, look to fish BWO's during the middle of the day.

     The Fall River has been stocked with a lot of fish and is fishing really well with Caddis and PMD's.
     Don't forget the Deschutes River through town and the Metolius River are both open all year and offer great fishing access.
     The Steelhead have been moving into the lower river and the catch reports have been great in the mornings down near the mouth. There have been fish showing in the Maupin area in pretty good numbers, kind of hit or miss like they are moving through in waves. There are a few fish in the upper river right now and those numbers will just increase throughout the rest of the season. Let's just hope for cooler weather to keep the water temperature down and the fish moving in!

Only a few days left to fish our lakes since most of them close at the end of October, so get out there before it's over.
     Lava Lake has seem to slow down a bit, but Rainbows are still being caught while stripping buggers deep or chironomide fishing.
     East Lake has been good fishing Chironomids and stipping Buggers.          The Callibaetis hatch has slowed down with the fall weather.
    Wickiup & Crane Prairie have both been producing some really nice fish, but you have to work for them.
     The rest of the cascade Lakes are open and fishing well catching Rainbows, Browns, Brooks and Kokanee on the fly.

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

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What's Happenin'

Steelhead can be found in good numbers now throughout the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River. Looks like a really good Steelhead Season and we should see a lot more fish in the upper river in the weeks to come.

We've got some new gear in stock. 

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

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

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