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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
is in it's winter fishing mode, so BWO's and Midges will be the dry game for the next couple months. Fish small Copper Johns, Hot Wire Mays, Two-Bit Hookers, Zebra Midges & Serendipities for nymphs.

     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 months with some Midges in the mix. 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. Don't forget to try a Kokanne Candy, It's been the Not Match The Hatch Fly!

     The Metolius
River had some good action thi summer, but again BWO's & Midges will dominate the action. 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 Bull fishing has been really good lately.

     The Deschutes River
from Benham Falls downstream can provide some good angling, and is open during the winter for those who want to stay close to town. I like to streamer fish this area for Browns in the slower water, Come in and we'll show you the Outbound lines we use. Somtimes I have my best luck fishing nymphs for Rainbows in riffle water, maybe a big Stonefly nymph with a Two-Bit Hooker dropper.

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. 

Modern Steelhead Flies - Great new book for all you steelhead tying nuts, by Rob Russell & Jay Nicholas $39.95

SAGE X Single hand & Spey Rods, fast action, Konnetic HD Technology $899.00

SAGE Foundation Rod, 4wt - 8wt fast action, graphite IIIe $325.00
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.

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