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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.

  The fishing season's open! The fishing has been really good so far and getting better as
things warm up.

     The Crooked River
has fished very well all winter and continues to get better with a little more water flow and warmer air temps. Fish small Copper Johns, Two-Bit Hookers, Zebra Midges & Serendipities for your nymphs and look for dries changing from BWO's to PMD's & Caddis.

     The Fall River has made a comback with good reports from anglers finding fish and some good hatches.  BWO's will still be the hatch to look for when raining, but look foe PMD's & Caddis as the weather warms up. 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 The trick to nymphing here is to use tungsten weighted bugs so your're in the zone. Our CZ Caddis, WMD Golden Stone & the Two Bit Hooker are great flies to try. 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, really GOOD the last couple of months.

     The Deschutes River
is now open from Little Lave Lake downstream to the mouth, and has been fishing really well. Caddis and PMD will be the match the hatch for the rest of the summer. Look for dries in the morning and evenings or any time you can find shade on the water and nymph during the day time.

     Crane Prairie is open and fishing pretty well for most anglers. The water is up so fish can be found all over the reservior. The hot set-up for crane has been Balanced Leeches & chironomides fished below an indicator. Come by and we'll show you our selection of Balanced Leeches and how to fish them. We have the parts needed to tie them if you want to twist up your own.

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