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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 fishing pretty well for trout with Caddis dominating the hatches, but the big October Caddis has shown up and both nymphs & dries are taking fish. The Steelhead fishing on the Lower D has got a lot better in the last couple of weeks with fish moving in both the Columbia and the Deschutes. The numbers of Steelhead above Maupin have increased and will hopefully continue as the weather changes.
     The Crooked River as of the last fish count, had a large drop in the number of Rainbows per mile, but there has been some good hatches lately. Caddis & PMD's have been working on top and small Copper Johns, Hot Wire Mays, Zebra Midges, Serendipities and Rainbow Warriors are working for nymphs.

     The Fall River has been making a comback with good reports from anglers finding fish and some good hatches. PMD's & Caddis are the main hatches 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 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! The Green Drakes are going off Now, so get out there!

     Lava Lake is fishing pretty well. Fishing Chironomids below an indicator is a good technique to start with on any of our lakes before the major hatches start. Small green buggers fished on a slow sinking line can be very productive this time of year. Look for pretty consistant Callibaetis hatches and Damsels throughout the rest of the summer.

     East Lake has been very productive for most anglers using a number of different techniques. Chironomids below an indicator has been the most productive lately, but Callibaetis are the go to hatch most days.

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