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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 dropped from 558cfs to 243cfs and has been fishing well. I would still check levels before you head out that way. Caddis and Midges are working on top and small Copper Johns, Zebra Midges, Serendipities and Rainbow Warriors are working for nymphs.

     Don't forget the Deschutes River through town and the Metolius River are both open all year and offer great fishing access.
     The Lower Deschutes has been pretty good this year fishing Caddis & PMD's  as the bugs of the day. The fishing has been really good with Caddis just before dark. The Steelhead have been pouring into the lower river and the catch reports have been great in the mornings down near the mouth. There have been a few fish showing in the Maupin area, but not enough to write home about. Let's just hope for cooler weather to keep the water temperature down and the fish moving in!
     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 on fire fishing Chironomids and stipping Buggers. Callibaetis are now starting to show in fishable numbers and should remain the go to hatch for the summer.
     The rest of the cascade Lakes are open and fishing well catching Rainbows, Browns, Brooks and Kokanee on the fly.

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What's Happenin'
We've got some new gear in stock. Water Proof Kast Steelheading Gloves, Redington Dually Spey Rods @ $249.00, Pro Tube Fly Tying System, Skagit Max Lines and much more. 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