Information & Products

Freshwater Fishing
     The Patient Angler takes pride in providing honest, first hand fly fishing information on all local waters. We have free maps on local rivers and lakes showing fishing access, boat launches and campgrounds. After suggesting where to go, we can help you with fly selections for the area as well as useful tactics that will make your outing more productive.

     Because The Patient Angler has a strong customer base of local anglers, local guides and because of the fact that all the employees spend most of their days off fishing, we usually have our finger on the pulse of what's hot and what's not. Give us a call, we would love to fill you in on the latest hatch or the hottest new fly pattern.

Saltwater Fishing
     One of our strongest areas of expertise is in saltwater fly fishing. Not what you might expect from a fly shop located in Central Oregon, but we have over 25 years experience fishing in beautiful locations around the world, chasing a broad spectrum of saltwater game fish. We have recommendations for guides and lodging for many locations that we have explored.

     The Patient Angler also stocks a large selection of books, videos and DVD'S covering all aspects of fly fishing for fresh and saltwater fish.

   The Patient Angler stocks quality fly-fishing gear and apparel from the top manufactures. We chose to sell and support the products that perform well on the water and are the best value to our customers. In other words... if we sell it - we use it! The shop staff field-tests every thing we sell. In doing this, we gain first hand knowledge of its performance and how it compares to similar products in the industry. Our experience and product knowledge will help you when making important decisions about purchasing fly gear & apparel.

   Product lines include Sage, Winston, SIMMS, Cortland, Patagonia, Tibor, Galvan, Lamson, Ross, Scientific Angler, Mastery, Rio, Outcast, ECHO, Redington, Fishpond, Maui Jim and Action Optics. If there’s something you need that we don’t have in stock, we would be happy to order it for you.
  Fly Tying
   The locals know us as the fly tiers shop.We have dedicated a whole room in our shop to the art of tying flies. Our extensive material selection allows tiers to tie flies for trout, steelhead, salmon, saltwater flats, saltwater inshore and saltwater offshore.

   We stock hooks from, Mustad, Dia-Riki, Daiichi, Gamakatsu, Owner and Tiemco. Tying materials that we stock come from a wide range of leading  distributors including Whiting farms, Metz, Keough, Fish Hunter, Hareline and Spirit River.

   To give you an idea of the depth of our inventory, we stock over 200 different dubbings, 164 carded chenille’s, 274 threads/tinsels/wire, 173 beads/cones/eyes, 76 different flashes, 60 different natural/dyed animal hair patches and 40 colors of marabou. This is only a fraction of the materials available at our shop.   We love to tie at the Patient Angler, and we are constantly in search of new materials and developing new patterns and tying techniques. Stop by for a visit, you never know what cutting edge fly will be in our vise.

  The Patient Angler also offers a large selection of quality flies tied by the leading suppliers in the industry, as well as custom locally tied patterns you won’t find anywhere else. Our flies are tied with the highest quality hooks and materials, and with a standard of quality control that produces uniformity and maximum durability. We carry proven productive fly patterns for Trout, Bass, Steelhead, salmon and all saltwater species.

   Have a hard to find or custom pattern you need for a fishing trip, send us a sample and we can tie it for you.

 If you need flies or fly fishing gear & apparel, just give us a call and we would be glad to mail it to you.
 Don't forget, No Sales Tax in Oregon.

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