Monday, March 2, 2009

Little Willow - Bend, Oregon

I have been a fly fishing guide for a long time and this was one of the best days of fishing for large trout that I have ever experienced. The pictures didn't do it justice so I decided to make it into a movie and it still does not do it justice. If you ever get the opportunity to fish this incredible private lake in Central Oregon drop every thing and go.

The Steelhead Train

The steelhead train on the Wallowa river out of Minam,OR. Incredible experience and plenty of fish to go around. We booked three nights(FEB 19-22) at the Minam Hotel, great place and great people. The rooms are clean,dry and warm. Availability can be limited you must book early for the steelhead run (mid Feb thru the end of Mar). You have plenty of fishing options that range from a hike or train ride down river(booked at the hotel), a drive up river were the main highway follows the river to the town of Wallowa, or just fish right behind the hotel. The river was low at the time we were there, not floatable in a drift boat(130cfs), but always navigable in a pontoon boat. The best floats are up river to the mill and float back to the hotel or as we did float down river and have the train pick us up at a place called Kimmel, approx 8 mi down river. The water varies from deep holes, to skinny riffles and chutes, and some great swing water. Most fishing here seemed to be done with conventional gear such as bobber and jig, but there was plenty of success with the fly(stones, eggs, anything black, purple, or blue on the swing). A great time was had by all that went and the staff at the hotel are very knowledgeable about the river and do an exceptional job catering to the fisherman. If your looking for another shot at steelhead in the winter this place is a great option. Any questions please feel free to send an email to attn Scott Lewis and I will be happy to answer them.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Call the shop for more info or to reserve you tickets 541-318-1616

Tower Theater, Bend Oregon
March 11th 2009
Doors Open: 6:30
Cold Beers: 6:32
Show starts: 7:00
Tickets availible at Fly & Field Outfitters
$15.00 Adults
$12.00 Seniors
$10.00 Children

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is the fishing entertainment event of the year. This 90-minute mini-film festival features segments from the sport’s best filmmakers shot in foreign destinations like Papua New Guinea, Russia, Belize, as well as domestic waters from California and Colorado to southern Louisiana and the Florida Keys.

The films offer a great blend of inspiring cinematography, hilarious comedy, poignant commentary, and tons of amazing fish. Hosted by a live emcee and featuring door prizes and entry in a grand prize trip giveaway, this event is a celebration for all to enjoy.
2009 Films Lineup

Confluence Films: “Drift”
A stunning visual journey, DRIFT takes you on a cinematic adventure across the flats of Belize and the Bahamas, down the tailwaters of the Green, Frying Pan and the Big Horn, spey casting on the Deschutes, and exploring the exotic rivers of Kashmir, India.

Beattie Outdoor Productions: “Nervous Water”
Filmed in Colorado, New Zealand, Texas and Papua New Guinea, Nervous Water depicts the thrilling pursuits of four groups of anglers, each hopelessly obsessed with the fish they love - Brown Trout, Cutbows, Redfish and Marlin.

Felt Soul Media: “Eastern Rises”
Combining the vision of founders Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, FSM creates soulful, story driven fly fishing films that capture the emotion and beauty inherent to the sport. Scenes from the Far reaches of the Kamchatka Peninsula to the threatened Bristol Bay.

Howard Films: “Bass: The Movie”
This is the first comprehensive look behind the scenes of Bass: The Movie. We pitted a conventional angler and a fly rod angler against one another in a Bass Eden. Who would win? Well, as it turned out, it evolved into a surprising team that left the Bass literally shaking their heads.

WorldAngling: “Connected”
Join the crew of Will Benson and Dave Teper, in search of the best saltwater flats fishing action, the largest fastest game fish that lurk in the light blue ocean as well as profile the people who have created a lifestyle that surrounds this Passion.

Skinny Fist: “Rivers of a Lost Coast”
The story of the cutthroat culture of California’s coastal fly fishing. Led by
legendary fly fishing gypsy, Bill Schaadt, a cult of coastal fishermen revolutionized their sport and redefined their own lives.

Rollcast Productions: “Hustle & Fish”

An epic fly fishing adventure chock-full of wacky characters, near death experiences, sharks, bears, wolves, and most of all breathtaking fly fishing footage and plenty of fish porn. It is RPs follow up to the hit film “Fishizzle!”

Call the shop for more info or to reserve you tickets 541-318-1616

Sunday, February 22, 2009


We are all looking forward to the opportunities that Crane will offer in the 2009 season. This particulalar body of water has quickly become the guide’s favorite at Fly and Field. Crane Prairie Reservoir offers some of the largest trout in the Northwest and the shallow depths of this Central Oregon reservoir cater to fly fishing techniques.