The state of Oregon is a fly-fishing paradise. From famous trout rivers such as the Deschutes and Metolius, to steelhead on the Umpqua and the Rogue, to abundant smallmouth on the John Day, Oregon has it all. Editor-in-chief of American Fly Fishing magazine and long-time Oregon resident John Shewey showcases 50 flies that are essential for anyone planning a trip to this state. Each fly pattern is accompanied by a stunning, detailed image with a recipe. Shewey, a recognized authority on West Coast flies and their histories, not only explains how to fish and rig each pattern but also includes interesting historical information that makes this book the perfect complement to other fishing guides to the state.
John Shewey is an Oregon-based veteran steelhead fly angler, journalist, photographer, author, and noted fly tier whose elegant steelhead flies have earned national prominence. The editor-in-chief of American Fly Fishing magazine, John has penned hundreds of articles and published countless photographs and to date has authored nearly two dozen books. He lives in Salem, Oregon.