McKenzie River fishing guide
specialists, fly fishing Oregon McKenzie River trout
second book, Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing, published by
Stackpole Books, has just hit
the stores, and it’s a fun, fast read with lots of photos. Besides effective fly
patterns and detailing techniques that catch fish in lakes and ponds, I discuss
how to locate elusive fish in stillwaters and formulating a strategic game plan
to move the angler toward being consistently successful at catching fish.
If you order the book directly from me, I would be happy to sign
it and enclose one of my signature flies tied by me personally. Softbound:
$24.95 Mailing: Add $5, mainland USA only. Check or money orders.
I cannot process credit or debit cards. Thanks.
Michael Gorman 330 NW Autumn Place Corvallis, OR 97330 (phone: 541.207.4000)
Steelhead Fly Angling, too, is a
fun read. Guaranteed. You can order the book directly from me. I would be happy
to sign it and enclose one of my signature wet flies tied by me personally. In
writing this book, I have kicked the hornet’s nest. Some controversy. Yes, it
has info about flies, techniques, and where the fish are. But, I address issues
of crowding, strategic planning, biases, and a “guerilla” approach to catching
steelhead in a competitive environment. Amato Publishing did a great job of
design, layout, and photo reproduction. The book contains more than 200 photos.
Very interesting and different, I think. Hardcover: $45 Softbound: $29.95
Mailing: Add $5, mainland USA only. Check or money orders. I cannot process
credit or debit cards. Thanks.
the McKenzie River Fishing Guide.
When it’s time to treat yourself to a McKenzie River trout fly
fishing trip, even if it’s just a one-day, mini Oregon fly fishing vacation, we are at your
service. We want you to choose us to be your McKenzie River fly fishing
guide. It’s our promise to make it a fun, memorable fly fishing experience.
When it comes to selecting a McKenzie River fly fishing
guide, you can find a hundred to choose from. And, when the native “redsides”
rainbow trout and cutthroat are not being selective, any fly fishing guide will do.
The problem is --- like any other stream --- the McKenzie River trout sometimes
need a little extra coaxing. This is why you need a fly fishing guide who is
experienced and resourceful, one who knows the McKenzie and her fish. A
variety of fly fishing techniques and the right McKenzie River fly pattern
will enable you to catch fish when other anglers (and fly fishing guides)
As for expertise and credentials, read on about our
head McKenzie River fishing guide, Michael Gorman. Then, check out our
McKenzie River trout fly fishing photo gallery
(click here), the McKenzie River Fly Fishing
page, the McKenzie River Fly Fishing Pattern
link, or just a little about the
McKenzie itself, its proximity to Eugene, and a feel for what this beautiful
river can add to your memories .
fly fishing guide, college instructor, and author
Michael Gorman, founder of
Fly Fishing Tours, Inc., has been guiding and teaching effective
fly fishing skills for more than 30 years. His angling knowledge and
skills have been honed in New Zealand, Ireland, Christmas Island, the Bahamas,
Florida, Alaska, British Columbia, and all over the Western United States,
including Oregon's world-famous Deschutes, Rogue River, McKenzie River, and North Umpqua.
He owned and operated his own retail fly fishing shop in Corvallis, Oregon for
many years, and was, also, the head fishing guide. Michael continues to
guide throughout the calendar year, in addition to teaching credit PAC fishing
classes at Oregon State University (Go Beavers!), where he did so for the
last 27 years.
Always asked to pick favorite local fishing waters, Michael would have to choose
the McKenzie River, near Eugene, for trout. From late winter
through early summer, he and his McKenzie River fishing guides are in constant
pursuit of the river's native "redside" rainbow trout and cutthroat.
Our McKenzie River fly fishing guides are skilled in all fly fishing methods, including
deadly nymph fishing techniques.
(See photo below.)
Here's our simple philosophy: to guide effectively is to teach
effectively. Come learn to catch fish, and catch them more consistently:
steelhead, trout and salmon. Though we never restrict our fly fishing
methods, your McKenzie River fishing guide, or your Rogue River or Siletz River
steelhead fly fishing guide is a nymph
Take a tour of the rest of the
site, or click here for details about a
McKenzie River fly fishing guide trip.