Diamondback Rods

Looking to add another rod for fishing this fall? Consider adding a Diamondback to your gear! Copyright © 2020 Stillwater Adventures, all rights...

Vickie’s Fall Fly-Fishing Tips

Getting ready for fall fishing I eagerly anticipate the beginning of the fall fishing season as I stock my fly box and complete an inspection and tune up of my rods, boats, and other gear. I will be heading out mid-September and return home once the lakes begin to ice...

Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake channel to the North Pool Eager to escape the August heat, I headed to Hosmer Lake, a fly-fishing-only lake located southwest of Bend, Oregon. Hosmer Lake is situated in the scenic volcanic landscape along the Cascade Highway. The lake spans 200 acres with...

Campbell Lake (Freemont National Forest)

Campbell Lake, in the Fremont National Forest, Lake County, Oregon August’s record high water temperatures have severely impacted the fishing in lakes near Portland, so I headed to Campbell Lake in southern Oregon. Campbell Lake is a pleasant, 21-acre mountain...

Vickie’s Fall Fly Patterns

Trout caught on Vickie’s Burnt Orange Predator Bugger at Pronghorn Lake, Oregon I cannot wait for fall fishing! I am dreaming about cooler waters of fall and catching tough, feisty trout that have grown even bigger over the summer. Before the fall season begins, I...

Vickie’s Fall Fly Bonus

When you order $75 worth of flies or fly assortments through Labor Day you will receive a midge 6-compartment fly box containing:  (2) UV Midge Pupa  (2) UV Midge (2) All Purpose Nymph #12 & #14 hook sizes (colors may vary) $18 value Orders through Labor...

July Fishing Report with my AP Nymph

Pupa Pattern: All Purpose Nymph On my recent fishing trips, I have observed lakes filled with aquatic insects undergoing transition to their adult form. Damselflies have been particularly abundant. Trout are gorging on vulnerable damsel nymphs working their way...

July Fishing Report with my UV Midge

Larva Pattern: Vickie’s UV Midge My UV Midge has earned its place of honor in my fly box and become a staple pattern that I regularly turn to. I have been using the blood red and olive colors this month as I have found fish have been particularity drawn to these...