The Great Outdoors: Fly Fishing Flies and Protecting the North Umpqua River

Last week, we told you about a new wild steelhead sanctuary on the Umpqua RiverThis week, Gary Lewis goes back to the Steamboat Inn to tie a classic steelhead fly and hear about a new gold mine being proposed on the river in this segment of the Great Outdoors.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Steelhead Sanctuary in the North Umpqua River

The North Umpqua is one of the world’s premier steelhead streams with both winter-runs and summer-run fish. Now, the North Umpqua’s steelhead will be protected in an piece of public lands legislation that was signed into law by President Trump. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to the North Umpqua River and Steamboat Creek.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: McLagan’s Taxidermy

Call it hunter fashion or just call it interior design, but people have been preserving heads and hides for as long as there has been hunting for meat and survival. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis introduces you to the man behind one of the longest-running taxidermy services in Central Oregon, McLagan’s Taxidermy.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Hybrid Bass Fishing

There’s only one place in Oregon where you can tangle with a hybrid bass and the best time to fish it is now. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to Ana Reservoir.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: World-Renowned Pro-Cure Fish Bait

Thirty-thousand pounds of salmon eggs, a truckload of shiners, and a thousand pounds of squid. No, it’s not a sushi restaurant, it’s Pro-Cure Bait Scents, a bait store. In this week’s great outdoors, Gary Lewis shows you a Northwest business that has grown from humble beginnings into a worldwide brand.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: The Debate on Hunting Contests

For some hunters, wildlife competitions are a way of life, connecting with each other in the name of conservation. Gary Lewis takes a closer look at the debate from the hunters perspective in this week’s Great Outdoors.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Oregon Fishing Club

It’s the only private fishing club in Oregon with exclusive access to 37 privately-held properties, each within a two-hour drive of Portland. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to the Oregon Fishing Club.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Creating Effective Fishing Flies

The growing popularity of international fly fishing competitions are driving innovations to help you catch more trout. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to the fly-tying desk.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Hybrid Bass Fishing at Ana Reservoir

There’s only one place in Oregon where you can tangle with a hybrid bass and the best time to fish it is now. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Gary Lewis takes us to Ana Reservoir.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Chukar Hunting in Deschutes River Canyon

At the tail end of winter, when that inversion layer is likely to lay down on the tops of the hills, some people go chukar hunting. In this week’s Great Outdoors,  Gary Lewis takes us to the Deschutes River Canyon.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.