Moving to Portland

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  1. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

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    Moving there for school in a week and looking for rivers and fly shops to check out. I plan on exploring the area to see what there is to offer, but I wanted to put this out there to see if anyone had any advice or help to offer. I'm also cool to buddy up with someone local to check out the area. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. coastal cutthroat

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    check out River City Fly shop. Great guys, friendly place, incredible material choices. Tell them Ira says hello.
     
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  3. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Soul River in Kenton District
     
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  4. GAT

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    You'll have a number of rivers that you can easily reach within an hour or two from Portland. Of course, the most well known is the Deschutes, but there's also the Sandy River, the Clackamas River and many, many coastal streams that hold salmon/SRC/steelhead. You can even fish the Willamette and Columbia if you're so inclined.

    I've heard River City is the place to go for current info.

    You could be moving to worse places when it comes to flyfishing ...
     
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    Moving to Portland to fish isn't a bad idea either. Locate yourself right and you're minutes from the Clack, half hour to the Sandy, 2 hours to the Deschutes, and 2 hours to the coastal rivers. You won't have time to study.

    Sg
     
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    Don at River City Fly Shop is definitely the place to be... Be careful of the regulations regarding fishing times on various river... some are closed, some close 10/31 & don't reopen until May. Anyway... a cool place to live... (great food)
     
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  7. Brendan

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    Codioos, I moved from Spokane to Portland about four years ago.

    There are plenty of options to get into fish here. A weekend trip to the Deschutes is a must, and the Coast Range is full of streams that hold fish. It's even possible to head right downtown on the Willamette and catch bass on the bank in the summer. The Sandy and Clack are an easy bike ride from town. Steelhead is a hell of a drug.

    Don at River City is a really nice guy. I have never had a bad experience there.

    You will have a great time here, it's a great city.
     
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    This is all great guys, thank you very much. I'm excited to get over there and become one with the weird.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Portland, IMO, has only two things going for it; Voodoo Donuts and Powell's Books. Good luck with the move and course of study.
     
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    For river fishing (no idea about lakes) you call flyfishusa in Welches, Or. If there's a fish in same they will know.
     
  11. Brendan

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    Freestone, Powell's is the best thing on earth. I may never move just because I'll never have a better bookstore so close.

    Voodoo is just OK. Discerning doughnut eaters in PDX all think Blue Star is the way to go.

    But you forgot BEER. This town has so much good beer it's silly.
     
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    It also has Grimms... which is danged handy when the town is full of Vesson. :)
     
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    (not to scare ya off...)

    But you'll love the rush-hour parking lot traffic too. ;)
     
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    Welcome!
    Because you are from my neck of the woods.... (if your from Hillyard, I will tell you all my secrets), I would like to say..... welcome. :)

    I live down in the couv.... But I fish as much as I can, and I am really cool and popular...
    I will give you as much info as I can... but until then.... Deschutes, in the fall, with BWO's.

    welcome. :)
     
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    not to mention DAMN sexy
     
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