Anti-Snagging Rule May Snag Oregon Fly Fishers

As Mark Freeman reports in the Mail Tribune, successful campaigning against salmon snagging may result in rules that prohibit fishing with tandem, or multi-fly, rigs on the Rogue and other Oregon rivers.  While still up for public discussion, it’s possible that the new regulations would prohibit all rigs with more than a single hook.  “Using a stonefly as a weight to pull down a second fly — such as an egg fly or a caddis nymph — under a strike indicator is a staple for summer steelhead fly-fishers on the upper Rogue. But that rigging would be illegal during the single-hook periods if the proposal is adopted.”

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