Articles written by Chester Allen

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 By Chester Allen    Opinion

Going crazy to stay sane

I woke up Sunday morning on fire to fish the March Brown mayfly hatch on the lower McKenzie River - just a few miles from Springfield. Yes, this spot is about 100 miles from Sisters. Yes, it... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

When in doubt, go fishing

For the past 20 years or so, I've tried to go fishing on New Year's Day - even when the Ducks were playing in a bowl game on that day. Stringing up a fly rod and walking along a river just... — Updated 1/2/2024 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

The river on the eve of winter

Life in Sisters Country brings us closer to the rhythms of our planet. For example, our seasons don't follow the calendar. I was reminded of this last weekend, when I drove the 50-odd miles... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

Football is good for fishing

I love college football season. I'm a University of Oregon grad, and I love my Ducks. I root for the Beavers when they're not playing the Ducks. I never, ever root for the Huskies. I love... — Updated 10/24/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

Found along the river

Over time, a river flows into your mind. What you see, hear, feel, smell, and touch swirl into memories. Sometimes what you see, such as swarms of mating mayflies rising, falling, and rising... — Updated 8/15/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

The lessons of two trout

The best - and the worst - part of fly-fishing is that there is always more to learn. Two fish showed me this during this past week. A lot of people don't like fishing in hot weather, but I l... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

Evening craziness

If you want to catch a really big trout during the summer, you should be on the river when the sun sets - and not at home enjoying a romantic evening with your spouse. Now, I've seen lots of... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 By Chester Allen    Opinion

Steve's big bull trout

I'm starting to think that the local trout were as eager for warm weather as the local humans. I fish almost every day - and no place is better for a crazed fly angler than Sisters - and... — Updated 6/13/2023 Full story


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