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The Oregon Trout Trail
Joel La Follette

Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Joel La Follette's Adventure Rig

When it comes to fly fishing we all find ourselves in a rut at times, doing the same thing over and over because we know it and it’s in our comfort zone. Joel La Follette is constantly looking for something new to experience with a fly rod in hand and shares his discoveries as he travels our state and the world.

A few years ago he came up with the concept of the Oregon Trout Trail in an effort to get his customers and newsletter readership to rediscover the wonderful native Trout fisheries we have in Oregon. Joel also wanted to challenge himself to explore more of the state his family has called home for 6 generations and learn more about how they helped shape Oregon.

The Oregon Trout Trail winds through the mountains and valleys of Oregon from the high deserts in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. It’s a trail of discovery that challenges us all to explore our state to learn more about our native Trout and ourselves.

Joel La Follette learned the art of fly-fishing in the cool pine forest along the banks of the Metolius River at the ripe old age of 9. After an adventurous career that has included commercial fisherman, professional photographer, race car driving instructor, and over 18 years in the Fly Fishing Industry, Joel has settled in as the owner of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing in West Linn, Oregon.

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