New Fly Fishing Shop Opens in Bend Oregon’s Old Mill District

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The Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon will welcome a new, locally owned fly fishing shop this May. The new store, Confluence Fly Shop, is a full-service fly fishing retailer, providing anglers with flies, equipment, terminal tackle, as well as high-quality local knowledge, service and advice. Owner Tye Krueger is a long-time Central Oregon resident with extensive experience serving the area’s fly fishing and outdoor enthusiasts.

“This venture was born from a true passion for the fly fishing lifestyle and a desire to create a shop focused on sharing that passion with others in the community and visitors to the area,” said Krueger. “We are creating a shop atmosphere like none other and a comforting and welcoming experience that speaks to our patrons about all the unique aspects of this region. Plus, we have a world-class fishery right outside our door – the Deschutes River.”

Confluence Fly Shop is partnering with the experienced guides at Deep Canyon Outfitters to offer visitors guided adventures on the water or in the field. With the Old Mill Fly Casting Course, a 12-hole golf-style fly course, right outside their door, the shop will be able to offer a prime location for the testing of equipment, free and tuition-based fly fishing schools, instructional clinics, and private casting lessons to anglers of all skill levels.

The store will outfit anglers with a wide variety of industry leading equipment, as well as a selection of rental equipment for impromptu trips to the water.

Confluence Fly Shop will be located near Ginger’s Kitchenware at 375 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 100 in Bend. They can be reached by email at [email protected] The shop will open in May 2013.

About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retail outlets and businesses call the Old Mill District home, as does the park-like Les Schwab Amphitheater which can accommodate up to 8,000 patrons for concerts and other events. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.

The Old Mill District is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many stores, including Regal Cinemas and restaurants, have extended hours. For complete information on

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  1. Ken Krueger on

    Here’s wishing Confluence Fly Shop great success. Being introduced to the fantastic fly fishing waters in the Bend area by someone like Tye Krueger is both a humbling and gratifying experience. Intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area and an unmistakable love for the sport of fly fishing combine to make spending a day on the water with Tye or one his highly trained and skilled staff a truly memorable experience. My advice, don’t do it unless you want to be “hooked” on it for the rest of your life.

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