What began as a hunch, an idea, a casual conversation between friends or family: A guided fly-fishing trip in Central Oregon! And now here you are! So let’s take a minute to get an overview. There are pages here on the site where each of our local waters is detailed. Feel free to click over at any point, but here we will give a broad description of our approach and attitude towards being Oregon fly fishing guides.
First, please understand that you need zero equipment to go on a guided trip with us! We supply all of the essentials; rod, reel, waders and boots are included in the cost for every trip we offer. You just need a license and some flies, all of which you can pick up at our fly shop.
It is equally important to understand that you do not need to be an experienced angler to go on a guided trip. We specialize in taking complete beginners out and getting a bent rod in their hand! Here in Central Oregon we are fortunate to have fly-fishing opportunities for people who have quite literally never picked up a rod. Check out our page on the Crooked River. It is less than an hour from our shop and full of eager, native trout and whitefish. If you’ve never fished, this is most likely where we will go. Once there, you’ll realize why!
More experienced anglers might prefer a day on the Fall River for beautiful, difficult to fool spring creek rainbows and browns. Or a drift down the mighty and famous Lower Deschutes River for the chunky and brutally strong native Redband rainbows. Our river guides are on these waters year ‘round and understand what it takes to connect with fish better than anyone in the business.
Our flagship Oregon fishing trip is a multi-day camping trip and fishing float on the Lower Deschutes River. This is one of ultimate fly-fishing adventures you’ll ever embark on. Our guides and “baggers” (they set up camps and prepare meals – basically pamper you to death!) are amongst the most experienced in the business. This is a trip of a lifetime and we work so hard to make sure you’ll remember it forever and yearn to do it again!
We have the Cascade Lakes which fish wonderfully from May through October. Depending on your skill level and aspirations, we can take you to a lake where you will have lots of opportunities to catch average-sized trout, or a lake where you might encounter the biggest trout of your life! The Lake in the Dunes and Grindstone Lakes fishing trips offer private lakes with amazing views and fishing or our still water guides offer comfortable, purpose-built drift boats for covering as much water as necessary…in style!
All of our guides are experienced fly fishing Central Oregon anglers. We pride ourselves on being patient, encouraging, and diligent. Each of our waters demands a different approach and we customize our tackle and techniques to ensure you have the best chances for fooling fish. After all, being there is great, hooking fish is even better! Whether you are looking for an Oregon steelhead fishing or a fun walk and wade trip, our guides will work flat out from first cast ’til last to make sure you have every opportunity available to have a bent rod in your hand and a smile on your face!
Take a few minutes to check out the variety of waters within an hour of Bend, Oregon. We are sure you will find one to your liking. Either book a trip online or better yet call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 and let’s talk you through every possibility and aspect of what your day with us consists of.