The Fall River, just south of Bend, Oregon is a spring-fed gem and is open to fly fishing only. This little river runs approximately eight miles from its source to the Deschutes River, mostly silently ghosting through pine forests, slicing dramatic “S” and oxbow bends on its way. There are few prettier places to wave a fly rod. For those familiar with spring creek fishing, you understand the inherent complexity of fooling fish in such places. For those curious about the delicate presentations used on spring creeks, this is the place to explore! Watching a trout tip casually up to your size 20 dry fly is one of the greatest thrills in fly fishing. Many of us get addicted to the intricacies of spring creek fishing. Some days can be the epitome of frustration. Others, can be the reward for all that we’ve learned and practiced.
Fly and Field Outfitters located in Bend has expert Oregon fishing guides who have spent decades studying the methods used on spring creeks like Fall River. If you’ve been on one and had no success, or are interested in dipping your toe into these particularly chilly waters, we can help unlock some of the secrets all such rivers hold. We offer either Half-Day or Full-Day Walk and Wade Guided Trips.
The Fall River in Oregon is open for fly fishing year ‘round and fishes wonderfully throughout the winter. We’ve fished it in knee-deep snow in February and had amazing dry fly action under bluebird skies. The peaceful serenity of this spring creek in difficult to put into words and the beauty simply must be seen to be believed.
There are special regulations for the Fall River. Be sure to check out the ODFW Regulation Book or inquire with us here at the shop for when the lower stretch closes. Each year this date can change based on spawning patterns of the brown trout migrating up from the Deschutes. These are magnificent fish that can be observed pairing up and clearing spawning areas late-summer and into the autumn. It is a spectacular thing to watch. But the river below the falls does close to allow uninterrupted spawning for these awesome fish.
There are several good access points along the Fall River for fly fishing. We have maps at the shop that illustrate the best and most productive stretches of the river. We are always happy discuss tactics with the “do-It-yourself” set. So if you are feeling confident and want to have a go on your own, we will set you up with a map, some flies and skinny tippet! Catching or no catching, you’ll be glad you went.
If you want to learn some of the insider secrets for fly fishing at the Fall River check out the latest Fall River fishing reports or schedule a guided fishing trip with us by clicking below, calling us at 1-866-800-2812, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.