Throughout the history and lore of angling, there is hardly a more iconic or legendary destination for summer run steelhead than the Lower Deschutes River here in Central Oregon. Of this place and quarry, perhaps more books have been written, films made, stories told and re-told than any other. The reason for this is quite simple: fly fishing the Lower D for steelhead is about as perfect as one can imagine.
Whether it’s done in late July, or in the shortest, coldest days December, or whether you prefer swinging flies with Spey rods or fishing large nymph rigs under an indicator, there is something here for you. No matter where you’ve been, this is a place you must experience for yourself. Here at Fly & Field Outfitters, we’ve been guiding fly fishing trips for steelhead on the Lower Deschutes River for many, many years. We know every nook and cranny. Whether you want to disappear for three or four days on a camp trip or only take an afternoon to drift the “Day Stretch” we know where these great fish like to hang out and can help you find them.
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The Deschutes River and hard-fighting steelhead go hand in hand. Fly & Field Outfitters’ seasoned Oregon fishing guides have spent every free moment, and then some, pursuing steelhead. We know when, where, and how to hunt for these fish to ensure our clients have the highest chances of getting a beautiful, wild steelhead to the net.
In July we have single and multi-day trips available on the lowest stretches of the Deschutes River. Single-day trips launch from Pine Tree or Beavertail to Mack’s Canyon. Multi-day trips run from Mack’s Canyon to Heritage Landing, at the confluence of the Columbia River. These trips are filled with run after run of some of the most highly productive steelhead waters anywhere. Each day is spent hunting for chrome in some of the best water you’ve ever imagined. By mid-September, we begin taking multi-day floats from Trout Creek to Harpham Flats, near the town of Maupin. This is perhaps the most remote and epic 30 miles of the Lower Deschutes and includes the famed and feared Whitehorse Rapids. During that same time, we start running the “Day Stretch” targeting 8 miles of pure steelhead water.
We Offer a Variety of Local, Scenic Trips
Walk and Wade Trips
Our local fly fishing guides have decades of experience and river knowledge to share. Half-day rates start at $325 for 1-2 anglers and full-day rates begin at $475 for 1-2 anglers.LEARN MORE
Crooked River Trips
A typical guided fly fishing trip on the Crooked River begins at our shop on the west side of Bend around 9:00am. We will get you fitted in waders & boots, pick some flies, get licenses, and go!LEARN MORE
Cascade Lakes Trips
No matter which lake you choose, your day will be taken care of. We will supply all the necessary equipment, a patient and knowledgeable guide, and the highest potential for finding fish.LEARN MORE
Deschutes Camp Trips
Spend two to five incredible days on the Deschutes River with expert guides from Fly & Field! Prices start at $525/person per day for 2-3 anglers. 4 or more anglers start at $425/person per day.LEARN MORE
Need Help Deciding?
Get in touch with our experienced local guides to help determine which trip is best for you.
We offer a variety of guided fly fishing trip packages to ensure that each angler gets the highest quality experience available to them. If a Steelhead Fishing Trip isn't exactly what you and your group are after, check out our other options including Crooked River Guided Trips, Deschutes Camp Trips or our Walk and Wake Trips. We look forward to seeing you on the water! Fly & Field Outfitters is here to ensure that your experience chasing fish in our local waters will not soon be forgotten.
If you have any further questions about a guided Steelhead fishing trip in Central Oregon, please don’t hesitate to call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early season reservations will allow you to secure the dates desired. A 50% deposit is required to secure dates, refundable if cancellation is received no less than thirty (30) days prior to trip date. Trips proceed regardless of weather conditions. We reserve to right to cancel in the event of unsafe conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel your trip, your deposit will be refunded or applied to a future date that is mutually acceptable.