A Casual Way to Go Fishing - Anytime of the Year!

One of the coolest aspects of being an angler in Bend is that we have great rivers to fish all year long and all within an hour of town. The main walk and wade rivers are the Crooked RiverFall River, and the Upper Deschutes River. Depending on the season and what our clients want out of the day, we’ll suggest the best of the three. You really can’t go wrong! And you don’t have to fish all day...we offer both half-day and full-day Walk and Wade Trips. The half-day trip is 4 hours on the water, so you’ll only be gone from town for 5 to 6 hours. Full-day trips offer 8 hours of fishing on the water including a delicious streamside lunch.

As with any of our guided fly fishing adventures, Walk and Wade trips include all of the necessary equipment. So if you’re traveling and don’t want to lug your gear, we've got you covered. All of our client equipment is well-suited for these trips; you just have to show up. If you have the flies you need, great. If not, we have the right bugs at the shop. Our Central Oregon guided fly fishing trips epitomize ease and fun, whether it’s just you, a family, a group of friends, or a corporate outing. 

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Your Day, Your Choice

The rivers that Fly & Field Outfitters offers walk and wade fly fishing trips on are all unique, both in regards to the fishing and the scenery. Settings include cool Ponderosa forests, lupine strewn alpine meadows, and dramatic desert canyons. While the Upper Deschutes River has a 6-month fishing season, both the Crooked River and Fall River fish wonderfully all year, including sensational dry fly action on the shortest days of winter! No matter what time of the year you’d like to take a guided Walk and Wade Trip, every day on the water with us is a fun, educational experience filled with scenery that will take your breath away.

Walk and Wade Trips typically begin at our shop on the west side of Bend, Oregon where we kit you out for the day ahead. Meet times vary throughout the season but rarely is extreme “dawn patrol” necessary. Once you have everything you need for the day, you will follow your guide to the river where he or she will supply a cooler with water, Gatorade, soda, and ice. If you’d like to bring some beer, we’ll have the cold cooler waiting for you!

We Offer a Variety of Local, Scenic Trips

Crooked River Trips
$475
Full Day

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!

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Deschutes Day Trips
$525
Full Day

Deschutes Day Trips

First thing's first, you do not need to be an expert angler to have a great day on the Lower Deschutes. Our local guides have hosted thousands of people who’ve never even held a fly rod.

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Group Fishing Trips
$525
Any Size

Group Fishing Trips

The trips we enjoy running the most are the group fishing trips on our favorite Oregon waters near Bend. From 4 to 24 people, we can provide a day on the water that you won't soon forget.

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Steelhead Trips
$525
1-2 Anglers

Steelhead Trips

The Deschutes River and hard-fighting steelhead go hand in hand. From July through December, steelhead can be found from the Columbia to Warm Springs near the dam at Lake Simtustus.

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FAQs for Walk and Wade Trips

As with all our guided adventures, we will outfit you with a rod, reel, waders, and boots which are all included in the price. On full-day trips, we serve a full lunch either aboard your guide’s boat or ashore. Lunch will be your choice of grilled chicken, brats, burger, or deli-style sandwich and all will be served with salad and a dessert. If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, we will accommodate you and your party. Fly & Field will supply cold soda, Gatorade, and water, and if you are interested in having some beers or other alcoholic beverages, bring them along and we are happy to pack them in the cooler.
You will be responsible for purchasing a few flies for the day. If you do not already have an Oregon Fishing License we can sell you one here at the shop either the day of the trip or beforehand. Also, a generous gratuity for the guide is always welcome for their local knowledge and expertise!
Dressing properly is an important aspect of an enjoyable day on the water. In the spring and fall that can mean anything from a puffy jacket and beanie to UV protectant shirt and a sun hat. During the summer, the vast majority of the time we are in lightweight clothes and a large-brimmed hat. For under your waders a light base layer and some warm socks will be fine. We recommend a pair of polarized sunglasses for better water visibility and if the weather looks like it might go sideways, we suggest a rain jacket.
We recommend some sunscreen, lip balm, and anything you might need to snack on before or after lunch. Bring a camera or your phone for getting the “grip-n-grin” shot! Also, we are not allowed to supply any alcoholic beverages to our clients. Having said that, you are more than welcome to bring a six-pack or whatever your preference is. We’ve been informed, by perfectly reliable sources, that a cold beer goes nicely with a day of fishing.
Well, that depends on which river we take you to! And that will depend on what your aspirations are for your day out with us. Typically, we will listen to what you’d like to get out of the day and then make a recommendation as to which river to hit. The other variable will be weather and fishing conditions. The Crooked River has native Redband rainbow trout and Mountain Whitefish. The Fall River is primarily a rainbow river with a few brookies and browns thrown in. The Upper Deschutes is a wonderful brook trout fishery, but there are some rainbows and whitefish in there too.
The maximum is 4 guests per 1 guide. We can take more folks out but there will never be more than a 4:1 ratio. We can take multiple guides out for larger parties. For group outings, we also offer all-inclusive pricing. Contact the shop at 1-866-800-2812 for how that works.

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We offer a variety of guided fly fishing trip packages to ensure that each angler gets the highest quality experience available to them. If the Walk and Wade Trip doesn't sound like the perfect fit, check out our other options including Lower Deschutes Day Trips, Steelhead Fishing Trips, or the popular Crooked River Guided Trip. We look forward to seeing you on the water! Fly & Field Outfitters is here to make your experience chasing fish in our local waters one that will not soon be forgotten. 

If you have any further questions about a guided fly fishing adventure on one of our Walk and Wade trips in Central Oregon, please don’t hesitate to call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 or email us at info@flyandfield.com.

POLICIES

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.