Crooked River - Amazing Year 'Round Tailwater
The Crooked River is a wonderful tailwater fishery about 45 minutes east of Bend, Oregon. As a tributary to the Deschutes River, it has native Redband rainbow trout and mountain whitefish, and lots of ‘em! While there has been a population decline caused by extremely high water events the last couple of winters, the Crooked still has a staggering number of fish per mile, and approximately 8 miles of easily accessed river to choose from. Yep, that’s a whole lot of fish! While the reputation that the fish aren’t especially large has been rightfully earned, those of us who have been guiding and fishing the river have seen the average size certainly go up over the years.
The Crooked is definitely one of those rivers that can cause consternation with people who don’t approach it with the proper flies, rigs, and techniques. Here at Fly & Field Outfitters, we have guides out there all year long. The fly patterns and methods with which we use them will often vary in small ways and at other times, the variation can be significant. One thing we do know is that if you are not using the right flies and the right equipment in the right way on the Crooked, none of those thousands of fish are going to play with you. Hence the occasional frustration. Call us at 1-866-800-2812 and we can get you set up for a great day on one of the best Central Oregon fly fishing rivers.
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The Crooked River is easily the best “classroom” river we’ve ever known. It is perfect for complete beginners. The wading is demanding but not dangerous. The fish are everywhere. We can use a variety of easily learned techniques on any given day. And if you do what we suggest you do, there’s a better than average chance you will hook a fish, even if you’ve never touched a fly rod.
So let us get you going. Either by booking a half day or a full day walk-in Guided Trip on the Crooked River or by selling you a few flies and giving you a detailed explanation of the rigs and presentations needed, we’ll do what we can to give you more opportunities to fool some fish. We know how lucky we are to have this river so close by and will eagerly share some of the best local secrets for how to approach it.
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If you are interested in fly fishing on the Crooked River, contact the shop for the latest conditions or book a trip with one of our expert Oregon fishing guides. On your guided trip, you will learn the optimal fishing holes, the best flies, and many tips and tricks to bring your fishing up to the next level. For seasonal information and the latest information, check out the Crooked River fishing reports or call us at 1-866-800-2812. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store 7 days a week located on the west side of Bend.