Fall River - Our Lovely Spring-fed Gem
The Fall River, just south of Bend, Oregon is a spring-fed gem. It is open to Fly Fishing only. This little river runs approximately eight miles from its source 2 miles northwest of Pringle Falls to the Deschutes River, mostly ghosting silently through pine forests and lupine-filled meadows, slicing dramatic “S” and oxbow bends. 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 casually tip 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, the reward for all we’ve practiced and perfected.
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The Fall River here in Central Oregon is open for fly fishing year ‘round and fishes wonderfully throughout the seasons. During spring, summer, and fall there are reliable hatches of mayflies and caddis. Many of us actually prefer the winter months. We’ve fished it in knee-deep snow in February and had an amazing dry fly action under bluebird skies. The peaceful serenity of this spring creek is difficult to put into words and the beauty must simply be seen to be believed.
There are special regulations for the Fall River. Be sure to check the ODFW Regulation Book or with us here at the shop to get the scoop. There are several good access points along the Fall River. We have maps at the shop that illustrate the best and most productive stretches of the river. We are always happy to discuss tactics with the Do-It-Yourself angler. 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.
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Fly & Field Outfitters, here in Bend, is staffed with avid anglers who have all spent many days on the Fall River. We are more than happy to give the latest intel on hatches and techniques. We also have guides who have spent decades studying the methods used on our local spring creeks. If you’ve been on one and had no success, or are interested in dipping your toe into these particularly chilly waters, we offer either half-day or full-day guided trips on the Fall River.
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 Walk and Wade guided fishing trip with us by calling us at 1-866-800-2812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.