The Deschutes River Fly Fishing Adventure
The adventure begins as we push off the beach in our McKenzie driftboats, designed for handling the Deschutes River with safety and comfort. Immediately you will see the incredible potential of Central Oregon’s Deschutes River. But hold onto your flies… you can’t fly cast from the boat. State fishing regulations allow for wade fishing only. Our boat is transportation down the river and a wonderful way to take in the incredible scenery of the Deschutes River canyon.
Your first casted fly will be the beginning of a lifelong love for the Deschutes River. The finned jewels of the Deschutes River canyon, including the “red-side” rainbow trout that may eat your elk hair caddis and the Deschutes steelhead that boils on your green butt skunk, are very special. There are many rivers that hold big trout but few that hold trout with the fight of a Deschutes River Redside. Nothing is more exhilarating than hooking a Deschutes steelhead on a dry fly. This High-Desert fishery is one of few rivers that offers consistent dry fly fishing for steelhead.
Deschutes River Camping & Dining
We bring the luxuries of home to the river with hot showers and a full kitchen. Our services and attention to detail can keep even the most soft-campers content.
Great fly fishing begins with a good nights sleep. Your home on the Deschutes river begins with your living quarters; everyone sleeps on cots in expansive Montana Canvas wall tents. Sleeping pads are provided for added comfort and insulation.
Quality food is a high priority. We are a gourmet fly fishing adventure; our food sets the standard on the Deschutes River. We are proud of our daily specials and are always looking for new culinary delights to serve. If you have something special you would like served or require a special diet, let us know.
Personal Fly Fishing Instruction
Fly fishing instruction is our specialty and passion. You will leave the Deschutes River with not only fly fishing memories, but newfound confidence in your skills in fly fishing. We have the knowledge and patience to build confidence in fly fisherman of all abilities. From fly casting the Spey rod to advanced slack line nymphing, we share it all. Learn techniques and strategies that produce not only on the Deschutes River, but on your home waters as well.
The Deschutes River Fly Fishing Day
Open your eyes in the morning with sensory overload. The sound of the Deschutes River and the aroma of fresh hot coffee carry through the light morning breeze. Another day in paradise. The river is just outside your tent. If you wake up early with the birds, there is time for a morning fish before breakfast. You may be a little slower after breakfast, but the desire to stand in the river and cast to incredible Deschutes River Redsides and Deschutes Steelhead is too great. You continue to fly fish as camp is taken down and loaded into the gear boat. Once the gear boat is floating , your adventure down river begins again. We fly fish a variety of spots throughout the morning, including classic riffles, banks and eddies.
Perhaps after lunch, an afternoon nap? Caddis season is prolific but the mid to late afternoon hours are the trout’s resting time. As the sun changes its angle and the shadows begin to cloak the water, it is time to get fly fishing again. The shade makes the trout much more willing to take a fly. This is a time of magic on the Deschutes River, when memories are made and dreams are fulfilled.
As early evening turns to dusk the lighting makes fly fishing difficult. It is time to make the final climb into the boat and head for camp.
Desert Evening on the Deschutes River
While you enjoy a fine dinner and great conversation highlighting the day’s adventures, an evening star show is being staged under clear desert skies.