Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips for trout and steelhead on Oregon's top rivers.

Deschutes River

Welcome to the mighty Deschutes! This famous river is located in the high desert of Central Oregon. The lower 100 miles is Oregon’s premier river for rainbow trout and summer steelhead.

The Deschutes boasts 2500 native redside trout per mile. These fish average 10 to 16 inches, with trout over 18 inches a possiblitily. In late July, summer steelhead begin to arrive. Great sport on a fly rod, the average Deschutes steelhead weighs 6-7 lbs., with 15-plus pounders lurking in the shadows.

For trout or steelhead, the Deschutes is unchallenged as Oregon’s—and maybe the Northwest’s—finest fishery.

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Trout Float Trips
One or Two Persons $525.00
Three Persons $675.00

Steelhead Float Trips
One or Two Persons $575.00
Three Persons $725.00

Walk-In Trips
One Person $350.00
Two Persons $400.00
Three Persons $475.00


Clackamas River and Sandy Rivers Steelhead Trips

These are our “Home Waters”, and are we ever fortunate! Literally in our back yard, we can be fishing on either river within a 15 minute drive from our shop. We grew up fishing these rivers, and love showing their beauty to our clients. Although both rivers are in the Portland Metro area, don’t think you’ll be fishing amidst rush hour traffic. With the Sandy on the North Eastern edge and the Clackamas on the South Eastern edge, these rivers are wild, scenic, and offer breath taking views.

The Depending on the run times, you’ll find us with “Spey Rod” in hand, on the prowl for chrome Steelhead November through June. Winter fish start showing up with the first rains of November and continue into March. Summer Runs start coming in late March and keep coming until June. For those of you who are count-ing, that is eight months of bright Steelhead.

Don’t have enough time for a day of fishing, consider taking a spey casting lesson. Two hours of one on one instruction with our top notch guides and instructors.

Rates

  • Full day float Trip: $450.00 for one or two anglers.
  • Jet boat trip: $500.00 for one or two anglers.
  • 2-hour private casting lesson: $150.00.

SW Washington

We offer trips in SW Washington through Ozcast Guide Service.
Along with working at the shop and guiding Oregon rivers for us, Jason Osborn also guides SW Washington focusing on the Kalama and Klickitat Rivers.

The Kalama is just 40 min. North of Portland and offers solid year ‘round steelhead fishing as well as spring and fall Chinook and 2 runs of Coho in the fall. Summer steelhead start to enter the system in late May and will continue strong into November. December finds the first of the hatchery brats and will peak in late Janurary. Feburary - April will be your best shot at hooking one of the huge natives that enter the river every year.

The Klickitat is just across Hood River on the Washington side. Typically we will start fishing here in September and will continue to hit it hard until the closer, November 31st. While some call it a mini Deschutes, the terrain is actually quite different. The Klick is a classic riffle-run-pool structure that offers a ton of calssic swing water and is perfectly built for a smaller spey or switch rod. In September you will find us fishing classic hair wing wets and skating flies, and as the water temps drop in the late fall, we will move to Skagit heads and winter type flies.


Willamette River

We’re not talking about the infamous “Super Fund” site near Portland! The upper Willamette River is located just north of Eugene, Oregon—about 100 miles upstream from Portland. This gem is one of the state’s best-kept secrets. A seven-mile float originating just south of Junction City is full of cutthroat and rainbow trout. Fishing pressure is almost non-existent, as there is very little public access. To fish this section of river you either go by boat or fish at the boat ramps.

Here the mighty Willamette is not mighty at all. Bordered by farm and forest land it is a broad freestone riffle-run-pool river, home to eagles, beavers, blacktail deer—and some great dry fly fishing.

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Float Trips

  • One or Two Persons $525.00
  • Three Persons $675.00

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On the Deschutes & Clackamas Rivers

Call Matt or Sam at 503-927-3676
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Before You Go • Items You Must Bring
  • Fishing License
  • Boaters Passes (Deschutes boat trips)
  • Salmon/steelhead tags (when fishing for salmon or steelhead)
  • Warms Springs permits (when fishing on tribal lands on the Deschutes)
  • Proper clothing
Recommended Items
  • Camera and film
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
Items Provided by Us
  • All necessary fishing tackle
  • Waders and boots (if needed)
  • Photos of your catch
  • All required safety items
  • Lunches available for $10.00 per person
Full-day trips

Full-day trips consist of a 10-hour day, starting when the guide meets you on the river. Half-day trips are available on the Deschutes River only. If you would like a day trip longer than 10 hours please give us a call for a quote.

We Support Common Waters of Oregon “All the Navigable Waters of the State shall be Common Highways and Forever Free.”

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