This tail water fishery boasts great numbers of both wild "Redside Rainbow trout" and Columbia River Steelhead. This section of the Deschutes River flows with incredible white water and towering basalt canyons.
Your lower river journey begins below the Pelton Regulating Dam on the Warm Springs Reservation. From there the river flows fast and furious through the vast high desert and into the remote Deschutes River Canyon spilling into Maupin, Oregon, some 40 miles down river. We offer 3 to 5 day trips in this area focusing on spring and summer Rainbow Trout as well as Steelhead in the fall. Along with the upper canyon stretch we also offer guided fly fishing trips on the lower 30 miles to the mouth of the Columbia River for early entering Steelhead. This section is typically inundated with Steelhead by the first week in August and remains fishable through October. These early "arrivers" come aggressively to the traditional wet fly and often rise to skating flies. It's a little heart attack just waiting to happen. This water is big and open... an ideal environment for the two handed Spey rods.
Regardless of your Deschutes River Multi Day Fly Fishing Trip choice you can expect first class camp accommodations that include comfortable cots, roomy weather proof tents and even a hot shower. All you need to do is show up with your sleeping bag and your appetite and we take care of the rest. Oh yea, appetite, our food is out of site. This isn't beans and wieners on the campfire. This is Pork Tenderloin, Ahi Tuna, Top Sirloins all prepared by our camp chef..."The Bagger". Our advance boat called "the Bagger" is our river mule. The Bagger moves all your non-essentials and our entire camp down the river daily putting it all back together and awaiting our arrival in the evening. Without him the guides will have to cook and you don't want guide food while on you multi day fly fishing trip. After a fat dinner you'll enjoy falling asleep to the ramblings of the river as well as an occasional Burlington Northern freight train passing the canyon by. The remarkable setting that the Deschutes River offers makes for lifelong memories and great friendships….not to mention the amazing fly fishing Deschutes River has to offer. And the best part, you get to do it all over the next day. You awake on the banks of the Deschutes River to the smell of a hot and hearty breakfast that is if you didn't already jump off your cot and wader up for a little early morning fly fishing constitutional. Our typical day on the water includes a streamside lunch and fly fishing until you need rotator-cuff surgery. When your on a Deschutes River Multi Day Fly Fishing Trip there's always water around camp if you still got it in ya.
Our camp accommodates up to ten anglers comfortably and we try to maintain a 2:1 ratio when possible. We welcome even the non-fisher on the trip. The Deschutes River Canyon has a lot more to offer than Fly Fishing although we're not sure what that is. All kidding aside, birds of prey, wild flowers, unreal geology, and lots and lots of wild critters will fill up your bino's. This Deschutes River Multi Day Fly Fishing Trip is truly a once in a lifetime experience for many and we dare you not to want to come back!
Deschutes River Multi Day Fly Fishing Trip Rates
$400 Per person/ Per day for 2 Anglers
$375 Per person/ Per day for 3 or more Anglers
Includes: Professional guide, rod, reel, wader and boots, Full days include streamside lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages, camping gear: cots, tents, full camp, hot shower, all meals
Prices DO NOT include: flies, leaders, fishing licenses, or guide gratuities.
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.
Most of our clients choose to spent multi-day fly fishing trips on the Lower Deschutes River. We offer the same fly fishing trips on the Cascade Lakes.
These are our most popular guided fly fishing adventures. There are few places as spectacular as the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River.
Scattered rain and snow showers before 11am, then scattered rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 3800 feet rising to 4700 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Winds: 8 mph
Dew Point: 18°
Chance Precip: 40%
Winds: 6 mph
Dew Point: 28°
Chance Precip: 55%
Winds: 7 mph
Dew Point: 32°
Chance Precip: 20%
Winds: 9 mph
Dew Point: 38°
Chance Precip: 12%
Winds: 9 mph
Dew Point: 41°
Chance Precip: 13%
Fly & Field has a great selection of fly patterns to purchase. Come on in to the shop to stock up your flybox.
To find which patterns are working best for the body of water you wish to fish click on one of the links below.
Lower Deschutes Fly Chart
Upper Deschutes Fly Chart
Fall River Fly Chart
Metolius River Fly Chart
Crooked River Fly Chart
East Lake Fly Chart
Lava Lakes Fly Chart
Hosmer Lake Fly Chart
Crane Prairie Reservoir Fly Chart
These are the top five picks from the Fly & Field Guides.
Simms Guide Boot Vibram
Deschutes River Overnight Float Trip
Beulah Platinum Spey 7 Weight 4 Piece Rod
Crooked River 1/2 Day Walk-In Trip
Ross F1 Reel