Crooked River Wade Trip with Fly & Field Outfitters

/ Boat
1 - 2 anglers
4 hours - 8 hours
The Crooked River, just east of Bend in Central Oregon is one of the finest tail-water fisheries you’ll ever visit. It is a river all us Bend Trout Bums appreciate for its year-‘round fishing opportunities, prolific insect hatches and native Redband rainbow trout. Click Crooked River Fly Fishing to read more about the fishery itself. For more information about guided fly-fishing trips to the Crooked River, read on. Check latest Crooked River Fly-Fishing Report.

The Crooked River is one of the more trout-filled rivers you’ll ever encounter. But they’re not easy to catch. That’s where a guide comes in. With the right flies, precise rigging, proper technique and attention to the most productive water, there are certainly lots of fish to fool. Here at Fly and Field Outfitters we have fly-fishing guides on the Crooked River, Central Oregon more days than not. We are familiar with the hatch schedule, what flies are most effective and which water to focus on. Let us make your day casual and fun. We will pick the flies, set up the rods and help target the fishiest water!

We do both half-day and full-day Walk-and-Wade Guide Trips on the Crooked River, Central Oregon. We can take 1-4 anglers per guide. The half-day is four hours on the water, while a full-day trip is eight hours including a streamside BBQ lunch. And, as with all our guided trips, any and all equipment is included.

A day of guided fly fishing on the Crooked River is a great idea for anglers of all skill levels. If you are experienced, our guides will work with you to refine the exact techniques that have proven most successful. Then we’ll land all your fish for you! If you’ve never touched a fly rod, we will help get you into position to make simple presentations that have been most productive. We specialize in taking beginners to the Crooked River and getting them into fish!

A typical guided fly-fishing trip on the Crooked River begins at our shop in Bend, Oregon around nine in the morning. We will get you fitted in waders, grab some flies, make sure everyone has their license and then head for the river. Our guides have rods that are well-suited to the small river. Once out there your guide will rig up rods while you don waders and boots. We’ll have a brief tutorial session, talking through the intricacies of wading and casting technique, and then fish! For four straight hours we will ply the river, your guide constantly making suggestions and rig changes as necessary. If you’ve booked a full-day, we will break for a lunch of BBQ chicken or steak, fresh green salad, chips and salsa finished off with a cookie! Then back into the river with renewed vigor.
What is Included:
Drinks & Snacks
Rod & Reel
Waders and Boots
1 - 2
Daily8 hours
1 - 2
Daily4 hours
Fishing Waters
A short journey, just a 1-hour drive east of Bend, will take you to a very special place – the Crooked River tailwater. Beginning at the meeting of the South Fork Crooked River and ... moreBeaver Creek, the river flows beneath the shadows of the Ochoco Mountains and Ochoco National Forest, flows into the Prineville Reservoir then turns north gathering several small tributaries before emptying into Lake Billy Chinook.

Like other rivers in this area, 18 miles of the Crooked are designated as a National Recreational River. Once home to migrating anadromous Chinook salmon, steelhead trout and Pacific lamprey, the combined forces of dams, irrigation and low water caused those populations to disappear. Today the non-migratory, redband trout is the only remaining native species left in the Crooked. That said, they appear to be thriving and sections of this river are considered by veteran anglers to have the best redband fishing in all of Oregon.

Most anglers consider the 7-mile area below Bowman Dam and the outlet of the Prineville Reservoir, the top place to fish and one of the most productive trout waters in the state. Cool water releases from the dam keep the water at about 50 degrees year round, and fish counts range from 1,000 to 8,000 per mile.

The river, open year round, is managed as a wild trout fishery with catch and release restrictions. The Prineville Reservoir however, supports large populations of rainbow, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and crayfish and can be fished by boat. Further downstream at the Crooked River Gorge good fishing can also be found but access is limited.
Opening a fly-fishing shop in Bend, Oregon is the culmination of a dream that took shape decades ago as the Cook family traversed the Western United States on family fishing and camping ... moretrips. Papa Glen and son Scott spent every spare minute plying rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. And in each town they would visit the local fly shop. They took copious notes; slowly shaping their vision of what the ultimate fly shop would look and feel like. And thus, Fly and Field Outfitters came to fruition.

Our outfitting operation is second to none. This is a business founded after decades of research. Every person working on our staff has hired guides and outfitters in the past and we all appreciate what makes for a special day on the water with a professional guide. This is not something we take for granted. We fully understand and appreciate what a day with a professional guide means to our clients. Our goal is to create an experience you’ll never forget and want to re-live over and over. So if you’ve always wanted to spend a day fly fishing the Deschutes River, learn Spring Creek Tactics from a pro, catch a giant trout on a beautiful lake, or just take your kid out and catch your first fish on a fly rod, we have guided fishing trips to fulfill any aspiration.

Our goal here at Fly and Field is to create a lasting experience that leaves every client with the feeling that they are a part of our family, whether in the shop or on the water. With years in the making, we at Fly and Field know to surround ourselves with passionate, experienced, and above all, honest folks that truly love what they do. This “family” attitude is entrenched in every aspect of the business. You will hear it in the enthusiasm of the conversations and feel it the moment you walk through the door. So, whether you are a beginning fly fisher, or a veteran angler, you will be made to feel right at home here. We look forward to seeing you at the shop and on the water!
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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