Jon Belozer

Jon Belozer began his career as a river guide in 1985 on the Deschutes River in Oregon. He got started as a guideunder the tutelage of Skip Zapffe who also worked for Prince Helfrich on the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Rogue River in the 1960's.
Jon started working as a guide for Helfrich River Outfitters in the summer of 2011 on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. He continues to work trips with the Helfrich Crew as a fill in guide for the later part of the season. Jon fell in love with fishing at a young age, catching his first fish on a fly rod out of the Deschutes River when he was only eight. Jon owns and operates Belozer's Whitewater Fishing on the lower Deschutes River with his son Kris Belozer. They run overnight float trips for trout on the upper Deschutes and have a permanent camp on the lower Deschutes where they run overnight steelhead trips using jet boats. Over the years, Jon has also guided salmon and steelhead fishing trips on many of the northern Oregon coastal streams along with the Willamette and Santiam Rivers. 

In the off-season Jon works for the State of Oregon  Wildlife Services as a government hunter for predator species. While working as a government hunter, he spends most of his time on the back of a saddle mule,hunting problem mountain lions with his hound dogs in Central Oregon. Jon also guides elk hunters each fall and enjoys spending time chasing deer and elk with his family and friends.

Jon and his wife Janine live on the rim ofthe Deschutes River Canyon near the town of Maupin, Oregon and run their business out of their home. Jon grew up in the Willamette Valley in western Oregon and moved to Northeastern Oregon in 1981 to start his career as a Government hunter. In 1984 Jon moved to the town of Maupin and has called Central Oregon home ever since.

Jon is a great guide who is guaranteed to keep you entertained and having fun. His vast knowledge of fishing and wildlife makes him a great asset on any trip and his story telling abilities will hold your attention all day.
Welcome to the best drift boat fly-fishing trips Oregon & Idaho have to offer! Join the Helfrich family for a drift boat fly fishing trip in Oregon or Idaho. Helfrich River Trips ... moreare known as the most deluxe trips offered in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. The vacation of a lifetime, these trips offer a wonderful experience for guests of all ages.

"History" and "tradition" are words that have different meanings to different people. To us, at Helfrich River Outfitters, they are extremely important because they represent much of what we stand for. The Helfrich name has been synonymous with river running since the mid 1920's.

We are committed to excellent service and the safety of our guests. With state-of-the-art equipment, delicious freshly prepared meals, and a friendly experienced professional staff, we are able to provide river experiences that are second to none.

Why Helfrich

When people ask who they entrust their river vacation with, HELFRICH River Outfitters comes up first every time.Not only are we the oldest and most experienced company on the rivers we specialize in, but our safety record has been flawless since the beginning.

In 1925 when Prince Helfrich first started guiding on the McKenzie, he had an edge on other fishing guides because he added value to his trips with extra things like frying the fish his clients caught on the river bank or bringing one of Marjorie Helfrich’s home made pies to share at lunch time. The concept of added value to our trips has continued for 87 years, and is adopted a Helfrich standard.

Now into our fourth generation, our trips continue to improve and evolve.We have and will continue to always make the trips the best that they can be for our clients. The safety and comfort of our clients is our first concern.

The experience of our crew members and their accommodating and friendly attitudes makes our guests know they are in good hands.
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