River Borne Outfitters

"Guided Fly Fishing Trips In Central Oregon!"

River Borne Outfitters is an Oregon fly fishing guide service based out of Bend, Oregon. We offer day and overnight guided fly fishing trips for wild "Redside" rainbow trout and steelhead on the Deschutes River...

Full and half day guide trips on the Crooked River near Bend, Oregon for wild trout (Our best trip option for beginning anglers) Group and private fly fishing classes and casting lessons locally in Bend... And Winter Steelhead trips through out Oregon!

Professional and Hardworking

You can rest assured that you have enlisted a guide service that is professional and hard working. We will do everything we can to make sure you have a productive and rewarding time on the river.

All our guides are seasoned veterans with years of experience.
They are enthusiastic, patient, and knowledgeable instructors with experience in instructing and guiding beginners and experts alike!
All of our guides are CPR and First Aid certified and safety conscience.
Fishing Trips
/ Angler
1 - 8 anglers
4 hours - 3 days
Day and overnight, guided fly fishing trips on the Lower Deschutes River in Oregon are available for wild "Redside" rainbow trout and summer run steelhead. Listed as one of the fifty ... moreplaces an angler needs to fish before he dies, the Deschutes River is a must do for most serious anglers!

Deschutes River Guided Day Trips:
Day trips are available on the Lower Deschutes for both wild "Redside" trout and steelhead. A Deschutes River day float is a great option for those looking to experience the Deschutes and don't have the time or resources to take on an overnight adventure. Half day floats are available during the summer!

Deschutes River Outfitted Camp Trips:
One of the most spectacular Deschutes River fly fishing experiences is a 3-5 day float in which you float, fish, and camp your way down over thirty miles of river. Luxurious camps are standard fair and the fishing, and scenery are incredible. Deschutes camp trips are available for both trout and steelhead! 

Deschutes River Steelhead Trips:
The Deschutes River has one of the best runs of summer run steelhead in the lower forty eight. Dam controlled flows and ideal water temps, combined with hatchery and wild steelhead makes the Deschutes River a very consistent steelhead fishery. A must visit destination for most serious steelheaders!
/ Angler
1 - 6 anglers
4 hours - 8 hours
Bend, Oregon Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Crooked River! River Borne Outfitters offers day and half day, guided fly fishing trips on the Crooked River, a scenic high desert river ... more45 minutes east of Bend, Oregon. The beauty and productivity of the Crooked River make it a popular destination for many Central Oregon fly fishers and visitors alike.

The Crooked River is a tail water fishery that has a large population of wild "Redside" rainbow trout and whitefish. As a result of being dam controlled the section of the Crooked River below Bowman Dam experiences stable, albeit cold water temperatures and prolific bug hatches making for ideal fish habitat. The best fishing and where we focus our efforts is the 10 miles of river below Bowman Dam, and Prineville Reservoir.

The Crooked River is the best river to learn to fly fish on in Central Oregon!

All levels of anglers will enjoy the Crooked River. Beginning anglers often experience good success, It is the most ideal river in Central Oregon to try your hand at fly fishing for the first time.

The Crooked River is a great option for those who have just an morning or afternoon to fish. It is close enough to Bend or Sunriver to wet a line and be back in time for that tee time or dinner reservation!

The half day walk in trips on the Crooked River are our most affordable trip.

All equipment is provided in the trip cost, including waders, boots, fly rod rentals, and flies and leaders. The only thing you need to purchase for your trip is a fishing license.

The Crooked River is is a good option for corporate, family, and other group gatherings!

We have a lot of experience in teaching and guiding individuals and groups including children.

A small client to guide ratio (no more than 4:1) is provided so you will have the hands on instruction you need to be successful!
Ryan is our camp host extraordinaire. He is in charge of transporting and setting up the camp and gear. His attention to detail will ensure that your off river experience will be as ... morememorable as your on river experience and your gear will safely make it from put in to take out. His skill as a pro “bagger” means you can rest assured that your time will be spent fishing and relaxing, with no worries. Ryan has lived in Bend, Oregon since he was young. He started fishing with his father on the Deschutes and the high lakes of the Cascades as a child. He quickly grew to love and appreciate the outdoor opportunities the Central Oregon has to offer and ultimately decided to make recreation his career. Ryan has been an avid boats-man for 18 years and enjoys all types of river transport, including rafting, drift boating, kayaking, and even scuba diving. He took up fly fishing at age 20 and is now thoroughly “hooked” on the hunt for Deschutes "Red Sides" and steelhead.
Jim is our resident Upper Rogue River expert. Living in Jacksonsville, Oregon wether if he is guiding or not Jim can be found most days on his favorite section of the Rogue, the upper ... moresection in and around Shady Cove. Jim has an intimate knowledge of this section of the Rogue, at one point owning a house on one of the premiere holes on the river. Jim personifies the gentleman guide, you will not find a more gracious, humble, yet knowledgable guide on the river. Jim willing shares his love of the river, sport, and intimate knowledge of this section of the Rogue with clients and fellow anglers alike! Any day spent with Jim on the river is a memorable, pleasurable experience!
Brad was born and raised in Central Oregon. His parents are both avid fishers, and helped foster the same in Brad. It is pretty obvious that Central Oregon, and Oregon for that matter ... moreare Brad's home waters. He is very intimate with many of the fisheries here, including the Lower Deschutes and Crooked River. Brad also has spent some time guiding in Alaska. He is a very talented fellow, who runs his own rod making and repair business as well as being a guide. He spends his winters on the coast guiding salmon and steelhead and his summers in Central Oregon. Brad has won the praise of many of our clients for his class act on the river, patience and professionalism, and his ability to provide epic days for his clients!
Vail grew up fly fishing in Western Washington, where he could often be found packing his old school float tube up to some desolate alpine lake, or bumming rides over the east side ... moreof the mountains to fly fish the Yakima River. Vail moved to California after college and spent a half dozen years skiing, climbing, and fishing through out the Sierra Mountains. He coached skiing at Squaw Valley, and guided people rock climbing and fly fishing in Tahoe and Yosemite. Vail moved to Bend in 2002 and has since been fishing and guiding the Deschutes River and surrounding areas.

Some of Vail’s best attributes as a guide are his patience, and his ability to instruct, along with possessing a certain “fishy” sense that puts his clients onto fish. Vail is a conscience and courteous guide, who is attentive to detail, safety oriented and hardworking. You can rest assured that he will do everything in his power to make sure that you have a memorable and successful experience!
Outfitter Blogs
Snow and ice cover the landscape. Wind chills your face as you make your way to the river. Though it may be cold outside, winter offers fishing opportunities that cannot be passed ... moreup, such as the amazing steelhead run that takes place in Oregon’s coastal rivers.
Fly Fishing, Perfect Fishing Days, Winter Fly Fishing
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