River's Bend Fly Fishing Guides

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BEND FLY FISHING GUIDES | DESCHUTES RIVER FISHING GUIDES

Guided fly fishing trips on the Deschutes River, John Day River, Grande Ronde River, Crooked River, Rogue River, North Santiam River and throughout Central Oregon are our specialties and our passion. We offer everything from multiple day fly fishing trips on the Deschutes River to full day wade fly fishing trips on the Crooked River. We also offer a complete course of fly fishing lessons in Bend and throughout Central Oregon. Please have a look at our Guide Servicepage for more details about all of the guided fly fishing trips in Oregon that we offer.

River's Bend Fly Fishing Guides is owned and operated by professional fly fishing guides in Bend, Oregon. Our client-focused approach to guiding ensures that your guided fly fishing experience in Central Oregon is one you will not soon forget. We are Bend's premier provider of guided fly fishing trips in Central Oregon.
 
Fishing Trips
$
300
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$
500
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
The Crooked River is a special resource, having a 100% native fish population, and is located just 40 minutes outside of Bend, Oregon. The Crooked River has an incredibly robust population ... moreof Redside Rainbow Trout, slightly smaller than those in the Lower Deschutes River, but still famous for their fight.

Full & Half Day Wade Trips on the Crooked River are filled with both nymph and dry fly action and are suited particularly well for “never-ever” and “seasoned” fly fishers alike. Providing those with less experience with the opportunity to hook MANY trout throughout the day and experienced anglers with the opportunity to refine their technique, the Crooked River is sure to impress. With some of the most dramatic scenery in Central Oregon, the Crooked River Canyon is awe inspiring in and of itself, not to mention the HOT fishing! Your guide will prepare a delicious riverside meal for your enjoyment as you spend a day on the river.
$
750
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$
850
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
2 days
$
500
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$
525
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
DESCHUTES FLY FISHING GUIDES & STEELHEAD GUIDES Regulations & Fishing Methods: Lower Deschutes River regulations prohibit fishing from a floating device, which means that ... morewe wade fish exclusively. As well, the regulations only allow fishing with artificial lures and flies on the Lower Deschutes, so we do both. We primarily fly fish for trout, but we always have a couple of spinning rods along just in case the fish aren’t hitting the fly. We focus our Steelhead fishing efforts swinging flies with spey rods in morning and evening and use a combination of nymphing techniques, throwing lures and using side planers with plugs through the middle of the day.

Above Maupin (River Mile 52): The famous Deschutes Redside Trout are the focus of our efforts above Maupin from mid-April through September when Steelhead begin to show up in the 50-miles above Maupin. September and October provide an opportunity above Maupin for “combo” trips where we target both Redside Trout and Steelhead in the same trip. November and December can be some of the best Deschutes River Steelhead fishing of the year if you are tough enough to brave the cold weather!

Below Maupin (River Mile 52): Beginning in mid-July, when Steelhead start to enter the Mouth of the Deschutes, we focus our Steelheading efforts to the last 50-miles of the river, below Maupin, where the Deschutes meets the Columbia River. Trout are common in this section of the river as well, but the main focus of our attention are powerful and fresh Deschutes River Steelhead.
Guides
As far as I can remember, I was born with a fishing rod in my hand. Having grown up on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, I got my start fly fishing at the young age of 7 under the ... moretutelage of my father. I can remember family photos of me with trout that were actually bigger than me, if that gives you any idea of how little I was when I first started catching fish. I caught my first steelhead not long after I started fly fishing and it was all over from there…the fishing addiction had its ugly hooks set securely into me!

I consider myself a pretty experienced oarsman having rowed the Upper and Lower Deschutes River, almost the entire length of the Rogue River including the Wild and Scenic section, the Colorado, the Arkansas, the North & South Umpqua, the North & South Santiam, the Sandy, the John Day, the McKenzie, the Upper Willamette, the Task, and the Wilson, amongst others. I pride myself on safety and I’m a certified EMT, so you can rest assured you are in good hands when you are with me on the river.

When I’m not guiding Central Oregon fly fishing trips, you will find me going ever-further in search of backcountry powder, sailing my Hobie Cat, Surfing the Oregon Coast, or working at St. Charles Medical Center as an Emergency Technician. I spent 5 years in Nicaragua where I owned a surf resort, before returning to the USA, and I’m fluent in Spanish as such. I consider myself to be an avid outdoorsman, and I enjoy sailing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and spending time doing all of it with my wife, Theresa, our baby girl, Rogue and our two Labrador Retrievers, McKenzie & Charlie.

I love to share a tale of my life’s adventures, having lived a few, and appreciate hearing yours as well. I believe that fly fishing is an experience that can be life changing, and I would appreciate the opportunity to share the experience with you. My favorite quote by Mark Twain resonates with me:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Good Fishin’ To Ya!

Nic Reid
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.
Category:
Fly Fishing, Perfect Fishing Days, Winter Fly Fishing
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Friday, 3 Feb, 2017
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We've all seen the trend whereby the "standard" trout fly rod has migrated downward at least one line weight; at one time a six weight (or even seven) was considered ... morethe all-rounder, yet today, it's maybe the five weight though I'm hearing more non-streamer fishing types pointing towards the 4wt as the "all-rounder." (I once talked to someone who fished the Rogue's stonefly hatch with a 3wt.)
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Underground Entertainment
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Monday, 10 Dec, 2012
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