The Fly Fisher's Place

Overview
Welcome to The Fly Fisher’s Place, your first choice in Central Oregon for information, top line equipment from Sage, RL Winston, Beulah, Redington, Abel, Ross, Hatch, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Simms and Patagonia plus one of Oregon’s best fly selections. If you are looking for the perfect nymph, emerger, dry or streamer, we have it covered.
 
Fishing Trips
$
550
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Our drift boat trips to the McKenzie happen here! This is a long stretch of river with several put-in’s and take-out’s giving us the option of finding the perfect drift. While we are ... moreadvocating for this to become a Wild Trout only fishery, currently it is a mix of wild and stocked trout. On this float trip you will fish from the boat most of the time but there are also good wade fishing spots that we stop to cover the water. Season runs from last Saturday in April to October 31st.
$
425
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Fishing Waters:
FALL RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDED TRIPS AND CONDITIONS The Fall River is one of my favorite places to fish! Maybe it’s because I am a Spring Creek Fanatic or because this is where I learned ... morehow to fly fish. It’s a 10 mile long Spring Creek and is a tributary to the Deschutes. While there are a few places that are private property the river is mostly open to the public. From the Headwaters, down through the campground, the horseshoe bend and the Fish Hatchery is all very accessible water with only one small piece of private property. From the Hatchery to the Bridge on road 4360 there is another section of private water with just a little public access above the bridge. From the Bridge down to the Falls is all good water. All of the water from the Headwaters to the Falls is open for year round fishing. Below the Falls is mostly public except the last little piece where it flows into the Deschutes. The area below the Falls down to the Deschutes is open in late-May and closes at the end of September.

The Fall River has diverse and prolific hatches. These include BWO’s, PMD’s, Green Drakes, Mahogany Duns, Yellow Sally’s, Midges and Caddis. Terrestrials are very hot here and Attractor dries can work miracles. Because there are so many lava ledges for the fish to hide under, you’ll need a selection of small, tungsten bead head nymphs. Streamer fishing on the Fall River can produce nice takes and truly exciting action.
$
425
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$
450
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
FLY FISHING ON THE CROOKED RIVER The Crooked River is one of the state’s most popular spots. This small stream is known as a year round fishery and most of the time it lives up to ... morethat designation. It has the most prolific trout population of any stream in Central Oregon and lives up to it’s reputation as a very good fishery.

Spring, Summer and Fall often gives us amazing fishing opportunities with BWO’s, PMD’s, Caddis and Midges accounting for the very best fishing of the season. Nymph fishing with small zebra midges and micro mayfly nymphs is absolutely the best way to take trout and some really nice whitefish on the Crooked. Around the middle of May to the middle of June you should encounter some monster caddis hatches. In the fall add Mahogany Duns to the list of hatches and look for them in September and early October in pretty decent numbers.
Winter fishing is often good, there are good midge hatches to be found and drifting a zebra midge is hard to beat.

Scuds, Eggs and Prince Nymphs are often a really good bet for the off times of hatches or biological drift activity.

The Crooked River is best fished in the Tailwater section from Bowman Dam back downstream towards Prineville to Mile Marker 12. This 8 mile stretch of river is the best section of water to fly fish. There are also limited opportunities to fish the Crooked River near Smith Rock State Park and near Opal Springs.
Fishing Reports
Water levels are still high, but not enough to scare off anglers. While not necessarily ideal conditions, the fishing is still pretty good. The river is down 100 cfs to 400 (normally ... morearound this time of year it’s in the 90-150 range). A lot is coming from the Little Deschutes. Once the runoff winds down, fishing should be excellent.

We’ve had success on the river with Jigs and Micro Mayfly Nymphs. Also heard someone caught a decent sized brown with a sculpin over near Tumalo. High angler traffic in the Lower Bridge area due to reports of strong March Brown hatches along with Grey Caddis, Midges, and some Blue Winged Olives.
Date:
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017
Fish Caught:
4-8 fish
Fishing Water Report:
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
Added Date:
Friday, 3 Feb, 2017
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