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We are Western Oregon's premier fly fishing guide service for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout. Guiding fly anglers since 1997, we focus on the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley and Portland area streams including the Siletz, Nestucca, Sandy, Clackamas and McKenzie rivers. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides can help put you some amazing fish, like wild steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, and huge coastal chinook all on a fly rod!
From beginning to expert anglers alike, we have the perfect fishing trip to match your needs, desires, skill level and geographic location. We provide all tackle including flies so you don't have to think about it. We also serve great streamside sack lunches and love to create tremendous shore lunches upon angler request. Visit our rates and bookings page for more information!
We have spent decades fishing local waters and fine tuning our knowledge base in order to put you on the best fisheries when they are fishing their best. We cover a broad area from the base of the Cascades to the Southern Willamette Valley and a large chunk of the Oregon Coast. Famous coastal streams like the Siletz and Nestucca, and other smaller creeks prodvide incredible fly fishing opportunities including coastal chinook, sea-run cutthroats and steelhead. If time and travel is short and find yourself in the Portland area, the Clackamas and Sandy are excellent steelhead rivers and also fish well for coho and rainbow trout at certain times of year. For those anglers in the Eugene area or fisherman looking for the blue ribbon trout experience, the world famous McKenzie is a spectacular three season trout fishery. Whatever the time of year, there are always great angling opportunites on the rivers we guide. Let us help show you the Oregon Fly Angling Experience!
Featured Winter Species - Winter Steelhead; Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
Winter steelhead are available to fly anglers for over five months. Their size, power, numbers and willingness to take a fly make them our most guided fish. We begin chasing hatchery fish in around Thanksgiving and gradually transition over to native runs by early Februrary. We'll then continue chase native and broodstock fish through late-April.
Winter steelhead are a hearty species surviving well in numerous rivers on the Coast and in the Willamette Valley. Water conditions throughout the Winter months vary greatly and can affect fishing. We're always keeping a careful eye on the river levels, so feel free to contact us for the most current conditions. Oregon winter steelhead range from 6-25 lbs. with average fish around 10 lbs. Fish over 15 lbs. are often hooked on fly rods, however landing them is a true challenge.
Winter steelheading with a fly rod is a unique experience and one that every fly angler should participate in. For some, the wet, cold, blustery weather and hours between strikes isn't their cup of tea, but for others the anticipation, excitement and chance to land one of Oregon's most powerful and beautiful gamefish keeps them coming back again and again.
Give us a call and find out just what the Oregon Winter fly fishing experience is all about! Ring 503-515-3533 or email us.
IN THE MEDIA
KATU News in Portland recently published a nice feature story about Small Stream Outfitter's Portland area fly fishing lessons and clinics. We were proud to be the first feature in KATU's new online Outdoor section! Check out the full article at KATU.com READ MORE... Special thanks to Shannon of KATU for a nice write up.