Rivers

Klamath RiverThe Klamath River
During the last century the Klamath River gained worldwide recognition for the quality of its steelhead. While often anglers count the number of days needed to take a steelhead, the remarkable Klamath most often produces a number of steelhead per day.  The fish are a hearty combination of resident rainbows, juvenile steelhead, adult steelhead and the famous Klamath half-pounders. We believe there may be no finer place to learn the craft of flyfishing for this legendary sport fish. Read more…

Hen with Pale Peril, a Dave McNeese patternThe Rogue River
The Rogue River is famed for its Steelhead, the fish of a thousand casts.  In fresh water there is perhaps no other fish taht provides the majesty, spectacular leaps and sizzling runs of a steelhead.  Fortunately the Rogue has one of the most prolific returns of fish on the planet and it is improving each season. Our guides more often experience multiple hook ups rather than thousands of cast per day.  Read more…

Craig with a big bright dry fly Umpqua River buckThe Umpqua River
The Umpqua River is perhaps the most fabled steelhead river on the planet.  Some of the finest anglers in the world have visited and many consider it the finishing school for the hardcore enthusiast.  The Umpqua consists of the Main Stem, the South Fork and the North Umpqua which is home to the famous fly only section above Deadline Falls.  The summer run fish on the North Umpqua are very surface oriented and will viciously attack a skated or waked fly.  The main stem and South Fork have strong runs of exceptionally large winter run fish which will move to a swung fly as well as nymphing techniques.Read more…

McCloud RiverThe McCloud River
What you have seen and heard about this river is probably true.  The McCloud is among the most beautiful river canyons in the world. Pristine forests, emerald pools and feisty McCloud Redband Rainbows make for a fishing experience not to be missed.  Toss in an outlandishly large brown trout on occasion and it is easy to understand why anglers have been coming from around the world for over a century to discover the magic of the McCloud. Our adventures include walking and wading on the incredibly scenic falls section on the Upper McCloud or the remote pristine canyon of the Lower McCloud. Read more…

Upper SacThe Upper Sacramento River
The Upper Sac has nearly forty miles of quick and easy access beginning with crystal clear springs.  The Upper Sac is a rich and productive freestone stream and home to  Shasta rainbow trout, which grow hearty on the diversity of aquatic life the river affords.  Our walk and wade adventures are designed to develop versatile approaches to take advantage of the endless variety of scenic riffles, runs, pools and pocket water this river hosts.  Read more…

Lower SacThe Lower Sacramento River
Known for it’s impressive catch rates and large chunky rainbow trout, the Lower Sac  deserves it’s reputation as one of the finest trophy trout fisheries in America. With regulated releases from Shasta Dam, the fishing on this river can be outstanding year round.  Summer evenings bring the best opportunity to consistently find pods of ‘bows taking emergers or a properly presented dry fly.  Read more…

 

 

UntitledThe Oregon Coast
We believe the Oregon Coast is the best winter steelhead destination on the planet. Southern Oregon is known for its mild weather which for winter steelheaders translates to better conditions and more fishable days. There are a number of well known rivers, the Chetco, Rogue, Elk, Sixes, Umpqua, Coquille, and Smith along with some smaller watersheds and tributaries. The fish are typically larger than their summer run cousins and in prime condition, as heavy as they are going to get, dime bright and full of fight. Hooking one of these ghosts is a magical experience that keeps us coming back season after season.