Fishermen of the Deschutes River will tell you that the river is incredible for year-round fishing. These Maupin, Oregon fishermen will also tell you that it’s a very technical river to fish, and unless you have Deschutes’ experience, the fishing will be great, but the catching won’t. We recommend using one of the local professional fly-fishing guide services.
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop 541-395-2565 John Smeraglio, at Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop, specializes in fly fishing techniques and strategies for catching (and releasing) wild redside trout and spectacular summer steelhead. They offer guided walk-in trips and operate a nice fly shop. They also feature monthly events so check out their events calendar on their website. Stop in and ask them any fishing questions!
Deschutes Angler Fly Shop 541-395-0995 John Hazel and Company with Deschutes Angler Fly Shop, has extensive knowledge and experience on the Deschutes. They are first-class fishing guides who can greatly enhance any angler’s adventure no matter their skill level. We recommend contacting them for the ultimate day of fishing on the Deschutes or just stop by their fly shop to get the latest information on flies and hot spots.
River Runner Outfitters 541-978-0152 Owned and operated by Chris O’Donnell and Cairn Young, River Runner Outfitters is a small business located in Maupin, Oregon, with the purpose of guiding fly anglers on the Lower Deschutes River. The guides will take you safely to the best fishing, and provide high quality meals and camps to make you as comfortable as possible in the Wild and Scenic Deschtues River canyon.
The Fly Fishing Shop 1-800-266-3971 Welches, Oregon The staff at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches has been serving clients in their shop and on the river for over 27 years. Single and multi day trips are available on the Deschutes River. The owner and Head Guide, Mark Bachmann, is well known for his steelhead and trout expertise, and his “camp quality” is second to none. They have the world’s largest fly-fishing website and ship worldwide daily.
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