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Deschutes River Fly Fishing Guides

We are Deschutes Guides, a group of professional fly fishing guides in Bend, Oregon, specializing in guided fly fishing trips on the Deschutes River.

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Guided fly fishing on the Deschutes River is our specialty.  We offer trips on the Lower Deschutes year-round with the Salmonfly Hatch for trout in May and Steelhead seasons in September and October being our busiest times.  Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the fishing isn’t superb year-round.

Regulations & Fishing Methods:  Lower Deschutes River regulations prohibit fishing from a floating device, which means that we wade fish exclusively.  As well, the regulations only allow fishing with artificial lures and flies on the Lower Deschutes River, 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 throw nymphs and lures throughout 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 until 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.  October opens the opportunity for Cast-and-Blast trips where we target water fowl and upland game species in addition to Steelhead and Redside Trout.  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 at Biggs Junction.  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.

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As a guide-owned operation located in Bend, Oregon, the guides of Deschutes Guides pride ourselves on being professionals and make it our mission to give you an experience that you will never forget when you book a guided fishing trip on the Deschutes River.  Whether you have been fishing for years and would like to experience the joys of a Multi-Day guided fishing trip + camping trip on the Lower Deschutes or have never fished and would like to experience a guided fishing trip as your first adventure, the experienced fishing guides of Deschutes Guides will provide you with a guided fishing trip on the Deschutes River that you will never forget.

Please contact us for availability and to book one of our incredible guided fishing trips on the Deschutes River.
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