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Guide, Casting instructor

Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Rainbow trout, Steelhead

United States Welches, Oregon, United States
35+ years of experience and still learning something new every day. I guide the three best rivers in the lower and mid Columbia basins. Here we can fish for steelhead every day of the year (weather and water conditions permitting). We have Chinook salmon that eat flies May/June, and September. For anadromous fish, we do day trips November through June and river camping trips August, September, and October. Trout trips are done May through October. Some trips are conducted while hiking. Most trips are done using boats for transportation. Fishing is done while wading. Both single-hand and two-hand fly rods are used. Rod/reel setups are provided at no extra charge. Wading gear may be rented. Fishing/casting instruction is always available, are dissertations on history, geology, ecology and bi View more...

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Welches, Oregon, United States

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A native Deschutes River redband trout caught with a trout Spey rod and sculpin fly. Released unharmed!
A wild Sandy River steelhead caught with a Skagit style outfit. Released unharmed!
A native Deschutes River redband trout caught with a dry fly. Released unharmed!
A larger than average Deschutes River steelhead caught with a bead head nymph. Released unharmed!
A 39 1/2' wild Sandy River winter steelhead caught with a Spey fly. Released unharmed!
A wild Deschutes River steelhead caught with a floating Scandi line. Released unharmed!
Chinook Salmon native to Oregon eat flies too. Best months to find bright Chinooks: May-June & September
November is a great month to catch Yellowtail in the Sea of Cortez.
The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches Oregon is a good place to get information on bonefishing in Belize, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida.
Mark Bachmann, owner of The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon has fished for dorado in the Sea of Cortez for 18-years
This native redband trout was caught with a G. Loomis NRX rod.
This Oregon native redband trout ate a Prince Nymph presented with a Sage fly rod.
This Oregon native redband trout ate a rubber leg Prince Nymph
This wild buck winter steelhead from Oregon's Sandy river ate a Ho Hot Orange Rambulance fly presented with a spey rod.
This wild winter steelhead from Oregon's Nehalem River ate a Blu and Purple Rambulance fly.
Wild steelhead are native to Oregon and the whole Pacific Rim. In Oregon they are protected by catch and release fishing regulations.
Oregon's Deschutes River is one of the greatest designated Wild and Scenic Waterways in the United States.
Big wild steelhead can give you a battle on fly fishing gear. Treat them all with respect.
Oregon's Deschutes River is the best floating line fly fishing for steelhead in the Lower-48, July through October.
The Sandy River in Oregon is one of the finest winter steelhead fly fishing rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
Spey fishing for trout is a sport that is growing rapidly in Oregon. Call The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon to find out where and how: 800-266-3179
March-June is the best time to try Euro Nymphing on Oregon's Deschutes River.
There is great dry fly fishing for native redband trout on Oregon's Deschutes River, year around.
There are fresh steelhead available in Oregon year around.
Friday is Beginner's Day at the Sandy River Spey Clave: cost $10 for a Spey Casting Lesson. May 3-4, 2019.
The Sandy River Spey Clave is the world's largest free Spey College. May 3-4, 2019.

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