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Speywater Lodge & Floats – Scott O’Donnell’s Passion for the Ronde

If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low-key, high-value operation is where some of the Northwest’s finest steelheaders and spey casters congregate for two months of guiding and instruction. Renowned spey instructor Scott O’Donnell heads a crew of […]

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Trip Report – Deschutes River Jet Boat Camp

I just returned from a short stay on the Lower Deschutes with Dillon Renton of All Star at their Jet Boat Camp. It was a pleasure to spend time with Dillon, who literally grew up on the Deschutes. His family has been guiding guests here for three decades. His strong work ethic, knowledge of the […]

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Trip Report – McKenzie River, Oregon

I took some time last week to travel here in Oregon for a few days with two primary goals: to escape the smoke in southern Oregon and to expose my fiance to fly fishing for trout. In order to accomplish the fly fishing objective I reserved a day on the McKenzie River with Matt Ramsey, […]

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Remaining 2018 Availability – Williamson Fish Shack, OR

Williamson Fish Shack The Williamson River has the distinction of being one of the West’s most prolific trophy rainbow trout fisheries. To best fish this remarkable system we have paired with a favorite guide, Paul McDonald. Paul is a Kiwi who guides winters at Poronui Lodge on New Zealand’s North Island and guides in Southern Oregon […]

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Expert Q & A – Deschutes River, Oregon

Deschutes River – Oregon There is good reason that the Deschutes is Oregon’s best known river. The Deschutes is a desert oasis rife with wild rainbows, hearty steelhead, whitewater and stunning scenery. During the steelhead fly fishing season the Deschutes becomes a “Temple of Spey.” This is one of the first rivers in the U.S. […]

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Steelhead Availabiltiy – Umpqua Summer Basecamp, Oregon

Umpqua Summer Basecamp Oregon’s North Umpqua River is the quintessential Cascadian river– steep, swift, crystal clear, and incredibly beautiful. It is also an iconic American classic that has captured the souls of countless anglers and drawn them back year after year to test their skills against one of the most challenging and rewarding races of […]

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  For many people, muli-day float trips are the best downriver fly fishing experience. Staying on the river can truly maximize your fishing time.  Anglers that like to fish hard can get up early in camp or stay at the river’s edge until dark targeting the evening bite. With an outfitted trip there is a crew of people […]

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Winter Steelhead – Oregon Coast – Last Chance

Scott O’Donnell has once again been hard at it on the Oregon coast. Here is a shot from last week of client Bill posing quickly with a beautiful wild steelhead before its safe release. Scott is on the water nearly everyday between February and mid-April and knows these rivers intimately. He continues to be in […]

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Winter Steelhead Availability – Umpqua Basecamp, Oregon

Umpqua Basecamp Oregon’s North Umpqua River is the quintessential Cascadian river– steep, swift and incredibly beautiful. It is also an iconic American classic that has captured the souls of countless anglers and drawn them back year after year to test their skills against one of the most challenging and rewarding races of steelhead in the […]

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Spring on the Owyhee River – Availability

Owyhee River The Owyhee is a walk and wade fishery, small enough to cover without the need for boats. A small forest road follows the river for many miles allowing access to some of the best dry fly water in all of Oregon. Large brown trout are the quarry, but don’t be surprised if you […]

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Fishing Report & Prime Availability – Rogue River, Oregon

From our good friend and Rogue River steelhead guide James Sampsel: “With an abundance of classic steelhead water and anadromous fish entering the system nearly year round, Oregon’s Rogue River offers ample opportunity for anglers new to the sport and veterans to find their slice of heaven. The middle Rogue has remained in the shadow […]

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2018 Availability – Speywater Lodge & Floats

If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low-key, high value operation is where some of the Northwest’s finest steelheaders and spey casters congregate for a final month of guiding and instruction. Renowned spey instructor Scott O’Donnell heads a […]

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Steelhead Availability – Upper Rogue Hoot Owl Lodge, Oregon

Upper Rogue Hoot Owl Lodge The Upper Rogue is a steelhead river for everyone as it lends itself perfectly to many techniques. Whether a two-handed spey caster wishing to swing flies, or an indicator fisherman hoping to stay in the boat, the Rogue has something for everyone. Recently, we helped create Hoot Owl, a turnkey […]

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New Destination – Upper Rogue Hoot Owl Lodge, Oregon

Upper Rogue Hoot Owl Lodge The Upper Rogue is a steelhead river for everyone as it lends itself perfectly to many techniques. Whether a two-handed spey caster wishing to swing flies, or an indicator fisherman hoping to stay in the boat, the Rogue has something for everyone. Recently, we helped create Hoot Owl, a turnkey […]

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Winter Steelhead Options – Pacific Northwest

Winter steelhead are amazing creatures and fly fishing for them is a pinnacle experience in our sport. The challenges are many: large fish, incredible fights, cold water and often inclement weather all combine to make winter steelhead fishing a test of one’s resolve and source of great pride and accomplishment when one’s efforts are rewarded. […]

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Speywater Lodge & Floats Fall 2017 Availability

If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low-key, high-value operation is where some of the Northwest’s finest steelheaders and spey casters congregate for two months of guiding and instruction. Renowned spey instructor Scott O’Donnell heads a crew of […]

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New Destination/Availability – Umpqua Basecamp, Oregon

Umpqua Basecamp Dillon Renton is not your average steelhead guide. At 25 years of age, he is younger than many but when you factor in that he caught his first steelhead on a fly at age eight and began professionally guiding at 16, it doesn’t take long to figure out that he has had more […]

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August Availability – Williamson River Fish Shack, Oregon

Williamson River Fish Shack The key to the Williamson River’s giant trout lies in the hypereutrophic shallows of Klamath Lake where wild rainbows can grow to 20 inches in three years. As the lake warms, these rainbow trout migrate into the cold flowing tributaries, the most notable of which is the Williamson River. A river […]

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New Destination – Williamson River Fish Shack, Oregon

Williamson River Fish Shack The key to the Williamson River’s giant trout lies in the hypereutrophic shallows of Klamath Lake where wild rainbows can grow to 20 inches in three years. As the lake warms, these rainbow trout migrate into the cold flowing tributaries, the most notable of which is the Williamson River. A river […]

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Prime Availability – Speywater Lodge, Grande Ronde River

Speywater Lodge, Grande Ronde River Learn casting and fishing techniques from the Northwest’s finest steelhead guides Available 4 night / 4 day Float Trips: October 3 – 7: 2 spots available October 10 – 14: 2 spots October 15 – 19: 2 spots October 22 – 26: 4 spots October 24 – 28: 1 spot […]

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Speywater Lodge & Floats – Scott O’Donnell’s Passion

Learn casting and fishing techniques from the Northwest’s finest steelhead guides CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE CLICK TO SEE ALL 2017 AVAILABILITY If you’d like to learn more about this destination or start exploring other spey fishing possibilities drop us a line at EMAIL or give Charles a call 800-552-2729.

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New Destination / Hosted Trip – Clackamas River Lodge, Oregon

Clackamas River Lodge The Clackamas River begins as a high alpine stream in the northern Oregon Cascade Mountains before it descends over eighty miles to the west where it eventually meets the tidally influenced Willamette River in Oregon City. Known locally as the “Clack”, it drains the forests, springs and snowmelt of the western Cascadian […]

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Prime Availability / New Destination – Clackamas River Lodge, Oregon

Clackamas River Lodge The Clackamas River begins as a high alpine stream in the Northern Oregon Cascade Mountains before it descends over eighty miles to the west where it eventually meets the tidally influenced Willamette River in Oregon City. Known locally as the Clack, it drains the forests, springs and snowmelt of the western Cascadian […]

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Destination Spotlight – Northern Oregon Coast

From January through April the rivers surrounding the greater Tillamook Bay region on the Northern Oregon coast transform into some of the most productive and seductive winter steelhead rivers in North America. Structurally they are a “swing” fisherman’s paradise and the quarry is almost always sea bright, wild and willing to chase a well swung […]

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Cancellation Discount – Grande Ronde River Float Trip

Speywater Lodge & Floats – Grande Ronde River Due to a last-minute cancellation we are able to offer this trip at a discount. If you don’t have plans to swing a skater for steelhead this year, this is your chance! Dates: September 27 – October 1, 2016 Rate: $1,300 for a 4 night / 4 day […]

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Prime Availability – Speywater Lodge, Grande Ronde River

Grande Ronde River, OR/WA Renowned spey instructor, Scott O’Donnell, heads a crew of diehard steelhead guides who love the Ronde and the steelhead it sustains. As much a spey casting and fishing school as a hard-charging guiding operation, this is the best place we know of to learn the art of spey casting and improve […]

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Destination Spotlight – Speywater Lodge, Oregon

Fish and learn with the Northwest’s finest steelhead guides on the Northwest’s most approachable river. Speywater Lodge – Grande Ronde River, OR Often referred to as the Graduate school for Steelhead anglers and spey casters. Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low key, high value operation is where some of the […]

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Destination Spotlight – Deschutes River, Oregon

Deschutes River There is good reason that the Deschutes is Oregon’s best known river. The Deschutes is a desert oasis rife with wild rainbows, hearty steelhead, whitewater and stunning scenery. With day trips and multi-day float trips for both trout and steelhead, the Deschutes is one of the west’s most unique and captivating systems. The quintessential […]

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Prime Availability – North Oregon Coast, Winter Steelhead

North Oregon Coast Steelhead From February through April the rivers surrounding the greater Tillamook Bay region on the Northern Oregon coast transform into some of the most productive and seductive winter steelhead rivers in North America. Structurally they are a “swing” fisherman’s paradise and the quarry is almost always sea bright, wild and willing to […]

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Prime Availability – Winter Steelhead, Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead Detailed Information From February through April the rivers surrounding the greater Tillamook Bay region on the Northern Oregon coast transform into some of the most productive and seductive winter steelhead rivers in North America. Structurally they are a “swing” fisherman’s paradise and the quarry is almost always sea bright, wild and […]

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