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Destination Spotlight – Speywater West, Northern Oregon Coast

Speywater West, Northern Oregon Coast 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 […]

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Prime Availability – Klamath River, CA

Jefferson Flywater – Klamath River, CA Northern California’s Klamath river has a long and rich angling history. Avid fly anglers have pursued salmon and steelhead on the Klamath for nearly a century, gaining the river worldwide recognition for the quality of its’ fishing opportunities. Today, the Klamath boasts healthy populations of wild adult and juvenile […]

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Prime Availabiliy – McKenzie River, Oregon

McKenzie River, Oregon McKenzie River update from Matt Ramsey The McKenzie has been fishing quite well lately. Cooler nights and cloudy skies have led to some great hatches of fall drakes in recent days. Wild trout now predominate in the catch over the planted “breadsides.” We’ve been fishing to actively rising trout with dry flies. Fishing […]

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Destination Spotlight – Rogue River, Oregon

Rogue River, Oregon It is no coincidence that virtually all steelhead anglers have a Rogue River story. Aside from the long history and tradition of steelhead fly fishing on the Rogue, the fact remains that the upper Rogue River is one of the most consistent and approachable steelhead fisheries in the lower 48. Regardless of […]

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Destination Spotlight – Klamath River, California

Northern California’s Klamath river has a long and rich angling history. Avid fly anglers have pursued salmon and steelhead on the Klamath for nearly a century, gaining the river worldwide recognition for the quality of its’ fishing opportunities. Today, the Klamath boasts healthy populations of wild adult and juvenile steelhead and possibly the lowest fishing […]

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Hosted Trip – Speywater Lodge, Grande Ronde River, Oregon

Speywater Lodge, Oregon Join Fly Water Travel’s Charles Gehr on a steelhead trip to Speywater Lodge on the Grande Ronde River! Trip Dates: October 14 – 18, 2015 Cost of this trip = $1,880 per person for a 4 night/3 day package The Grande Ronde is a Snake River tributary and considered one of the best […]

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Prime Availability – Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead

Northern Oregon Coast New for the 2015 season are full-service packages at Speywater West Lodge! For years we have waited for the right operation to come along and offer our guests the perfect combination of accomplished guides, tasteful accommodations and mouth-watering meals that highlight the region. We are pleased to be able to offer full […]

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Discount Trip – Grande Ronde River, Oregon – September 2014

Speywater Float Trip – Grande Ronde River, Oregon Limited to six anglers per week, this is not only an operation that prides itself on fishing hard, but also a place where anglers can learn a great deal about steelhead fly fishing and the art of spey casting.  Available Dates: September 29 – October 2, 2014 […]

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Prime Availability – Grande Ronde River – October, November 2014

Speywater Lodge – Grande Ronde River 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. Limited to six anglers per week, this is not only an operation that prides itself […]

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The West’s Best Multi-Day Float Trips

For some, multi-day float trips represent the quintessential fly fishing trip. What we love about the multi-day downriver floats is that we never have to leave the river. If you’d like to stay out on the water until the last rays of light are gone you can. Or maybe you’d rather sit riverside with a […]

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Discount Trip – Klamath River – March 2014

  Available Dates: March 6 – 10, March 10 – 13, March 13 – 17 Discount Rate: $1,436 per person for a 4 Night / 3 Day package, $1,256 per person for a 3 Night / 3 Day package (regular rate = $1,795 and $1,570!) Join Shasta Trout guides on the Klamath River for three […]

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Prime Availability – Scott River Lodge – Klamath River, CA – November, 2013

Scott River Lodge – Klamath River, California Masters on the Spey Exclusive Offer Available Dates: November 21 – 25, 2013 (5 spots available!) Cost of this trip = $1,795.00 per person for a 4 night / 3 day package based on double occupancy Leading California Spey casting guides and instructors, Whitney Gould, Jason Hartwick, Rich […]

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Prime Availability – Grande Ronde River, WA – October, 2013

Grande Ronde River, Washington Available Dates:  October 28 – 31: 1 spot available Cost of this trip = $1,890 per person for a 3 night / 4 day float trip Included: Accommodations and meals on float trip, camping gear for float trip (except sleeping bags and pads), guided fishing, flies and leaders. Not Included: Airfare, […]

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Prime Availability – Grande Ronde River, WA – September-October, 2013

Grande Ronde River, Washington Available Dates: September 30 – October 3, 2013 (1 spot available!) Cost of this trip = $1,890 per person for a 3 night/4 day float trip This 3 night/4 day float trip is on the Grande Ronde River targeting steelhead with Scott O’Donnell and crew.  This is the first float of […]

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Prime Availability – Deschutes River, Oregon – September, 2013

Deschutes River, Oregon Available Dates: September 5 – 8, 2013 (2 spots available!) Cost of this trip = $1,608 per person for a 3 night/4 day float trip This 3 night/4 day float trip is on the lower Deschutes targeting steelhead with Chris O’Donnell’s River Runner Outfitters. The first week of September is absolutely prime […]

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Coast Update: Angler Holding Steelhead!

We often receive fishing reports from guides and outfiters that we work with at Fly Water Travel. As you might imagine, these fishing reports can come in many forms. Guides have plenty to do in their few off-hours during their season. Making a phone call or sending an email with pictures to their booking agent […]

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Olympic Peninsula, Washington The combination of the Olympic Mountain’s breathtaking landscape and healthy returns of trophy steelhead make Washington’s Olympic Peninsula a remarkable angling venue. Rivers like the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Queets, and Calawah remain a true stronghold of wild trophy winter steelhead. Last Minute Discount! Available Dates: February 6th – 10th Cost of […]

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Three Great Winter Steelhead Options

Winter steelheading is not for everyone. While often harsh and unpredictable, for those that persevere and finally feel the power of these remarkable fish, it becomes the ultimate obsession. For the determined northwest steelheader the coastal systems of California, Oregon and Washington offer a limitless playground full of untold possibilities. From December through April, winter […]

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Time For The Rogue Is Now!

Rogue River, Oregon Steelhead catching has been getting consistently better for the last few weeks here on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Fly anglers have reported consistent catching from the top of the river to the bottom. Many years, November has been some of the most consistent fishing of the year on the Rogue. […]

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Willamette River, OR From our good friend Matt Ramsey, guide extraordinaire on the Willamette River: Hey Charles, Just thought you’d enjoy this photo of a big steelhead caught by one of my clients Saturday on the Willamette. For some reason there are an unusual number of wild spawning fish in the river this season: last […]

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Calling All Steelheaders – Grande Ronde Availability

Well here we are on the starting line for the 2012 steelhead season in the Pacific Northwest. Scott O’Donnell and his crew are preparing to converge on the Grande Ronde River for another season of float trips and lodge trips. For those of you not familiar with Speywater Lodge, this is the single best operation […]

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Yamsi Ranch Fishing Heating Up!

Yamsi Ranch, OR Fishing has been great so far this year at Yamsi Ranch on the upper Williamson River. Many of you are aware of the famous Black Drake hatch on the upper Williamson, but did you know that Hexes come off immediately after? As summer rounds the corner into July the waters of the […]

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2012 Klamath Spey School

The ever-popular Klamath River Spey School has been scheduled this November 11-15. Due to the popularity of this casting and fishing school we have expanded the list of instructors as well as adding another day of instruction. Scheduled instructors include Whitney Gould, Jeff Putnam, Jason Hartwick, Anthony Carruesco and Craig Nielsen. Students will float each […]

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Trip Report – Olympic Peninsula 2012

Olympic Peninsula, Washington This February I made my first-ever trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. I, like many northwest steelheaders, have often been regaled with anglers’ reports from storied rivers like the Sol Duc, Hoh and Bogachiel. I was fortunate enough to receive a report from a long-time friend and client who had spent a number […]

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OR Coast Update and Availability

northern Oregon Coast Our good friend Scott O’Donnell has been busy guiding anglers in the Tillamook Bay region of the northern Oregon Coast. Yesterday Scott’s client hooked numerous bright steelhead, including this buck that had apparently escaped a hungry sea lion. If you haven’t done any winter steelhead fishing this year Scott has some absolutely […]

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One In Winter

Our good friend and southern Oregon veteran guide Rich Zellman was recently featured in a fantastic video by talented film maker Ryan Peterson. Please find out more about fishing with Rich and our multi-day trip on the majestic Smith River HERE.

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OR Coast Report

Our good friends Scott and Don have just returned from the southern Oregon Coast, where they were fishing with Gino Bernero from Confluence Outfitters. Fishing had been VERY good for the both of them when they upped the bar by achieving the near-impossible: a double hookup! Both fish were landed and released after a quick […]

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Summer Steelhead Aren’t Done Yet!

Although many steelhead anglers in the Pacific Northwest have put away their steelhead rods for the season, a number of rivers are still fishing quite well. Our good friend Dan was on the Deschutes River recently and landed this late-season beauty… Rivers like the Deschutes, Willamette, Rogue and Trinity will continue to fish well into […]

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Grande Ronde Report

From our good friend Mark Lance, who has recently returned from his first trip to the Grande Ronde River: “First, let me say “hats off” to the crew at Speywater Lodge. Scott, Mike, Whitney, Clayton “the predator”, Dax, Jody, Brad, Sarah, Andy are the best. What a superb group of folks whose passion and energy […]

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Trip Report – Deschutes River Steelhead

by: Charles Gehr Before joining the Fly Water Travel team, I guided for five years on the Deschutes River for trout and steelhead. I was lucky to guide and learn the finer points of spey casting technique and tackle under the watchful eye of long time Deschutes veterans John and Amy Hazel. Guiding over 150 […]

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