The North Umpqua River is one of the premier places to swing flies in Oregon for Winter and Summer Steelhead. With countless named and unnamed pools sometimes it’s hard to choose where to fish. For myself, Lou, and brother Ty the choice was quite simple. We were fortunate enough to stay at the North Umpqua River Retreat which has enough steelhead fly water right out the front door to keep any fly angler busy for hours. The North Umpqua River Retreat’s home pools were very enjoyable to fish. A classic tail-out that spills into a a perfect step through run, it was hard to fish anywhere else, especially with the option to walk back up to the house and warm up. The mornings were freezing so we would sometimes just sip coffee and ponder the donning of waders while overlooking the water from the living room windows.
The central location of the North Umpqua River Retreat makes it a perfect jump off point for numerous Fly-fishing opportunities. During our stay we fished a new section of water everyday; the fly water is a mile to the East, the first boat ramp is a mile to the West, and the main Umpqua is less than an hour away. My suggestion would be to stay at the North Umpqua River Retreat for several days to sample a true taste of the Umpqua.
All that stayed at the North Umpqua River Retreat were very impressed with the outstanding accommodations, and the incredible view of the river. Take a look for yourself and Give Rich a call (541-496-4869) as Summer time slots are filling fast and winter is becoming increasingly busy as the North Umpqua River Retreat gains recognition.
Many thanks to Rich for his hospitality.
NUR website: http://northumpquaretreat.com/