Guided Fly Fishing Trips

The Caddis Fly Angling shop offers a number of guided trips. Read below for descriptions and photos, and call the shop to schedule your trip: 541-342-7005.

McKenzie River Trout Fishing

The McKenzie River offers great fly fishing for wild trout almost year round. Throughout the spring, big wild redside rainbows cruise the lower river looking for big stoneflies and March Brown mayflies. Dry fly action can be hot, even when the weather is still cold. Lots of cutthroats throughout this section as well.

fly fishing the upper mckenzie with the caddis fly

Through the summer, anglers will head upriver to the rapid strewn, classic sections of the McKenzie. Anglers will ply the turquoise, turbulent waters with an expert oarsman. You just might catch Bigfoot.

Upper McKenzie August 2016

Fall on the McKenzie 2016

Fall is a fantastic time to fish the McKenzie, as foliage changes, summer crowds thin and the October Caddis hatch begins going off. It’s also the time of year we host the Annual McKenzie River Two-Fly Tournament, because it’s often when you can catch your biggest trout of the year.

Full Day for Two: $500
Mid Summer Trip: 6 hours with lunch $450
Half Day Specials Spring and Fall only $425

Middle Fork Willamette Trout Fishing

The Upper Willamette River is an excellent option for fly fishing for native trout, flowing out of the springs in the foothills of the Cascades just south of Oakridge, OR. There are some very large, wild fish in the Upper Willamette, and plenty of insect activity. This river has a different character from the McKenzie, but the hatch timing and fishing can be very similar.

October Caddis

Willamette River Steelhead

The Willamette River runs through downtown Springfield and Eugene, and can produce some monster hatchery steelhead throughout the late summer and early fall. The river can be surprisingly gorgeous despite this urban setting, and when the fishing is on, it’s fantastic. Good spey casting water, as well as opportunities to fish for steelhead out of the boat.

Willamette River Summer Steelhead

“Caddis Fly Guide Service LLC operates under a special use permit with the Willamette National Forest and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.”

Oregon Winter Steelhead

Anybody can fish for steelhead when it’s 80-degrees and sunny, but if you want to catch the big boys, you have to fish the winter run. Winter steelheading can be amazing — dripping coastal rainforests, steelie-green water, chromed out fish sliding in on each incoming tide.

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Deschutes River

There is nothing better than waking up on a cool, clear morning at camp on the Deschutes River, grabbing a coffee and jumping into your waders. Your spey rod is already strung up, and you know you’ve got the first shot at the run below. You deserve at least one morning like that in your life.

Deschutes River Fall Steelhead

North Umpqua Steelhead

So how many times are you going to get skunked before you break down and hire somebody? Let’s face it — there are a whole lot of giant steelhead in the North Umpqua River, and I’ll be damned if I can catch any of them. But the Caddis Fly Shop employs guides who know the river’s fabled runs and fat wild steelies by name. Seriously, save yourself years of heartache and just book a guide for this one.

North Umpqua Winter Steelhead

Cedar Lodge New Zealand

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We purchased Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand in 2013. Cedar Lodge lies on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. For over 30 years the unique location and owner operated helicopter program have separated Cedar Lodge from other New Zealand fly fishing destinations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLp-ypiR1b4“>Lodge Video Link

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The Fishing

New Zealand is famous for it’s sight fishing, and at Cedar Lodge we do prefer to sight fish to large trout with dry flies, but who doesn’t? The rivers we fly into are generally very manageable in terms of wading and often we are not standing in the water while casting. South Island Rivers are clear, the trout can be spooky but your guide will aid you in your approach, cast, fly selection and strike. Few things are more exciting than watching a 5+ pound rainbow or brown trout swim off the bottom to grab a dry fly bobbing along the surface.

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A Typical Day

Your typical day at the lodge looks something like this:
Coffee is served around 7am, breakfast at 8am, by 9am we begin shuttling groups of anglers and guides to incredibly beautiful trout rivers. Lunch is served streamside in between gorgeous runs and pools where fish between three and nine pounds reside. You’ll return to our intimate lodge (only 4 rooms) between 5 and 6pm for your favorite beverage and hors d’oeurves. At 7pm dinner is served.

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The Lodge

Our Lodge lies along the banks of the Makarora River. Just past our paddock /5 hole golf course are gorgeous views of Mount Aspiring National Park. The lodge has 4 rooms, a lounge and dining area. Rooms are twin single accommodation with all the modern conveniences including in-room Wi-Fi. Each room has an ever-changing view of the rugged South Island.

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For rates and more information please visit Cedarlodge.net

All trips are available through the Caddis Fly Shop. Call 541-342-7005 to talk pricing, fishing conditions, gear, availability, etc.

9 Responses to Guided Fly Fishing Trips

  1. Joe Nguyen says:

    I am planning a fishing trip next year around Memorial Day weekend. I plan on having between 5-8 guys with me on this trip. I would like to know some recommendations as far as where we should go during this trip, the best guided tour options (amateur fly fisherman’s), and the best place to lodge. Please let me know if you can help.

    Thanks,
    Joe

  2. dan reynolds says:

    Will you do any off-shore fishing for Silvers & ect in 2014

  3. scott bivens says:

    I’m interested in fishing for winter steelhead on the North Umpqua. I’m fairly new to spey rods but I got a lot of practice in Late October on the Deschutes and even landed one. I’m pretty good with the Snap T but not the double spey. I have fly fished many times for steelhead so I’m used to the conditions. More than likely it would just be me coming up from So Cal to fish for 2-3 days. Please let me know if there are any opportunities this winter. Thanks

  4. Robert powers says:

    Greetings I will coming to Bandon Oregon the end of July and I will need a guide! Which rivers are best in that area or the surrounding area ! I’m from Missouri and I have never been up in that part of the country!

  5. Colby says:

    Greetings mate! I’ll be touring the coast of Oregon in late June 2014, I know there is fly fishing and u guys offer guided tours. Is there any guided trips near depoe bay, or

  6. Mike Kreikemeier says:

    I am coming to Oak Ridge in September. I would like to fly fish the local river there. Can you recommend a local guide service for the area.

  7. Andy says:

    Great Material. How do you sig up for the Blog?

    Regards,
    Andy

  8. alex says:

    I’m interested in arranging a 1 day fly fishing trip in the area on Sept 10 if possible.
    thanks,
    Alex Miller
    San Antonio, TX
    210-386-0737

  9. Eric Eltinge says:

    I am interested in a steelhead guide trip near Eugene OR between November 27-30. It would be two one-half day float trips. Please contact me with details. Thank you.

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