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Deschutes Fly Fishing Guides & Steelhead Guides

Regulations & Fishing Methods:  Lower Deschutes River regulations prohibit fishing from a floating device, which means that we wade fish exclusively.  As well, the regulations only allow fishing with artificial lures and flies on the Lower Deschutes, so we do both. We focus our Steelhead fishing efforts swinging flies with Spey rods in morning and evening and use a combination of nymphing techniques through the middle of the day.

Lower Deschutes River Fly Fishing Guides

Lower Deschutes River Fly Fishing Guides

Above Maupin (River Mile 52):The famous Deschutes Redside Trout are the focus of our efforts above Maupin from mid-April through September when Steelhead begin to show up in the 50-miles above Maupin.  September and October provide an opportunity above Maupin for “combo” trips where we target both Redside Trout and Steelhead in the same trip.  November and December can be some of the best Deschutes River Steelhead fishing of the year if you are tough enough to brave the cold weather!

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Below Maupin (River Mile 52):Beginning in mid-July, when Steelhead start to enter the Mouth of the Deschutes, we focus our Steelheading efforts to the last 50-miles of the river, below Maupin, where the Deschutes meets the Columbia River.  Trout are common in this section of the river as well, but the main focus of our attention are powerful and fresh Deschutes River Steelhead.

Deschutes River Fishing Guides

Wild & Scenic Deschutes River Fly Fishing Guides


Have a look at our Deschutes River Fishing Reports and Deschutes River Fishing Photos to get an idea of what to expect on the river and Contact Us to book one of the Deschutes River fishing trips below.

Multiple Day Fishing + Camping Trips on the Deschutes River

There is nothing we love more at River’s Bend Fly Fishing Guides than to show you the Wild & Scenic section of the Lower Deschutes River, between Trout Creek Campground and Harpham Flats, above Maupin (see maps below and description above) or between Beavertail Campground, below Maupin (see maps below and description above) and the Mouth of the Deschutes.  There is almost no public road access on these 30+ mile sections of the Lower Deschutes River, which makes for a very special and rewarding experience, lasting between 3 and 7 days.

We camp on the banks of the river, which provides you with the opportunity to fish hard and sleep well, with a surprisingly high level of luxury in camp…not to mention the incredible food prepared by our Camp Chef who accompanies you throughout your trip.  Our Multi-Day Guided Fishing Trips on the Lower Deschutes River are truly an experience like no other.

  • MULTI-DAY BOAT + CAMPING TRIP COST: Minimum 2 days
    • $395 per person per day, for 4 or more people
    • $495 per person per day for 2 people.
      • Includes: Licensed Guide, Rods & Reels, Boots & Waders, Streamside Meals with Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Tents, Cots, Full Camp
      • Does NOT Include: Fishing Licenses, Terminal Tackle (Flies & Leaders), Sleeping Bag & Pillow, Guide Gratuities

Trout Creek to Harpham Flats

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Beavertail to Mouth of Deschutes

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Full Day Fishing Trips on the Deschutes River

Another option that is sure to deliver is a Full-Day Trip from Warm Springs Reservation to Trout Creek Campground. We are lucky to have this 10-mile section of river available for day trips to give our clients a taste of the Wild & Scenic section of the Deschutes River without the heavy investment of time that our Multi-Day Trips require.  Your riverside lunch, prepared by your guide, provides you with outstanding nourishment to keep you fishing hard and enjoying the serenity throughout the day.

  • FULL-DAY BOAT TRIP COST:
    • $500 for 1-2 people,
    • $575 for 3 people.
      • Includes: Licensed Guide, Rods & Reels, Boots & Waders, Streamside Lunch with Non-Alcoholic Beverages
      • Does NOT Include: Fishing Licenses, Terminal Tackle (Flies & Leaders), Guide Gratuities
      • A 4th person requires a second guide/boat.

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As a guide-owned operation, the guides of River’s Bend Fly Fishing Guides pride ourselves on our client-focused approach. We make it our mission to give you an experience that you will never forget when you book a guided fly fishing trip in Oregon with us. Whether you have been fly fishing for years and would like to experience the joys of a multi-day guided fly fishing and camping trip on the Lower Deschutes or you have never fly fished and would like to learn to fly fish in Bend or refine your skills on the Crooked River, the experienced guides of River’s Bend Fly Fishing Guides provide you with unforgettable guided fly fishing trips throughout Oregon.

Oregon Fly Fishing Photos

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