Reservations, Deposits, and Refunds
Early reservations will allow us to operate more efficiently and to book the dates you desire.
A 50% deposit is required to secure dates. Full payment for the reserved party size is due thirty (30) days before the trip.
A valid Oregon Fishing License is mandatory, as well as any required river permits.
If fishing for Salmon or Steelhead, a valid ODFW tag is also required.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Trips proceed regardless of weather conditions.
What to Bring
For a one day fishing adventure you will need:
Flies for Redsides: A good variety of Caddis (I like the Elk Hair), Mayflies, and of course in early season, Salmon Flies are the hatch to match.
Nymphs are always good on the Deschutes. Hare’s Ear, Prince and Beaded Prince Nymphs are very productive, as are Teeny Nymphs.
Flies for Steelhead: Joe’s Hopper, Green Butted Skunks, Mack’s Canyon, & Freight Train. Drifting Nymphs for Steelhead can also be a very productive method of bringing metal heads into the bank.
Waders, preferably the lightweight breathable type during the warmer months and neoprene in winter. BE SURE TO BRING A TIGHT BELT FOR YOUR WADERS! This will help keep water out if you should fall in.
Wading boots or shoes
Your favorite fly pole
Your vest full of your favorites (We will have some winners on hand!)
Plastic water bottle or canteen (no glass please)
Insect repellent (spring trips)
Sun shade hat
A Warm shirt or jacket for cool early mornings and evenings
A light rain jacket
Insect repellent (spring trips)
Camera and plenty of film – we do recommend water proof cameras as there is no guarantee that your camera will not get wet!
Don’t forget that Oregon Fishing License
A Steelhead/Salmon tag is required if you are fishing for them or you plan to keep one.
We will take care of:
Class V Life Jackets, which will be worn at all times on the river.
Fresh drinking water
An outstanding Deli Lunch
*We will provide a cooler and ice for beverages.
** Alcoholic beverages will be transported on the gear raft, and are only allowed to be consumed while at camp
Overnight Gear Checklist
2. Sleeping Bag and pillow
*** Tents and sleeping bags can be rented for your trip
*** If needed, the charge is $5 per item.
3. Air Mattress (sleeping pad)
4. Flashlight or Head Lamp with extra batteries
5. Shoes for camp
6. Personal care gear (toothbrushes, aspirin, feminine hygiene supplies, etc)
7. A small towel
8. Clothing – Remember that space is very limited:
- A pair of stockings for each night on the river.
- A pair of sweats to wear in camp – both pants and top. Even a hoody is good for a top. A nice fleece is perfect.
- Light weight pants (zip off pant legs are great). Make sure they are the non-cotton type of fast drying material such that swimsuits are made of.
- Light weight shirts of the same material are also very nice. T-shirts are also nice.
- Nylon windbreaker jacket/pants
- Books, magazines, games, musical instruments
It is recommended that you bring a complete set of clothes for every two nights on the river, including the set you start off wearing. For example, 1-3 nights – one or two sets is enough, 4-5 nights – bring two or three sets. Just remember to have some fresh clothes in the car for your trip home.
Remember that if you are only going for one or two nights, dry-bag space is limited. Please pack your gear in soft bags (no hard suitcases or anything of that type), and pack lightly. You are in the wilderness, and not much is needed to have a great time out there! For those of you who choose a longer trip (5-7 days), we will have a checklist and itinerary designed to make longer trips easy and comfortable for you.