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Thanksgiving, 2020: What We’re Thankful For

Dear Friends & Travelers, As Thanksgiving approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on the unprecedented events that have transpired since early March. Suffice to say, it has been a time of challenge, uncertainty, and hardship for everyone. Yet, throughout this time, we have found optimism and hope, and are repeatedly reminded of how much we still […]

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Conservation Organizations We Admire & Support

As traveling anglers, we understand well that a great fishing trip is the culmination of many variables. While the number or size of fish caught often isn’t nearly as memorable as the people we shared the moment with, it is the fishery and the fish that brought us there in the first place. Let’s all […]

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Local Wildfire Relief Funds

For many of us in the American West, an additional challenge to the year was the terrible wildfire season. In September, our hometown and neighboring communities were struck by the Almeda Fire, leaving thousands without businesses or homes. Fires on the North Umpqua and McKenzie Rivers burned tens of thousands of acres and devastated pristine […]

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Fly Water’s Ken Morrish Named Wild Salmon Center Ambassador

Fly Water Travel’s own Ken Morrish was recently named an Ambassador for the Wild Salmon Center. The Center’s Ambassador Program is a dream team of people who bridge the gap, every day, between outdoor adventure and heart-felt conservation. Click here to read the article about Ken, in which he talks about his worst job, steelhead […]

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Major Obstacle Cleared for Klamath River Dam Removals

Great news was released yesterday regarding the Klamath River! A Memorandum of Agreement was announced, which clears the way for the final steps of Klamath dam removals. Find the full article link below and enjoy these images taken by Fly Water Travel’s Ken Morrish. From California Trout: PacifiCorp and Warren Buffet have agreed to the […]

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Eastern Oregon Steelhead & Trout Tour by Ken Morrish

Silver linings are everywhere and for me personally, one of the more brilliant ones created by the pandemic was the ability to once again extensively tour my home state in late October. For the past 21 years, this has been hard for me to accomplish as I have been totally pre-occupied with British Columbia re-bookings […]

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Winter Steelhead Availability – Northern Oregon Coast with Scott O’Donnell

Northern Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead From January 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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Last Chance to Float Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River in 2020

Lower Deschutes River Float Trips, OR There is one more set of dates available for a Lower Deschutes River float trip in 2020 with Renton River Adventures. The months of October and November present so many unique opportunities on the Lower Deschutes. Guests can spend their float trip strictly swinging flies for steelhead, casting dry […]

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Last Minute Discount Spots – Speywater Lodge, Oregon

These discount spots have sold and are no longer available! Speywater Lodge, Oregon Due to a last minute cancellation, there are currently two spots available at Speywater Lodge at 25% off. Reports so far from Speywater Lodge have indicated that there are fish in the system and more are sure to come as Fall progresses. […]

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For many fly anglers, there comes a time when the quality of the fish becomes more meaningful than the quantity of fish caught. When this happens, the challenge of the pursuit and capture become paramount, and the largest and wisest of fish consume our angling aspirations. For those interested in seeking true trophy trout, it […]

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Video: Ghost of Steelhead Future

Our friends at Sage Fly Fishing released this film last year about steelhead and Spey fishing on our home river, the Rogue with longtime Fly Water Travel friend Jon Hazlett. We hope you enjoy the film, and that it helps you get excited for fall steelheading in the Pacific Northwest and also remember to cherish […]

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Steelhead hold a very large and special place in the Pacific Northwest fly angler’s heart; they are an icon and symbol for the entire region. While the history of Spey casting for steelhead is relatively short compared to that of Atlantic salmon, there is no doubt that the practice is sacred to many and a […]

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RIO Products’ Trout Fishing How To Videos

Trout season is in full-swing across the Rockies and Pacific Northwest, and the Southern Hemisphere’s season is only a few months away. To help anglers prepare for their time on the water, our good friends at RIO Products have produced a great selection of How To videos. See below for our favorite trout fishing videos. […]

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Post Season Report – Umpqua Summer Basecamp, OR

Umpqua Summer Basecamp, OR Dillon Renton, head guide at Oregon’s North Umpqua Summer Basecamp, shared some words and photos with us as he recently wrapped up his 2020 season at the camp. We hope you enjoy, and please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions about this program or are interested […]

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Last-Minute Availability: Umpqua Summer Basecamp

Umpqua Summer Basecamp, Oregon The Umpqua Summer Basecamp has quickly become one of Fly Water Travel’s most popular steelhead programs in the lower 48, and for good reason. We don’t know of a better way to experience Oregon’s North Umpqua River, an iconic American classic, than with David and Dillon Renton of Renton River Adventures.  […]

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2020 Availability: Speywater Lodge, Float Trips & Spey School

Speywater – The ultimate Spey fishing boot camp for anglers keen on improving their skills. If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! 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 […]

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A guided multi day trip on the lower Deschutes with Renton River Adventures is one of the most unique experiences in the steelhead angling world. Whether spent on one of their multi-day floats or in their jet boat camp, guests will experience incredible camps, great food, and a deep commitment to quality instruction. The Deschutes […]

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Summer 2020 Owyhee River Availability

Owyhee River, Oregon Tucked away in eastern Oregon, not far from Boise, Idaho, Oregon’s finest trophy brown trout river flows discreetly through desert rim rock and sage. It is a relatively small river but its honey-colored browns are anything but small, averaging 16- to 20-inches with considerably larger fish also present. The Owyhee has a […]

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Summer 2020 Availability: Williamson River

Williamson River, Oregon The key to the Williamson River’s giant trout lies in the hypereutrophic shallows of Klamath Lake where wild rainbows can grow to 20 inches in as few as three years. As the lake warms, these rainbow trout migrate into the cold flowing tributaries, the most notable of which is the Williamson River. […]

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Spring in the Pacific Northwest is here and that means longer days, beautiful water, prolific hatches, hungry trout and steelhead starting to move! For those ready to start planning their next fly fishing adventure, Oregon is a great option in 2020, as flights are domestic and destinations can be reached by car. Below you’ll find […]

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As traveling anglers, we often find ourselves witness to the thrills, heartaches, wonder and bliss of fly fishing adventures. In these moments, fly rod is traded for camera and we attempt to capture the scene to share with loved ones or jog our own memories later. While these exciting times are usually the most memorable, […]

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A Family’s Passion for the Rivers of Oregon

By Fly Water Travel Destination Manager Andy Archer At 29 years old, Dillon Renton has already established himself as one of the finest fly fishing guides in Oregon whose experience far exceeds his age. I first met Dillon in 7th grade. Then, fly fishing had been the center of my universe for only two years, […]

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Winter Steelhead Recap – Umpqua Winter Basecamp, Oregon

Umpqua Winter Basecamp, Oregon January through March mark the prime winter steelhead months across Oregon, and in particular, at Renton River Adventures’ Umpqua Winter Basecamp. Dillon Renton, head guide at the basecamp, passed along some words and images from the past three months of fishing this winter. Thank you, Dillon! This winter was one of […]

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Guide Profile – Matt Ramsey

Matt Ramsey is one of our favorite people to be on a river with. Matt is an Oregon native and McKenzie River guide who has done stints in Alaska and Mongolia. When Matt is not on the river in Oregon he is a lodge host at Agua Boa Amazon Lodge in Brazil. We asked Matt […]

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Salmonfly Hatch Availability – Deschutes River, Oregon

  Deschutes River Multi-Day Float Trips, Oregon One more set of float trip dates remain for the 2020 salmonfly and golden stonefly hatch on the Lower Deschutes River. Not only is this hatch an adrenaline-filled adventure involving big dry flies and voracious wild “redside” trout, it is also a beautiful time to float the scenic […]

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Expert Q & A – Deschutes River Float Trips, Oregon

Deschutes River – Oregon There is good reason that the Deschutes is Oregon’s best known river. The Deschutes is a desert oasis rife with wild rainbows, hearty steelhead, whitewater and stunning scenery. During the steelhead fly fishing season the Deschutes becomes a “Temple of Spey.” This is one of the first rivers in the U.S. […]

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Remaining Spring Availability – Owyhee River, Oregon

  Owyhee River, Oregon Tucked away in eastern Oregon, not far from Boise Idaho, Oregon’s finest trophy-brown trout river flows discreetly through desert rim-rock and sage. It is a relatively small river but its honey-colored browns are anything but small, averaging 16 to 20 inches with significantly larger fish present. The Owyhee is known for […]

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Remaining Availability – Winter Steelhead in Oregon

  Winter steelhead season is upon us! For the next three months, we will be watching the graphs and dreaming of tight line grabs in steelhead-green water. We are fortunate to have special relationships with some wonderful outfitters in our home state that dedicate their winter months to pursuing some of the biggest and brightest […]

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Umpqua Winter Basecamp, Oregon

Umpqua Winter Basecamp, Oregon From January through March, Oregon’s famed North Umpqua River transforms into a brilliant winter steelhead system that is home to some of the largest anadromous specimens in the West. To help share the wonders of this impressive river with guests, Renton River Adventures has secured a large rental home where up […]

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Expert Q & A – Owyhee River Basecamp, OR

Owyhee River, Oregon Tucked away in eastern Oregon, not far from Boise, Idaho, Oregon’s finest trophy brown trout river flows discreetly through desert rim rock and sage. It is a relatively small river but its’ honey-colored browns are anything but small, averaging 16 to 20 inches with considerably larger fish present. The Owyhee has a […]

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