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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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Trip Report – Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge With The Ashland Fly Shop

Marcus Mattioli of The Ashland Fly Shop just returned from hosting a group at one of our favorite local destinations here in Southern Oregon, Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge. Check out Marcus’ trip report and photos below: Last week I took off downriver to host my first trip through the shop at Morrison’s Lodge on the […]

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Winter Steelhead Availability – Clackamas River Lodge, OR

Clackamas River Lodge, Oregon The Clackamas River begins as a high alpine stream in the Northern Oregon Cascade Mountains before it descends over eighty miles to the west where it eventually meets the tidally influenced Willamette River in Oregon City. Known locally as the Clack, it drains the forests, springs and snowmelt of the western […]

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Cancellation Discount – Speywater Lodge & Floats, Oregon

Speywater Lodge & Floats, Oregon 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 two months of guiding and instruction. Renowned spey instructor Scott O’Donnell heads a crew of diehard steelhead guides who love the Ronde and the […]

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Expert Q & A – Umpqua Winter Basecamp, OR

Umpqua Winter Basecamp, OR The Umpqua Winter Basecamp is a unique and diverse Pacific Northwest steelheading experience focusing on the legendary waters of the North Umpqua River. From January through the end of March, the crystal clear waters of the North Umpqua transform to a blue-green tinge and rise from the seasonal rains that late […]

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CalTrout Umpqua Winter Basecamp Raffle

Umpqua Winter Basecamp, Oregon  Enter for your chance to win a three-day, three-night fishing trip for two at Umpqua Winter Basecamp, on the iconic American classic North Umpqua River. This three-day trip could be yours for just $100. Your odds of winning are excellent, with only 200 total tickets being sold. Purchase today before they’re […]

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Fall Availability – Lower Deschutes River Float Trips, OR

Lower Deschutes River Float Trips, Oregon As we approach Fall, Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River becomes one of the most versatile and rich fisheries in Oregon. By October, steelhead have spread throughout the river upstream of Maupin, making float trips from Trout Creek to Maupin an extremely viable option. While the word is still out on […]

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Post Season Report – Umpqua Summer Basecamp, OR

Check out this Summer Recap from Dillon Renton, head guide at the Umpqua Summer Basecamp in Oregon: Umpqua Summer Basecamp Expert Q & A While summer steelhead fishing on the North Umpqua is far from over, our time guiding the river this season is coming to a close. It is time for us to transition […]

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Sage On The Water Schools

Join renowned Spey casting instructor and Sage Ambassador Scott O’Donnell and his crew of die-hard steelhead guides at Speywater Lodge for four days of Spey instruction and steelhead fishing. Scott and his crew are master instructors and the Grande Ronde is the best place we know of to learn the art of Spey casting and […]

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Prime Availability – Speywater Lodge & Floats, Oregon

Speywater Lodge – Grande Ronde River, Oregon 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 two months of guiding and instruction. Renowned spey instructor Scott O’Donnell heads a crew of diehard steelhead guides who love the Ronde […]

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Prime Availability – Williamson River Fish Shack, OR

Williamson River Fish Shack Williamson River Fish Shack Expert Q & A The following dates are the remaining openings at one of our favorite trout venues in the Pacific Northwest. The Williamson River is home to some of the largest trout in the state.  A river of many moods, the Williamson requires anglers to utilize […]

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Expert Q&A – Deschutes River Jet Boat Camp, OR

Deschutes River Jet Boat Camp A guided overnight jet boat trip on the lower Deschutes with the Renton family is an incredibly unique experience in the steelhead angling world. The high desert canyon offers unbelievable scenery, a remote feel, consistent weather and a run of aggressive summer steelhead. Guided jet boat trips are done on […]

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