Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Brandon Bischof
Fly Fishing Map of Sandy River, OR
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Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish big bright flies on a slow swing and cover as many runs as you can in a day. Dark and cloudy day's will be a better chance than bright sunny days when the water is this low and clear.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sandy River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1300 CFS

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Dodge Park to Dabney Park

Best access point: Oxbow Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Winter/Summer Steelhead

Fishing season: December through June

Nearest airport: PDX

Sandy River Description

Oregon's first designated wild and scenic river, the Sandy originates on Mt. Hood and flows 60 miles before emptying into the Columbia River near Troutdale OR. The Sandy runs through a steep, heavily forested canyon. Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Eagles, and many more wild animals reside in this river corridor. Several species of Pacific Salmon return here annually, and this river has returning anadromous fish ...

Techniques & Tips

Tight line, swung fly presentation. 10 ft. tips of T8 and T10 cover most runs on the Sandy. Cast, swing, step, repeat.

7-Day Forecast

River is low and clear but fishable all week. Summer Steelhead, and Spring Chinook are present.

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