What airport do we fly into?
The closest airport to Bend Oregon is the Redmond, OR Regional airport. They offer direct flights daily to and from Portland, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. We’re about a 3-hour drive from the Portland, OR International airport.
How far is Bend to the Lower Deschutes?
From downtown Bend it takes one hour to arrive at the Warm Springs boat ramp, one and a half hours to Trout Creek.
Will the owners be available to ensure the guests have a great experience?
Deep Canyon Outfitters is owner-operated, managed, and staffed. If you are a guest on a fly fishing trip, it is highly likely you’ll be on the water with one of the four owners.
Is there a hotel you recommend nearby?
If you are staying in Bend, we recommend staying at the Oxford Inn, or the Ameritel Inn. If you are staying in Redmond, we recommend the Sleep Inn. If you are staying in Madras, we recommend the Inn at Cross Keys Station.
How far is Bend from prime fishing?
From downtown Bend in one hour or less you can be on the Lower Deschutes, the Crooked, the Fall, the Upper Deschutes, Buckhorn Lake, Ranch at the Canyons, and many of the Cascade Lakes. The closest fisheries to Bend are the Upper Deschutes, the Fall River, and the Cascade Lakes.
What does being an Orvis Endorsed Guide Service mean?
Orvis Endorsed Guide Services offer complete outfitting half and full day trips. You'll will fish with the most passionate, knowledgeable, professional and personable guides anywhere. Our operation was inspected by the Orvis staff and continues to be monitored for high quality.
What fishing adventure would be right for me?
Do you want to learn about the sport of fishing, while catching some fish? Then we suggest you join us for a trip on one of the rivers. This will be the classic fly fishing experience. Do you just want to catch fish? Then we suggest you book a fishing adventure on a lake. To maximize your productivity, we suggest a trip on one of your private properties.
Do you have any age restrictions for your fly fishing adventures?
Our fishing adventures are designed for just about all ages, but we often restrict river trips to age 9 and up. Some of the local rivers are difficult to wade for younger anglers. If you want your young son or daughter to catch their first fish, we suggest booking a trip on a lake. On any of the lakes we guide there is a 90% chance they will catch fish. We don’t have an upper end age limit, but some of the rivers in the area can be challenging to wade. For those anglers unsure of their wading abilities, a lake fishing adventure is perfect.
What type of fly fishing will I be doing and what size are the fish?
Each fishery is unique in both fishing technique and fish caught. In a week spent fishing in Central Oregon, you can catch rainbow, brown, brook and bull trout, Atlantic and kokanee salmon, steelhead, large mouth and small mouth bass, and more. If there is a specific species you would like to pursue, please let us know; we’ll advise you when to come and where to fish to maximize your opportunity. Fishing techniques vary from one fishery to the next. Often in the rivers, you’ll be casting dry flies. If the dry fly fishing isn’t working you may need to nymph or use streamers. On the lakes, you will often be stripping streamers or dry fly fishing. We also use drifting techniques to maximum productivity.