Bubbling from beneath the lava beds the
McKenzie originates high in the Cascade Mountains and travels 85 miles to its
confluence with the Willamette. Dense Douglas Fir forests and one hundred
different colors of green accentuate your days float.
The McKenzie River offers a wealth of
enjoyment whether you're an experienced lifetime fisher or just learning the
art. What flies to use, where to put the fly, and how to keep your fly out of
the tree will all be covered by our eager, patient Oregon fishing guides. All
native fish caught during the Oregon fly fishing trip must be released, whether
they are rainbow, cutthroat or even bull trout. Hatchery fish which are
released in about 25 miles of the stream may be kept for your enjoyment at
lunch. Add these to a fresh green salad and dutch oven biscuits and we have a
regular gourmet lunch. You will be able to cast from our McKenzie River
driftboats, which are specially designed for whitewater, Oregon fly fishing,
and their comfortable ride.
Great Accommodations Throughout the Oregon Fly Fishing Trip.
Just let us know and we will give you names of
different Oregon fishing lodges. We can handle Oregon fly fishing groups up to
about 20 guests so if the whole family wants to join the fun that is fine.
Please call ahead for Oregon fly fishing or river rafting reservations.
Generally one or two guests ride in each
boat throughout the Oregon fly fishing trip. All Oregon fly fishing tackle and
lunch are supplied. We ask that everyone bring their own drinks for the day. We
will have an ice chest.
Much of the McKenzie River is open to Oregon
fly fishing year-round. However the very best months are May through October.
Oregon Fly Fishing License
Fly rod, preferably #4 to #6, reels, and flies if you desire.
High quality rain gear, including hat and boots
Sun lotion, chapstick
Warm clothing if in spring or late fall
Camera, sunglasses, glasses strap, hat for sunscreen
Daily beverages, wine is great, we supply lunch
Most Oregon fly fishing guests either arrive
on the McKenzie by car or fly into Eugene or Portland and rent cars. The area
we fish the most throughout the Oregon fly fishing trip is just 45 minutes east
of Eugene or two and a half hours from Portland International Airport.
"Never having fly fished before I was very hesitant, but after a couple days of patient instructions on the McKenzie River with you, I was catching fish along with making new friends. Thanks!"
Idaho or Oregon Outdoor Adventure Vacation
Select your outdoor adventure vacation in Oregon or Idaho. If you want to fly fish your family/friends can ride in a whitewater raft on the same trip. SPACES ARE LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW FOR A VACATION YOU WILL NEVER FORGET...
Jeff Helfrich - Licensed - Insured - Bonded in Oregon &
Idaho Permittee USFS & - Member Oregon Outdoor Assoc.
McKenzie River Guide - Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assoc. - America Outdoors
Tightlines is an equal opportunity employer and offers deluxe excursions on a non-discriminatory basis. Tightlines maintains special use permits on the Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon, Rogue and McKenzie Rivers issued by either the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service or both. Middle Fork Salmon River operations are conducted through Challis Ranger District on the Challis, Boise, Salmon and Payette National Forests.