Why Choose Deep Canyon Outfitters for your Central Oregon fly fishing experience? We understand that you have many options in booking a guided adventure in our area. We hope that the more you know about us the more likely you will be to give us the opportunity to show you the trip of a lifetime! Read on…
A Winning Combination
At Deep Canyon Outfitters we bring a combination of experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to every guided trip we offer. For 25 years we have been guiding on the myriad Rivers and Lakes surrounding our headquarters in Bend, Oregon. With the variety of water types and seasonal impacts on each fishery, it is our history of being on the water year in and year out that separates us from our competition. Every guide on our staff feels the same determination to provide the very best possible trip every time out. None of us has lost the sense of accomplishment and the shared thrill we feel every time one of our clients hooks a fish or has a day of wingshooting they had only previously dreamt of. Year after year we ply our craft. We learn more about each river we guide. We understand better how to offer wingshooting trips that will invigorate and fulfill. And our clients are the benefactors of our gained insight.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Deep Canyon Outfitters is proud of all the services we provide and of every satisfied client we now consider a friend. Please read some of the Testimonials written to us. The feedback we get is inspirational and motivates all of us here to continue our commitment to every trip being the best!
At Deep Canyon Outfitters we understand that the biggest influence on any trip is how you get along with your guide. All of us appreciate that hiring an outfitter is not something taken lightly. We respect your expectations and are committed to doing everything we can to exceed them. To that end, each of us brings the same attitude of applied enthusiasm, patience and skill to every trip we guide. Take a moment to meet our Fly Fishing Guides.
We have a list of the most commonly asked questions and our answers. If you have any additional inquiries feel free to call 541-323-3007 or Contact Us. We will respond promptly.
Q: 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.
Q: How far are Bend OR 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Is there a hotel you recommend nearby? If you are staying in Bend Oregon, we recommend staying at the Oxford 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.
Q: How far are 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, and many of the Cascade Lakes. The closest fisheries to Bend are the Upper Deschutes, the Fall River, and the Cascade Lakes.
Q: What does being an Orvis Endorsed Expedition mean? Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Expeditions offer complete outfitting for extended wilderness trips. You'll stay in comfortable remote camps set up by an experienced support staff, and 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. Our Camping and Fly Fishing Trips on the Lower Deschutes carry the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Expedition of the Year Award. Be sure to watch our video of this trip:http://youtu.be/0C60MfHNxao
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.