Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range just west of Bend are over 10 quality stillwater fisheries. Couple these unique fly fishing lakes with the nearby streams, creeks, and rivers, and you get a fly fishers dream. Located a short drive from downtown Bend, these lakes range from modest to grand in size. One aspect they all share is beauty. When you visit one of these fly fishing treasures, youll agree.
A fly fishing trip to one of the Cascade Lakes is best suited for anglers looking for relatively low impact and highly productive outings. If you are interested in a positive first fishing experience with your son, daughter, or non-angling spouse, consider a trip to East Lake or Lava Lake. During the peak of the season on either lake, we can practically guarantee they catch some fish. Your guide will meet you at the designated location at a predetermined time. Packed with everything you'll need for a successful day of fishing, you will travel with your guide to the lake of choice. A full day trip will span 8 hours for fishing, and includes a lake-side BBQ lunch.
Full-Day Boat trips: For a boat trip, you’ll travel with your guide to one of the area’s rivers, where you’ll use the boat to efficiently cover the water between fishing spots. (***Reminder: fly fishing from a boat is PROHIBITED on the Lower Deschutes River. Only trips to the McKenzie River offer anglers the opportunity to fish from the boat as we drift.) Otherwise, fishing any one of our high mountain lakes, is accomplished from the boat. Full-Day floats on the Lower Deschutes, or McKenzie Rivers are our most popular full-day river trips…. while any one of the several high mountain lakes are equally popular. After meeting their guides at CONFLUENCE FLYSHOP, guests are outfitted with everything they need for a day on the water. Groups depart shortly after, and travel to their destination.
Price: 1-2 anglers: $600, 3 anglers: $700 (Maximum of 3 anglers : 1 guide)
Full-Day Walk-In trips: This is an adventure for the angler looking to “stalk” fish on foot at one of our local rivers. Strenuous hikes are never required, as the fishing “hole” is often located within a few minutes walk from the guide’s vehicle. This is the perfect trip for families and new anglers looking for an unforgettable day of fly fishing near Bend. Both the Fall River and the Crooked River are perfect for Walk-In trips and begin by meeting your guide at CONFLUENCE FLYSHOP or a predetermined location and then carpooling to the chosen water.
Price: 1 or 2 anglers: $525 – Additional anglers: $100/person (Maximum of 4 anglers : 1 guide)
We offer a number of Full-Day fly fishing trip options, including: walk-in and boat-in trips, within a short drive of downtown Bend. All full day trips offer 8 hours of fishing, not including drive time. Most trips begin in the morning, but depending on the fishery and the season, your guide may choose to fish from midday to late evening. Your guide will meet you at CONFLUENCE FLYSHOP or some other predetermined location and from there, you’ll carpool or caravan to the selected fishery. Once on the water, you’ll spend roughly 8 hours fishing, learning, and catching. We pride ourselves on being great instructors, knowledgeable anglers, competent chefs (preparing you a BBQ’d riverbank lunch midday), and generally great company equipped with a good story or two!
Depending on the season, the most popular Full-Day Trip locations are: Lower Deschutes River, Crooked River, Fall River, Upper Deschutes River, Mckenzie River, or one of our local Lakes.
Each Full-Day trip includes any needed boots, waders, rods and reels. Your guide will provide drinks, snacks and a delicious BBQ’d riverbank lunch.
Each angler/guest will need to have a valid fishing license and flies. On the Lower Deschutes, each angler/guest will also need a boater’s pass and tribal permit. Although these credentials are not included in the price quoted above, we can offer advice or help you purchase these items.