Oregon Outdoor Excursions, LLC
Santiam Canyon, Oregon
(503) 767-BITE

Oregon Guide Registration # OG.0000434


    Dave Carpenter

Dave began fishing the Santiam Canyon area in the early 1990's after moving to the area from southern Idaho. Having grown up on the banks of Idaho's Snake River, his fishing background included all forms or fishing for numerous species; heavy baitcasting for channel catfish and sturgeon, spinners and jigs for warmwater species, and fly fishing in the mountain streams and rivers for trout.

Since moving to Oregon, his pursuits have been focused on the larger salmoniod species - Steelhead and Salmon. (with an occasional Columbia Sturgeon trip now and then). Beginning with the more common fishing methods for the andromomous species; trolling in the bays, using spinners / spoons / plugs / in the rivers, etc., etc. But in the mid-1990's he saw a fellow angler catch and land a beautiful Santiam steelhead on a fly rod. Since then, you'll see Dave with a fly rod in hand most of the time.

2011 marked the beginning of Dave's business relationship with The Orvis Company. He became an Orvis Endorsed Guide through the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters and Guides program (ELOG) and also had the YakCaddis fly pattern included in the Orvis Catalogs. The YakCaddis pattern was co-developed with Orvis Guide, Derek Young of Emerging Rivers Guide Service in Washington in 2009 for use during the Fall (or October) Caddis hatch so prevalent on many Pacific Northwest waters.

Contact Infromation

Email: dave@oregonoutdoorexcursions.com
Blog: http://www.oregonoutdoorexcursions.com/wordpress/
Phone: 503.798.8340

June 2017

Fish Species:
  Spring Chinook Salmon
  Rainbow Trout
  Cutthroat Trout

Bug Species:
Various Caddis
Various Mayflies
Various Stoneflies

Fly Patterns
Metal Butt Skunk (Steelhead)
Bunny Matuka (Steelhead)
Gen. Practitioner (Steelhead)
Comet (Salmon)
Clouser Minnow (Salmon)
Leggy Stone (Trout)
Soft Hackle (Trout)
Lightening Bug (Trout)

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