|Oregon Outdoor Excursions, LLC
Santiam Canyon, Oregon
Oregon Guide Registration # OG.0000434
Why choose a guided trip?Guided trips offer the opportunity for the angler to only have one thing to think about - catching fish. We take care of the rest - where to fish, matching the hatch, rowing the boat, packing lunch, loading and unloading the boat, gathering up the gear, etc. etc. It also allows you to see and experience fishing locations you might not normally fish or have access to.
You also have the opportunity to learn a few new things. We have years of experience on the rivers we guide. We've used just about every fly fishing method - swing, nymphing, skating, dead drifting to catch every species the rivers hold. We're happy to share everything we know.
What to BringWe provide rods, reels, line, leader, tippets, flies, weight, lures, etc. on all of our trips. However, you are welcome to bring your own gear if you wish. We discourage the use of bait on our trips and do not provide such. Although bait is an effective means of catching salmon and steelhead, it is very harmful to the wild trout population in the rivers we fish. We will also rig you up with barbless hooks in most instances as well.
See our Trip Checklist for suggested personal items to bring along.
Why choose a licensed guide?There are a lot of people out there that can take you on a trip down the river and probably get you into some fish. But by choosing a licensed guide, you're assured that they've met all the national, state and local requirements to gain that license, like having valid insurance coverage, being CPR/1st aid certified, and holding all required permits for a particular river. Things like that can put your mind at ease.
Here at Oregon Outdoor Excursions we take that one step further. We've taken the necessary steps to exceed the State requirements, giving you even more assurance.
Licensed guides are also generally more experienced about the rivers they guide on and they take their responsibility seriously. Keeping our Clients safe and making their trip enjoyable is what keeps us in business.
Beginning in 2011, Oregon Outdoor Excursions was invited to join the Orvis™ Endorsed Guide Program. The Endorsed Guide Program at Orvis™ is a collection of the best professional guides from around the country. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to be a part of this elite group!
Our Drift Boat Trips
Our Half Day Trips give you the option of choosing your start time and work in a trip according to your schedule. Early Morning, Afternoon and Early Evening start times are available. (4-5 hours)
Our Happy Hour Trips take advantage of those long summer evenings when dry fly action is at it's best. Starting at North Santiam Park and ending at Mehama gives the anglers a good mix of whitewater and long lazy drifts. (Available in August and September only.) (3-4 hours)
Our Kid's Float Fee Trips are a great way to get the kids outdoors and introduce them to fishing. One adult must accompany kids aged 10-16. (Available in August and September only.) (3-4 hours)
All trips include a mix of fishing from the moving boat, fishing from the boat while anchored and wade fishing in key locations. Remember, it's your trip, so let us know how you'd like to fish and we'll do what we can to accommodate your wishes!
Our Walk & Wade Trips
Learn to Fly Fish trips are primarily educational, using nature as the classroom. Learn the basics of gear, casting, entomology and fish behavior. (4-5 hours)
Note: Bring your own wading gear for these trips.
Transportation to/from the launch point is the client's responsibility. Your guide will return you to your vehicle at the conclusion of your trip.
Fall Chinook Salmon
Metal Butt Skunk (Steelhead)
Skinny Thor (Steelhead)
Clouser Minnow (Salmon)
Yak Caddis (Trout)
Possie Bugger (Trout)
Goddard Caddis (Trout)
Soft Hackle (Trout)
Lightening Bug (Trout)
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Little N. Santiam