Best Fly-Fishing in Oregon

This list represents the most popular fly-fishing in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon fly-fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Metolius River

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    Sisters, OR

    Rising fully formed from underground springs originating in the Cascade Mountains, the Metolius River flows through a beautiful forest of ponderosa pine, cedar, and firs, making fishing here ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, wading
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    Rising fully formed from underground springs originating in the Cascade Mountains, the Metolius River flows through a beautiful ...

  • #2 Deschutes River

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    Maupin, OR

    Wild steelhead, indigenous hybrid ‘bows, and a stunning canyon. The Little Deschutes rises on the north side of the Mount Thielsen Wilderness, across the divide from the headwaters of the North ...
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    Wild steelhead, indigenous hybrid ‘bows, and a stunning canyon. The Little Deschutes rises on the north side of the Mount ...

  • #3 Owyhee River

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    Adrian, OR

    The Owyhee, pronounced Oh-wa-hee, is believed to be an early mispronunciation of Hawaii. The river runs east from its source in Nevada toward the town of Adrian and then flows into the Snake ...
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    The Owyhee, pronounced Oh-wa-hee, is believed to be an early mispronunciation of Hawaii. The river runs east from its source ...

  • #4 John Day River

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    Kimberly, OR

    If you like semiarid landscape, you’ll fall in love with the John Day River. It is the only major stream in the Columbia drainage system in Oregon without a hydroelectric project blocking migratory ...
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    If you like semiarid landscape, you’ll fall in love with the John Day River. It is the only major stream in the Columbia ...

  • #5 Middle Deschutes River

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    Redmond, OR

    This 35-mile section of the Deschutes between the city of Bend and Lake Billy Chinook is generally regarded as the middle segment of the river. It flows through a mix of sagebrush, canyon country, ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: wading
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    This 35-mile section of the Deschutes between the city of Bend and Lake Billy Chinook is generally regarded as the middle ...

  • #6 Hosmer Lake

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    Bend, OR

    Hosmer is one of the most remarkable fly-fishing-only, catch and release fisheries in the state of Oregon. Feisty landlocked Atlantic salmon and large, beautiful brook trout make this figure ...
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    Hosmer is one of the most remarkable fly-fishing-only, catch and release fisheries in the state of Oregon. Feisty landlocked ...

  • #7 Umpqua River, North Fork

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    Roseburg, OR

    Zane Grey’s favorite river is still the best. Reportedly on his way to Campbell River to fish for Tyee, Zane Grey paused at the confluence of Canton and Steamboat Creeks, in the then unspoiled ...
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    Zane Grey’s favorite river is still the best. Reportedly on his way to Campbell River to fish for Tyee, Zane Grey paused ...

  • #8 Suttle Lake

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    Sisters, OR

    Suttle Lake is surrounded by pine forest and there are some excellent views of the nearby Cascade Mountains. As of this writing, a small resort on the lake’s east shore rents boats; has a dock, ...
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    Suttle Lake is surrounded by pine forest and there are some excellent views of the nearby Cascade Mountains. As of this writing, ...

  • #9 Blitzen River

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    Frenchglen, OR

    Although commonly referred to as the Blitzen, its true name is the Donner und Blitzen River, German for thunder and lightning. It was awarded that moniker by U.S. Army troops who crossed the ...
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    Although commonly referred to as the Blitzen, its true name is the Donner und Blitzen River, German for thunder and lightning. ...

  • #10 Donner und Blitzen River

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    Frenchglen, OR

    I’m one happy person when I’m in this remote section of Oregon and fishing the Donner und Blitzen (commonly referred to as just the Blitzen). If I could design my own trout stream, I’d use the ...
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    I’m one happy person when I’m in this remote section of Oregon and fishing the Donner und Blitzen (commonly referred to as ...

  • #11 Davis Lake

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    Sunriver, OR

    Davis Lake is another water that has been lower than normal recently, reducing the numbers of fish. When Davis is right, it's one fine and challenging, fly-fishing-only hatchery. It's only about ...
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    Davis Lake is another water that has been lower than normal recently, reducing the numbers of fish. When Davis is right, ...

  • #12 Metolius River

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    Camp Sherman, OR

    The Metolius flows through a beautiful setting of old-growth pine forests with spectacular mountain views. The camping facilities are excellent and help make this a wonderful family recreation ...
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    The Metolius flows through a beautiful setting of old-growth pine forests with spectacular mountain views. The camping facilities ...

  • #13 Three Creek Lake

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    Sisters, OR

    Probably the majority of the traffic going the 18 miles from Sisters to Three Creek Lake is headed for a hike into the scenic Three Sisters Wilderness. There aren’t many people headed up there ...
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    Probably the majority of the traffic going the 18 miles from Sisters to Three Creek Lake is headed for a hike into the scenic ...

  • #14 Lost Lake

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    Sisters, OR

    Here’s an excellent still-water fishery very near Sisters, Black Butte Ranch, and Camp Sherman, and hardly anyone talks about it. Lost Lake is very easy to locate and great for float tubing. ...
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    Here’s an excellent still-water fishery very near Sisters, Black Butte Ranch, and Camp Sherman, and hardly anyone talks about ...

  • #15 Crooked River

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    Prineville, OR

    This is the river most central Oregon fly fishers head to when winter weather is bad and fishing is off in other places. The primary fishing section of the Crooked is often under clear and dry ...
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    This is the river most central Oregon fly fishers head to when winter weather is bad and fishing is off in other places. ...

  • #16 Malheur River

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    Juntura, OR

    The main stem of the Malheur and also its North Fork offer some of the finest fall trout fishing I’ve ever experienced. I like to fly fish the main river from Riverside to about 10 miles below ...
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    The main stem of the Malheur and also its North Fork offer some of the finest fall trout fishing I’ve ever experienced. I ...

  • #17 East Lake

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    La Pine, OR

    Fly fishing possibilities are almost limitless at East Lake. This combines with the short drive from central Oregon’s major cities to make East Lake a favorite still water. A roundabout reason ...
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    Fly fishing possibilities are almost limitless at East Lake. This combines with the short drive from central Oregon’s major ...

  • #18 Ana River

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    Summer Lake, OR

    The Ana River offers a unique fly fishing experience in an honest-to-God desert river. It flows through a sand-and-sagebrush open landscape that is genuine Oregon high desert. The river flows ...
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    The Ana River offers a unique fly fishing experience in an honest-to-God desert river. It flows through a sand-and-sagebrush ...

  • #19 Chickahominy Reservoir

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    Riley, OR

    As of the summer 2003, the water conditions at Chickahominy were unfavorable: This once-great fly fishing reservoir was closed after years of little precipitation and low water levels. and many ...
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    As of the summer 2003, the water conditions at Chickahominy were unfavorable: This once-great fly fishing reservoir was closed ...

  • #20 Mann Lake

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    Fields, OR

    Mann Lake is remote. If there is such a thing as a pure desert lake, this is it. With the Steens Mountain Range as a backdrop and the desert floor as a stage, Mann Lake will dazzle you with ...
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    Mann Lake is remote. If there is such a thing as a pure desert lake, this is it. With the Steens Mountain Range as a backdrop ...