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.

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#1. Metolius River


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 one of th…
From the guidebook "Fishing Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Fall River


Fall River is only about 25 miles southwest of Bend and is readily accessible off South Century Drive. Its proximity to the Sunriver resort and the towns of Bend and La Pine make it a popular destinat…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Sunriver, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#3. Deschutes River


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 Fork o…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Maupin, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. John Day River


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 fi…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Kimberly, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#5. Fall River


Much like the Metolius River, albeit on a smaller scale, the Fall River emerges fully formed from underground springs, and it meanders through a pine forest for about 8 miles before flowing into the D…
From the guidebook "Fishing Oregon"
Sunriver, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Owyhee River


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 River. Th…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Adrian, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#7. Hosmer Lake


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-eight-sha…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Bend, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#8. Middle Deschutes River


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, gra…
From the guidebook "Fishing Oregon"
Redmond, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Deschutes River


If I could choose only one river to fish, the Deschutes would be it. It has it all: beauty, variety of fish, challenging water, and a true test of fly fishing skills. Yet it’s possible to take a real…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Bend, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#10. Umpqua River, North Fork


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 watersh…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Roseburg, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Suttle Lake


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, store,…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#12. Blitzen River


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 river dur…
From the guidebook "Fishing Oregon"
Frenchglen, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Davis Lake


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 25 fe…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Sunriver, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#14. Donner und Blitzen River


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 Blitzen…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Frenchglen, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#15. Metolius River


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 area. I…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Camp Sherman, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#16. Three Creek Lake


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 packing…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#17. Lost Lake


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. If you ca…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#18. Crooked River


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 midwint…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Prineville, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#19. Diamond Lake


Diamond Lake may be the most productive lake in the state for trout food and quick-growing rainbows. Fish over five pounds are taken each year. People tend to think of Diamond as a trolling and bait-f…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Medford, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#20. Malheur River


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 Juntura…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon"
Juntura, OR - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks