Deschutes River

250+ Miles Of Famous River Fishing


The Deschutes River

is what makes Oregon's fly fishing famous.

It starts high in the Cascade Mountains, by Lava Lake, then flows north reaching its destination at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Deschutes River consist of three different sections, all featuring their own fishing styles and species.

The upper and middle Deschutes River are the sections closest to, and flowing through Bend, Oregon. This is the heart of Bend, Oregon's fly fishing community.  If you are on vacation around Central Oregon, you don't want to miss out on this section of river. 

The lower Deschutes River is the last 100 miles leading to the Columbia River.  This section is what makes Deschutes River such a sought after fly fishing destination.  All 100 miles are home to native Redband Trout, and annual Steelhead and Salmon runs. Anglers from all over the world travel to this section of river. Some just to have their hand at the infamous dry and stone-fly hatches, and others to swing a spey rod a returning summer Steelhead.

Here at Direct Adventures we are the connection between you and the river.  Let us take you on a lower Deschutes River jet boat and camping adventure. Or, we can be your booking agent* connecting you to some of Oregon’s finest guides and outfitters. We are your direct connection to a Deschutes River fly fishing adventure of a lifetime. Multiple trip options available for booking not online please call us at 541-633-3120 for trip options

 *Booking for Macks Canyon Outfitters
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Trip Details


Duration: Single day to multi-day fly fishing packages 

Season:  All year 

Trips: Multiple trip options available for booking not online please call us at 541-633-3120 for trip options

Highlighted seasons:

Salmon Fly: April-June

Steelhead/Salmon: July-December

Species:  Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Steelhead, Salmon 

Lodging: Camp on multi-day packages, or various motels around Central Oregon

Pricing:  ​pricing starts at $300 pp then up depending on style of trip (please call for custom events and pricing (541-633-3120))

Included: Guides, meals, and camp (multi-day packages)

Not Included: License, alcohol, gear and gratuity