Fly Fishing for Winter Steelhead on the Oregon Coastal Rivers.
Anglers seeking fresh winter steelhead close to the Pacific Ocean should consider a visit to Oregon's north coast. Tillamook, "land of many waters," serves as our angling base for a number of local rivers including the Wilson, Nestucca, Trask, Kilchis, Nehalem, and more. Here we hunt winter steelhead with two handed rods and traditional fly fishing techniques. Connecting with a winter steelhead on the swing is very special, even spiritual for some. January through April there is good fishing here, as long as the rivers are in shape.
A typical day begins in Tillamook at 6:30 am. You will either hop in our vehicle or follow us to the river in your own, depending on where we fish. Drive times to the rivers range from 15 to 45 minutes. Each of these rivers has its own unique character and responds differently to precipitation, or lack of. We select the river you will fish based on current conditions. There is almost always something in shape. We use both a drift boat and self bailing raft to leave the beaten path and access the best fly fishing water. The dramatic coast line, breathtaking rainforest scenery, and bountiful fresh seafood are alone worth the trip. A guided trip includes a lunch of homemade soups or sandwiches and any flies you might need.