The Crooked River is a tailwater fishery located south of Prineville Oregon. A completely different eco-system compared to the high lakes and upper Deschutes River. Canyons of basalt line the river which holds a very large population of Rainbow Trout per mile. Couple that with eager Whitefish this is a wonderful wading fly fishing trip.
We use 20 foot Alumaweld Super Vee boats for our lake fishing. Room to cast, and a comfortable ride in all kinds of weather. You are sure to enjoy the full or half day trip riding in style.
Fly Rods and Reels
Stillwater Fly Shop has access to some of the best fly fishing gear made. We use guide test fly rods and reels to make sure you can land that fish of a trip. If you feel more comfortable bringing your own gear, that fine as well.
We will supply all of the flies that you will use to catch your fish. Some of them are specific ties for central Oregon. But dont worry, you can purchase these specially designed flies at the end of the trip if you plan on doing some DIY fishing after the guide trip.
Memories of that lost fish or the first fish of the day is what brings us back day after day. We love the look on our clients faces as much as the fishing itself. So bring a great attitude and maybe a camera to capture the moment. But dont worry, if you forget your camera or phone we will be glad to capture it for you and send you the picture to your email account.
Central Oregon is the spectacular with a vast diversity of eco-systems. From the Three Sisters Wilderness to the Newberry Cauldera, you will be tempted to keep looking at the mountains, wildlife and general beauty of the landscape.
A lot of Fun
From the drive to the lake to the boat ride on the gleaming sparkles of the lake and the landing of that first fish, you will come away with a big smile on your face showing fun was had by all!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring?
Central Oregon weather can be unpredictable. We recommend bring some layers, including a light rain jacket. Sunscreen, snacks, drinks, sunglasses and a hat. During the peak summer months it can be close to 100 degrees, hydration is key along side skin protection.
We will provide all the flies, leader, tippet, rods and reels, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.
How long does it take?
The drive from the shop to Crane Prairie is about 40 minutes. Same for Wickiup. East lake is about an hour drive. The upper Deschutes River is about 30-50 minutes depending on where we fish that day. Crooked River is about 1.5 hours to get to the river from Sunriver.
Do I pay upfront?
We require half payment to reserve the spot and then the remainder on the day of the trip. We take all forms of credit cards and paypal.
What happens if I can't make one of the days?
Contact us as soon as you can to cancel the trip. Costs for late cancellation may incur.
Can I cancel and get a refund?
Yes, but it needs to be done at least 30 days prior to the first day of the guide trip otherwise you loose the deposit.