Spring Fly Fishing in Oregon is Almost Here

Spring in Oregon is a fly fisher’s paradise, offering a plethora of opportunities for anglers to engage with the state’s abundant waterways, teeming with life after the winter thaw. As the landscape transforms with blooming wildflowers and budding trees, Oregon’s rivers and streams become vibrant with aquatic activity, providing an ideal backdrop for fly fishing enthusiasts.

One of the most enchanting aspects of spring fly fishing in Oregon is the diversity of species available. Anglers can target a variety of fish, including the revered steelhead, rainbow trout, and the native cutthroat trout. The spring hatch brings an abundance of insect life, creating excellent conditions for fly fishing. The emergence of mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies provides a feast for the fish, offering anglers the perfect opportunity to mimic these insects with their fly patterns, enhancing the chances of a successful catch. Lodging guests at Tetherow have ample space in their room for gear storage.

If you forgot certain gear, or need to make a purchase or rental, we recommend Fly & Field Outfitters and Confluence Fly Shop. Both offer guide services, too!

Oregon’s rivers, such as the Deschutes (which flows just a mile away from Tetherow!), McKenzie, and Rogue, are renowned for their clear, cold waters, ideal for trout and steelhead. The Deschutes River, in particular, is a favorite among fly fishers for its robust steelhead runs and healthy trout populations. Spring on the Deschutes offers a unique fishing experience, as the warmer days and cool nights create perfect conditions for both fish and fisher. You can learn more about fishing in the Deschutes National Forest waterways here.

Moreover, the scenic beauty of Oregon’s landscapes adds an unparalleled element to the fly fishing experience. Anglers are not just participants in the sport but also witnesses to the state’s natural splendor, from the rolling hills and verdant forests to the snow-capped peaks in the distance. The tranquility of Oregon’s rivers, coupled with the thrill of the catch, makes spring fly fishing an almost meditative activity, offering a perfect escape into nature and a delightful challenge to those who wade its waters. Whether a seasoned angler or a curious novice, spring fly fishing in Oregon promises an adventure that blends sport with the serene beauty of the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors.

Tetherow’s General Manager Nick OrRico and Director of Golf Hunter Hidalgo are avid fly fisherman. Track them down while you’re here and get their expert recommendations on the best spots!