Want to learn how to catch winter steelhead on Oregon Rivers? Water Time Outfitters offers a special workshop just for you on the Clackamas River and Eagle Creek. These workshops are designed to get walk-in fly anglers comfortable with a variety of spots and techniques.
Here’s how it works…
We start at Royal Treatment Fly Shop with coffee and donuts at 9 AM. We’ll review maps that will give you at least a dozen productive steelhead runs that you can drive and walk to, spots where we love to fish. With coffee in hand, we’ll discuss the maps, fish run timing, river segments, and techniques.
Then, when we’ve reached a proper caffeine level, we’ll grab a bunch of gear and head out to the water. We will tour the river from the bank-bound angler point of view, showing you the sweet spots with public access; some easy to find some not so easy.
On the water we will cover fishing techniques, fishing strategy, fly selection, and more. We’ll coach you through the most effective fishing approaches while on the water. We’ll also talk about lines, rods and rigging. There will be plenty of spey rods and fly lines for you to try out and get a feel for different systems.
If we actually catch a fish, it will be by accident. The purpose of this workshop is to give you the tools you need to find, read, and properly fish good steelhead water. The actual fishing will be secondary.
Around mid-day we’ll break for a hungry man’s hot lunch which we provide and then head on to some more spots with steelhead water you’ll want to drool over!
Pick Your Workshop Date.
We have two dates remaining for the Clackamas River
Steelhead Workshop. Choose the one that works for you.
- February 22, 2020
- April 4, 2020
Workshop Cost is $110 Including Lunch.
Spots fill fast and pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. See below.
Book a Class
What We Provide
- An experienced guide! Expect patient, personalized attention and an intent focus on optimizing your time on the water.
- Rod, reel, lines and flies are included within the cost of the trip.
- Coffee and donuts in the AM!
- A hot lunch, soft drinks, and water.
What You Need to Bring with You
- Waders and Boots (If you don’t have your own, you might be able to borrow from a friend!)
- Your Fishing License! (Don’t have one yet? Visit Oregon Fish and Wildlife HERE.)
- Polarized sunglasses.
Please note that class payments are non-refundable. If you must miss your scheduled class, please contact us ahead of time. If we can reschedule you for another class session we will. As these classes are scheduled year-round, weather can be an issue. We run these sessions rain or shine as long as we determine the river is in a fishable condition. If we determine the water is unfishable, we will either reschedule or refund your class fees.