Want to learn how to catch winter steelhead on Oregon Rivers? Water Time Outfitters offers a special Clackamas River Steelhead Workshop just for you covering the Clackamas River and it’s main tributary Eagle Creek. These workshops are designed to get walk-in fly anglers comfortable with a wide variety of key fishing spots and techniques.
Here’s how it works…
The Clackamas River Steelhead Workshop starts at a heated and covered SHELTER near the river 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.
Clackamas River Steelhead Workshop -On the water portion covers 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 the Clackamas River Steelhead 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 take a lunch break and then head on to some more spots with steelhead water you’ll want to drool over!
Covid Protocols: This class has been moved entirely outdoors to optimize your safety. We will drive individual vehicles from one spot to the next-caravan style. Social Distancing while in our group is required. Mask wearing is optional as we are outdoors but you are more than welcome to wear one. Please bring your own lunch.
Pick Your Workshop Date.
We have the following dates for the Clackamas River
Steelhead Workshop. Choose the one that works for you.
- Dec 30, 2023
- Jan 14, 2024
- April 6, 2024
Workshop Cost is $125.
Spots fill fast and pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. See below.
What We Provide
- An experienced guide! Expect patient, personalized attention and an intent focus on optimizing your time on the water.
- Rods, reels and lines provided when scheduled in advance.
- Detailed Map of the Clackamas River and lots of great fishing locations.
- Coffee and donuts in the AM!
What You Need to Bring with You
- Bring your Spey rod if you’ve got one and let us know if you don’t have one so we can provide one for 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.