Here’s how it works…
We start at a covered SHELTER near the river 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. We’ll discuss the maps, fish run timing, river segments, flies and swung fly techniques.
Then, 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. 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 lunch break and then head on to some more spots with steelhead water you’ll want to drool over!
This SPECIAL CLASS is taught by long time Sandy River guide Josh Linn who is also known as the “Fly CZAR” where he works at Royal Treatment Fly Shop. There are not many people who know more about Steelhead fly fishing the Sandy than Josh.
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.
- Dec 19
- Jan 16
- Feb 13
Spots fill fast and pre-payment is required to reserve your spot.
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 Sandy River and lots of great fishing locations.
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!
- 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.