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Guided Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead

The World famous Deschutes River is second to none in steelhead fly fishing. This river is a gem in the high desert of central Oregon. Flowing north to the Columbia River the Deschutes River is home to one of the most robust summer and fall steelhead runs in the lower 48.

For more than 20 years Water Time Outfitter’s guides have been offering the best adventures for Deschutes River steelhead.

Aggressive steelhead caught on swung fly are the hallmark of the Deschutes. Most of the season steelhead can be caught on floating lines. This technique is thrilling and rewarding. Our permit covers the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River for both drift boats and power boats. We fish different sections as these prized fish migrate upriver. Fishable numbers of steelhead are available from July through November.

Single Day Float Trips for Steelhead

During the summer and fall timeframe Steelhead fly fishing is best morning and evening. We focus on getting our clients optimal time on the best water. We float the Deschutes in drift boats covering miles of beautiful steelhead water. This time of year the days are long and we often are on the river from before sun-up to after sun-down to give you the best opportunity at steelhead. Single day float trips are one to three anglers per boat. We can also accommodate large corporate groups for single day trips.

Trip includes guided float trip. Flies, equipment if needed, BBQ shore lunch, soft drinks, water, and snacks.


One angler $500

Two anglers $575

Three anglers $750 (where applicable)

What we provide:

Our guided drift boat float trips are with an experienced guide. Expect patient personalized attention and intent focus on optimizing your time on the water. We carry thousands of flies however we recommend you have a selection of favorites. We supply a hot BBQ shore lunch, soft drinks, snacks and water. Rod, reel, lines are available when scheduled in advance.

Please note: All products will be shipped using USPS Ground and will be processed at our earliest opportunity. Please be patient. If we're guiding or on the water, we'll ship your entire order as soon as we return to the office. Thank you! Dismiss