Home Waters Guide Service can get you set up with guided fly fishing trips on the McKenzie or Willamette rivers here in beautiful Lane County, Oregon. We offer full or half day trips on both rivers for steelhead or trout.
Trout trips focus on catch and release. If the client(s) are new to fly fishing or wish to keep fish, hatchery sections of the river can be fished.
Steelhead trips are available for the intermediate to advanced spey fishers.
All fly fishing gear is provided—rods, reels, flies. Clients are of course free to bring their own fly fishing gear or special flies. We recommend clients check the weather before their trip and come prepared with the appropriate clothing. Guides typically do not carry clothing reserves.
Full Day Trips
Full day trips last approximately 8 hours. Lunch is provided and there is a cooler with ice in the boat clients can use. Start and end time is discussed during booking. As most steelheaders are aware, steelhead trips typically start before sunrise. Time frames are flexible and are discussed further upon booking. McKenzie River sections can be anywhere between the Hamlin boat ramp down to Armitage Park. For the Willamette River, anywhere between Dexter Reservoir down to the Beltline boat ramp. Exact stretches will be determined during booking.
Half Day Trips
Half day trips are for trout only and last approximately 4 hours. Lunch is not provided, but a cooler with ice is provided for clients to use. Half day time frames are of course flexible and are discussed further upon booking. River sections for the McKenzie River can be anywhere between the Leaburg Dam down to Armitage Park. For the Willamette River, anywhere between Dexter Reservoir down to the Beltline boat ramp. Exact stretches will be determined upon booking.
In most cases, clients will meet their guide at the ending boat ramp and then ride with the guide to the launch site. If this is the case, clients may need to obtain a Lane County Parks 1-day parking pass. Those details will be discussed during booking.
Fees and Payment
Full day trips are priced at one or two people, half day trips are priced for the boat. Call the shop for current pricing. Payment is expected before launch and gratuity for your guide is graciously appreciated.
Whether it be for steelhead or trout, single-hand or spey, Home Waters Guide Service looks forward to getting folks out on the water. Give us a call if you have more questions or are ready to book a trip. (541) 342-6691
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