ABOUT US

A Fly Shop unlike any other.

We are just like you; fisherman, hunters, outfitters, travelers, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts - we wear alot of hats (so its a good thing we sell alot of them).

Virtual Tour

 

Fin & Fire Fly Shop in Redmond, Oregon offers the largest selection of products by your favorite fly fishing, hunting and outdoor brands. Stop by anytime to browse the largest selection of gear in Central Oregon, book your next fishing trip, enjoy any of our beers on tap or to just chat with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Our Staff

 

  • Paul Snowbeck
    Shop Manager / Fishing Guide
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    From the trout streams of Montana and Idaho to Paul’s homewaters of the Deschutes and the Metolius, to chasing silver bullets wherever they may roam, Paul gets excited every time he hits the water. Growing up in Alaska his family fished every weekend during the summer.

    Now many years later, fly fishing has become not just a hobby but a way of life. Through his camera lens and guiding anglers on the spectacular rivers here in Central Oregon, Paul loves sharing his passion for fish and their environment. Watching the excitement of others catch their first trout on a guided trip and helping customers in our world-class fly shop is something that Paul feels blessed to be a part of.

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  • Dave Hogan
    Assistant Manager / Fishing Guide
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    Dave grew up tromping all around the state of Oregon, not always fishing but always exploring. His love of boating rivers landed him in Idaho guiding the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness, guiding weeklong trips in the densest wilderness in the lower 48. That was over 2 decades ago.

    Once Dave moved back to Oregon, he began guiding on the Sandy, and Clackamas rivers through Welches, learning from steelhead guides throughout the Northwest and now he’s quite the expert. Spending majority of his time on the lower Deschutes fishing and guiding for trout and summer steelhead, he and his wife decided to relocate to Central Oregon. Most days Dave is on the water, floating the local rivers or swapping stories of his fishing adventures from the Dean in British Columbia down to Belize chasing the Grand Slam. Dave finds himself to be very fortunate to be where he is in life. He has a great, supportive wife, good friends and a job he loves!

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  • John Van Burger
    Gear Expert/Fishing Guide
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    John is a retired educator and fly fishing extraordinaire. While the school year was reserved for teaching and coaching, summers were always reserved for fishing. Most notably, John guided most summers out of Dillingham, Alaska in the Wood Tickchik area. For more than 15 years now, John has been fishing the rivers and lakes of Central Oregon and is excited for the challenge fly fishing continually brings. He currently lives in Bend, with his beautiful wife Carol.

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  • Daniel Bacuyani
    Gear Expert
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    Daniel is as close as it comes to being a fish himself. Though his first love was surfing on the beaches off the coasts of California, he has since found the rivers of Central Oregon as a place to restore and replenish the soul.
    With beginnings rooted in Tenkara and single hand fly rods, Daniel has since expanded his horizons to include two-handed rods primarily in the pursuit of the elusive steelhead. When not taking care of his sons Hudson and Bentley, or working on his Spey casts, Daniel can be found fishing on the myriad Central Oregon waters anticipating the next connection with one of nature’s extraordinary creatures. On most weekends, you can find Daniel on the shop floor as he’s an excellent resource for customers interested in adding to their rod quiver or picking out flies for the river.

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  • Martin Ciszek
    Gear Expert/Fishing Guide
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    Martin has been fishing around Oregon since 2010 and guiding in Central Oregon since 2013. He loves all aspects of guiding, some days its hard to call it a job as it is his passion. He loves teaching people everything from casting single hand to two-handed rods, learning the bugs in each river and how to select the correct fly patterns to match the hatch. With a seven-year background in culinary, when it comes to riverside meals he loves to impress and is capable of catering to just about any dietary need.

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  • Nathan Hadfield
    Gear Expert/Fishing Guide
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    Some of Nathan’s earliest memories are of casting bait trying to catch the elusive Rainbow Trout of his youth. Riding his bicycle, with training wheels still attached, to his local Willamette Valley river are still some of his fondest childhood memories. Nathan moved to Central Oregon in 2003 and worked in the cable industry for 10 years before pursuing his ultimate passion of the outdoors. He’s been fortunate enough to travel numerous locations worldwide fishing. Whether it’s Mexico, Belize, or Hawaii, every trip has felt like his first fishing adventure. These days, when he’s not in the shop, you can find him spending time with his family, out on our local waters, or up in the mountains chasing big game with a bow in hand. Stop in to let him share with you his extensive knowledge of fishing and hunting opportunities in Central Oregon.

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  • Dorian Thompson
    Gear Expert/Fishing Guide
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    Dorian Thompson is professional fly fishing guide, Winston Fly Rods Pro, an award-winning fly tier. He is an avid conservationist and dedicated steward of the watersheds, wilderness areas and wildlife that have shaped his life. Dorian has been guiding the Pacific Northwest and Alaska's most prized and remote wilderness areas for over fifteen years. During that time, he guided and operated a World-Class flyout lodge in Western Alaska and has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most recognized outdoorsman of our era. When not guiding, he can be found trekking the surrounding regions in search of fish, birds and other game, always seeking to create new memories in the field with his faithful pointer by his side.

     

    Dorian grew up hunting and fishing in the San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado. With abundant wilderness and wildlife just out his backdoor, he was naturally drawn to a lifestyle which would lead him into the great outdoors in all aspects of his life. His journey has provided him with a great deal of knowledge and experience in living and flourishing in the backcountry. He has a strong respect for nature and an acute understanding of animal behavior which gives him an edge while on his adventures.

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