The Fin & Fire guides are here to get you out on the water. As a team, our guide staff has decades of fishing and guiding experience. Spending time with us is more than trying to catch a fish. It’s about learning the area, it’s about becoming a better angler, it’s about laughing and smiling and it’s about having an unforgettable experience.
Central Oregon offers a stunning backdrop to pursue our Trout and Steelhead. Feel confident and comfortable spending time on the water with our seasoned guides who have an intimate knowledge of our waters and the fish we pursue. Fin & Fire has the ability to cater our trips to any level of angler. No matter your experience level, let Fin & Fire show you our rivers through our eyes.
Hi, we don’t really have any fly fishing gear and we know it’s pretty expensive to buy. Do you have any rental gear?
We provide high-quality Simms Waders and Boots as well as Premium Rods & Reels, Flies and Tackle at no extra cost on all Fin & Fire guided trips. We are a specialty fly-shop and well-equipped to make your time on the water as comfortable and productive as possible.
Do we need to bring a cooler and food on the trip?
Cold Beverages and snacks are included in the cost of all Fin & Fire guided trips. You do not need a cooler. Alcoholic beverages are not provided but are permitted on Fin & Fire trip and we will have some room in the cooler for a few beers. A deluxe shore lunch is provided on all Full Day trips. All meals are provided on the Multi-Day trips by our skilled camp host.
Will we need a fishing license?
Yes. All anglers over the age of 11 must have a valid Oregon Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased from a few local retailers such as Fred Meyer. Please acquire your license before the trip and do not expect that you will be able to get one the day of the trip. You may also purchase a license online directly from ODFW: https://odfw.huntfishoregon.com/login
What else will we need?
Deschutes River Day Trips and Multi-Day Trips require a BLM Boater’s Pass and may require a Warm Springs Tribal Permit (these modestly priced permits are acquired by Fin & Fire on your behalf and you are responsible for the fees).
Should I tip the guide?
Guide gratuities are not included in the price of your trip and are highly suggested. Our guides work very hard under harsh conditions and if they meet or exceed your expectations please reward them appropriately.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Dress for both the coldest and hottest weather that you may experience. Your guide can give you detailed list of what to wear but some general tips are to bring sunglasses, a hat, long sleeve breathable shirt that protects you from the sun, breathable pants (not cotton) that work well with the waders, wool socks and sunscreen. Many of our trips are held on hot days and exposure to the sun will be high. If your trip has an early start time, bring an extra layer that you can shed when it warms up. If rain or cold weather is expected on the date of your trip we recommend fleece layering and a waterproof shell.
We don’t really see a trip that fits with our schedule. Are there any other options?
We are more than happy to work with you on customizing your trip to fit your needs. Need to start late or get off the water early? Large group size? Angler with limited mobility? Let us know and we will do our best to make a trip that works for you. We also specialize in customized corporate fishing trips that make an incredible impression on your group.