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rainbowfisherman

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I'm trying to plan a trip for me and a friend. We want this to be a once in a lifetime trout trip. So if you could go with anybody(guide) or go anywhere in the state where would you go? I was thinking maybe getting a guide on the Mckenzie, or maybe the Deschutes. So I ask, what would you do? My buddy would have a hard time wading to much. So nothing too extreme.
 
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metolius or the deschutes? mckenzie is a good river, but theres just something cooler about central oregon
 
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That's what I was thinking, I've never really fished the Deschutes though,
 
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I would go into the Eagle cap wilderness on horseback with a guide and some float tubes-
 
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The problem is, as I said I don't think my friend could do that. He is quite a bit older then me. He can still fish fine but getting in and out of a drift boat are some what the limitations.. Sorry for the restrictions.
 
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Deschutes! The mckenzie is nice but the deschutes is a whole 'nother beast. I guess growing up in eugene ive spent a lot of time as a kid on the mckenzie so it's just a part of regular life and I don't see it as a destination for a "trip of a lifetime" but to someone else it may be. There's just somethif about central and eastern Oregon that appeals to me way more though.

No matter where you go you will have a great time.
 
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I would definitely say Brian Silvey on the Deschutes....the only thing is you can't fish from the boat so one has to get in and out. He does do other rivers though. We have gone with him a few times and he is awesome. He is out of Maupin.
 
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And I don't know the names of any guides that run the deschutes, but ask bigsteel. He's spent some time over there with a guide and I recall some amazing pictures of native trout from one of his trips
 
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I could see the heavy current in these larger rivers being a problem for a older fisherman. I would do smaller rivers like my favorite Crooked. Last year fished by a guy that stood in the middle of teh river almost all day. didn't really understand why tell it started getting late an he headed in. The Oldtimer could hardly walk so he just mad his way to a point he could fish teh most water then stayed there.
 
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Well, I would take him to the Deschutes for the salmon fly hatch.
 
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Im a little curious, is it oregon only for travel or finacial reasons, or just want to stay close to home?
 
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I asked the above question becouse one of the most memoriable stunning awsome soul jerking trips in north america, thats not that expensive would be to float Albertas Elk river in the late summer or fall-
 
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I asked the above question becouse one of the most memoriable stunning awsome soul jerking trips in north america, thats not that expensive would be to float Albertas Elk river in the late summer or fall-

My old man is going there for a week in the end of August.. lucky *******
 
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I hitch hiked my way there when I was 17.. its one of the places you can feel the electricity of how special it is... its one of the Great Rivers-
 
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I hitch hiked my way there when I was 17.. its one of the places you can feel the electricity of how special it is... its one of the Great Rivers-

He is making me tie a bunch of flies for him to go up there..... and that is after I have already bought him, rod, reel, line, all the misc. suff, waders, boots... ect.

I want to go bad..

OP... go to elk river!
 
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So I gather from all the posts that your friend has some mobility issues. I haven't been on either the Deschutes or the McKenzie but I have always wanted to fish the Deschutes so that is what I would recommend, from a pure "I wish I could go....." stand-point. But ..... if it were at all possible, I would recommend going to the Seven Lakes Basin in Washington. It is in the Olympic National Park. (I am actually planning a trip there for the first part of August :pray:) :D

It is a little of a drive from Portland, around 4 - 5 hours. Plus you have to hike into the back country to get to the lakes/streams/rivers. The hike isn't too difficult though. The entire loop is roughly 15 miles. There are Brook Trout and Rainbows in the lakes and streams/rivers.

The view is incredible!!! :shock:

I have attached some photos that I found of it on the internet, not my own doing. But I have hiked/camped the Olympics since I was around 10 years old.

That is what I would do!!! Opportunity of a life-time, really!!!!

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Last four pics of the Seven Lakes Basin area.

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If your gonna fish the deschutes.go with Brian Silvey,hands down best guide over there....we have had great trips with him and lots of fish to hand....the best part is he spends his time explaining bug life and how to read a hatch and what the fish are keying on.hes the only guide i will ever use over there.....just do your research on deschutes guides because theres a lot of Craigslist type mentality guides over there.,.,.for an easier wading time you can hit the crooked river,or fall river.either way central oregon you can't beat the trout fishing.http://www.silveysflyfishing.com/
 
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I could see the heavy current in these larger rivers being a problem for a older fisherman. I would do smaller rivers like my favorite Crooked. Last year fished by a guy that stood in the middle of teh river almost all day. didn't really understand why tell it started getting late an he headed in. The Oldtimer could hardly walk so he just mad his way to a point he could fish teh most water then stayed there.
I remember that older gentlemen,,,that was a fun trip
 
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If fishing Stillwater for large trout is something you would be interested in I can offer a suggestion.

The best Stillwater flyfisher I have ever had the pleasure of knowing is Brett Dennis of Bend. Brett lives and breaths Stillwater trout flyfishing and he is GOOD at it! I know Brett as a client first, and then as a friend later where we fished together a few times as friends. Brett will get you into big fish and he is a very easy fellow to get along with.


Brett's store
Home Page - Stillwater Outfitters

Brett's original web site prior to starting the store. LOOK at the photo gallery!
Central Oregon Fly Fishing Sunriver trophy trout bass reports


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