Oregon Advice Needed. . .

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first post on the forum.. .

Im from South Florida and am going to be heading out to oregon in a few days, and just found out i might have some time to do some fishing. Ive started throwing the long rod in March, so am still green, but learning each trip.

I was hoping to try and grab some last minute advice, as I am completely unprepared and leaving soon.

I am staying in portland for a few days and then driving North up to seattle for a few days and then out east to George, Wa.

This will be my first trip out your way, so i am completely green. Can you guys recommend any rivers I can fish around those areas? Would prolly just be pulling off the side of the road or walking trips.
Do you think it would just be worth it to get a guide? If so, do you guys have any reccomendations?

Also not sure about tackle. Lightest rod I have is a 9wt, so i was planning on picking up a lighter rod once i was out there. Any recomendations on fly shops or what size tackle?

Im going to start my research now, but figured i would ask here first and get as much advice from you guys as possible.

If anyone is interested, i could always trade a trip or info in south fl. Tarpon, Bonefish,Permit,Snook,Redfish, I can put ya on em.
thanks in advance guys.. .
tight lines

skope
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Skope, check these guys out they should be able to help you out with all the latest info. Just give them a call and I'm sure they will get you to the right spot. In the Portland area there is the Sandy and the Clackamas Rivers. It's been kind of hot (weather wise) out here lately and the Sandy can become quite turbid this time of year. I'm over in Central Oregon right now so I'm not sure how it's doing. If you have time to make it over to the Deschutes (about 90 east of Portland) you will find good fly water. Over near a town called Maupin there is pleanty of public access. There is also another fly shop to check out. Good luck and tight lines.

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as far as rivers go i am not sure in that area. If you are just going for trout i like a 5 wt. I would not go over a 6wt. % wt will cover most all you need though.
 
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I am staying in portland for a few days and then driving North up to seattle for a few days and then out east to George, Wa.
Wait wait wait... there is a place called GEORGE, WASHINGTON???? Maybe its all this heat but I find that very funny :lol:
 
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thanks for the advice. . ill def check out the shops. . .
yeah. . i had to look twice at George, Wa.. still laugh every time i see it.

thanks again
 
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Irish Rover has the best advice. If you're in Oregon, you MUST fish the Deschutes. Go to Maupin and visit either of two good fly shops for patterns and info and insist on at least a couple size 18 tan caddis which are working great in mornings. Enjoy your visit.
 

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