Almost every steelhead run has a secret. –A way it likes to be fished. Sometimes it’s the wading line, other times it’s the water level that makes the fish hold there. It might be as simple as the time of the day you fish it.
Sandy River Steelhead
My winter & spring steelhead schedule is filling up quickly for 2013! As usual I’ll be guiding the Clackamas River until early May. However, this season I’m also guiding float trips on the lower Sandy River. It’s a unique trip because you can swing from the boat as well as wade fish. I started playing with the boat technique last season and it has opened the door to fishing productive water that we couldn’t fish in the past.
Oregon's Sandy River is one of Oregon's finest fly fishing rivers for winter and early summer steelhead. Despite it's close proximity to Portland, Its incredible runs and pools are perfect for Spey casting and traditional steelhead presentations. The Sandy is also a great river if you prefer to fly fish from a drift boat.
The Sandy begins her journey in the high country of Mount Hood. After tumbling off the west side of the mountain, the river turns north near Sandy, Oregon then empties into the Columbia River near Troutdale, Oregon.