Sandy River Steelhead

Clackamas & Sandy Winter Steelhead

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 02:36 -- Tom Larimer
Sandy River Winter Steelhead
Ed Hepp & TL with a wild Sandy River winter 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.

Sandy River Steelhead

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.