Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools

Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools On The Deschutes River in Oregon.

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. * Search Catalog Trips & Schools Bargains
Our Waters Order Info Newsletter Events
One-Day Floating Schools 48-Hour Camp-Out School Summer Steelhead PhD
These on-the-water steelhead fly fishing schools are a lot of fun,
and they can be very productive fishing days as well.

One Day Floating Summer Steelhead Schools on the Deschutes River

Steelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how.  Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors.  Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
We will show you how. 

This school will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in one day.  Length of the class is 12-hours on the water.  These schools are conducted on the Deschutes River.  Big, safe, roomy drift boats will enable us to cover 8-miles of river during the class. Two students per boat/instructor format. Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on giving you a foundation of skills to build on, with a high priority given to hooking fish during the class. We want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this class as possible.  Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed.  Emphasis will be on Spey Rod use and both floating and sinking-tip line fishing. Students should at least have moderate Spey casting skills. This is a fishing class.

If you need basic knowledge or a brush-up on Spey Casting skills, we suggest signing up for a Spey Casting School and be ready to use these skills to catch steelhead.

What you need to bring:
Bring your own waders and rain gear.  Bring your own rod/reel set up if you want to.  
A variety of premium quality 2-hand rod/reel set-ups will be available for you to use at no extra charge. Flies are supplied.
A hot lunch will be served on the river.  
There will be a very short rest period after lunch.  
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:00am for a half-hour orientation.  Coffee and donuts will be served.
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. Get a lot of hands-on help so that you too can be productive.
Arrive back at The Fly Fishing Shop at 10:00pm.

Item Description Price To Top
ST071114 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, July 11, 2014 $275.00
ST082214 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, August 22, 2014 $275.00
ST091914 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, September 19, 2014 $275.00 Canceled
ST101714 One Day Floating Summer Steelhead School on the Deschutes River, October 17 $275.00 Canceled

48-Hour Deschutes Summer Steelhead School, Entry Level

I will be glad to net your fish...  Photo by: Dean Finnerty

Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with:  Mark Bachmann
This school will cover a lot of water, and fishing knowledge in 48-hours.
Summer Steelhead will bite any time of day on the Deschutes River,
however odds go way up during the low light hours of morning and evening.
That is why this school will start and end in the middle of the day,
(actually: 12:00pm, August 1 to 12:00pm, August 3).
Classes will be during the middle of the day and, you go fishing during the four "low-light" periods.
I want to give you maximum advantage
by having as many fish hooked during this school as possible.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where
fish are being hooked and landed.
Emphasis will be on floating line fishing,
but will also cover sinking tip fishing during mid-day periods.
Emphasis will be on two-hand fly rod casting and fishing.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it.
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets
and proven methods that put fish on the beach.
Get a lot of hands on help so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own.
There will be a small, quiet generator in camp and electric lights in the screened-in dining tent.
Some "class-room" type classes will include PowerPoint projections and/or video.
Many classes will be conducted on the water
Several classes in two-hand fly rod casting and fishing will will also include wading and working fishing areas with limited room.
It would be very helpful if each student had already attended a Basic Spey Casting School.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive, Brunch, Scandinavian Spey Class, Knots & Leaders, Fish Until Dark.
Day 2: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Skagit Spey Class, Fish, Dinner, Fish Until Dark.
Day 3: Fish The Morning, Brunch, Back To Mack's Canyon At Noon.
 
 T
ents, cots with pads and full accommodations will be provided.
The camp will be based on double occupancy in each roomy sleeping tent.
Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, change of clothes & camp shoes.
Lunch, dinners and brunches will be served.
The basic format is two meals per day with lots of munchies available.

Bring your own waders, or Rent Wading Gear from: The Fly Fishing Shop.
Bring your own tackle. Two hand rod/reel outfits will be available for trial.

Deposits (non-refundable) must be received by shopping cart no later than 07/15/14.
Phone orders will not be taken.
5 students per class only!
First come, first served.
Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school.

Price includes Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Does not include Oregon Fishing License (available from The Fly Fishing Shop
Meet at Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 1
Depart for Mack's Canyon: 12:00pm, August 3.
Transportation from Mack's Canyon to Camp will be in a big, roomy, safe jet boat.
This boat will make many miles of water available to you and
will transport you back to your car at Mack's Canyon
How to get to Mack's Canyon

Item Description Price To Top
ST08010314 Deschutes Summer Steelhead 101 School with Mark Bachmann, Arrive August 1,  Stay two nights and Depart August 3 cost $795 per student. Sold Out Sale Ended

Get access to all parts of the river, while travelling in style and comfort.

We be cozy, secure and pampered!

Deschutes River Summer Steelhead PhD Spey Schools 2014
Your next step toward excellence! Featuring The Best Of The Best !!!
Simon Gawesworth on The Deschutes River, photo: Mark Bachmann
Simon Gawesworth has collaborated on our popular Summer Steelhead PhD Schools since 2002. PhD always sells out early. Simon's next Deschutes Summer Steelhead School is scheduled for:
September 12-15, 2014. Also instructing in this school are Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn & Ron Walp. Luxury river camp with two big jet boats. Six sessions on the water.
Details as follows....

The popular PhD School has been further refined and super-sized. Take four or seven days.
Don't wait to sign up. There is already a waiting list.
Each part of this school features four guides, two big jet boats, and the best camp on the river.
Mid-September is prime time for Deschutes River steelhead fishing. This school intends that you will graduate with extensive proprietary knowledge of steelhead fly fishing and spey rod casting.


We will camp on prime water and we will have boat access to miles
of steelhead runs that will present a diverse array of angling opportunities and challenges.
Classes will be held mid-day. You will fish with a guide each morning and evening.
Brunch and dinner will be served at times to give you the best fishing periods.
This will give you the best advantage for hooking as many steelhead
as possible during your stay with us.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where
fish are being hooked and landed.

You will learn all aspects of Spey rod fishing with both floating and sinking-tip lines.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it.
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets
and proven methods that put fish on the beach.
Get a lot of hands on help (4-guides for 8-students) so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself years of experimenting on your own.

You will be pampered!
You will stay in a very comfortable tent camp on the water.
A Camp Person will be available at all times to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
All cooking and eating will be done in a spacious screen-house.
Comfortable sleeping cots and pads are supplied in double occupancy tents.
All food & non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Bring your own sleeping bag, clothing, toiletries,
waders, rain gear, rods, reels, flies & tackle.

Price includes your Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Price does not include your Oregon Fishing License, which may be purchased at our store.

Price: $1,895 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2014

Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at:
Noon, September 11, 12, 13, 14 noon, back at Mack's Canyon

First come, first served.

Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.

Item Description Price To Top
SPEY-SCH-091114-14 4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Simon Gawesworth, September 11 noon-14 noon, 2014 Deposit
$1,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14
More Excellence !!!
Dec Hogan Joins The Fly Fishing Shop Instructor Staff


Dec Hogan has often been referred to as “a guide’s guide” and “a steelheader’s steelheader.” Why? Because he knows his stuff inside and out. The boon to that is he’s as passionate and adept about teaching and sharing information as he is doing it. Hogan lived the dream guiding steelhead fly anglers year ‘round on many of The Pacific Northwest’s premier rivers from 1989 through 2003. Now Dec is realizing his other dream occupation and is a fulltime Firefighter/EMT in Layton, Utah. A retirement pension, health insurance, and job security ain’t such a bad thing either. Hogan’s schedule at the firehouse allows him ample time to continue instructing and entertaining the fly fishing masses and designing rods for Echo, and fly lines for Airflo. He has written, and continues to write for, many of North America’s fly fishing publications, is an accomplished photographer and is one of the world’s foremost sought after spey casting instructors. Dec has starred in both spey casting and fly tying instructional DVD’s as well as authoring the highly acclaimed must-have book, A Passion for Steelhead. Wild River Press.

Price: $1,895 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $1,000 Balance Due: $895 by July 1, 2014
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at:
Noon, September 14, 15, 16, 17 noon, back at Mack's Canyon

First come, first served.

Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.

Item Description Price To Top
SPEY-SCH-091417-14 4-day Deschutes steelhead school with Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Ron Walp and Dec Hogan Deposit
$1,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14

Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey Mega School

7 Full Days, 5 Instructors, 12 Class Sessions, 12 Fishing Sessions.
This is the most complete Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey School offered for 2014. It features 7-days on the water during the peak of the steelhead season, with the most sophisticated camp and the most experienced set of instructors available. Mark Bachmann, Simon Gawesworth, Dec Hogan, Josh Linn and Ron Walp are your hosts with a combined steelhead fly fishing experience foundation of over 100 years. Two big, powerful, jet boats give you easy access to many, many miles of prime water. Arrive September 11 and stay until September 17.
Basically both of the schools above combined.

Price: $3,595 per person. Non-Refundable Deposit: $2,000 Balance Due: $1,595 by July 1, 2014
Meet at Mack's Canyon Camp Ground at: September 11 noon -17 noon.
First come, first served.
Do to the logistical nature and the demand on these schools,
deposits are transferable to replacement students, but not refundable.
Item Description Price To Top
DE-MEGA-14 Deschutes Summer Steelhead Spey Mega School Deposit
$2,000
Non-Refundable, transaction will be processed after 01/15/14

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

Back To Fly Fishing Schools
To Top