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Winter Steelhead Float Trips   Walking Trips by the hour also available!
Mark Bachmann

Sandy/Clackamas River float trip prices are $500 per boat. Daylight to dark is always an option. Some gates close at legal sunset, and control take-out times. Hot lunch, snacks, and soft drinks are furnished. Fishing formats can be tuned to fit your personality. Some anglers are aggressive; want to be the first boat on the water, and play hit and run all day. We can do that. We’ve rowed in the dark before. Other anglers have a more relaxed style. We know how to arrange that too. Having your own private school is always an option on any trip. We have acquired a huge collection of brand new Spey rods made by Sage, Winston, G. Loomis, Beulah, Echo and Temple Fork Outfitters...just for you to use when fishing with us. They are equipped with the latest reels and lines. Each outfit is designed to be the ultimate tool for a specific angling situation. This can add greatly to your experience. We have the best equipment in the game.
Steelhead are available: October-July.
Chinooks are available: October-December and May-July. Trips are conducted by:
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40+ Seasons of  Steelhead Experience!
"We provide boat access to the best best parts of the Sandy & Clackamas Rivers. These reaches offer incredible beauty.  The Clackamas is an urban river, but well kept and is the perfect size for Spey rod fishing.
On Sandy River trips we fish in the oldest designated "scenic river" section of river in the state. Add bright, wild, native steelhead & spring Chinooks, combined with ample runs of hatchery fish of both species, and you can see why this is one of the favorite floating/fly fishing adventures in Oregon". 

Boats are used for transportation, but most fishing is done while wading. A variety of fly fishing techniques are productive. Both single hand and Spey rods are used. We realize that many anglers don't have a lot of experience in fly fishing for steelhead. Your trip can be a crash course in how to catch steelhead/salmon with a fly. All you have to do is ask. Your guide is very experienced in teaching single-hand and two-hand fly rod casting, presentational skills, wading and fly selection.

Our boats are equipped with "state-of-the-art" fly fishing rod, reel and line combos that you can use (at no extra charge). We are liberal with the newest hottest flies. Clients must provide their own chest-high wading apparel,
or you can rent what you need from us.

To give yourself the best advantage in learning to catch steelhead with a fly, book multiple days. We will be happy to help arrange room and food accommodations from simple to elegant.

Due to water conditions, Sandy River float trips are available only November through June.  Clackamas River trips are available all year.  Summer and Winter Steelhead are the main target with Spring Chinook and Coho available at times. Call us for the latest scoop.
Price: $500 - One day float trips (1 or 2 anglers per boat) $300 deposit required.
Float trip price includes hot lunch, munchies and soft drinks.
Please call for reservations. 
"If you have a larger party and want to do multi-boat trips, We've got recourses. "
No one provides better equipment!
Our fleet is unmatched with boats from such legendary brands as: Outcast, Clackacraft and Alumaweld to be assured you will have the best craft for the job.


We use state of the art inflatable boats.


We also use state of the art drift boats.


Comfort and safety with deep padded seats and custom-built-in waterproof storage


More comfort and safety with deep padded seats and custom-built-in waterproof storage.

The Sandy River , Sandy/Clackamas Equipment List , E-Mail for the Current Situation.


Sandy/Clackamas River Run Timing Graph
(based on most recent years) to help you plan your trip.

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Possible Sandy River glacial run-off.


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