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Chris with stellar late October Fall Chinook
Chris with stellar late October Fall Chinook. Visit our photo galleries and posts on Facebook and our Blog to view and read about our latest adventures.

Summer Chrome
Posted June 26, 2014

After some time off the water in late April and May to recover from Winter Steelheading and do some farming, we’re back at it. We are currently chasing Spring Chinook, Summer Steelhead and trout in the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast. Our Summer program includes rivers like the Clackamas, McKenzie, Trask and Nestucca.

Fishing has been good throughout June, especially if you’re able to catch the river after a warm, June rain. Summer steelhead are making a strong late June showing in both the Clackamas and Nestucca after a slower early season.

Please tell us more about your fishing experience with Small Stream Outfitters! In addition to the testimonials page on this site, anglers are also welcome to read and post reviews to our new yelp reviews page. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

steelhead on a swung fly

We are Western Oregon's premier fly fishing guide service for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout. Guiding fly anglers since 1997, we focus on the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley and Portland area streams including the Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Nehalem, Sandy, Clackamas and McKenzie rivers. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides can help put you some amazing fish, like wild steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, and huge coastal chinook all on a fly rod!

From beginning to expert anglers alike, we have the perfect fishing trip to match your needs, desires, skill level and geographic location. We provide all tackle including flies so you don't have to think about it. We also serve great streamside sack lunches and love to create tremendous shore lunches upon angler request. Visit our rates and bookings page for more information!

We have spent decades fishing local waters and fine tuning our knowledge base in order to put you on the best fisheries when they are fishing their best. We cover a broad area from the base of the Cascades to the Southern Willamette Valley and a large chunk of the Oregon Coast. Famous coastal streams like the Siletz and Nestucca, and other smaller creeks prodvide incredible fly fishing opportunities including coastal chinook, sea-run cutthroats and steelhead. If time and travel is short and find yourself in the Portland area, the Clackamas and Sandy are excellent steelhead rivers and also fish well for coho and rainbow trout at certain times of year. For those anglers in the Eugene area or fisherman looking for the blue ribbon trout experience, the world famous McKenzie is a spectacular three season trout fishery. Whatever the time of year, there are always great angling opportunites on the rivers we guide. Let us help show you the Oregon Fly Angling Experience!

Featured Winter Species - Winter Steelhead; Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus

Winter steelhead are available to anglers over a five month period. Their size, power, numbers and willingness to bite make them our top species to guide for. We begin chasing hatchery steelhead around Thanksgiving and gradually transition over to native and broodstock runs by early Februrary. We'll chase native and broodstock steelhead through late April.

Winter steelhead are a hearty species surviving well in numerous rivers on the Coast and in the Willamette Valley. Water conditions throughout the Winter months vary greatly and can affect fishing. We're always keeping a careful eye on the river levels, so feel free to contact us for the most current conditions. Oregon winter steelhead range from 6-20 lbs. with average fish around 8-12 lbs. For some, the wet, cold, blustery weather and difficult fishing conditions isn't their cup of tea, but for others the anticipation, excitement and chance to land one of Oregon's most powerful and beautiful gamefish keeps them coming back again and again

Give us a call and find out just what the Oregon Winter fly fishing experience is all about! Ring 503-515-3533 or email us.


Winter Steelhead
Nestucca, Trask, N.F. Nehalem
and Coastal Creeks

Dec. 1, 2014 - April 15, 2015

Call 503-515-3533 or email us to inquire about booking a guided fishing trip!


a serious locovore, living the good life
A Serious Locovore, Living the good life.
Sweet Waters Adventure recently published a feature story about who we are, what we do and how we roll. Click the link below to read the complete article (pdf)

KATU News in Portland recently published a nice feature story about Small Stream Outfitter's Portland area fly fishing lessons and clinics. We were proud to be the first feature in KATU's new online Outdoor section! Check out the full article at KATU.com READ MORE... Special thanks to Shannon of KATU for a nice write up.