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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.

Big Water, Big Fish

This Fall has been a tale of two distinctly different seasons. During all of September and the first half of October, the weather was warm and dry. Rivers were low, froggy and filled with a Summer's worth of slimy algae.

With the rivers low during the early Fall, salmon began to stack up in tidewater and provided some good early season estuary action. We moved back and forth between the tidewater salmon fishery and the upriver sea-run cutthroat fishery. Although rivers were low, that didn't stop the cutthroats from moving up into the river. They provided fantastic streamer action as usual and filled the void with gumption, while we waited for rain.

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 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 fly fishing experience is all about! Ring 503-515-3533 or email us.


Summer Steelhead
Nestucca, Clackamas, N. Santiam, McKenzie
May 15 - October 15, 2016

Inland Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
Clackamas, N. Santiam and McKenzie
April 15 - October 31, 2016

Sea-Run Cutthroat
Siletz, Nestucca and Trask
August 15 - October 31, 2016

Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon
Siletz, Nestucca, Trask and NF Nehalem
Sept. 15 - Dec. 1, 2016

Winter Steelhead
Siletz, Nestucca, Trask and NF Nehalem
Dec. 1, 2016 - April 15, 2017

Spring Chinook
Nestucca and Trask
May 15 - July 15, 2017

Coastal Cutthroat Trout
Nestucca, Trask and Coastal Creeks
May 31 - August 15, 2017

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.