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shannon with a beatiful late winter steelhead
Shannon with a beautiful late March steelhead. 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, 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 Summer Species - Spring Chinook (Springers); Oncorhynchus tschawytscha

Springers are native to many Willamette river tributaries like the Sandy and Clackamas. In addition, there are small natives runs of Spring Chinook sprinkled up and down the Coast. North Coast rivers like the Trask and Nestucca have healthy hatchery returns. We focus our attention on those hatchery runs during June and July. Even though their numbers are a fraction of the Fall chinook return, their high Omega-3 content and rich flavor make them a favorite of anglers around the state.

We like to target these fish in conjunction with Summer steelhead. A chance for both these fish on a fly in a single day is a rare treat. Springers are smaller than their Fall cousins and average 10-20 pounds. A 30 pound fish is massive. Techniques, equipment and flies used are very similar to equipment one would use for Fall Chinook.

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


Summer Steelhead
Nestucca, Wilson, Sandy and Clackamas River
Now - October 31, 2014

Willamette Valley Trout
Clackamas, McKenzie and N. Santiam Rivers
Now - October 31, 2014

Coastal Cutthroat
Nestucca, Siletz, Trask and Coastal Creeks
Now - August 15, 2014

Sea-Run Cutthroat
Nestucca, Siletz, Trask and Coastal Creeks
August 15 - October 31, 2014

Fall Coho and Chinook Salmon
Nestucca, Siletz, Trask &
North Fork Nehelem

September 1 - November 30, 2014

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.