Oregon Coast - Winter Steelhead

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Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead with Frigate Travel

The Fishing:

Most fishing days will consist of doing a float in either self-bailing raft or drift boat. Float distances range from two to upwards of ten miles. Some days we may do multiple floats on a river, or jump to another river in the area halfway through the day. Occasionally, we will hike a small section of river in the morning, and then float in the afternoon; this will all depend on the river conditions as well as the interest of the guest. While floating, we will typically fish from the boat with strike indicators in-between each carefully selected swinging run, where we will get out and swing flies from shore. Our guides prefer to use spey and switch rods for this type fishing, and are all well versed in instruction for the novice two handed caster.

Swinging flies for steelhead is one of the most challenging things a fly angler can do, so it is important to understand the a day's success will be measured in grabs. On the North Coast, we hope for a grab or two a day, and a few fish mixed in caught on dead drifted flies. The reward to the challenge though, is the fish, often chrome bright, and fresh from the salt. Our fish average eight to ten pounds, with fish over fifteen pounds caught every season.

Accommodations:

Kate and Justin, owners of Frigate Travel, rent a beautiful VRBO near the beach for guests comfort. Each morning a hot breakfast is served and box lunches are prepared. Every evening, a piping hot meal is ready for you upon your return from the river. All meals catered by a personal chef.

**the house has a washer and dryer for your convenience WIFI Internet is also available

Trip Specifics:

Fly commercially into Portland Oregon and arrange for a rental car. The drive from Portland to Rockaway Beach is fairly easy (just under 2 hours) and the vacation rental address will be provided to you upon booking. 

Gear:

Seven and 8wt switch, single or spey rods, fresh water lines perferably something with a steelhead/salmon taper, which helps turn over heavily rigged outfits and bigger flies. Reels should be outfitted to match your rod. All flies, egg patterns, sink tips and leaders are provided and are optional items.

 All-inclusive rates include: food, beverages, lodging and guiding 

 2 Day/3 Night: $1,500

 3 day/4 night: $2,200

 4 day/5 night: $2,900

 5 day/ 6 night: $3,600

 Single day pricing:  $600/boat, one or two anglers

 What’s not included:

 Fishing license, alcoholic beverages and gratuities

 Ready to book? Have questions?

Email kara@damselflyfishing.com