Jeff Helfrich Driftboat Fly Fishing The Rogue River
Oregon Steelhead Fly Fishing
From its origin in the High Cascades near Crater Lake, the Rogue River carves its way through Oregon's rugged coastal mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The Rogue received national recognition in 1968, when 84 miles of this remarkable stream were included in the "Wild and Scenic Rivers Act." Provisions of the Act protect the outstanding scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, as well as the historic, and cultural values of this stream for generations to come.
Driftboat Fishing the Rogue river throughout your Oregon vacation offers a varied experience. In calm sections the loudest noise you hear may be the dip of an oar, while in whitewater stretches the river roars over boulders and churns through narrows.
Our Rogue River fishing trip begins below
Grave Creek. Soon after entering the water we'll line our boats around
Rainie Falls, the only portion of the river we can't safely navigate. During
the rest of our 42 mile journey you'll experience a part of the world
accessible only through the Rogue River Canyon.
WILDERNESS LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS
Our nights are spent in historic Rogue River wilderness lodges. All the comforts of home with showers and a warm fireplace to gather around in the main lodge. Individual rooms for the guests allow comfort and privacy.
Meals: Lunches on the Rogue Rive
are a memorable experience, featuring fresh steelhead or salmon broiled over
hardwood coals along with a selection of fresh salads. Breakfasts and dinners
at the comfortable wilderness lodges we stop at each of the three nights along
Oregon Fishing on the Rogue offers exciting
opportunity whether you're a novice or old pro. We specialize in Oregon fly
fishing for the half-pounder steelhead using the famous Rogue River "twitch".
Average steelhead are 14-16 inches but can range up to 22-24 inches (4 to 6
lbs). Only hatchery fish are allowed to be kept for lunch. When chinook or coho
salmon are available we'll give you the choice of which you prefer to
Driftboat Oregon fishing trips begin the
first of September and stretch into early November. Generally the weather is
very mild but the later Oregon fly fishing trips may on occasion encounter
The number of parties we guide on our Oregon
fishing trips are limited by federal permit.
Reservations: Reservations are required in advance for our
Rogue river salmon and steelhead fishing trips. These reservations are often
made a year in advance. We prefer groups of ten to twelve guests, the ideal
party size for us and the wilderness fishing lodges. If your group is smaller
we may be able to team you with another party.
For those unfamiliar with our specialized
driftboats they are a very safe, dry and comfortable way to navigate the river.
They are specially designed for whitewater and carry two fisherman and a guide.
Winkle Bar is a favorite spot of individuals
interested in history. Here we can visit Zane Grey's cabin on the mining claim
he purchased from an old gold prospector in 1926. The owners welcome stops from
"Rather than fishing, we called it-eating our way down the Rogue River. Another tantalizing gourmet meal at every stop."
Santa Rosa, CA
Idaho or Oregon Outdoor Adventure Vacation
Select your outdoor adventure vacation in Oregon or Idaho. If you want to fly fish your family/friends can ride in a whitewater raft on the same trip. SPACES ARE LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW FOR A VACATION YOU WILL NEVER FORGET...
Jeff Helfrich - Licensed - Insured - Bonded in Oregon &
Idaho Permittee USFS & - Member Oregon Outdoor Assoc.
McKenzie River Guide - Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assoc. - America Outdoors
Tightlines is an equal opportunity employer and offers deluxe excursions on a non-discriminatory basis. Tightlines maintains special use permits on the Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon, Rogue and McKenzie Rivers issued by either the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service or both. Middle Fork Salmon River operations are conducted through Challis Ranger District on the Challis, Boise, Salmon and Payette National Forests.