• How to Turn Your Kayak Into a Fishing Machine - FREE Clinic

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    Kayak fishing can open access to much more water for fishing here in Central Oregon. Learn from some folks who have this down; what to look for in a kayak- rigging a kayak for fishing- safety- bonuses of kayak fishing. Speakers Steve VanDyke & James Rheer. MORE INFO HERE.

    When: Friday June 25th, 4pm – 6pm. Where: Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

    Having a hard time finalizing and outfitting your fishing kayaks? Have questions about targeting a specific type of fish? Steve and James will present a 45 min slideshow on how to select a fishing kayak and turn it into a fishing machine.

    After the presentation there will be time for Q&A, talking shop, and viewing Jame’s and Steve’s…

  • June 5 -6 is Oregon Free Fishing Weekend

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    The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. Central Oregon is considered one of the best fishing spots in the country. Three major rivers provide exceptional fly fishing opportunities and the many lakes and reservoirs hold multiple fish species.

    This is a great weekend to get out and fish in Central Oregon. Make it a family outing and enjoy the great outdoors.

    We’ve pulled together everything you’ll need to plan your own DIY free fishing day adventure.

  • Fly Fishing in Central Oregon is On

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    The thrill of a tight line on a fly rod is a rush similar to skiing great powder, a superb mountain bike trail, or a sunset from a mountain peak after the hike to get there. Central Oregon is a fly fishing hot spot. This sport has been growing in popularity and the spring season has started out with great fishing.

    There are several local shops that will hook you up with the right gear, daily fishing reports, and guides to help you get started.

    This video from Orvis evokes the thrill of a fish on. Share your fishing photos on the homepage gallery and let’s see those tight lines and happy faces.

  • Free Fishing Days in Oregon Nov 27 & 28

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    Looking for something to do outside on Thanksgiving weekend. Fishing is always an option in Central Oregon anytime of year.  MORE INFO HERE. 

    The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving are Free Fishing Days in Oregon. That means you can fish, crab or clam for free – no license, tag or endorsement required. Some restrictions apply, as in all current closures, bag limits and other regulations still apply. If you’re looking for a place to take the family, we’ve got 101 suggestions. And if you live near PortlandBendMedfordRoseburg or in Lane County,…

  • Spey Casting Demonstration with Scientific Angler Rep Jeremiah Houle

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    Wednesday Oct 28th 12pm – 1pm Farewell Bend Park Hosted by Fly and Field Outfitters.

    Have you wanted to fish for Oregon Steelhead? Maybe you fly fish but haven’t made the jump to spey casting for steelies, or maybe you just want to get out and learn more about fishing in our region. Come to Farewell Bend park for a Spey Casting Demonstration with local Scientific Angler Rep, Jeremiah Houle.

    This is a FREE in person event outside and a way to connect with other interested anglers. MORE INFO HERE. 

  • ORVIS Presents: 'Toe to Toe' - An Inspiring Story of More Than Just Fishing

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    Here’s a story that is positive and inspiring to get your weekend off to a feel good start. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy Marty’s message of resilience.

    Meet Marty Loudder– associate dean and professor at Texas A&M. With the help of Chris Taylor, of Fishheads of the San Juan, Marty has overcome the difficulties of her physical limitations due to childhood Polio so that she can enjoy time on the water with her family. This incredible story of determination and perseverance is an inspiration for us all to never let anything deter us from following our passions. Marty has some amazing techniques that enable her to fly fish confidently and successfully. Seeing the whole family light up with…

  • "The Secret Life of Rivers" with Dr. Jerry Freilich From the Coalition For The Deschutes

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    If you are interested in rivers, ecology, fishing, or something for homeschooling the kids, this online learning opportunity is for you.

    The Coalition for the Deschutes and Deschutes Redbands Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to invite you to join us via Zoom for a presentation with the entertaining, edifying, and endearing aquatic ecologist, Dr. Jerry Freilich.

    When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, including time for Q & A
    Via Zoom. Join the meeting here. (This link is all you need.)

    Rivers are like eyeglasses. Glasses appear transparent and utterly simple, yet the subtle curves of a lens are anything but simple. Likewise,…

  • Fly and Field University: Central Oregon Rivers with Griff Marshall

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    Wednesday Feb 26th, 530pm – 830pm at Fly & Field Outfitters in Bend.

    Griff Marshall will go over what to expect from Central Oregon’s rivers as we start to ease out of winter and into spring. Learn about each of the different rivers and their current fishing activity. You’ll also meet some other people interested in fishing.

  • Fly and Field Outfitters Customer Appreciation Event

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    Wednesday Feb 12th, 6pm in Bend Fly and Field Outfitters is hosting an appreciation for everyone who appreciates fishing and our scenic rivers and lakes in Central Oregon. Come learn about fishing and hang out with people who love this amazing place we call home.  More INFO HERE. 


  • Fly and Field University: State Of The Waters with ODFW Fish Biologist

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    Wednesday Jan 22 Fly and Field Outfitters host another of its Fly and Field University series. Hear from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist on the current state of Oregon’s waterways, their health and fish populations.  Presentation is at Fly and Field Outfitters 6pm – 8pm. More INFO HERE.