McKenzie River Fly Fishing

The 20th most popular fly fishing river in Oregon.

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East of Eugene and west of Sisters, the McKenzie River has Class II+ water making for technical fly fishing from boats. The river runs through thick old growth cedars past waterfalls and hot springs.

Overall, McKenzie River is the 20th most popular fly fishing river of all 22 fly fishing spots in Oregon.


Local Contact(s):  WNF (541) 822-3381; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842; Ouzel Outfitters (800) 788-7238; Fly Fishers Place, Sisters (541) 549-3474.

Recommended Book:  "Fly Fishing Guide To Oregon" from John Shewey

Recommended Map:  "Oregon River Map" from Frank Amoto

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Paradise Campground; NFS Olallie Campground

Luxury Loding:  Caddis Fly Resort (541) 822-3556; Belknap Springs Lodge (541) 822-3512; Cedarwood Lodge (541) 833-3351

Breakfast Restaurant:  Seasons Cafe or Ski Inn Cafe in Sisters

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best McKenzie River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  44.267053, -122.046132

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  3/22/2018

ID:  22475

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