The Rogue River

While typically thought of as a “half pounder” fishery (these being hard fighting sexually immature steelhead that enter the lower river by the tens of thousands) our home river the Rogue is also a prolific producer of adult summer and winter steelhead as well as fall Chinook.

Ashland and the Upper Rogue:
Located a mere 45 minutes from the prime summer steelhead waters of the upper Rogue, Ashland provides a charming, civilized hub for fishing the Rogue. Prime summer steelhead fishing extends from August through November and can be incredibly productive for anglers of all skill levels. With many fine restaurants, elegant accommodations, theater and shopping, this has become a popular fall destination for couples. Truly one of the only places in the world where you can put in a full
day on the river, enjoy a gourmet meal on the town and then catch a play all in one day. Rate: Day floats average $400 per day

Wild and Scenic Rouge Floats:
This is the classic 50-mile float trip through Oregon’s most famous section of “wild and scenic” river. This is the heart of the state’s best “half pounder” fishing where anglers of all skill levels can enjoy excellent fishing from September through mid-November. Rife with whitewater, stunning scenery wildlife, and great fishing, this is one of the west’s truly classic trips. Accommodations are at three distinct lodges along the way. Rate: $1,485 per person for a 3 night/4 day float trip

Winter Steelhead and Fall Chinook:
For anglers keen to fish for winter steelhead we recommend March and April for the upper river and February and March for the Rogue’s prime tributary the Applegate. If you are after the ultimate tug of fresh Chinook salmon on the lower river think about August and September. For all of the above we can get you set up with the region’s best guides and help you select accommodations that meet your criteria and budget. No one knows our backyard like we do so be sure to call us when planning your next trip to Southern Oregon.

Rogue River Rods and Reels: 

All-Purpose Double Hand Rod:  Diesel 7136-4
Summer Steelhead Double Hand Rod:  Diesel 6126-4
Double Hand Fly Reel:  Diesel Chrome Fly Reel
Double Hand Fly Line:  Scandi Fly Lines
Single Hand Rod:  Diesel 7100-4
Single Hand Reel:  Diesel 7/8 Fly Reel

Flies: 
Classic Steelhead flies are a must! 
– Green Butt Skunks
– Silver Hiltons
– Blue Charms
– Purple Perils
– Polar Shrimp
– Buggers
– Intruder style flies
– Hoh Bo Spey

Nymphing Flies:
– Glo Bugs
– Prince Nymphs
– Rubber Legs
– Steelhead Lightning Bugs
– Stoneflies
– BH Hare’s Ears