Rondy: Deschutes River
Dates: October 13-15, 2024
Leader: Libby Wolfensperger mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of anglers (including leader): 8
Description: This Rondy is a 3-day guided float and wade fishing adventure on the lower Deschutes River in central Oregon, where we will fish for native summer Steelhead and "Red side" Rainbow Trout. Guides will take us through miles of gorgeous, remote canyon. Periodically we'll take out to wade-fish nymphs or swing flies (no fishing from the drift boats). Each evening we'll and stop and camp (it's really glamping - glamour camping) at amazing sites, where we'll enjoy top notch food served in a dedicated dining tent.
The trip will both begin and end in Bend, Oregon, at the Confluence Fly Shop, where we will meet our guides, get licenses, boat passes, pick up some flies, and park our cars (guides will shuttle us from the shop and back). We will put in near Madras (about an hour north of Bend) and then take out 3 days later near Maupin. Our guides will be http://www.deepcanyonoutfitters.com/
Bend, OR, is about an 8-1/2 hour drive from San Francisco. There is an airport in nearby Redmond for those who prefer to fly. We should plan on arriving a day early and staying over the night after the Rondy.
There will be a pre-meeting to discuss more logistics, gear, carpools, etc. (date tbd).
Suggested Gear: 5-7 wt single-handed rods with floating lines or 6-7 wt two-handed rods, studded boots, and wading staff. Anglers must also supply their own sleeping bags, pillow, personal items, liquor (if desired), and Oregon fishing license and boater's pass. Guides will supply very nice standing room tents, with cots and sleeping pads. Note that wading on the Deschutes can be tricky due to the large angular basalt rocks, and that there is no fishing from the boats. You must be prepared to wade confidently.
There will be a dedicated gear boat that will haul our gear, set up camp, and cook great meals. Personal items that are only needed in camp can be packed in a large dry bag to be supplied by the guides and transported in the gear boat. Bring your own small dry bag (or waterproof pack) with a change of clothes, rain jacket, fleece, and any small personal items that you may want to keep handy during the day in your boat.
This is an amazing multi day float at a great price. It is open to both single hand and two hand casters. Most anglers enjoy a little of both on this trip.
Cost: The fee for this Rondy is $1,865.00
Other expenses will be guide gratuities, transportation to and from Bend, and lodging the nights before and after the trip.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists). It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction. This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.