Re: Moving to the NW E/SE of Portland this year
Your fly rod will enjoy the Portland area...let's just start with that. As much as the focus on Fly Fishing in Oregon seems to be on Steelhead and Salmon, I prefer the smaller creeks and streams for the rainbow and brookies that lurk in them. One of the best places to fish for these are actually in the many creeks in the Columbia Gorge just outside the Portland vicinity. It is not uncommon to have a 25 plus catch day of native cut throats and rainbows in these little streams. The settings down in the lush vegetation makes it that much more special. There are also smaller lakes up above the Columbia Gorge that provide good fishing. If you head out towards the coast, there are numerous wonderful creeks that are packed with trout. All within a hour drive of town. Feel free to drop me a line when you role into town. More than happy to take you on a tour with my buddies and sons for some fishing. Until then....do a little rain dance for us. The fish need it!
Cheers and travel safe.