12-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Re: Considering a trip to Oregon....
I don't know about the Grand Ronde but the Sandy close to Portland is big water that is best fished with a boat. You can drive a good distance from Portland and it is easier to fish. If you really want a chance at a Steelhead you need a guide. I would give Kaufmann's Streamborn a call. Better yet I would pay them a visit. You will find a great fly shop and people with lots of experience and knowledge. I am sure they can put you onto some fish.
Being this close I would get a guided trip on the Deschutes River. You can also drive to Maupin and fish the Deschutes without a guide. Kaufmann's will know where the hot spots are at the time you are there. There are also a couple of rivers across the Columbia in Washington that are close to Portland.
Kaufmann’s Streamborn, Inc
11960 SW Pacific Highway
Tigard, OR 97223