Quick Facts and Pricing
- $2200 per angler 4 days/ 3 nights camp/float trip
- We are proponents of swinging flies with two handed/spey rods on all our steelhead trips and are more than happy to provide personal instruction on becoming proficient with them. What we generally recommend is spey rods 6-9wt. depending on season with compact Skagit or Scandi heads and various sinking tips.
- Bunny Leeches, Egg Sucking Leeches, Flatwing General Practitioners, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises for steelhead. Flesh flies, egg patterns for Dolly Varden and pink, purple and chartreuse flies for coho.
- 6 – 2/0 flies depending on season
The Grande Ronde is a small jewel of a river sequestered away in a remote corner of northeastern Oregon. Here you can taste the rare privilege of having summer steelhead rip a dry fly from the surface film in an eruption that leaves a hole the size of your kitchen sink. Going back to swinging wet flies can be especially difficult after this unique encounter.
A four or five day float trip from Minam to Troy puts you in touch with stark canyon walls, native wildlife, whitewater runs and the joyous experience of exposure to this river’s special breed of steelhead.
Inaccessible by road, the canyon area of the Grande Ronde is left to your leisurely paced exploration of the river, its surroundings and fish. In addition to steelhead, rainbow trout and small mouth bass inhabit the river.
Occasionally treating oneself to the joys of multiple day drift boat fishing is a necessity for one’s own mental health. Make a monumental difference in your outlook on life.