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Rogue Valley Anglers Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Rogue Valley Anglers guides year round on several different fisheries throughout our area dependent on where the best fly fishing is currently taking place.  The Rogue River is our home water, where you can fish only 10 minutes from our fly shop in downtown Medford.  The Summer Steelhead run on the Rogue is one of the best anywhere in the World...period!  The season gets going in late June with the hot early chromers, and lasts through December. October is generally the peak for great fishing and great weather, but I've had incredible days from late June all the way into January (weather permitting.)

By Christmas time our attention starts to shift to the West with big chrome winter steelhead starting to enter the Chetco and other coastal rivers.  By mid January both the South and the North Umpqua start picking up, which is where we spend the majority of our time guiding for winter steelhead through mid April.  The North Umpqua fishes better most of the season, making it my favorite place to fish and guide for winter steelhead!  The North Umpqua is the most famous year round steelhead river in Oregon for a reason, as these are some of the biggest and baddest wild steelhead anywhere in the world.  One fight with a 15 pound chrome buck will leave you with memories for the rest of your life!

When weather permits we also guide the middle Rogue (the Grants Pass area) for winter steelhead starting in February, and then we start guiding the upper Rogue (Medford area) in March and April. 

Trout season gets going in April as the winter steelhead season ends, with many of the lakes fishing well in April and May.  Northern California trout season opens towards the end of April, and then Oregon officially opens trout season on May 22nd.  The season opening generally coincides with the giant salmonfly hatch on the upper Rogue, and it is a special time of the year.  We float the river casting huge dries to cuthroat, rainbows, and even the occasional steelhead!  Lots of fish and lots of action makes these days a ton of fun!  Even after the salmonfly hatch ends in June we get great hatches throughout the summer (golden stones, caddis etc), so trout fishing on the Rogue stays really good most of the summer.

Summer Steelhead show up in the Upper Rogue River starting in June, and by July there are enough chromers around to hook several fish daily.  We normally fish from around TouVelle State Park all the way up to the Lost Creek area dependent on current conditions.  The preferred method is to nymph from the drift boat, and then stop at the best runs to swing flies with Spey/Switch Rods.  Obviously if someone wants to just swing (or nymph) that's fine with us; but we truly love teaching both methods and find it makes for the best overall experience.  As the fall gets here we also start to fish the middle (below Grants Pass) and lower Rogue (Agness by the Illinois River).  There are lots of half pounders down there, as well as adult steelhead and great scenery making it a great place to swing flies with a 4 or 5 weight switch rod!

We also guide the Williamson and Wood Rivers from May through October, with peak fishing being August through October.  This is a fantastic trip, as both fisheries have some of the biggest trout in the World in them during this time.  Lots of swinging and stripping of leech patterns, as well as some great terrestrial action at times (especially on the Wood).  Also some great BWO hatches in October where you can catch a 26 inch fish on a size #18 dry fly!
 
Rogue Valley Anglers offers both Guided Float and Wade trips on a Half Day or Full Day basis.  We tailor all our guided trips to each person or group, as everyone has different desires, experience levels, and timeframes.  We go all out to make sure you have the perfect day on the water every time.  All our professional guides are trained by owner Alex Rachowicz (who is a certified professional fly fishing float and wade guide who has been fishing professionally for almost 30 years.)   We fish many different sections of the Rogue and other rivers depending on time of year, what type of fly fishing you want to do (swing fllies for steelhead, throw dry flies to trout, etc), and what's fishing the best.  The boat is generally the best way to cover water, see more scenery, and ensure a successful day of steelheading on the Rogue.   Wade fishing is a good way for newcomers to the valley to learn the local public waters on the Rogue to come back and fish on your own.
 
Full Day Float Trip (1 or 2 anglers): $450
All gear, flies, and lunch courtesy of our local bakery.  Fishing license and guide gratuity not included
 
This is by far our most productive and popular trip!  It gives us the most possible opportunities for fish, wildlife and scenery, and learning the art of fly fishing.  We cover enough water that we don't have to worry about other fisherman being in certain "hot spots", as there are countless great fly fishing runs on the Rogue and other local rivers. 
 
Half Day Float Trip (1 or 2 anglers): $350
All gear and flies provided.  Fishing license and guide gratuity not included
 
A great trip during the dog days of summer, when the fishing doesn't stay great all day, but is good for 4 or 5 hours in the mornings and evening.
 
Full Day Wade Trip
1 person: $325
2 person: $400
All gear, flies, and lunch courtesy of our local bakery.  Fishing license and guide gratuity not included

A great way to learn the local water to be able to come back and fish on your own.  We will show you all around the public water on the Rogue, and show you where and how to fish each spot.
 
Half Day Wade Trip
1 person: $225
2 person: $300
All gear and flies provided.  Fishing license and guide gratuity not included

Rogue Valley Anglers is a fully certified and insured Guide/Outfitter.  Oregon Outfitter # 2026


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We here at Rogue Valley Anglers also have a huge passion for Saltwater Fly Fishing.  Tarpon are my favorite sea monster to catch on the fly, but I also love Permit, Bonefish, Redfish, and about anything that swims and eat flies in shallow water!  I have good friends who I guided with in the past that are famous guides all over the World, so if you have any interest in destination trips I've got you covered.  I fish with Captain Dave Yoder in the Florida Keys for giant Tarpon, and Louisiana for big ass Redfish.  My friends in Belize with Blue Horizon have the best Permit fishing in the World right now, and my good buddy Ben Hulbert is catching tons of huge Steelhead and Trout on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.  Several other friends work out of numerous other amazing lodges in Alaska as well...
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