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Call Dean @ (541) 942-3051


We offer year round fishing opportunities on the World Famous "Fly water section" of the North Umpqua River for Steelhead on the fly. The "Town Run"- Eugene and Springfields ultimate urban steelhead fly fishing experience. McKenzie Trout, Umpqua Smallmouth Bass and Shad as well as many Southern Oregon coastal streams and estuary's for opportunities to catch Salmon or Steelhead on the fly. We offer you the option of choosing walk-in trips, or a boat trip from either a 16' Willie guide model McKenzie style driftboat or a powerboat trip from a 16' jet-sled.

Expert guide, Dean Finnerty, currently uses many different tried and proven fly rod techniques to get his clients into fish consistently. Dean and our guides will teach you what tactics, fly patterns and techniques that will work the best on any given day for the species you're after.

Dean has been a fly fishing instructor for more than 20 years and has taught fly-casting and presentation to both professional and beginning anglers.

We specialize in catch and release on most of our Steelhead, Trout and Smallmouth Bass trips. We recognize that many people enjoy catching fish for the table, but also understand that if our fishing resources are to last into the future, then now is the time to embrace conservation efforts for all the species we fish for. We recommend that our clients bring video camera's or digital cameras on their adventures to capture some of the scenes of the day. It is not uncommon for us to see Bald Eagles, Osprey, Seal/Sea Lion, Gray Whales, ducks, geese, deer, elk, bear and numerous other species of wildlife while on most of the rivers and bays that we fish. Dean can also make arrangements to have your trophy mounted by some of the top taxidermists around or have your fish "air shipped" anywhere in the world.

Our Goal at Dean Finnerty Guides and Outfitters is to give you the best guided fishing trip in the state of Oregon, one that you will cherish the memories of, for years to come.

Recent Testimonial


"Hey Dean, just wanted to say thanks again for the time we spent on the N. Umpqua! I had a blast, it was awesome to raise fish on the dry, and your two handed instruction was like gold! I am totally rejuvenated on the North once again thanks to you!!! Having done a little guiding myself, I can say you have it down and are one of the best I've ever been with! Can't wait to do it again! -Brad"



What's Hot          

March 30th , 2015

Spring means...

  Spring Chinook, Spring bear and shad

 For up to the minute information and fishing or hunting reports - check out my daily blod at  It will feature friends, family and clients and our adventures on the water and in the field.  I'll post tips and tons of pics.  I hope you'll visit often and let me know what you like and don't like.


    The best Spring Chinook Salmon fishing in Oregon is now underway.   The lower Umpqua spring salmon season got started this past week with good numbers of fishing entering the river. The season is not likely to last long this year because of water conditions.  Our winter didn't put much snow in the high country and water temps are already coming up.  This brings the moss and makes for tough fishing.  If you want to get after these trophy fish, book soon before its too late!   These are the best eating salmon that swim and will test not only our gear, but also the anglers skill!


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