• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring

River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

World-Class Fly Fishing. Helpful Shop Right at the River for Up-to-date Info. Close Proximity to Great Burgers After. Variety of Wildflowers.

If there were a river in heaven it would be the Metolius. This gem located near Sisters Oregon offers year-round fly-fishing (only) to anyone who wishes to do so. The area offers multiple types of accommodations from tent camping to staying in resort-like cabins on the river. The best time to go for the a scenic experience is in Spring/Early Summer when the flowers are in full bloom.

The first thing you should do is head to the Camp Sherman Store & Fly Shop where you can gain insight from those working in the Fly Shop to see which flies are working and the best stretches of the river to fish. Rainbow trout, bull trout, brown trout, brook trout, kokanee, and mountain whitefish are all present throughout the Metolius.

After a day of fishing, head back to the Camp Sherman Store and grab some homemade burgers along with some refreshing brews. Three Creeks Brewing is also great place to go and is located in downtown Sisters 25 minutes from Camp Sherman.

Pack List

  • Fly Fishing gear
  • Camera
  • Camping Gear
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The fish are smart, but the scenery makes it worth while.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

LOVE the Metolius River!!!!!!!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Jameson Jones Explorer

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I like to spend time outdoors and bring along my camera. I like pizza. My favorite color is blue.

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