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Fishing the Deschutes River Workshop

Fishing the Deschutes River Workshop - Oregon Fish and Hang iFishiBelong and Deschutes Angler

Fishing the Deschutes River Workshop

The “Fishing the Deschutes River” workshop provides participants with a deep dive into techniques and tactics tailored for this iconic river. This workshop is geared towards the advanced beginner and intermediate angler.  Participants must have a foundational knowledge of fly fishing as we will not be covering the basics. Prior fly casting experience is advised, given the specialized casting drills focused on the Deschutes River. Before the workshop, attendees will have access to the pre-recorded online class ‘Reading Trout Water’, to prepare for the hands-on session. Bring your own 5wt or 6wt rod and matching reel to practice with or let us know if you need to borrow equipment.

Amy Hazel and Heather Hodson Fishing the Deschutes River - Oregon Fish and Hang iFishiBelong


Maupin City Park Community Center, 206 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, OR 97037

Date and Time

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 


Tuition Cost

$250.00 Per Person. 10 Students Max.

Payment and Refunds

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  All payments have a seven-day cancellation policy, from the date of registration, for a full refund minus a small Eventbrite processing fee.  After seven days, all payments are forfeited, unless a replacement participant is found. 

Redband Trout Underwater Photo

Workshop Topics

While the workshop emphasizes strategies specific to the Deschutes River, the knowledge acquired can also be applied to other vast rivers known for their classic western hatches and wild rainbow trout.  The techniques covered in this workshop will be dry fly, subsurface, euro and trout spey.

  • Deschutes River Access Points
  • Intermediate Fly Fishing Knots and Leader Set-Ups for Each Technique
  • Match the Seasonal Deschutes River Hatches
  • ABCs of Fly Fishing
  • How to Approach the Water for Each Technique
  • Searching vs Targeting 
  • Mending Demonstrations
  • Casting Drills for Each Technique

The workshop curriculum is provided by Fly Fish Instruct. 

What's Included

  • 4hr “Fishing the Deschutes River” Workshop
  • Instruction from Experienced Women Anglers
  • Online Access to “Reading Trout Water” Courses
  • “Independent Angler” Manual by Heather Hodson

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Maupin OR
  • Camping/Lodging, Reserve Camping HERE 
  • Guided Fishing on the Deschutes River
  • Fly Fishing Equipment – Available to Borrow if Needed
  • Oregon Fishing License (Not Required for Workshop)
Salmon Fly Match the Hatch Photo
Oregon Fish and Hang Travel Graphic


Located just 45 minutes south of The Dalles on Hwy 197, and 2hrs from Portland or Bend areas, Maupin is the perfect getaway for year-round outdoor recreation in Central Oregon.


In an effort to make this weekend affordable to all, we have secured all the group campsites as well as numerous camp and RV sites at Maupin City Park. These accommodations are conveniently located within walking distance of both the town and Troutfest activities.  Reserve camping HERE.

If camping isn’t your preference, there are alternative lodging choices available. We suggest booking accommodation in Maupin, Oregon. Secure your lodging now, as availability is limited, and spaces are expected to fill up rapidly.  Need help with lodging?  Click HERE.

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Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

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