Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Our own hand-tied flies, Echo fly rods, Bauer fly Reels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: McKenzie River fly fishing float trips
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with Jakob Lund, Owner/Operator
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We have taught fly fishing beginners casting classes at the Westmoreland Park fly casting pond since 2006.
What special training do you or your staff have?
We have guided fly fishing trips in Alaska, the Russian East (Kamchatka), Oregon, and Florida
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
We have beginner-friendly gear and equipment that's set up for novice anglers. Plus we are fully licensed and insured with top-of-the-line boat and safety equipment.
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