McKenzie River Inn


fishing drift boat

Float down the world famous McKenzie river and fish from an original wooden McKenzie Drift Boat.  This boat will get you to fishing holes where most boats will not. Bert’s Guide Service offers half day, full day and evening trips to combine top-notch (fly-) fishing with great scenery January through December.

Fishing for rainbow, red side, cutthroat, steelhead and mountain whitefish is easy enough for the beginner, yet challenging enough for the seasoned veteran. Boys and girls, men and women of all ages are joining the ranks of fly fishermen. No matter what your skill level is, fly fishing for trout can be highly rewarding. These beautiful fish have an abundant food source due to the salmon runs in spring and autumn, with big summertime hatches of river insects, they are excellent fighting fish and have gorgeous coloring. Your guide’s knowledge of casting and entomology combines with your ability to catch more fish.

Groups can be accommodated in several boats, meeting up for lunch along the river on a full day trip. The groups lunch gives you the opportunity to relax and exchange fish stories of the mornings catch.

We have anglers from all over the world, returning to the McKenzie every year. The changing scenery, wildlife, fishing, and friendly skilled guides will make your trip on the McKenzie a day to remember. 

Riverside lodging is provided by the McKenzie River Inn  ( on the banks of the McKenzie River in the heart of the Cascade Mountains:

                    “You will not have to travel to the fishing spots!”

Our guides ensure that your fly fishing vacation is the best that it can be!

Apr 20-23 McKenzie Driftboat Experience – with Bert de Klerk
Jun 18-22 Couple’s Retreat (double workshop with fly-fishing/Bert de Klerk)
Aug 21-23 Couple’s Retreat (double workshop with fly-fishing/Bert de Klerk)


McKENZIE RIVER Single day (Fly-) Fishing trips:

Full day trips $400/day*
 2 guests/ drift boat and includes gourmet lunch. Call or e-mail for availability January through December.

Half day $275.00*
 2 guests/ drift boat. Call or e-mail for availability January through December.

Evening trips $195.00*
 2 guests/ drift boat. Call or e-mail for availability January through December.

Fly Fishing Full day trips on the Upper McKenzie $450/person*. 1 guest/drift boat and includes gourmet lunch.  Call or e-mail for availability April 24th through October 31st.

*Includes rods and flies. Licenses (available at local stores) and harvest tags are not included, and are the responsibility of the customer. Wading gear is not provided, but is optional at an extra charge. Sunscreen (polarized-) sunglasses, camera, wading staff, hats, rain gear, etc. are highly recommended!

Tips/gratuities are not included.

Book a trip at: or call: 503 962 0389

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