McKenzie River Inn
Fly Fishing the McKenzie river

Fly Fishing the McKenzie river

fishing drift boat
Historic McKenzie Driftboat

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 great the beginner, yet challenging for the seasoned angler.   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 enables you to catch more fish.

Groups can be accommodated in several boats, meeting up for lunch along the river on a full day trip. Sharing lunch with your group allows you to switch partners, trade fish stories and create cohesive unity for your group.

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.

Our special fly fishing retreats:

Apr 27-29 McKenzie Driftboat Experience – with Bert de Klerk

May 7-11 Spring 5 Day Fly fishing Retreat with Bert de Klerk 

July 9-13 Double workshop – Custom Leather Reel Case workshop  with Annie Margarita AND Fly-fishing with Bert de Klerk

Jul 23-27 Fly-fishing for Couples – Couple’s Retreat with Bert de Klerk and Annie Margarita

Aug 20-24 The Art of Fly-Fishing – Couple’s Retreat (with  Annie Margarita (painting) OR Bert de Klerk (fly-fishing)


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, and rain gear are highly recommended!

Tips/gratuities are not included.

Book a trip at: or call: 503 962 0389

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