fishing at black butte ranch
Catch and Release Fly Fishing
Phalarope Lake is the perfect place to learn to fly fish, with Big Meadow behind you there is little for that fly to get hung up on and the views are spectacular.
We offer FREE fly fishing clinics with The Fly Fisher's Place during the summer. Meet on the lawn at the Rec Center. Fly fishing gear may be rented from the Rec Barn. Check the What's Happening Calendar for dates.
Fly Fishing Rental Equipment
Redington Fly rods and equipment are available
for rent at the Rec Barn near the Lodge, 541.595.1282 Fly fishing is only permitted on Phalarope Lake by the Lodge.
Fishing Equipment Rentals
|½ Day (4 hours)
|Daily fishing license||$16.75|
Note: Fishing is not allowed from any flotation device.
Phalarope Lake Fly Fishing
Fly fishing for trout is allowed on the Ranch only in Phalarope Lake by the Lodge. Please save the other lakes for the wildlife. Barbless hooks & “catch and release” procedures are required. An Oregon fishing license is needed. The Rec Center sells daily licenses and flies and rents fly rods. (Must be 12 years or older to use the fly rods.)
The Metolius River
Explore the fly fishing world-renowned Metolius River five miles northwest of the Ranch in the Metolius Basin.
The Fly Fisher's Place in Sisters offers a variety of fly fishing experiences in the area, as well as Fly Fishing Schools that include all equipment. Float trips are available on the Deschutes, McKenzie and South Santiam rivers. Walk-wade trips are available on the Crooked River, Upper McKenzie and the North Santiam Rivers. Lake Classes on private lakes are also available. Call 541-549-FISH (3474) for reservations.