Our Rogue River Wilderness Camp Based Fly Fishing trips are tailored towards experienced anglers who want to get the most out of fishing this world-class canyon and to those who want to learn the art of spey casting and wading. It is a deluxe, wilderness downriver fly-fishing adventure and we are the only outfitters to offer this style of trip on the Rogue.
The trip is offered as a downriver camping trip to allow for the best access to the prime fishing waters at the best times of day. The itinerary is flexible depending on conditions and each camp site will allow for evening and early morning wading options. We tend to make time through the first half of the canyon and then compress the schedule as the wading options increase on the lower river.
We will fish from rafts with fishing frames and each boat will have one guide and two passengers. The rafts will allow us flexibility for accessing shallow areas and a stable platform with plenty of space for casting. Days will include a combination of indicator fishing and swinging flies both from the boats and while wading. The trip is also a great opportunity to try spey casting or hone your spey casting skills. There is also the option to fish from drift boats for those interested.
This itinerary is offered from mid-September to mid-October and we will fish primarily for Summer Steelhead and the famous Rogue River “half-pounder”. These are Steelhead ranging from 14 to 24 inches, with some larger fish up to ten pounds.
These trips are done with Momentums signature style, attention to detail, and handcrafted quality. The wilderness camping is comfortable and innovative and each evening you will arrive at a comfortable, fully set up, riverside camp with drinks and appetizers ready, a campfire (fire conditions permitting), and a base shelter for inclement weather. You will stay in large two person walk-in tents with night stands, lamps, cots, pads, and bags. We are very well known for our food and the camp host will prepare three-course meals featuring local and organic produce and products. An evening nightcap and a comfortable night under the stars will end each day.
As with our drift boat trips this trip takes place in the stunning wilderness playground that is the Rogue River Canyon – a place rich with pioneer history and home to a staggering amount of wildlife and abundant whitewater. It is a classic float trip down a world-class river and it is only offered by Momentum River Expeditions and Humble Heron.
What Makes Our Rogue Camp Based Fishing Trips Unique?
Our guides are patient, passionate, and knowledgeable and with the attention to detail & craftsmanship, that both Humble Heron and Momentum are known for.
The trip is tailored towards experienced anglers who want to get the most out of the canyon and to those who want to learn the art of spey casting and wading. It is an active and interactive trip.
Camping allows for the best access to the prime fishing waters at the best times of day.
- Momentum is known for comfortable and innovative wilderness camping with creative menus, attention to detail, personal service and hospitality. Guests will not be roughing it on this trip and can focus their time and energy on fishing.
- It is a deluxe, wilderness downriver fly-fishing adventure and we are the only outfitters to offer this style of trip on the Rogue.
Please Note: Our river trips take place in the wonderfully unpredictable natural environment. Because of this our itineraries are always flexible to accommodate water levels, weather, and our guest’s needs and interests.
Our trip starts near Grants Pass, Oregon at the Galice Resort, located along the banks of the Rogue River. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and push off into the Rogue River Canyon. For four days we will float and fish the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range. The canyon is home to abundant wildlife including bear, river otter, dear, bald eagles, and osprey. On the first day we will cover a lot of miles so we can reach the Winkle Bar area. Winkle Bar offers wading options and will be near our first camp. Each evening we will arrive to a comfortable, fully set up, riverside camp with drinks and appetizers ready, a campfire (fire conditions permitting), and a base shelter for inclement weather. You will stay in large two person tents with room to stand and furnished with cots or thick sleeping pads.
After a restful night’s sleep, we wake early to coffee, tea, some early morning fishing, and a filling breakfast. There is lots of good fishing in the morning before we head into the narrow and spectacular Mule Creek Canyon. Mule Creek Canyon is one of the most unique canyons in the world, and for many it the highlight of the trip. The infamous and feared Blossom Bar rapid follows. Blossom Bar was dynamited in the early 1900’s to allow boats passage. We will camp somewhere near East Creek.
After an early breakfast we will start fishing right from camp. This is a short day for miles because it will offer some of the best fishing opportunities.
Our last morning comes once again with coffee, tea and a hearty breakfast. We will fish hard in the morning and reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon. You then either load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort or make the short half hour trip to the Oregon coast to continue your vacation.