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Women’s Crooked River Canyon Retreat

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 3:00 pm

The first of our women’s retreats is an overnight outing to the Crooked River, hosted by Bend Fly Shop guide and team member Monique Force. You’ll learn, fish, and connect with other fishy gals in a beautiful river canyon.

The Crooked River is just 40 minutes from Bend. The river flows from the Ochoco Mountains, through Smith Rock State Park, and into the Deschutes River at Lake Billy Chinook. We’ll be camping and fishing on the tailwater section downstream from Bowman Dam and Prineville Reservoir. This stretch of river is home to native redband rainbow trout and mountain whitefish, and a great place to learn to fly fish or hone your existing skills. Anglers of all abilities enjoy the Crooked River’s fish densities and abundant hatches. No fly fishing experience is required.

At 10:00 am on Friday you’ll meet Monique at a riverside campsite. After setting up tents and unpacking there will be some streamside instruction, going over some knots and fly rigging. Afterwards you’ll wader up and head for the water for some fishing instruction.

We’ll provide dinner Friday evening, and there will be time to fish or just relax and soak in the scenery.

Saturday morning we’ll provide breakfast and coffee, and then break camp. We may fish before breaking camp, and certainly afterwards. Monique will be available to guide and help you improve your skills. We’ll break for lunch and reflect on the experience. Afterwards you can take off at any time, or feel free to stay and fish. The retreat wraps up about 3:00 pm Saturday.

We’ll provide instruction, guiding, dinner Friday evening, and breakfast and lunch Saturday.

You’ll need to bring a tent and sleeping bag. A complete packing list will be provided upon reserving your spot.

$475 / person, max 4

Call the shop @ (541) 389 – 6151 or email chris@bendflyshop.com with any questions or to reserve your spot, Also, feel free to reach out to Monique directly if you’d like. Monique Force (541) 350 – 6267 missmoniqueforce@gmail.com


May 20 @ 10:00 am
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
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