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Women’s Lower Deschutes River Retreat

June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - June 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Our Women’s Lower Deschutes Retreat is an overnight fly fishing getaway in one of Oregon’s most spectacular venues, hosted by Bend Fly Shop guide and team member, Monique Force. The retreat is a mix of streamside and on-water instruction, fishing, and hanging with other ladies on the river.

We’ll camp and fish on a stretch of the Lower Deschutes about an hour and a half from Bend. The river is home to chunky hard-fighting native redband rainbow trout, known as Redsides. Mountain whitefish and bull trout also live in the Deschutes and occasionally show up in the net. Dry fly and nymph fishing work well here, and you’ll have a chance to learn these techniques and have a go at trying them on the river. No fly fishing experience is necessary. Any and all skill levels are welcome and encouraged.

The retreat begins at 10:00 am when you meet Monique at the 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 detailed itinerary and 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


June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am
June 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm