Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours

I grew up in Eugene, OR where my love for fly fishing and exploring rivers began as a child along the banks of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers.

My admiration for the outdoors and passion for leading trips as a guide has strengthened with time, taking me throughout the Pacific Northwest as a sea kayaking instructor in the San Juan Islands, to Utah as a Professional Ski Patroller, and internationally as an ‘Overseas Educator’ in Latin America. I am excited to share my in-depth knowledge of local home waters and enthusiasm for fly fishing and being on the river while catering to your specific goals.

As a Swift Water Rescue certified guide, in addition to a Wilderness First Responder, I ensure high-quality, professional, and safe riverside experiences.

Every trip is made in order to cater to my guests’ specific desires and goals. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion while helping people catch fish. Simply put, I love my job.

Homewaters: Upper McKenzie River

The upper McKenzie River is renowned for crystal clear water, beautiful scenery and incredible trout fly fishing, making it one of Oregon’s true gems. This section of river has an abundant population of both hatchery and wild trout. Trout range 10-18 inches with larger 20’’ native red sides possible.

The upper McKenzie provides a diversity of unique and dynamic water. Throughout our day we will experience large pools, swift rapids, and glassy tail-outs. Every stretch requires certain methods and techniques adapted to the conditions. From dry fly to nymphing we will target these beautiful fish based on preferred method and likelihood of success.

My raft is setup to conveniently allow 2 people to fish simultaneously. The frame provides protection while fishing to help ensure safety in addition to comfortable, swiveling chairs. 

Provided:
• Lunch and Water
• Top of the line reels and rods
• All necessary gear
• High-quality digital



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Upper McKenzie River
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 2 persons
    US $400
    5 Hours at Upper McKenzie River
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Upper McKenzie River
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 2 persons
    US $500
    7 hours, upper McKenzie River.
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FAQs about Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours

Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Upper McKenzie River (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Upper McKenzie River (7 hours)

Trips booked with Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours offers the following fishing technique:
  • Fly Fishing (All Gear is Provided)

Top targeted fish species with Riverside Fly Fishing and Scenic Tours include:
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Alex Burgdorfer
Eugene, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Report
Member since March 2022
I grew up in Eugene, OR where my love for fly fishing and exploring rivers began as a child along the banks of the McKenzie and Willamette River. My admiration for the outdoors and passion for leading trips as a guide has strengthened with time, taking me throughout the Pacific Northwest as a sea kayaking instructor in the San Juan Island’s, to Utah as a Professional Ski Patroller and internationally as an ‘Overseas Educator’. However, I have always returned to home rivers and realized my true love and skillet lies fly fishing and being a professional guide. I am excited to share my in-depth knowledge of local home waters and enthusiasm for fly fishing and being on the river while catering to your specific goals. As a Swift Water Rescue certified guide, in addition to a Wilderness First Responder, I ensure high-quality, professional and safe riverside experiences.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cutthroat Trout Cutthroat Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Outcast Aire (Drift boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 1HP No engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 1 knots.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Fly Fishing
All Gear is Provided

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Drinks
Water
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
10 years and above
You Keep Catch
Hatchery trout can be kept
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.