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Upper Rogue River Spey

The Upper Rogue is a prime destination for swinging flies with spey rods
Guided Spey-Only Trips
$650 for 1-2 Anglers
  • August through March
  • Raft Float Trip or Drive-In - all fishing is done while wading

The Upper Rogue River near Medford, Oregon is one of the best year-round steelhead destinations for spey casters in the entire Pacific Northwest. Fresh adult steelhead enter the Upper Rogue from July through April. We focus on instructional guiding, and feature some of the most experienced Spey casting guides in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Our Sage Elite Pros can outfit you with everything you need from Sage and Rio, or we can help you dial in the perfect Skagit and Scandi set ups on your own outfit. Whether you want to learn the basics, or figure out some of the more complex modern specialty casts, our elite team has you covered.

Summer Steelhead

The Upper Rogue has one of the best summer steelhead runs for swing anglers in the whole Pacific Northwest. Our summer season begins in July and really heats up in August. This is prime time to fish with Scandi lines and traditional flies, or work with your Skagit heads rigged up with light tips. We will help you understand how, when, and why we fish with different rigs. Good fishing opportunities continue through September and into our beautiful Fall season in October and November. December can fish very well too, weather permitting.

Winter Steelhead

Our winter-run fish begin to show up in January. Prime-time is considered to be mid-February through the end of March. With higher water we fish more heavy sink-tips and weighted flies during these months.

Upper Rogue Guide Team

Our guide staff on the Upper Rogue includes Gino Bernero, Dax Messett, and Leslie Ajari. These guides are among some of the most experienced and highly-regarded two handed casting instructors and steelhead guides in the industry.

Lodging Recommendations

The Upper Rogue River flows through Shady Cove, Medford and Grants Pass and is also close to Ashland, Oregon. Please visit our Medford/Ashland/Grants Pass Info Page for ideas on lodging, logistics, and other activities in the area.

Upper Rogue River Spey Gallery

An aerial view of the Rogue
An angler swings a run on the Upper Rogue
An idyllic swing un on the Upper Rogue
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