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5 star review  Boyfriend and I had an excellent time on the Owyhee river with Andrew, who was very accommodating to our skill levels. We both learned a ton and were encouraged along the way. We had a great time catching rainbows and brown trout!!!

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October 7, 2019

Experience the Art of Fly Fishing

At Dreams on the Fly, our passion is connecting people with the outdoors through fly fishing. We provide every client with a top notch experience whether you are heading to the river for the first time or an experienced angler. We will match you with a professional guide and guarantee a safe and fun day on the river.

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The Owyhee River

The Owyhee river is the perhaps the finest brown trout fishery in North America.  Enjoy the rugged beauty of this Eastern Oregon tailwater for it’s consistant 18-20″ brown trout.  Just 1 hour from Boise,  Idaho, over the border into Oregon, the Owyhee is a magnificent tailwater known for it’s plethora of insect life. The Owyhee is a walk and wade river with a slow gradient, perfect for all anglers to tease up some of the most finicky brown trout. Dreams on the Fly has been professionally guiding the Owyhee river for fly fishing since 2001.  We know the fish, often by name, as we’ve been fishing the Owyhee for over 40 years!  We are licensed, insured and permitted with the BLM, Oregon State Marine Board and hold CPR and Back county Rescue credentials!

Owyhee Wilderness Float

Experience the thrill of topwater fly fishing for smallmouth bass on an Owyhee on a 5 day wilderness float trip down the Owyhee. The NY times calls the Owyhee the “Grand Canyon of Oregon”. This 5 day float is not for the faint hearted, the Owyhee float above the Owyhee Reservoir is rugged country with no cell service, no roads, no people. Launching from Rome, Oregon this wilderness trip takes you into some of the most beautiful landscapes in Eastern Oregon and even the Western US. To top it off,, “A bass every cast” is not unheard of.

Owyhee Wilderness Scenic Float

New for the 2015 season we are introducing a scenic float trip on the Upper Owyhee River. The Owyhee River from Rome, Oregon to Birch Creek, Oregon is a 3 day float trip. There is a small window for floating the river due to the water levels. This trip is perfect for those who want to get away from it all! There are no roads for almost 49 miles. There is no cell service, no Internet connection…no people! Normally, our guided adventures are geared toward fly fishing. This particular adventure is geared toward floating, camping, photography and relaxation. Guests are welcome to fish; although they will be responsible for their own fishing gear and tackle. Let us float you down the river, take care of the meals, and set up camp. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy. A New York Times article in 2008 calls the Owyhee “The Grand Canyon of Oregon.” Floating along the Owyhee River in Oregon, you will pass through astonishing high desert canyon lands with thousand foot rhyolite cliffs and sand castle rock formations. Visitors will marvel at the variety of birds and mammals, including river otters, bighorn sheep and golden eagles. This trip is a photographers dream!

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With Dreams On the Fly

5 star review  Been fortunate to be on many guided fly fishing trips across the country and Andrew is the best I've ever spent the day with. He was extremely knowledgeable about the river, hatches as well as where the big fish hang out. He never looked at his watch one time he was only interested in me having a great day and because of Andrew I had an amazing day.

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September 20, 2019

5 star review  My wife and I fished with Andrew Catt on the Owyhee River on May 15th. Andrew was very helpful before our trip sending us map information and drive to information, as well as letting us know what we needed to bring with us. We had a beautiful day, with near perfect weather, the river, although slightly off color was a beautiful high desert setting. We had deer walk up to us while we were in the water, watched Osprey's fishing with us, and even got a great chorus of Chukker Partridge singing to us from the rocky canyon walls! Andrew was a terrific guide, continuing to work very hard, all day long to try and "break the code", using numerous different techniques and fly patterns to get the fish to eat. My wife and I are avid fly fishers, and have been I have been fly fishing for 60 years, so we understand that some days the fish just don't want to co-operate! Susie, my wife, was able to land two beautiful Brown's, on nymphs under an indicator, and I landed one on a dry fly, and blew the opportunity to land a very nice fish, that I'm sure was over 20"! Andrew set me up in the perfect spot, even helping my 70 year old legs wade in some difficult water. I threw a number of different patterns to this fish, getting numerous refusals, until we put on a suspended midge pattern, and after trying for over 30 minutes, the fish finally ate my offering! Unfortunately, I was so excited to see it finally happen, I set too soon, and just gave the fish a sore lip! Beside working his tail off to get us into fish, we stopped mid day and had the best shore lunch I have ever been provided by a guide! The day was great, the company was great, the scenery was great, the food was awesome, the fishing was very interesting, and the catching was "So So" but I would certainly give great marks to our guide! John and Susie Schultz

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May 18, 2018