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Outskirts: Fly Fishing on the North Umpqua

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About 200 miles southeast from Portland is the dream getaway of any fisherman or fisherwoman. If you follow the North Umpqua River through its twists and turns of placid pools, juxtaposed with sections of rapid currents, you will enter into 31 miles of fly-fishing only territory. You will also find an inn that embodies the true spirit of fishing from its rich history to its nightly fisherman’s dinner. Gather your poles and tackle box for a getaway filled with fine food, famous fishing spots and even a massage.

The North Umpqua river and its famed heavy runs of summer steelhead first found recognition when writer and sports angler Major Lawrence Mott, dubbed the millionaire reporter, established a fishing camp in the area in 1929. In 1931, the area garnered more attention when one of the most famous western novelists of the time, Zane Grey set up camp and began fishing the waters. Read Full Story

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