I floated a few days ago with friends on a scouting mission, the first on of the year. We were the only one's on the water all day. The Wild and Scenic Smith River is a place like no other on earth. The water was running green and fast and we were on the move. Single passing everything on a fast roll, we managed to hook into three red hot winter steelhead in a half day of fishing. Not bad for the scouting trip, with more trips planed in the near future.

This trip is not for everyone. No heaters, class III /IV whitewater, and I will fish you hard...But if you are a diehard steelheader this is the best trip around!

I invite you to spend a day with me on my favorite stretch of winter steelhead water.


Jordan Abbott

King of the Rogue Outfitters



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About The Author: Captain Jordan Abbott

Company: King of the Rogue Outfitters

Area Reporting: Southern Oregon / Northern California

Bio: I have been fishing the rivers and streams of Oregon my whole life. I have been guiding full time now for 6 years professionally. I am a fully licensed and insured guide in Oregon, California. I also hold a U.S. Coast Guard OUPV license. I am CPR/First aid trained, and I am also a certified Swift Water Rescue tech. My goal is to make your river experience a safe, fun, and exciting one that you won't soon forget! The time is now to make a memory that will last a lifetime!!!

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