Deschutes River, Oregon: Fly Fishing
Montana doesn’t have the corner on the American flyfishing market — not hardly. This 250-mile river’s headwaters are in the Cascade Mountains, from which it runs past Bend, Ore. before depositing in the Columbia River about an hour-and-a-half east of Portland. It offers excellent trout fishing throughout, with brown trout in the upper section, rainbow in the middle section, and steelhead in the southern portion. Nearby lakes offer up trout and bass, and, of course, there’s the wild majesty of the Pacific Northwest.