Saturday, August 29, 2009

Deschutes guide profile

Brian Silvey cranking on one!

Proving a 5 weight can land a big and hot steelhead in less than 5 minutes.


Allow me to introduce Brian Silvey, owner of a year-round Oregon flyfishing guide service operated from his home in Maupin, Oregon. Having grown up on the Deschutes and Sandy Rivers, he knows these waters well and can guide you on a trip you won’t soon forget.

He has been involved in the Flyfishing industry in many facets, here are some tid bits:

  • 23 years as a flyfishing guide along the banks of the Deschutes and Sandy Rivers.
  • Never been a member for the hair club for men.
  • Holds a degree in Fisheries – Fish Biology & Fisheries Management Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife as a experimental biologist aid.
  • Can cast left and right handed. (but can he tie flys with both?)
  • 28 years as a private and commercial Fly Tier
  • Signature tier for Idylewilde Flies; his flies have been in several Books and Magazines.
  • Has a graveyard in the back 40.
  • Instructer of fly tying and fly casting classes.
  • Is not prepared for an enemy invasion, but thats ok, his son Dustin is.
  • 1999 Best Of The West Fly casting contest in Seattle 5 wt rod won with 102 ft cast.
  • 2002 mustash champion.
  • Certified as a Flyfishing casting instructor. He uses both conventional fly rods and traditional two handed (spey) rods .

    "I love my job and when I have “down time” from guiding, you can find me enjoying the river, fishing … or rock hunting … with my son and daughter, or simply enjoying the surrounding beauty of the mosquitos."