The Crooked River offers exciting year round fly fishing action for rainbow trout. And it’s the best river in Central Oregon for an introduction to fly fishing. The river flows from the base of Prineville Reservoir through a deep canyon of rim rock, wandering through a magnificent desert canyon. With an estimated 3000 trout per mile, it’s easy to see why this river is such a great place for beginners to the sport of fly fishing. Experts will also enjoy casting dry flies, and catching dozens of rainbow trout. Averaging 8-10 inches, these trout mimic their Deschutes River cousin’s power and strength. The Crooked River is open to fly fishing all year long, with the best fishing being in the late winter and early spring, early summer, and fall. Like all rivers in the west, the Crooked has prolific hatches of mayflies, midges, and caddis.