We truly love fishing, being outdoors,
and sharing this experience with others.
I began fishing when I was ten years old, and I still sometimes carry around my 6 ft., 5 wt rod and cast into little streams near my home. I began guiding in Wyoming and Colorado. In 2011 I was fortunate to join the team with Lynn Sawyer, who has guided on the Deschutes for over 35 years. Lynn, Dale, Nathan, and I rowed our last official trip together in the fall of 2013, and I have humbly taken the helm, so to speak. Trout Creek Outfitters is a labor of love and a dream a-brewing for decades.
We truly love fishing, being outdoors, and sharing this experience with others. My favorite moments are sharing in the excitement when a newer angler lands their first steelhead, or watching the long time fire of a veteran fisher come alive as they finesse their skills. We would be honored to have you along and to provide for you a real treat in one of the most magical fishing destinations there is.
Paul is the owner and lead guide for TCO. He has been fly fishing since he was big enough to walk. Paul was born and raised in Oregon and has fished nearly every river, named and unnamed, in the state.
Chuck grew up rafting the Rogue River in Southern Oregon and has run the Colorado river multiple times. He is a fantastic river cook and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is an Oregon native and has a degree in Outdoor Leadership and Instruction from Western State College of Colorado. He is a huge asset to this operation.