Ben Stephenson and Evan Unti established their business, Outfishing Adventures, LLC, in 2022. They provide single- and multi-day guided fly-fishing trips on the Lower Deschutes River. Both partners have over seven years of working experience in local recreational fishing, including both retail sales experience specializing in fishing gear and as fishing guides/camp managers running multi-day trips down the river.
The two guides met as coworkers at the Deschutes Angler Fly Shop in Maupin and decided to create their own company that would emphasize education while still enjoying the river. Outfishing Adventures clients will learn various fly-fishing techniques, how to target specific species, hatch identification and presentation, proper catch and release procedures, and how to reduce environmental impact. The partners also offer technical clinics focused on casting and presentation techniques.
Still in the startup phase, Ben and Evan sought MCEDD’s lending assistance to finance the purchase of their company’s equipment and to refinance their drift boat.
Their future plans for the company include utilizing their guiding skills and experience to provide guided fly-fishing trips for at-risk youth and people with disabilities.
Learn more about the company’s services and reserve your trip on their website: outfishingadventures.com