The Fly Fishing Shop

About Us

Celebrating 42 Years in Business!
The Fly Fishing Shop was founded in 1981 by Patty Barnes and Mark Bachmann. Our guide service is located with easy access to many fine trout, steelhead and salmon rivers. The surrounding rivers and lakes drain into the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Our home water is the Sandy River basin, much of which is designated as a wild fish sanctuary. Angling regulations require catch and release of all wild trout and steelhead and wild fish populations are growing healthier. Minutes from our door you can hook mint-bright steelhead any time of the year. In an hour, you can reach three distinctively different watersheds: Sandy, Clackamas & Deschutes. All are productive fishing year-round. We chose our location with convenience in mind and are lucky to live, work and fish in a rare sportsman’s paradise.

What we do

Steelhead Spey trips and instruction. We no longer have a retail store.


Where we do it

Guided trips available year around. We fish rivers in Northwestern Oregon that drain both sides of the Cascade Mountains in the lower & middle Columbia River Basin.


Email Mark  Bachmann <>
Phone (503) 781-6468
Address PO Box 368
Welches, OR