This month we have Jim Andras, of Andras Outfitters, giving a presentation on fishing the Upper Rogue River. The Rogue River is one of Oregon’s mystical rivers fished by many legends including Zane Grey who, through his writings, popularized fly fishing this river to the world. The Rogue 2021 COF Program Schedule Jim/Rachael Andras. Jim was raised in Arizona and while attending Arizona State University contacted a local fly shop in hopes of helping run the shop, which opened his entrance into the fly fishing business. After spending a couple of years learning the trade, he stepped into guiding with Telluride Angler located in Colorado. His passion of trout and travel eventually lead him to guide wild rivers of Chile, Patagonia, and southwestern Alaska. In 1999 he moved to Redding, CA and split his calendar between guiding the Lower Sacramento and Trinity Rivers, managing trout camps in Kamchatka, and raising Taimen in Mongolia. Jim, his wife Rachel, and their two young sons, James and Brechin, reside in Southern Oregon and operate Andras Outfitters (firstname.lastname@example.org), a full service guide service located in Talent, OR. Jim guides the Rogue River year round for summer and winter steelhead as well as coastal Cutthroat trout. Jim specializes in nymphing techniques for steelhead and is already starting to lose sleep in anticipation of the Rogue’s upcoming Salmon fly hatch which is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
“I consider each new day on the water my best, occasionally I take a decent photograph, and support organizations that work to ensure a better habitat, and protection for native wild fish.” (Jim Andras)