Rich Youngers has been a licensed fly fishing guide for the last 22 years and has 33 years of overall experience on Northwest waters. Rich is recognized as one of Oregon’s best fly fishing steelhead guides and was one of the first to bring salmon fishing with a fly to Oregon’s central coast area. Rich’s accumulated knowledge and skill will help assure you a memorable angling experience. Rich offers guided flyfishing trips on the Mckenzie River east of Springfield, North Santiam River east of Salem, The Nestucca, and the Salmon Rivers on the North Central Coast. Rich is a very accomplished spey caster and he is good at teaching his craft. Rich is well known for his fly tying skills and was recognized as the Oregon Council of the FFF Fly tyer of the year in 2006 and a FFF Fly Tying World Champion and his work has been seen in several books and magazines. Rich is a master tyer and teaches many of the fly tying classes at Creekside including our “Salmon Fly Saturday” classes for Classic Salmon flies. When Rich isn’t guiding you can find him behind the counter with his Kathy at their fly shop; Creekside Flyfishing in Salem Oregon where he enjoys chatting with the customers and telling tall tales.