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Sandy River Winter Steelhead by Brian Silvey

January 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$33.00 – $55.00

On Tuesday January 11th  2022, renowned fishing guide Brian Silvey will be at the University Club of Portland to discuss the pure joy of winter steelhead fishing on the Sandy River.


Brian started fly fishing on the local rivers around Mt Hood Oregon at a young age, followed by guiding and tying flies commercially for a local fly shop as a teenager in 1984. With a momentary lapse in judgement he started college to focus on sports medicine, but quickly regained his senses and transferred all of his pent-up casting energy to a fish biology degree. By 1989 Brian had started his own outfitter business guiding on the Deschutes River and Sandy River for steelhead and wild trout.

In the late 80’s spey casting was in its early stages, finding its way to the PNW steelhead scene and Brian’s new obsession. Both as a guide and steelhead junkie Brian recognized the potential in double handled rods to cover more water and be more efficient at swinging flies for steelhead. The steelhead Spey quest began and the rest is campfire lore, legend and history books.

In addition to his ‘old timer outfitter’ status on the Deschutes and Sandy River, Brian is a Pro Team Member and Ambassador for the following:

Simms Ambassador
Winston Pro Team Member
Scientific Anglers Ambassador
Bauer Reels Pro Team Member
Umpqua Feather Merchants Royalty Fly Designer

To feed his year-round river addiction, Brian and his family reside on their 160-acre ranch near the Deschutes River in Maupin, Oregon.


This will be an indoor meeting. The University club requires masks to be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.


Meeting will be the the University Club of Portland- Lower lounge.


Drinks are available for purchase by credit card.

1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97204

Wet Fly Hour 6-7pm

Dinner 7-7:45pm

Brian Silvey’s presentation 7;50-8:45pm

Raffle and closing remarks 8:45-9pm

Registrations closes on Friday January 8th @ 6pm

Questions: call Mike Radakovich 503-449-1228





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January 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$33.00 – $55.00
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Mike Radakovich


University Club
1225 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97207-0218 United States
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