A brief history of the Sandy River Basin
The Sandy River in northwestern Oregon is our home water, and is undoubtedly one of the best maintained urban rivers in the world. The Fly Fishing Shop is located in the Sandy River basin 35 miles from the mouth of the river. Recent management emphasis has been to maintain many parts of the Sandy drainage in a wild condition conducive to rehabilitating its diverse populations of native salmonids. All wild fish within the basin are catch and release. There is evidence that wild fish populations are increasing; the future looks good.