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8 Tips to Improve Your Fly Casting

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

After learning how to first cast a fly rod, many anglers don’t think much about the fundamentals of their cast. But just because you know how to cast, you shouldn’t stop thinking about your form. Even seasoned fisherman should be looking at ways to improve their cast! In this month’s post, we’ll give some tips […]

Private Charter Rafting Trips

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A private charter is a rafting trip for you and your group – and no one else. This summer was filled with family reunions, milestone birthday celebrations, anniversaries, bachelor parties, corporate retreats, and old friend gatherings. Imagine: you and your group have a private playground and professional guide crew all to yourselves. Have a special […]

Wilderness & Sublimity: the Conservation of Hells Canyon

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

“Holy Smoke. Is this in my state?” ~Senator Bob Packwood after viewing photos of Hells Canyon. In May of this year, we had the opportunity to take an important figure in Hells Canyon’s history down the Snake River through Hells Canyon. It wasn’t Boyd Norton’s first time on this stretch of river. In fact, it […]

How to Plan for a Fall/Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Trip in Eastern Oregon

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

If you’re a fly fisherman, you’ve probably got a few dream trips on your bucket list. Tarpon and Bonefish in the Florida Keys, Trout in Montana or Colorado, or maybe a trip deep into the Amazon? But if you’re really looking for a one of a kind adventure, make sure you don’t overlook a Fall […]

Activities for Non-Fisherman near Joseph, OR

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Activities for Non-Fishermen near Joseph, OR At Winding Waters River Expeditions we love fishing. Nothing makes us happier than going out on the Grande Ronde river in search of Steelhead, Rainbow Trout or Smallmouth Bass. But while Joseph, OR is a fisherman’s dream, not everybody loves fishing as much as us. Luckily, […]

What To Expect On A Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Whitewater rafting in beautiful Joseph, Oregon is a thrilling experience for young and old alike. From spending time in the outdoors and witnessing amazing views, to flying through rapids and making new friendships– whitewater rafting is an adventure you won’t soon forget. You may have questions about what to expect during your whitewater rafting experience. […]

7 Things You Must See, Do, Eat & Drink in Joseph, Oregon

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Are you planning a once-in-a-lifetime whitewater rafting or guided fly fishing adventure to Eastern Oregon? If you’ve never been to the area before, you’re in for a real treat! There’s so much to do, see, eat, and drink in Joseph– beyond enjoying the great outdoors that is! In this month’s post, we’ll show you some […]

Hells and High Water

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

With the snowpack in the west generally above average this winter, we’re bringing back our popular Hells and High Water Adventure. For 3 days May 19-21, we’ll float the big whitewater through the heart of Hells Canyon. Some rapids will be larger and some will be washed out. We’ll also soak up the beautiful wildflowers during […]

The Power of Community

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Community is everything in our rural corner of Oregon. The county we live in, Wallowa, is larger than the state of Rhode Island, with just a handful of people (a smidgen over 7,000). The saying “it takes a village” is used A LOT here. And we don’t think this community is unusual. But what we do think […]

River Time Yoga

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Beth Estock is our guest yoga instructor on our wonderful, relaxing Salmon River Yoga Retreat July 22-25, 2017. Thanks, Beth, for this nice article on yoga, you, and the river. To reserve a seat, visit our trip page: Salmon River Yoga Retreat. I came to the practice of yoga 23 years ago when I was expecting […]