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Tom Larimer


Tom Larimer: Larimer Outfiiters
Hear enough stories about Tom Larimer guiding clients into multiple fish during the highest sun of the day (typically, while other fly fishing guides are digesting lunch and waiting for shaded water), and it becomes apparent Larimer’s a traditional steelheader with little use for convention’s impracticalities.

This no-nonsense approach has found considerable respect among the folks at Burkheimer, Airflo, Ross and Solitude Fly Co.—companies for whom Tom’s input holds profound influence. Tom’s flies are designed to make fish eat. His rod/line systems make casting these heavier flies effortless. “Steelheading’s hard enough, you know? Swinging a fly to them shouldn’t be.” smiles Larimer. Above all, the fact Tom’s the only fly-fishing guide offering day trips via jet boat in the lower Deschutes canyon seems to further this unconventional notion.

After 14 years of guiding the Great Lakes, Alaska and Oregon, Tom has settled in Hood River, Oregon. He works summers on the Deschutes and Klickitat, then moves to the winter rivers of the Sandy and Clackamas come January. In the rare case he’s not booked Tom’s probably fishing, just as any true steelheader would be.
Contact Info

Steelhead Guide: Tom Larimer

Business Name: Larimer Outfitters

Guided Rivers: Deschutes, Klickitat, Sandy,
Clackamas, Hood
Type of trips: Day & camp trips
Phone: (541)490-9446

Tom Larimer: Larimer Outfiiters

We asked Tom how he catches fish, his response...
"Want to catch fish on the "D", Clack, Sandy, Hood or Klick? Use this stuff..."

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