(fly-) fishing, rafting the McKenzie

prepare with Bert’s help

Schedule or book a trip by using our contact form at “About us”


If you have questions, need additional information feel free to contact us:

Write to us at:    Bert’s Guide Service        Phone: 503 962 0389       Email: bert@bertsguideservice.com

                          49164 McKenzie Hwy.             

                          Vida. Oregon 97488

Client Testimonials.




What a wonderful adventure this past Sunday and the lunch was tops!  I really do plan to take your guide course next year and would like to know more about the fall schedule.  Also, Peggy (spouse) is leaving for Denmark this Friday and I would like to know if you would like her to bring back something sweet that only comes from Denmark.  This is my way of saying a special thank you for you being you!

  1. R.(Rudy) Nicolas B.


Hi Bert,

Our time along the McKenzie was a highlight of our Oregon adventure. Thanks for making our fly-fishing experience so much fun. Enjoyed your music & stories. I’ll be looking for that LGBT fly next time we are out your way.

Keep up the good work that you do!

We’ll see you again!

Lu-Ann and Leslie.

Hi Bert,

Leslie and I are really missing the McKenzie. Hiking, fishing, a little entertainment on the patio, talking about fishing, it was all good!

Thanks again for a great all around McKenzie river experience. Really enjoyed your stories and music and appreciated all of your recommendations. We’re not sure when we’ll be back but we’ll be back!

Take care,









If you never fly fished before go with Bert’s Guide Service. We can’t believe we were fishing from a boat after 20 minutes of instruction and caught our first trout a couple of hours later.

Samantha & Gerald P., Portland (Maine)


Had a fabulous day (although a tad cold!)on the McKenzie River rafting with Bert de Klerk of Bert’s Guide Service Thank you Bert for a great trip! We can’t wait to do a longer one next year!!!!!!

Kyda D., Oregon


Hi all,

just an FYI..Bill and I spent two very nice nights at McKenzie River B&B (link on this site) and fished the McKenzie with Bert. Beautiful days, nice trip down the McKenzie. Caught a native and a planted trout, missed more, missed a nice steelhead. Just trying to learn this river fishing thing! Bert was a great guide, and very knowledgable. Try it out if you’re looking for a fabulous getaway!

Anne and Bill J., Oregon


“Fishing with Bert was the best!

A patient teacher, enthusiastic Oregonian and charming person. We’ll fish with you again next year!”

Jeannie and Ralph V.

Avila Beach, California.





“Fantastic!-Absolute spellbinding river to fish! Bert, you are a master guide- we’ll be back for the steelhead that got away!”


            Kim and John N.

            Phoenix, Arizona