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Kait Bailey


Kait Bailey’s love for the river started at a young age. Growing up on a farm in Canby, Oregon, she and her brothers would walk to the local watering hole on the Molalla River to fish and explore. Throughout her childhood, the river always called. As she grew up, the outdoors still fascinated her, so she went to Western State Colorado University to finish a degree in Outdoor Environmental Education. She has been a river guide for 10 years, rafting all over the United States and Central America. She has been fishing for many years now and views fishing as more of a spiritual connection. In order for a steelhead to connect with your fly, one must believe and have confidence. Steelhead are an elusive fish, a river ghost at times, but after her first steelhead, she started to look at the river differently.

Instead of looking for whitewater waves, she turned to the soft water on the banks, looking for structure, and the speed of the water. It was at that moment that Kait knew she was turning into less of a whitewater guide and more of an angler every day. Kait’s enthusiastic, professional, and patient style of guiding will help you gain the confidence and knowledge needed to fish long after the trip is over. Fishing for her is a lifelong love and commitment. She enjoys passing these energetic teachings along to her guests. Kait ultimately wants to spread the passion for steelhead to as many who are eager to learn.