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Our Guides

Jon Belozer

As the owner of this great outfit, Jon has a special tie to this river. As an eight year old boy, Jon caught his first trout with a fly rod on the Deschutes river near the town of Maupin. When he launched his outfitting company 15 years later, he began sharing his passion for this river with anglers from all over the world.  Jon is a true outdoorsman whose ability for understanding the environment where he lives, and works leads this company to the top. Three decades later, Jon is one of the most successful outfitters on the Deschutes river. He is a respected leader whose professionalism and passion brings his clients back year after year.

Kris Belozer

Jon’s son Kris joined him on the river at the age of two and was his father’s shadow through those growing years. As Kris grew in height and stature he started rowing a gear boat at the age of eight, barely tall enough to see over the bags. By ten, this young boatman was running a drift boat while continuing to build skills and instincts. He picked up extreme kayaking as a hobby and took to it like an otter. His unique boating skills and water knowledge are things generally reserved for guides well into their “salty” years. Now married with a young family, Kris partners with his dad in making this company rise to the top. Kris’ skills as a professional guide will keep you safe, entertained and on to the best fishing spots.


Dally Ratcliff

Dally comes to us from Cottonwood, Idaho, where he first discovered his love for the outdoors.  He began guiding in the summers in 2017 while he was wrestling for Eastern Oregon University.  From rodeo to leatherwork, his many talents and interests keep him busy throughout the year.  He brings a cheerful attitude to our crew, and guests enjoy his willingness to go out of his way to make their experience a pleasant one.   "I enjoy spending my time outside as much as possible rock climbing, snowboarding, and hunting when I am not on the river. I also do leatherwork and silversmithing to pass the time when I am not outside." 

Mike Highfield

Mike grew up in Dufur, appreciating all things outdoors.  Though he always enjoyed hunting and fishing, he ultimately caught the fly fishing bug after spending time on the Blackfoot river in Montana.  His boating experience on several Oregon and Montana rivers, combined with his love for fly fishing, set him up for success when he moved to Maupin full-time and began guiding on the Deschutes.  Mike is also an exceptional upland bird hunting guide.  In the winter months, you’ll be sure to find him in the field, training dogs and scouring the countryside for wild birds. 

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