Marty Sheppard

Fly Fishing Guide - Maupin, OR
    Maupin, OR
    Deschutes River
    Sandy River
    Grande Ronde River
    John Day River
    Marty Sheppard

         Born and raised in Oregon, Marty grew up on the banks of the Sandy River. With his dad as tutor and angling mentor, Marty landed his first steelhead at the age of five. During the 70s his dad continued to hone and shape [perhaps unknowingly] Marty's future by taking him fishing, seemingly every day, and instilling in him the instincts and techniques for pursuing steelhead. Much of his fly-fishing inspiration came from devouring books, especially those written by such notable and insightful naturalists as Roderick Haig-Brown and Bill McMillan. While still a young strapling in the 1990s, Steve Kruse took Marty under-wing and taught him the art of Spey casting. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that all these elements now manifest themselves as Marty's unbounded enthusiasm for guiding—backed up by over a decade of professional experience in the "field"—and an almost missionary zeal for teaching others and sharing in the pure joy of rivers.



  • Featured In - Northwest Fly Fishing Journal- Grande Ronde- by Don Roberts

  • Featured In - Northwest Fly Fishing Journal -Guide Flies- by Marty Sheppard

  • Featured In - Fly Fishing & Tying Journal- Guide Profile- by Dave Kilhefner

  • Featured In - Grays Sporting Journal- Winter Steelhead- by Scott Sadil

  • Featured In - Salmon and Steelhead Journal-Sandy River- by Dave Kilhefner

  • Featured In - Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader Magazine- All in the family- by Don Roberts ( August 2012)

  • Featured In - "50 Places to Fish" by Chris Santella

  • Featured In - "Fly Tales: Lessons in Fly Fishing Like the Real Guys" by Scoot Sadil

  • Featured In - Wild Steelhead by Sean Gallagher November 2013

  • Cover Shots - The Drake -Volume 13, issue 3 (Mia Sheppard)

  • Cover Shots - Catch Magazine- Issue 24, August 2012

  • Cover Shots - Idylwilde catalogue 2014

Marty Sheppard's Gear

  • "Simms has the highest quality gear in the industry. I simply love their products."

  • G4 Pro Waders - Stockingfoot

  • G4 Pro Wading Jacket

  • Rogue Fleece Hoody

  • SolarFlex Hoody

  • Guide Thermal OTC Socks