Mia Sheppard

Fly Fishing Guide - Maupin, OR
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  • LIVES IN:
    Maupin, OR
  • FISHES:
    rivers
  • GUIDE LOCATIONS:
    John Day River
    Deschutes River
  • WEBSITE:
    Mia Sheppard

          Mia--an accomplished fly-fishing guide, angler, mother, and a lover of wild places-- and her husband, Marty, have been outfitting anglers and adventure seekers on Oregon's wild rivers since 2003.
          Mia grew up in Tennessee, where she hiked and chased trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. But eventually, she discovered snowboarding, after which she spent years chasing powder from Truckee, California to Girdwood, Alaska. Then in 1996, she acquired a serious interest in fly fishing. Later, in 2001, Marty introduced her to two-handed Spey casting—a pursuit that forged Mia's connection and admiration to Oregon's wild steelhead. Finally, in 2003, the couple purchased Little Creek Outfitters, an established guide service, where they continue the tradition of guiding anglers to the region's steelhead, trout, and smallmouth bass.
          As an avid angler who spends countless hours on rivers, rafting and paddling are second nature to Mia. Also, as a long-time snowboarder, she took to Stand-up Paddle Boarding like the proverbial duck to water and now combines the two passions.
          Always committed to conservation, Mia is currently a Field Representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a river steward for the Native Fish Society, Conservation Chairman of the International Women's Fly Fishers, and Southeast Oregon RAC member, as well as a supporter of the Deschutes River Alliance, Trout Unlimited, and Casting for Recovery.

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Highlights

  • Purchased Little Creek Outfitters in 2003 with Marty Sheppard, this starting my guiding career

  • Women's SOR Champion 2010, 2013, 2016

  • Using her casting skills, she has raised over $20,000 for Casting For Recovery at SOR between 2011-2016

  • Featured in the books; Sean Gallager's, Wild Steelhead; American's Favorite Flies

  • Started River Week in Maupin to get more kids connected to the Deschutes River

  • Presenter at The Sandy River Spey Class, The Clearwater Spey Clave, Spey Nations

Mia Sheppard's Gear

  • "I've fished thousands of days for steelhead, in snowy blizzards, soggy rain, and desert winds. Simms keeps me dry and doesn't let me down. The only trustworthy clothing brand in fly-fishing."


  • Women's G3 Guide Waders - Stockingfoot

  • Women's Guide Wading Jacket

  • Women's Midstream Insulated Jacket

  • Women's VaporTread Wading Boots - Vibram Soles

  • Women's SolarFlex Hoody

  • Women's Currents Boat Shoes