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Jeff Hickman
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Jeff Hickman


Dedicated to the swing, a traditional steelhead fly fishing technique, Jeff Hickman has been an Oregon based steelhead guide since 2002. Jeff grew up in a ski lodge on Mt Hood and started fly fishing very young, he started spey casting for steelhead on his 13th birthday. Since then, Jeff has devoted his life to wild steelhead and their preservation; he continues to be very active with many conservation causes, volunteer River Steward for Native Fish Society, Wild Salmon Center Ambassador and his company Fish The Swing is a proud member of 1% For The Planet to name a few. As a way to live together year-round, Jeff and his wife Kathryn joined forces in 2014 when they bought Kimsquit Bay Lodge on the lower Dean River in British Columbia. Now Kathryn, Jeff and their 3 year old son Oly live happily with the steelhead seasons running Fish The Swing and it's three separate world class guided programs. Their Summers are spent on the central coast of BC on the lower Dean River. In the Winter/Spring offers guided jet boat trips on the Clackamas River as well as float trips on Oregon's north coast rivers. In the Fall they offer guided overnight steelhead jet boat camp trips on the roadless 15 miles of the lower Deschutes River. Jeff can be reached at