Hello my name is Nathan Bailey and I am the owner-operator of On The Fly Guide Service. I have been fishing from the time I could walk. I was born and raised in the Klamath Basin, and its waters were a important tool that formed me into the person, fisherman, and guide I am today.
I joined the Coast Guard to get to Alaska and experience all the last frontier had to offer. It was there that I learned how much fishing, and the wild places that fish inhabit, were a part of me. When The Coast Guard saw fit to send me to Oregon, I was overjoyed to find out that I would be stationed at the mouth of an old friend, the mighty Rogue River. This brought me full circle as I had fished the Upper Rogue River as a teenager, and now was able to bid its waters farewell as it dissolved into the Pacific.
It was during this time I fell in love with the deep emerald water of the Rogue. It wasn't long before I knew that I would be forever connected with its cool flows.
After the Coast Guard I moved to the Upper Rogue Valley where I have lived for close to two decades now. The Rogue has taken its place right next to the Williamson, Wood, and Sprague Rivers in my life. If it wasn't for their cool fertile waters I wouldn't be who I am today. Let me introduce you to my lifelong friends. Come let me show you how much beauty they will bring to your life... Nate Bailey